Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove

Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove

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Come experience the most FUN, UNIQUE, CRAZY, and EFFECTIVE fitness experience for ALL ages, and ALL Welcome to The Sweatshop! No gimmicks. No diets. We support.

Within these walls, we believe in the power of the smile, and think positivity is contagious so we give it freely. Our mission is to provide you with the best, most fun workout experience that you've ever had, every time you walk through our door. No product pushing. Here, you are so much more than just a # on a scale, and with our expert Total Wellness Team, we will help you transform from the IN

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BROADWAY BABY โ€˜23โ€ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽช

๐ŸŽถThey say the neon lights are bright on Broadway
They say there's always magic in the air!! ๐ŸŽถ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 09/02/2023

๐—ข๐—› ๐— ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ก๐—ก๐—ก๐—ก๐—ก!!! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ & ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—˜๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Great music ๐ŸŽต Great friends & family โค๏ธ Great workout ๐Ÿ’ฆ Great times ๐Ÿ•› and a whole lotta weird sh@t!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Loved every second!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Sweativersary everybody!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 08/27/2023


Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 08/19/2023

BACK TO SCHOOL โ€˜23โ€ผ๏ธ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ“š

have a great year everyoneโ€ผ๏ธ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 08/05/2023

AROUND THE ๐ŸŒŽโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ
Travelling ๐Ÿงณ theogh every country at Epcot Center!!


Gotta give a huge shoutout to my fabulous friend Jill, whoโ€™s been absolutely on ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ lately, making better choices, smashing the scale, ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”จand is crushing it in every way!!! So proud of you Jill!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 07/22/2023

Are you not KENTERTRAINED?! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Come on, Barbie, let's go party!! ๐Ÿ’–
Thanks so much for working out with Barbie & Ken today!! ๐Ÿฅฐ
P.S. Nexy year - bring your heels ๐Ÿ‘  ๐Ÿ‘ 

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 07/15/2023

Baby donโ€™t hurt me!!!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ


Gotta give a huge shoutout to my awesome friend Laura right now!!! Check out these incredible before and after pics!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช
So proud of you Laura!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’ชAmaaaaaaaazingโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 07/08/2023

From the Heights to the Lake,
From The Sunshine State to the Lone Star State,
The was so much ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ flowing from coast to coast today!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒŽ
Great music, awesome friends, so much sweat, all showing our support and love for our fellow shoppers Kathy & Okjaโ€ผ๏ธNow thatโ€™s what itโ€™s all aboutโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ and happy birthday Okja!!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽˆ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 07/04/2023

RED โค๏ธ WHITE ๐Ÿค AND BOOM ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 06/20/2023

Gotta give a HUGE shoutout right now, on their anniversary ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚, to this inspiringly awesome power couple Tricia & Shawn!!! Down over 100 lbs, and still going STRONG everyday!!! Amaaaazing!!! So proud of both of you guys!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช

In her own words, hereโ€™s Triciaโ€™s sweatshop storyโ€ฆ

โ€œ6 years ago I was at my heaviest and in the worst shape of my life. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and definitely needed a change.

I saw that the Sweatshop was running a deal and had some teacher friends who were members, so I figured I might as well give it a try! I was terrified to walk in the door the first day. Matt was there to greet me and he somehow convinced me that I belonged there and that I would have fun.

I stood in the back row, sweating like crazy, unable to jump and feeling like I might dieโ€ฆbut I didnโ€™t. And then I came back again, and again, and again, more than 1500 times now. Over the years Iโ€™ve lost about 50 pounds and lots of inches. I still have work to do, but Iโ€™m so proud of how far Iโ€™ve come.

More importantly, Iโ€™ve gained confidence, strength, and some amazing friendships. I also somehow convinced my husband to join me and he became my workout partner. Together weโ€™ve worked so hard to change our lifestyle to set a better example for our girls.

I will forever be thankful to the Sweatshop, and the incredible Entertrainers, for helping me realize just how important exercise is to me, for helping me make my health a priority, for making me laugh, and for making my life so much better!!โ€

-Tricia S.


Gotta give a HUGE shoutout right now to the incredible Mary, whoโ€™s down over 50 lbs, and has been killing it over this past year!!

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œSweatshop Story!โ€

โ€œI joined when the Libertyville Sweatshop opened in January of 2017, rocked the first Rock Your Body Challenge, and in that first year, lost over 40 pounds, and kept it off by consistently showing up!

Then the pandemic hit and hit me hard with no where to go. No live gym, I ate and drank and put on so much weight I did not recognize myself anymore.

In 2022 I announced my plan to retire, and decided I wanted to start retirement healthy, so I joined the Color Wars Challenge then the RYB2023 (and won) and lost tons of weight! I mixed things up by adding circuit training and also the new Spinoff.

Happy to report I am over 50 pounds down in a year and feel healthy in my first year of retirement thanks to the Sweatshop!โ€

-Mary O.


Gotta give a HUGE shoutout ๐Ÿ“ฃ to my unstoppable friend Ellen Rebecca, whoโ€™s been tearing it up here at the shop, has lost 20 lbs, and is finally feeling healthy & strong again!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œSweatshop Storyโ€โ€ฆ

โ€œI joined the Sweatshop in August 2022. I had just had a baby and was in need of a new gym, as my previous trainer had accepted a new position. I had seen some Facebook friends posting about the Sweatshop, and they seemed obsessed, so I figured I would try it!

โ€œI was super nervous my first day but of course, Matt welcomed me immediately the first day. I was hooked! The trainers all make you feel so comfortable and kick your butt at the same time! Iโ€™ve lost 20 pounds and am back to my pre baby weight. Well, pre-third-baby weight! I have also lost many inches, but I am super bad at measuring myself, so I donโ€™t know how many! I feel so much stronger and proud of myself!โ€

-Ellen A.


Down 145 lbs and absolutely crushing it ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโ€ฆ
Gotta give a HUGE SHOUTOUT to my awesome friend Marci Guille MA, whoโ€™s transformation ๐Ÿ‘€ is nothing short of AMAZING!!!

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œSweatshop Story!โ€โ€ฆ

โ€œI joined Sweatshop in February 2022 after having started a weight loss journey with my husband and with the help of a behavioral therapist specialized in nutrition. My original intent was to have weight loss surgery, but the therapist recommended I try it on my own "one last time.โ€

Even though I had seen some success in 2021 just by changing my eating habits, I knew a healthy lifestyle involved being more active than the occasional walk around the block. I wanted to incorporate exercise but didn't know how, having previously joined countless gyms only to be too overwhelmed by all the machines and let's be real - super fit people!

I had passed Sweatshop many times and had even seen some ads on Facebook. I decided to click on the free trial button and voila! - here comes Matt! I was super nervous for my first day which was a glow in the dark workout that ended up being so much fun!! Being shy, I was initially really timid and quiet, but I've since made so many friends and look forward to coming to the gym. I'm down a total of 145 lbs and can't thank Sweatshop and all the trainers enough for being a part of my new, healthy lifestyle! โค๏ธโ€

-Marci G.


Gotta give a huge shoutout to my awesome friend Hallie right now!! Down 20 lbs, and feeling so much happier and healthier!! Congrats Hallie!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‰

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œSweatshop Story!โ€โ€ฆ

โ€œI started at Sweatshop back in December. Before joining I didnโ€™t have any workout or health routine. In fact, I was in an, โ€œIโ€™m going to indulge and enjoy myself now that I donโ€™t have my wedding dress I need to fit into anymore.โ€ Mindset.

I slowly saw myself becoming heavier and gaining back almost all of the weight I had lost prior to my wedding in July of 2022. It was then that I decided that I needed to change my mindset and overall daily routine.

Fast forward to June 1, 2023, almost 5 months to the day that I started at Sweatshop. I am down almost 20 pounds, have gained upper body muscle, and have lost many inches off my waist, chest, arms, hips and thighs. Iโ€™ve also gained a new mindset, the โ€œIโ€™m a happy and healthier person now thanks to Sweatshop!โ€ I now plan my social and personal calendar around my Sweatshop calendar and I couldnโ€™t be happier!

Hereโ€™s to 100+ more workouts and many, many more inches off, weight off and muscle gains!!โ€

-Hallie K.


Down over 40 lbs and kicking some major a$$!!!
Gotta give a huge shoutout right now to my fantabulous friend Rachel!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œSweatshop Storyโ€โ€ฆ

โ€œI actually first tried Sweatshop when it was in Buffalo Grove, and I remember sitting in my car in the parking lot, scared as all get out to just walk inโ€ฆ

So I called a friend of mine to help talk me into just going in. I met Matt, did a small tryout, and loved the place, but timing wasnโ€™t rightโ€ฆ

I kept following Sweatshop on Facebook, then fast forward to June 2019, I decided to go to the opening in Palatine, everything just aligned for me, and I havenโ€™t looked back since!! I used to hate working out, but Sweatshop just keeps me coming back, and I actually miss it when I canโ€™t now!

Since August 2022, I decided to start changing little things, and as of May 2023โ€ฆ

Im down 41lbs!!!

The weight loss has been slow moving for me, and with the help of my doctor, itโ€™s moving finally in the right direction!! Itโ€™s not perfectโ€ฆI take it one day at a time, and hope to continue down this path..as I know I have a long way to go!

The fact that Iโ€™m just feeling better, and I know with Sweatshop, I can count on the care and amazing community of trainers and friends I have, the minute I walk in to cheer me on!!

(Not to mention ALWAYS the over abundance of laughs and fun!)โ€

-Rachel B.


Gotta give a HUGE shoutout right now to my awesome friend, and super cool teacher extraordinaire, Lisa, whoโ€™s been melting away, and feeling AMAZING!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”ฅ

In her own words, hereโ€™s her โ€œsweatshop storyโ€โ€ฆ.

โ€œI was up to a size 16 pants and feeling pretty crummy about myself. During Covid, I tried to walk a lot, but I was stuck in the house teaching and sitting on my butt all day.

Then one day, I was going through Facebook, and a post came up about The Sweatshop, so I decided to call. I talked to Matt for a long time, and I told him that it was hard to find time. He said I should just come try!

I decided that I I needed to do something for myself, so I put on my big girl pants, no pun intended, and decided to go and try it. I was so nervous because I didnโ€™t know anyone and I really didnโ€™t know what to expect. I am really a pretty shy person and I was feeling a little out of my comfort zone.

I walked in, Jimmy greeted me, every woman there reached out, said hello, welcomed me with open arms, and thatโ€™s all it took! There was no judgment and only smiling faces and laughter!

Since then, Sweatshop has become my happy place, and where I go to relieve stress and see friends! It has now been my turn to welcome new people to Sweatshop and make them feel as welcome as I felt on that first day!

My journey continues because itโ€™s definitely not easy, but it is always a place that I look forward to going, and feel sad when I canโ€™t go! Thank you to everyone for making this place so special!!โ€

-Lisa B.

Photos from Sweatshop - Arlington Heights/ Buffalo Grove's post 05/27/2023

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Our Story

If youโ€™re unhappy with how you look and feel...If you've tried everything to lose weight and nothing works...If you feel out of place at a โ€œtypicalโ€ gym and youโ€™re looking for a place that actually โ€œfitsโ€ you, where no one cares about what you look like, what youโ€™re wearing, or how out of shape you are ...then The Sweatshop is exactly what youโ€™re looking for. We are NOT a typical gym. FAR FROM IT. Come experience for yourself the most fun, unique, and crazy fitness experience that youโ€™ll ever have! WELCOME TO THE SWEATSHOP!

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Come on Barbie! Letโ€™s go party! ๐Ÿ’–
Our secret is FINALLY OUTโ€ผ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Watch this video and turn the sound ๐Ÿ†™ to find out where our newest Sweatshop location wil...
๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’งRain makes these ladies crazy!!!
A little glimpse into our next Sweat Showโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘‹Can you guess the theme?!
๐Ÿ•ฐ I donโ€™t believe in TIME โฐ
What you gonna do with all that FUNK, all that FUNK inside your TRUNKโ‰๏ธ#FUNKINTHETRUNK
๐ŸšจIn case you didnโ€™t hear the news...SWEATSHOP PALATINE IS OPENโ€ผ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠApply for our Grand Opening Founding Member Challenge ...
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปConsistent hard work leads to success...check out Laura Komperda O'Bryan with a personal best 50lb dumbbell row!!!


4212 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 11am
3:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 11am
3:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 11am
3:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 5:30am - 11am
3:30pm - 8pm
Friday 5:30am - 11am
3:30pm - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm

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