Outdoor workouts in January? COVID-19 restrictions force gyms to get creative during New Year’s resolution season

As temperatures hovered above freezing in Chicago Wednesday morning, nine people gathered in front of infrared heaters at the loading dock at Edge Athlete Lounge, in the West Town area, for a full-body strength routine that finished just before sunrise. Others followed a livestreamed version from home. But Cary Black, 41, a longtime Edge member training for two 100-kilometer ultramarathons, said he prefers being with the group and getting face-to-face instruction — as long as it’s above 10 degrees. “I feel like I go a little harder,” he said. “I get a better start to the day.” New Year’s resol…

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