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- HoursSun-Sat6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
From Our Editors
Performance Factory Training doesn’t look like your average gym. Located in Highwood, Illinois, nestled between Lake Forest and Highland Park, grunts and shouts echo off the rafters of the 5,000-square-foot facility on Bank Lane, just west of Sheridan Lane. It's a cavernous warehouse that’s mostly empty, save for a smattering of kettlebells and cast-iron weight plates. The students here have little use for gimmicky equipment, as they focus on functional movements—pushing, pulling, squatting, and lifting, to name a few—that rely on body weight for resistance.
PFT’s instructors offer everything from personal training to football-specific workouts, and their flagship program is CrossFit. This functional fitness phenomenon consists of a series of short, intense workouts that combine grueling strength and cardio training with basic gymnastics.