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  • Chicago Personal Training: What You Need To Know Before You Train

    What’s your fitness goal? Is it to lose weight? To work on a six pack? To finally get a muscle up? Whatever your aspiration, working with a Chicago personal trainer is a great way to get you on the right track. With a trainer, you receive personalized attention and can really focus on exercises that Read more

  • Chicago High Intensity Interval Training: What to Know About HIIT

    Put simply, HIIT is high intensity interval training that involves short bursts of hard work. Not only does it torch calories, this training method is great for your heart, boosts your mood, sparks metabolism, and is extremely efficient. That means you could be spending less time in the gym, but still burning calories Read more

  • The 5 Best Things About CrossTown Fitness

    The holidays are coming and you know what that means. Lots of cocktails. Lots of beer. Lots of pies. Lots of mashed potatoes … you get the gist. Prepare yourself for the season of eating and drinking at our Chicago gym: CrossTown Fitness. We’ve got five reasons why we’re one of the best Chicago gyms Read more

  • Top 5 Things to Do in the West Loop

    The West Loop is quickly becoming one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods thanks to its award-winning restaurants, architecturally crafted lofts, music venues and renowned galleries. Whether you’re visiting for the holidays, just moved into town or have lived here for a few years, these five things are always a fun Read more

  • November Member On the Move

    West Loop Gym Member On The Move Jessica Soros     Tell us about your goals and what inspired you to work out at CrossTown Fitness? I wanted to join a gym that offered challenging classes with motivating instructors. CTF challenges me with a different routine every day. My personal health and fitness are Read more

  • Stretching Tips for the Presidential Race

    Stretching Tips for the Presidential Race Tump. Hillary. Trump. Hillary. Trump. Hillary. You can’t turn on the TV, go on Facebook, read the newspaper or listen to the radio without hearing about these two. It’s an enormous understatement to say this election has left us all tense and a bit stressed out. While you Read more

  • Trainer of the Month: Jeana Anderson Cohen

    The Trainer of the Month is: Jeana Anderson Cohen 1. Training philosophy: Give my classes the hardest class that they can handle on any given day. That means – in a large group – making things scalable enough and challenging enough to meet everyone’s needs. 2. What keeps you motivated: I’m Read more

  • MEMBER ON THE MOVE – Erin McIntee

    Member on the Move: Erin McIntee Tell us about you goals, what inspired you to get into CTF? I’ve always played a lot of sports and ran a ton, but never did much strength training. After gym hopping for awhile, a Groupon brought me to CTF and I ended up loving the intensity and community Read more

  • October Member of the Month: Mustafa Hussain

    The October Member of the Month is: Mustafa Hussain 1. Favorite Cheat Food / Restaurant: Pizza— pretty much any kind and anywhere. I’ll have to give a shout out to my neighborhood hangout: PR-Pizza Rustica. Real Italian cooking, great drinks and staff. 2. Favorite Healthy Food on the Go: Apples with Pete’s Read more

  • How to Find Love at the Gym

    Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Sick of swiping left on Tinder? Not having any luck at your local bar? Your next love could be closer than you think. In fact, your local Chicago gym is a great place to meet other singles. Stay ahead of the competition with these insider tips for finding Read more