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New fitness center opens on Randall in Algonquin

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  • Cross Kicks, a new gym in Algonquin, is co-owned by Tony Wuebker, an elite athletic trainer who trained one of the "Biggest Loser" contestants. Here, Wuebker, right, oversees Sean and Brittany Keehan of Huntley during a recent workout session.

      Cross Kicks, a new gym in Algonquin, is co-owned by Tony Wuebker, an elite athletic trainer who trained one of the "Biggest Loser" contestants. Here, Wuebker, right, oversees Sean and Brittany Keehan of Huntley during a recent workout session.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Looking to get in shape for the new year? Cross Kicks, a fitness center on Randall Road in Algonquin, offers 40-minute "power" workouts with a trainer.

      Looking to get in shape for the new year? Cross Kicks, a fitness center on Randall Road in Algonquin, offers 40-minute "power" workouts with a trainer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 

Right in the midst of the holiday season, when all of the best goodies and temptations of the year come out, a new fitness center opened along the Randall Road corridor.

If you indulged too much and didn't quite make it into a fitness center, there is hope.

The new Cross Kicks Fitness Center, owned by Tony Wuebker, Timothy Patrick and Brad Goldstein, is welcoming in new members of all fitness levels who are looking to get fit in 2015.

The center opened Dec. 1 at 1479 S. Randall Road in Algonquin; however, it has been drawing customers from throughout the Fox Valley who are looking to improve their fitness levels.

Cross Kicks Fitness offers a 40-minute power workout with a trainer, Patrick said.

"We are a specialized membership training gym that offers a dynamic day-to-day program designed by experienced trainers," said Wuebker, a personal trainer.

"In a goals-focused atmosphere, members enjoy an always changing workout incorporating strength training, HIIT, boxing, kickboxing, metabolic training, competition and more in a circuit style format."

This is the second location for Cross Kicks Fitness. The team opened its first one in February 2014 in Roselle.

Patrick and Wuebker decided to go into business together after working in a trainee/trainer capacity. Patrick once weighed in at 450 pounds.

He says he found great success losing that weight and getting in shape by working with a personal trainer, who just happened to be Wuebker.

Patrick's success was the result of a regimented, goal-focused exercise program, he said.

After developing a great personal and professional relationship, Wuebker and Patrick decided to form Cross Kicks Fitness, along with partner Goldstein. They wanted to share with others the success they've had together.

They opened their Roselle location, and after seeing how successful it has been, they decided to open a second spot in Algonquin, where Wuebker has been a trainer for the past seven years.

Wuebker, who is a popular trainer in the Fox Valley area, said what clients will find at their business is different from at a typical gym, where people often work out on their own or stop by at 10 a.m. for a specific class.

"We wanted to offer a product that was affordable, but also include the extensive benefits of having a personal trainer to drive results and help members make an overall lifestyle change," he said.

Patrick says the business is great for many of their clients who have not been able to afford personal training on their own, because this option is more affordable.

He said there are no class times at Cross Kicks, and a professional trainer is always on staff to help guide the workout and guard against injury, he said.

With no set class times, he added, there is no excuse to not make your workout. He also said the workouts are tailored to any fitness level.

The center offers the first workout for free so you can try Cross Kicks out. It also offers a 90-day Total Body Challenge with prizes and giveaways that lets clients participate in a competitive atmosphere, he said.

Patrick says as the New Year begins, and people have goals to be fit, they shouldn't wait.

"Get involved now," he said.

For information on Cross Kicks, call (847) 458-0700.

• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at randallbiz@comcast.net or (847) 894-5036.

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