What do you do from 9 to 5? I work in market access/patient services at a large pharma company on the North Shore. In essence, I assist in making a connection between the physician, pharmacy and payer to enable the patient to receive their therapy.
When do you make time to workout? I keep a pretty busy workout schedule. I can usually be found at the 5AM West Loop class, and then it’s likely running and/or yoga somewhere in the neighborhood nearly every evening.
What inspired you to get into CTF? I went through a number of back surgeries (wear and tear from years in the Navy that resulted in six surgeries in about 12 years) and was ready to return to a healthy and active lifestyle. The personal training and class instruction were exactly what I needed to make that return and to do it safely.
Tell us a fun fact about you! I consider myself a connoisseur of Malbec. Don’t believe me? Ask my friends…
Fun fact #2: I’ve ran a half-marathon in nine consecutive months and have set a goal to run a half every month in 2017 – I’m also running the California International Marathon in December (can you say “Boston Qualifier”…).
Every workout is different and challenging. The workouts go by quickly and you feel accomplished afterwards. The group setting allows for competitiveness and is motivational while still allowing you to make the workout your own.
4/22/19 by A.S.
My personal trainer Alexandra was very nice and encouraging. We did some moves that I haven't done before which was nice because it changes the routine moves i usual do (by myself and from other trainers from another gym) and incorporated something different which was refreshing. I also like the personal training because it helps me understand what I'm doing and what the exercises are working out instead of going through the motions and not knowing what im doing it for.
4/20/19 by C.D.
4/19/19 by V.J.
Good trainers! Though the schedule fluctuation affected my personal life and had to switch thinhs around accommodate workouts some weeks.
4/19/19 by S.S.
Creative workouts, convenience of scheduling through app, knowledgeable trainers, great customer service.
4/19/19 by L.T.
Friendly, helpful, informative, instructional, diverse workouts every day.
4/19/19 by J.T.
Its a good mix of strength and conditioning. Trainers put a lot of thought in their circuits.
4/14/19 by T.L.
All the trainers are great and the workouts always make me feel good about myself
4/13/19 by B.A.
Easy check - in with app and in studio. Great instructors who are ready to help and give advice
4/11/19 by P.B.
Great workout. Instructors are well trained. Classes are always different.
4/2/19 by K.P.
Always a challenging and engaging workout!
4/2/19 by L.S.
Every class is challenging and different. Trainers have great energy!
4/1/19 by D.P.
Great instructors, challenging classes, high tempo and energy
4/1/19 by L.B.
Great workout. High intensity and kept me moving the whole time.
3/29/19 by K.L.
I love the classes and the personal interactions with the group class instructors. They help motivate me during the workout.
3/27/19 by B.M.
The coaches, the varied workouts, and the music!
3/27/19 by J.H.
Love that each group class is super different and challenging
3/26/19 by A.C.
Awesome instructors - great workout in a short time - always fresh and fun.
3/26/19 by P.Q.
Ease of scheduling and variety of classes.
3/22/19 by K.B.
Everything! I lived near the West Loop location for years and I finally went in a year ago. So glad I did! Love the people, love the work outs!!