CrossTown Fitness Launches Personalized “Nutrition Coaching” This June

June 7, 2018

CrossTown Fitness is the first studio of its kind in Chicago to offer Nutrition Coaching for its members. This new on-site personalized amenity is perfect for women and men of all fitness levels and ages. Lead by three CTF certified trainers, clients will receive a customized plan for ongoing success, real-time support and advancement reports.

CTF Nutrition Coaching Details:

-Certified CTF trainers Darin HulslanderShannon Flanagan and Ryan Fairman will run the weekly program

-Trainers and clients will create a life-changing Customized Plan, working with preferred eating styles (traditional, vegan, paleo, keto, etc.), sleep coaching and workout strategy

-Clients will receive real-time support and accountability with a coach in their back pocket for dining, grocery, snacking, fitness and sleeping guidance

-Trainers will modify and adjust client’s plan as life fluctuates and body composition changes

-A Progress Report will be completed after each session to make sure client is exceeding their goals with their energy levels, body composition, mood and sleep

The CrossTown Fitness Nutrition Coaching is priced at $99 for two sessions. Members and non-members can sign up here.

Available every day during regular business hours. Classes can be booked through CrossTown Fitness’ free App or website.

CrossTown Fitness
West Loop
1031 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607

3600 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Roscoe Village
3406 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657



Soak up the summer Sun (and Giant Bloody Mary’s!) at Rack House’s New “Beer Garden Brunch”

May 21, 2018

Everyone loves a good brunch spot and it’s even better when you get to eat and drink outdoors. Rack House will be unveiling its new Beer Garden Brunch next month including Chef Bryant Anderson’s decadent menu and massive Bloody Mary creation all served on the restaurant’s Beer Garden.

The 60-seat Beer Garden features its own bar and TVs to catch all of the weekend’s sports games plus huge umbrellas for shade under the Chicago sun.

Guests can head outdoors and start their meal with the “BAM” Bloody Mary, a full liter of Rack House’s Signature Bloody Mary with Two Brothers vodka, two side domestic beers and garnished with an abundant assortment of snackable skewers. The BAM is priced at $50 and is great for sharing for two or more people!

BAM Bloody Mary Skewers include:
Smoked dry rub wings
Pulled pork slider
Smoked brisket slider
Fried pickles
Fried shrimp
Andouille sausage
Assortment of cheeses
Mini donuts
Nutella brownie
Smoked baby back ribs
Spicy Nashville chicken tenders

Beer Garden Brunch Menu includes:
Breakfast Waffle Nachos crispy waffle chips, creamy jalapeno cheese, bacon, 3-cheese blend, scallions, crispy onions, scrambled eggs, sriracha maple drizzle $12

Hangover Sandwich hickory smoked brisket, fried egg, Merkts cheddar, chipotle mayo, arugula, tomato, onion, pickles, piled high on a toasted pretzel bun with choice of side $12

Chilaquiles - homemade tortilla chips, fire roasted tomatillo salsa, oak smoked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapenos, topped with sour cream & cilantro $12

Maple Sausage Sandwich griddled 3-pepper sausage patty, scrambled egg, maple mayonnaise, served on crispy waffles with choice of side  $12

Rack House’s regular eats and drinks menu will also be available during brunch. Reservations are recommended.

Brunch will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning June 2.

Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Facebook and Twitter @rackhousetavern
Instagram @rackhousebbq

CrossTown Fitness Hits North Ave Beach with NEW Total Body Beach Training Classes & Stand Up Paddle Boarding

May 7, 2018

CrossTown Fitness makes a splash this summer as Chicago’s premier HIIT gym teams up for its 5th year with Chicago SUP, the city’s elite Stand-Up Paddle Boarding company. Summer fitness-goers will have a chance to head to North Avenue Beach to enhance their total body workout right under the Chicago sun.

CTF Total Body Beach Training
Every Saturday at 7:45 a.m.
FREE with CTF Unlimited Membership; $30 Non Member Drop-in
CTF’s trainers will lead the group in 45 minutes of strength training and cardio routines on the sand. All levels invited to join the classes as each drill is scalable and incorporates just the right amount of cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility and balance.

CTF Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
$10 with CTF Unlimited Membership; $25 Non Member Drop-in
CTF’s trainers will guide attendees on taking their paddle boards out on the water, paddling with a single bladed paddle and standing on the oversized surf boards.

Beginners and SUP experts are invited to join the classes as each drill is scalable and incorporates just the right amount of cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility and balance.

CTF Members will also have access to discounted rentals Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The new Total Body Beach Training and Stand Up Paddle Boarding will be available every Saturday beginning June 2 through September 29 beginning at 7:45 a.m.  Chicago SUP hut is located south of Castaways Bar and Grill on North Avenue Beach. Classes are weather permitting.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a BBQ Brunch Buffet at Rack House

April 25, 2018

Moms are invited to sit back and relax as her family serves themselves this year at Rack House’s BBQ Brunch Buffet! In honor of Mom’s big day and National BBQ Month, Rack House’s buffet will be complete with Chef Bryant Anderson’s BBQ favorites along with signature brunch items.

In addition, every mother will receive a complimentary raffle ticket for a chance to win an Apple Watch at Rack House’s upcoming 1st Annual Rack N Roll Spring Smoke Show on May 19. Winner must be present at the event.

The BBQ Brunch Buffet includes:

12-hour hickory smoked Carolina pulled pork

Carving Stations – hickory smoked prime rib and oak smoked honey glazed ham

House Smoked Salmon with capers, hardboiled eggs, red onion, sour cream

Chocolate-Baileys French Toast

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Omelet station – onions, green peppers, cheddar, pepper jack, mushrooms, spinach, ham, bacon, sausage

Homemade Quiche

Homemade Pastries

Cheese and Fruit platters

And more!

After 5 p.m., Rack House’s regular dining menu will be available for dinner. Reservations are recommended.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be available Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The price is $32.99/adult and $14.99/child 12 and under. Gratuity will be added to each dining check.

Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Facebook and Twitter @rackhousetavern
Instagram @rackhousebbq