On the Great Lawn of the Pritzker Pavilion, nestled between the lake and the Loop, you can strike up a downward facing dog and breathe deep. Wait. Working out in the park? Oh yes. Millennium Park sponsors free yoga sessions at 8:00 each Saturday morning, followed up by a pilates session at 9:00– each workout lasts 45 minutes and you’ve got that huge futuristic metal thing to look at and fresh air to fill your lungs.
If 8 or 9 is way too early, you could join in on the hip hop workout at 10, led by the Culture Shock Dance Troupe.
When you’re done you can ramble around the gardens & check out your sweaty reflection on the underside of the Bean–or even get soaked in the collosal sculptures that screen close-up shots of people’s faces and double as water-gushing fountains.
Check out Millennium Park’s website and the complete listing of Saturday morning workouts here: http://www.millenniumpark.org/parkevents/fitness.aspx