Streaming platform allows access to Chicago’s top trainers in a range of 30-minute on-demand workouts

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CHI-SOCIETY is an on-demand streaming platform that lets its members work out with Chicago instructors anytime, anywhere. Recorded in a formal space with professional sound and lights, the experience can feel and sound like you’re experiencing the class in person.

The concept was created by four Chicagoans as an answer to the closures of gyms due to the pandemic. Fitness professionals Erin Schirack and Bobby Gouse teamed up with Eric Sampson and Sye Young, co-founders of The DJ Firm.

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The platform allows people to access some of Chicago’s top trainers for 30-minute on-demand workouts in formats that include cycling, yoga, pilates, barre, boxing and strength.You can find your favorite class and trainer at There, you can find information on monthly and yearly memberships. You also receive free access for 72 hours after your sign-up date. 

CHI-SOCIETY serves as a platform to support the local fitness community and DJ talent, both of whom have been severely affected by the continuing Covid crisis.

Here are the formats:


Workouts vary class by class and instructor by instructor, so CHI-SOCIETY members are never constrained to one format, maximizing the value of their membership. Each instructor brings their unique talents and style to the table, so no two classes ever feel the same. Each week, new classes will be added to the site for members to enjoy. 

The Music: 

Exclusive to CHI-SOCIETY, the music for each class is mixed by Chicago’s hottest DJ company, the DJ Firm. Members will hear custom mixes that are meant to inspire and motivate. They will also have access to exclusive music playlists created just for CHI-SOCIETY.


To launch CHI-SOCIETY, Schirack meticulously sourced leading instructors from a wide variety of disciplines, each eager to share their expertise. 

Full list of instructors and class information, HERE.  


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