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  • December Member on the Move: Monique Volz

    What do you do from 9 to 5? I’m the founder of Ambitious Kitchen, a healthy, balanced recipe and wellness blog. I also recently co-founded a healthy living community called the The Healthy Glow Collective (or, HealthyGlow.Co as we like to call it), which is launching late December 2016. My passion is essentially Read more

  • Member on the Move: Julie Muczynski

    What do you do 9-5? I don’t have a typical 9-5 work schedule. I’m a makeup artist for ABC7 News so my work hours are 2am-11am. I love my job! I’ve worked with a lot of really amazing people and I’m always well informed about world affairs. Making people look pretty for TV is always fun:)  Read more

  • Tips for Dealing with Your In-Laws This Holiday Season

    Your friends invited you to go out to the newest bar in the West Loop this Friday, but ohhh it looks like you’ll have to pass because … your in-laws are in town! They’re family and you love them, but between the various dinners, holiday parties and other family oriented activities, spending time with your Read more

  • Chicago Gym Member Of The Month – Angela Ghantous

    Meet our December Member of the Month – Angela Ghantous! 1. Favorite Cheat Food / Restaurant:  Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 2. Favorite Healthy Food on the Go:  Almonds 3. Favorite Exercise:  Burpees and Kettle Bell Swings 4. Fitness Goal:  2016 goal was 5 dead hang chin ups, perpetual goal is to continue Read more

  • The Best Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

    There’s a long list of gifts to buy, Christmas cards to send out, parties to prepare for, in-laws to deal with … the holiday season can be wonderful, but it also comes with a lot of reasons to stress out. While a small amount of stress can be healthy, a lot of it can be Read more

  • 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