Over my ‘winter break’ I had the opportunity to attend the brand new location of CrossTown Fitness (located in Roscoe Village). The studio is conveniently located right under the Paulina Brown line stop, so it’s super easy to get to!
The studio has the coolest amenities:
- Cryo machine (see Cryo blog here)
- Leg compression boots (I tried them and they are awesome! They are basically just a boot that applies pressure to your legs to massage lactic acid build up. This helps for a quicker recovery. More info here).
- Water fountain spouts that looks like beer on tap!
I had the opportunity to take one of their strength classes with trainer Stacy.
The class consisted of 5 stations of tabatas, 45 seconds on 15 seconds off. Each station has 2 movement that we completed 3 times each. Stacy really pushed us to use all of the different equipment in the gym:
- Medicine balls
We ended class with a series of burpees, always a killer! The class was 55 minutes, but it seriously flew buy.
This class is perfect for those that prefer a low impact workout, so if you are looking for cardio this isn’t the class for you. The level of difficulty could be increased with an increased amount of weight or pushing yourself to do AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in the time allotted.
Stacy was great at walking around the room to ensure proper form, which I always appreciate. I wouldn’t recommend this class to gym newbies as there really isn’t time to explain the movements or form, so I definitely think a newbie can easily injure themselves.
CrossTown Fitness Roscoe Village is located at: 3406 Lincoln Ave.
Try 2 weeks unlimited for $60! Link for more price options!