How to Get Started Working Out
There are certain factors that may hold people back from working out: age, physical ability, proximity to a gym, lack of knowledge about exercise, but even if all of those things describe you and your current situation, it’s never too late to start working out, and it’s possible for everyone. We’ve gathered everything you need […]
What to Know About Postpartum Exercise
There are tons of health benefits that come from postpartum exercise — it can boost energy, promote better sleep, relieve stress, strengthen muscles, and may even help prevent postpartum depression. However, jumping right back into exercise after having a baby isn’t easy — it’s brand new, unexplored territory for moms. Although you may want to, […]
What is the Difference Between Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance?
Muscular strength and endurance are two essential components of your body’s ability to move, lift things, and perform day-to-day functional activities. Muscular strength is the amount of weight you can lift, while muscular endurance is how many times you can move that weight until the muscle gets fatigued. More technically, muscles are made up of […]
5 Popular Outdoor Workout Classes
We love indoor workouts (especially when it’s cold and rainy) but when it’s fall in Chicago, you may want to break a sweat outside instead. After all, what’s better than some fresh air and fall views while you’re exercising? At CrossTown Fitness, we offer various outdoor classes throughout the summer, ranging from high-intensity interval classes […]