Today we’re featuring a brand-new facility located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois: Bodi Shak.
Bodi Shak officially opened its doors just a few weeks ago, on August 15, 2017. The location—in one of Chicago’s most popular entertainment neighborhoods—surprisingly did not feature many training studios giving owner Antonio Coke the opportunity to live out his dream.
Coke, a former Fitness Formula Clubs trainer, hails from Montego Bay, Jamaica and received his Master of Science in interior design from the prestigious Pratt Institute. That background is certainly evident when you see the unique aesthetics and beauty of the facility.
Bodi Shak—which currently boasts eight employees—offers a wide variety of group fitness classes including cycling, sprint training, strength training, yoga, pilates, HIIT, boxing bootcamps and cardio dance classes.
Coke worked with local Body-Solid dealer Fitness Factory (Chicago) to purchase equipment for the new facility including Body-Solid SDX Hex Dumbbells, Body-Solid SDR Rubber-Coated Hex Dumbbells and dozens of Body-Solid Premium Foam Mats.
“The equipment has definitely served its purpose,” said Coke. “We chose (Body-Solid) because of cost and the fact that it was locally produced.”
Though Bodi Shak is still in its infancy Coke is already dreaming big, “the plan is to grow Bodi Shak and be present in areas/neighborhoods that would benefit from its unique class and offerings.”
To learn more about Bodi Shak, visit them at bodishak.com or view their full schedule of unique group fitness classes at bodishak.com/schedule. Learn more about Body-Solid and Body-Solid products at bodysolid.com. Special thanks to Chicago-area Body-Solid dealer fitnessfactory.com.