Best Workout: SPAC

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

2311 Campus Drive, (847) 491-3614,

Fit Girl Studio and Evanston Athletic Club don’t give a free membership to every Northwestern student so it’s no wonder the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center snagged best workout. More commonly known as SPAC, the facility is huge, complete with a three-lane indoor track, six tennis courts and two free-weight rooms. It even boasts a private beach and an outdoor sun deck. But SPAC’s best asset might be its class schedule. The gym offers several instructor-led workouts throughout the day, so it’s easy to squeeze in a Body Pump between classes. Most importantly, SPAC offers Zumba four days a week. With friendly, energetic instructors and catchy songs, it’s a workout that barely feels like you’re working out. Classes are often packed, so it’s easy to hide in the back if you aren’t the best dancer. And if you are looking to brush up on your pop dance moves, check out the WERQ class offered on Wednesdays. Like Zumba but with Top 40 music, WERQ equips you with pre-prepared dance routines whenever you turn on the radio.

— Ally Mutnick