“Push yourself, no one is going to do it for you.” I recently just got back from a quick trip to my hometown, Chicago. Part of the reason why I have been quiet here lately, so I am sorry for that! During my trip, I finally had a chance to check out a fitness boutique called Lateral Fitness in the River North area. I heard good things about this gym and couldn’t wait to try it out.
I am into being healthy and staying fit, but truthfully when I visit home or go on vacation, I easily tend to fall off my routine, eat really bad and make up excuses not to go to the gym. I mean, don’t we all? Though, this time around, I stayed motivated, and thanks to Erik of Lateral Fitness for helping me stay on track. 🙂
Although I didn’t get to fit in more classes during my stay, I still had the opportunity to train with the Co-Founder, Erik Marthaler and attend one of his 30 minute HIIT classes,
Upon arrival, I felt very welcomed, everyone was extremely nice and professional. The environment was very clean, and though it is a smaller gym, it wasn’t overcrowded or overwhelming. They offered towels (some studios don’t) and there was a locker room to change in (which BTW is SO CLEAN >> and is something very important to me when signing up for a gym).
Erik was great. The training was very useful/helpful because he showed me workouts I can easily do on my own (since I don’t live in Chicago anymore).
Then, a few days later, I attended a class called, “QuickFit,” which is a 30 minute circuit training class that uses free weights, weight machines and cardio bursts in timed intervals. This is a great class for those who want to fit in a quick workout during their lunch breaks or busy schedules! I gotta say this class was quite intense-ish but totally doable. Come if you want to break a sweat! Maybe it would have helped if I ate a bit more before coming. Eek! :-X
Overall, Lateral Fitness was a great studio to work out at! If you don’t want to commit to this gym, but try it out, you can also try it with ClassPass! Not only is this a gym for working out, but they have a wide range of classes worth checking out, some include, Pilates, Yoga, Boot Camp and Barre. Check out their schedule here.