1. I would absolutely recommend this place for birthday parties

    We just had my son's 8th birthday party at Hot Ground and they did a terrific job!  It's no easy feat to whip 15 high energy little boys into shape and Paul and Joe did so, while still managing to make the experience FUN for the kids.  Hot Ground is not for the faint of heart - the equipment and obstacle courses are super challenging and the kids worked really hard and were exhausted afterwards …Read More

    Amy V.
  2. You’re Doing Great Things For So Many Kids

    Our three boys cannot get enough of Hot Ground Gym!  They ABSOLUTELY love it there. The instructors are fantastic!!! They are friendly but firm, consistent weekly, focusing on strength, independence, respect and so much more. We have tried everything from sports to Martial Arts and nothing has clicked. This is different in so many ways. It challenges them mentally and physically in a fun and moti…Read More

    Hillary M.
  3. Highly Recommend to All Parents

    I can't say enough good things about how great this place is. The owner and people that run Hot Ground Gym obviously love what they do and do it well. We had my son's 9th birthday party here this past weekend and it was the best birthday party we have ever had. The boys were engaged, encouraged and inspired by the fabulous Hot Ground Gym team. The owner even came to my rescue running to Jewel to g…Read More

    Shayna P.
  4. Kind of like Crossfit, but without the dangers of Crossfit.

    I am actually a good acquaintance of one of the founders, Paul Plotkin. He's the real man, kind yet strong. He served in Israeli Special Forces, but a few years ago retired, and recently decided to open a gym. The gym does military style fitness, which is pretty unique - it has an obstacle course, tan camo and a phone on the wall. In the beginning of training, Paul gets a "call" on the phone from …Read More

    Alexey K. - Chicago, IL
  5. I recommend everyone trying as it fits for everyone!!

    I am a fitness fanatic! New to the suburbs I was looking for the right fit for myself and my goals after having my second child. First goal in mind is to loose the baby weight. I had a couple of places I was going to choose from. I wanted something that was out of the norm of just fitness classes and weights. I wanted variety and to be challenged. I narrowed my search down to two places. I was pre…Read More

    Whitney D. - Chicago, IL
  6. I cannot say enough good things about this place…

    I cannot say enough good things about this place, its more fun than other workout regimes I have tried. Instructors (Doug and Paul) are phenomenal, positive, patient, motivating, and knowledgeable. They are very passionate about getting you on the right track and love what they do. They always make sure that you do everything right and give you tons of personal attention. Everyday day its a differ…Read More

    Kate K. - Wheeling, IL
  7. This is not just a gym, it’s a lifestyle.

    My son has been going to Hot Ground Gym for a long time now and we LOVE it! He honestly feels like it's his second home and asks to go every chance he gets. The kind of programs these guys offer for kids are unique because they not only work each kid out individually, but they have them work in teams and work on problem solving. Doug is THE MAN! The kids respect him and want to do a good job for h…Read More

    Marina P. - Deerfield, IL
  8. The obstacle course is great to spice things up and push yourself.

    I have been taking ForceFit/Combat Fitness classes with these guys for a little while now, and they always know how to run a great workout. Each session is challenging but fun, and the guys keep everybody motivated and working to 100%. The obstacle course is great to spice things up and push yourself. The KAPAP (military version of Krav Maga) classes are hard, but offer no-nonsense real-life train…Read More

    Kenneth A. - Prospect Heights, IL
  9. Awesome work out and great instructors!

    I'm a cross fit and martial arts enthusiast and this place delivered and then some. Awesome work out and great instructors!…Read More

    Valerian K. - Northbrook, IL