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  • 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

  • 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