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  • Channel Your Inner Ninja Warrior at These Chicago Gyms

    Now approaching its ninth season, American Ninja Warrior has taken off since its debut in 2009. In fact, producers of the show received nearly 1,000 applicants in its first season. Last year, however, that number has increased to 50,000 applicants and growing. Turns out, there are more than a few people who want to Read more

  • Corporate Training Opportunities for Your Chicago Office

    An office job is filled with opportunities to advance your career, but it’s also filled with a whole lot of sitting. Sitting in a chair isn’t bad, but when you do it for eight hours a day, five days a week, it can start to have a negative impact on your health. In fact, there Read more

  • Lakeview Gym Member On the Move | April ’17

    Angela De Wood What do you do from 9-5? Combining my personal passion with my professional life, I entered the field of International Education. I worked as an elementary school teacher in South Korea before moving to Chicago where I transitioned into working with college students and young adults looking to study and Read more

  • Chicago Gym: March Member on the Move

    Meet our West Loop Gym Member on the Move, Matt Gibbs! What do you do from 9 to 5?  – I’m co-founder of UPshow, a TV-powered social marketing platform. Take a look at the first TV at CTF West Loop, that’s an UPshow screen. We launched 2 Summers ago at a few bars in Chicago, and now we have Read more

  • 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