Today’s featured business was nominated by Melissa Talleda from Zen Yoga Garage and I’m so glad she did! I had taken spin classes at Spynergy, located down an alley at 1632B W. Division Street in Wicker Park in the past and absolutely loved the vibe, music, and workout that I experienced there. In this episode, owner Liza Solberg shares the story of how she started Spynergy Chicago in 2018 after teaching for several years at her mom’s flagship Spynergy studio in Winnetka. We also dig into how they managed through COVID-19 restrictions, coming up with creative solutions to keep teaching virtually and how the garage door in the studio was of great benefit during the pandemic. I thought it was brilliant! I’m excited to share this with you… now, I need to go book my next spin class. Enjoy!

In Liza’s interview we discuss:

  • How Spynergy came to be with her mom and aunt starting their first location in Winnetka 20 years ago
  • The vibe Liza was going for in creating the Chicago Bucktown location of Spynergy when she opened in 2018 and the unexpected benefit of having a garage door for fresh air
  • Closing the studio during COVID due to city restrictions, including creative ideas for keeping classes going when it was closed and having virtual classes
  • A bit about the types of classes Spynergy offers 
  • The story behind mural on the side of the building

Liza’s nominations

  • Free Mvmt Shop – 1655 W Division St – fitness boutique focusing on all kinds of movement, mostly dance based
  • Rhine Hall Distillery (2010 W Fulton St in Fulton Market) – her cousin and uncle’s business 
  • Steely Boutique  – clothing boutique located at 1730 W Division in Wicker Park – Sam (old neighbor)

1632b W Division 
Chicago, IL 60622