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Meet Parisi Athlete of the Month “Prime Time” Timmy D.

Meet “Prime Time”  Timmy D This month’s Feature Athlete is young Timothy D.  He came to us this Winter with two goals… To get more explosive and gain speed.  Timmy has the nickname “Prime Time” due to his abilities on the football field.  He plays running... read more

POW! West Loop Gym 2017 News

West Loop Gym New Group Classes changes start January 3rd, 2017                                                 Mondays Parisi Program 4:30pm Parisi Jump Start Level 2 (in addition to Jump Start 1) Youth 4:30pm Tween Thai Boxing (moved up 15 minutes) Adult 6:30pm Muay... read more

Parisi Athlete Of The Month: Meet Damon

This Month we are excited to feature one of our Total Performance athletes Damon S. Damon came to us this past fall with one desire; to build speed and train like a high level athlete. He has jumped right into the program like a sponge, soaking up every bit of... read more

Details for POW! West Loop Gym Holiday Party

    Join us this Thursday, December 15th from 6pm to 9pm for a wonderful holiday experience at our west loop gym.  To help bring more holiday cheer to everyone, we are supporting local businesses.  Join us during this evening for some holiday shopping and... read more

How Much Sleep Do we REALLY Need?

According to the Sleep Foundation, this is dependent on many variables within a person’s life.  Age is a big indicator.  Here is a brief summary of average sleep needs based on age: They go a little deeper explaining two main factors that affect an individual’s sleep... read more

Diet Soda: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

There is an ongoing debate on how much healthier diet soda is compared to it’s vilified cousin regular soda.  Personally, I never had “pop” (midwestern term for soda) in our household growing up.  When we did for a special occasion it was always the regular kind.  My... read more

West Loop Kid’s Camps at POW! Gym

POW! Gym has been located in the West Loop since 2001.  Inside our new location at 310 South Racine (1st floor) we have expanded every area of our programming.  This includes the kid’s classes, camps, birthday parties, adult boxing, muay thai, self defense and... read more

Whey vs Casein Protein

Most people do not understand the value of protein for the body. If you are consuming a protein shake to help build muscle or simply supplement your protein intake you should be aware of the type of protein you are consuming and the differences. There is an extensive,... read more

Does your playlist effect your workout?

So we all spend an inordinate amount of time downloading songs to ITunes and even more time making our playlists.  These playlists multiply for the fitness minded.  From a playlist for running, weight training to a circuit mix to get your adrenaline pumping, we have... read more

Parisi Athlete Of The Month- October

For the month of October, we celebrated our members and enjoyed 31 days of member appreciation. POW! Gym and Parisi Speed School Chicago featured our members who own small businesses, have trained with us for years upon years, offered product samples, and invited... read more

POW!’s longest student member, Patrick Gannon

POW! has been part of the West Loop for over 15 years.  Since opening its doors in 2001, we have had so many amazing members walk through our doors and our students stay with us for a long period of time.  Considering that we are a boutique fitness facility, I am... read more