The Chicago Loop Bally has an unintentional workout routine for its members – the flights of stairs that must be climbed when entering and exiting the facilities. There are escalators to transport you from the street level to the lobby, but it’s one flight of stairs down to the main club floor, and a second flight to the locker rooms and free-weight area. So if you first go to the locker room, then work out on the main floor, return to the locker room, and finally leave the joint, you’ll have traveled six flights of stairs – with the added burden of hauling your personal gear for parts of the trek. We’ve seen newbies and fitness-challenged members seriously sucking wind on the way out.
Enjoy your workout.