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  • Common Strength Training Myths: The Truth Revealed

    If you knew of a form of exercise that helped you torch fat, rev up your metabolism, increase flexibility and even boost self-esteem, wouldn’t you give it a try? Strength training certainly isn’t a new concept, but it’s making quite the comeback in 2017, according to Health magazine. However, there are a few Read more

  • West Loop Gym: Member on the Move

    Meet our February Member on the Move from West Read more

  • 5 Apps That Will Help You Reach Your 2017 Fitness Goals

    This one tool can take your workouts to the next level, and we’re not talking about a kettlebell (although that’s pretty great, too). Supplement your gym routine with your smartphone. Apps can help take your exercise regimen to the next level by providing real-time feedback, offering instant workouts and helping Read more

  • Best West Loop Group Fitness Classes

    Working out is one of the ways to relieve stress, but when you’re struggling to think of exercises to do, it can quickly turn into an experience that’s more stressful than you intended. With group fitness classes, however, all of the thought and planning is done for you. All you have to do is put Read more

  • Three 2017 Fitness Trends You Can Fit into Your Daily Schedule

    With each passing year, we see new fitness trends come and go. In the 1930s, it was hula hooping. Fast forward to the 1950s and 60s and the vibrating belt was all the rage for burning fat. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way in discovering effective ways to work out. These fitness trends have been Read more

  • January ’17 Member of the Month – Will Haverkamp

    What do you do from 9 to 5?  I work at Fiore Nursery and Landscape supply as an Account Manager for them. Day to day I work with commercial and residential Landscape contractors, local universities, and Landscape Architects,  supplying them with Trees, shrubs, flowers, and seasonal decor helping them beautify the Read more

  • Crosstown Fitness featured launch on Vestlo

    Innovative program helps entrepreneurs, local communities Three Chicago-area business owners were profiled today as the first entrepreneurs to be raising money under the new Illinois intrastate equity crowdfunding law. The businesses are using this capital to create jobs, re-invest in the local community and generate Read more

  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions You’re Sure to Ignore

    New year, new me! How many Facebook and Instagram posts have you already seen this year with that caption? It’s awesome that 2017 gives everyone a clean slate and the opportunity to start anew. But let’s be honest, there are certain commonly made resolutions people make that are tossed aside by mid February. Read more

  • January ’17 Members of the Month

    Jeff and Michael are engaged and have been working out at CTF for months now! Sometimes they come in separately, or together, but they have been a very committed couple to CTF! See there answers and photo below: Jeff Hinko: 1. Favorite Cheat Food / Restaurant: Cheese 2. Favorite Healthy Food on the Go: Apples Read more

  • West Loop Personal Trainer of the Month – January

      What is your training philosophy?  “VARIETY is the spice” Your body likes to be challenged in different ways. The goal is to build body awareness and listen to what your body wants and needs. What keeps you motivated through your workouts? The great feeling of a challenge, others to workout with Read more