Many office buildings offer basic, “check-the-box” fitness centers that tenants rarely put to use. Average equipment, standard locker rooms, mediocre wellness programming (if any). But at Pru, we’ve gone beyond what’s expected of a standard office destination, creating a state-of-the-art Health Club that rivals even the best gyms in Chicago. Managed by Arch Amenities Group, Pru’s Health Club is designed to provide an unmatched tenant experience while promoting the ultimate work-life balance. From top-notch equipment to a full schedule of fitness classes, here’s what you can expect from this 11,626-square-foot wellness haven.
In-House Team of Fitness & Wellness Experts
With years of experience and a passion for helping others, Fitness Director Colin Walsh is the friendly face you’ll see when you step into the club. “We want our tenants to use the Health Club as ‘me’ time,” Colin told us. “The research shows that healthy employees equal happy employees, and happy employees equal high performing employees. Everyone wins and we try to relay this message to all tenants in the building.”
As the lead for general Health Club operations and personal training, Colin is dedicated to engaging as many members as possible through personalized fitness programs. Whether it’s one-on-one training, small group training, wellness programs, or group fitness classes, Colin and his team are here to support you every step of the way.
Fitness Managers Dawn Perres and Greg Grey, both with over a decade of experience in Corporate Wellness, are well-versed in working with individuals of varying fitness levels. Mark, our part-time trainer, specializes in boxing, yoga, and massage therapy. With their expertise, you can achieve your fitness goals with both confidence and efficiency.
Unheard-of Wellness Programming
Pru goes far beyond what’s expected of an office building fitness center with a full menu of fitness classes and services that reflect the latest, most coveted trends in the wellness world. Tenants and their employees are invited to take advantage of a full schedule of group exercise classes, from yoga to cycling, fitness challenges, spa services, including manicures and massages, cryo-facials, nutrition counseling, personal training, acupuncture, self defense classes, cooking demos and so much more. Simply check out the a la carte wellness menu and take your pick from an array of five-star services. Want to plan a company fitness class or wellness event? All you have to do is get in touch — Colin and the team will handle the rest.
The Health Club has no shortage of equipment to realize even your greatest fitness aspirations. The strength training area boasts a wide range of dumbbells, from 2.5 lbs to 75 lbs, allowing you to customize your workout to your desired intensity. The functional training area features TRX, sandbags, power bags, kettlebells, and more, providing a dynamic and versatile space to challenge your body in new and exciting ways. You’ll also find an array of resistance training machines, a Smith machine, and a dual cable crossover machine, all designed to enhance your strength and muscle development.
For those who enjoy cardio workouts, the Health Club has everything you need and more. Hop on the Peloton bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, or stationary bikes to elevate your heart rate and boost your endurance. The group exercise studio is the perfect place to join invigorating classes led by expert instructors, catering to varying fitness levels. From yoga (both indoors and outdoors) to boxing, rip & ride, and strength & conditioning/HIIT, you’ll find the perfect class to suit your preferences and goals. Monthly wellness and community-building programs further enhance your fitness journey, making every visit to the club an unforgettable experience.
What sets the Health Club apart from other workplace fitness centers? The combination of top-notch fitness offerings and breathtaking views, of course. Located on the eleventh floor of Pru, the Health Club overlooks the iconic Millennium Park and renowned Magnificent Mile. Start your day with a sunrise yoga class and bask in the beauty of the city skyline knowing very well that few can claim such a rewarding fitness experience in Chicago.
Healthy Work-Life Balance
There’s no denying the vital role that fitness plays in our overall well-being. By taking care of your physical and mental health, you unlock your full potential both at work and in life. Pru’s Health Club encourages tenants to view their fitness sessions as essential “me” time, a rejuvenating break from their busy schedules. Research supports this approach, demonstrating that healthy employees are not only happier but also more productive. Consider it a win-win situation for all involved.
Upcoming Events & Classes
Summer has finally arrived in Chicago, and we have an array of exciting events and classes for tenants to keep on their radar in July. Join Pup Yoga on Thursday, July 27, where you can experience a guided yoga session with adorable puppies. Partnering with the Anti-Cruelty Society, this event combines fitness, relaxation, and a chance to interact with furry friends. Looking for more group fitness classes? Check out our full summer line up:
12:15 PM | Yoga Flow
4:30 PM | Strictly Strength
7:30 AM | HIIT on the Terrace
11:30 AM | Hatha Yoga
1:00 PM | Boxing Circuit
7:15 AM | Yoga Flow
12:15 PM | Rip & Ride
HIIT (HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING)
This class will give you a full body workout focused to help you push your limits while improving muscular and cardiovascular endurance.
Also referred to as Power Vinyasa, this class pushes the physical body through advanced movements and enhances the mind-body connection through breath in a meditative flow.
RIP & RIDE
A unique combination of intense indoor cycling and strength training. A great change of pace to the traditional cycling workout. Double trouble!
Move through the foundational human movement patterns in a way that challenges your entire body. Expect to leave class feeling stronger and moving better than you did before.
In this class poses are held for about 5-10 breaths while bringing mindfulness into the body and finding openness through static stretches. Hatha Yoga focuses on alignment and controlled breathing while calming the mind, body, and spirit.
To make your fitness journey even more convenient, download the Pru app. With just a click of a button, you can sign up for group exercise classes and events, ensuring you never miss out on the excitement.