CityWide SuperSlow Strength Training Technique
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The science-based SuperSlow method involves lifting and lowering a challenging weight over a 20-second timeframe. This slow approach eliminates acceleration and momentum, working the muscles more effectively and safely. Experience the benefits of high-intensity strength training–a full-body workout in only 20 minutes, once or twice a week.


We talk with Allan Kaplan, who has been with us since the beginning, and Rowen Glusman, who was just learning to walk when we opened, about health, strength, and why we keep coming back for more.

CWSS instructor Amy Parakkat starts us off…


Time-efficient Sessions

Science-based proven technique of strength training that is so effective, it takes care of all your exercise needs in a 20 minute workout, once or twice a week.

Safest Form of Exercise

With our state-of-the-art equipment, experienced personal trainers and slow speed protocol, we are able to work the proper muscles through a pain-free range of motion. SuperSlow is the safest form of exercise.

High-Intensity + Low Impact

By going very slow to lift and lower the weights, the muscles are worked harder with virtually no risk of injury

Measurable Results

Our personal trainers keep precise records of your workout performance. This allows us to closely monitor the variables of intensity, duration and frequency appropriately.


We believe the most important form of “exercise” IS strength training. Building and maintaining muscle is the key component for boosting overall health, well-being and fitness levels for people of all ages and abilities. Strong scientific evidence proves many benefits of strength training including a decrease in body fat, increased resting metabolic rate (burning more calories), enhanced flexibility and better balance, increase in bone strength and density, improvements in cardiovascular efficiency, improved sleep, resistance to injury, reduced pain, and much more.


Do you want to get stronger but not sure how? Do you want to work with a personal trainer to get the best results? Regardless of your age or fitness level, the SuperSlow program will give you great results safely and efficiently. Our professional, certified SuperSlow instructors guide you through a high-intensity, full-body workout using specialized machines, encouraging you to work to your full ability.

"I love the process, the speed of the workout and most of all the outstanding results. Jim Lavan takes training very seriously and I have been the beneficiary of his relentless adherence to strive for perfect form. I have found that the owners of CWSS go out of their way to provide a 5 Star experience for all of their clients. Finally, I can say with complete sincerity that at 61 years old I am in the best shape of my life."

Jerry F.

"For the first time in years, I have some muscle definition and I am no longer left breathless. I can walk long distance with my dog without pains in my hips and knees. I am losing inches around my waistline. CityWide SuperSlow Training sessions have thus far been the best investment I've made to my health."

V. Villagomez

"I have been working out once a week with a personal trainer at CWSS for over four years. SuperSlow workouts are highly efficient and effective; people often confuse quality with quantity but not at SuperSlow. I often recommend CityWide SuperSlow to others because I believe in their focused approach to building strength and have had measurable improvements. The workouts are tough but well worth the effort; the time savings alone make it worthwhile. And the people are the icing on the cake! It's all about people and the team at CWSS is the best!"

Tom Wilson

"SuperSlow is the most efficient, effective workout available anywhere. 25 minutes per week, and I lost 30 lbs, 4 inches from my waist and I have continued to get in better shape … Denise and the entire team at CWSS are professional, terrific trainers…..Because of my success, my wife, father and mother have all started and all of them have had similar success. SuperSlow exercise at CityWide SuperSlow is simply the best exercise available anywhere in Chicagoland."

Marshall A. Gibbs

"After suffering from serious chronic lower back problems for years, including hospitalization, I joined CWSS in an effort to strengthen my lower back and improve my overall fitness. Since beginning SuperSlow three years ago, I have avoided serious back pain and at the same time, improved my overall conditioning. I enthusiastically recommend SuperSlow to anyone who has suffered from chronic lower back pain and is searching for an alternative or supplement to medical solutions."

Lang Neal