September Member on the Move: Andrew Murray from CTF West Loop
What do you do from 9 to 5? I’m Director of Sales for a company that insures attorneys for legal malpractice. We work with law firms on risk and practice management and defend them in situations of allegations of wrongdoing.
When do you make time to workout? I enjoy working out and make it a priority, so I always find time which is consistently in the evenings. I generally go to the 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm classes. I’ve attempted to work out in the morning before work, then my alarm goes off and it’s just not happening. Still debating on another attempt.
What inspired you to get into CTF? Friend and CTF trainer, Sonya Latinovic, introduced me to CTF. I always worked out alone and at a slow pace, so I didn’t necessarily think I would become a regular, but I was into it from day one. Then meeting other trainers and learning their individual training and motivational styles was a game changer in my workout routine.
Tell us a fun fact about you! I was at a Wyclef concert and sitting front row. I claimed I knew the lyrics to House of Pain’s Jump Around which I don’t. He pulled me up on stage to sing it with him. I spent a good minute running from him all over the stage while he chased me around trying to hand the mic to me, then he gave up. Not a proud moment.
Crosstown offers unique, engaging workout classes that incorporate both aerobic training and strength training well.
12/9/18 by B.A.
Great class!! Pushes you hard and a great workout in 50 min!
12/9/18 by A.J.
Great general format- every class is total body with a sprinkle of strength, rowing.In my experience the instructors, their format and selection of exercises to form a compete workout is key to a great workout. The instructors at CTF almost unanimously do this every single class.Love the workouts. Love the instructors. Love most of the other gym-goers!
12/9/18 by C.D.
12/8/18 by A.G.
Everything. I like the instructors, I like the people who check me in, I like the ease of booking classes through the app. And love the classes. I’m addicted- keep up the great work.
12/5/18 by R.F.
Professionalism and assistance in setting everything up on my end, plus the always-challenging workouts
12/3/18 by C.P.
Amazing-functional workout, constant moving, great music and welcoming and engaging coach!
12/3/18 by R.O.
Motivating instructors, differentiated and challenging workouts for any level
12/2/18 by C.S.
Great classes hard workouts
12/1/18 by S.B.
The trainers are super knowledgeable and the front desk is friendly and helpful!
11/30/18 by J.H.
HIIT strength amazing
11/28/18 by N.F.
I go to the West Loop location and the frequency of classes is great - there is usually always a time that works with my schedule. Additionally, the trainers are awesome and very helpful - specifically Alysha and Shannon. I find the classes to be the right level of challenging but with room for modification which I appreciate. I love that each class is different, so I never get bored of working out at CrossTown!
11/27/18 by B.W.
Class sizes seem a bit overwhelming when full
11/23/18 by K.B.
Great exercise and supportive, friendly instructors
11/22/18 by Z.H.
11/21/18 by S.K.
Best workouts and gym in the city!
11/19/18 by J.A.
The different types of classes offered and the friendly staff.
11/18/18 by F.M.
Proximity to a great workout!
11/18/18 by C.B.
Bring back Saturday morning advanced class!
11/13/18 by S.A.
Your trainers, thus far, are very good. Some are excellent.
The exercises are great and the format is almost always fun, but I would like a bit more variety to catch other muscles. There's only so many deadlifts and squats I want to do per week!