Posts in category "holiday gifts"

Sharing the holiday spirit: My Dream Giving Wish List

Sharing the holiday spirit: My Dream Giving Wish List
With the winter holidays in full swing, it is a time for giving to others and spreading good cheer. It is also a time to be selfless and help others in need who may not have the best circumstances. I have been reading a lot of article and watching videos of people being “Secret Santas”... Read more »

12 Days of Fit-mas!

12 pairs of running socks - Everyone always needs socks...
It is my favorite time of the year! The snow….well, the lack of it. The holiday cheer. The GIFTS! It is not too late to give someone something that will bring health and fitness into the life. The start of the new year in 2012 is fast approaching. It is not too early to start... Read more »

12 Active Days of Christmas

12 Active Days of Christmas
It has been awhile since I have posted anything. I completely apologize because it has been insanely busy.  Physical therapy and TWO graduate school classes = OVERLOAD! Now that’s all done….for now, I will be able to have more energy and time to post I think this is the most enjoyable post that I have come... Read more »
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    Greetings, Chicago Suburbanites! Welcome to Active Suburbia! My name is Denise, but I am known as Firefly, Red, and "Hey there". I will be your tour guide to everything active within the Chicago suburbs. In this blog, I will be your guide to places within the Chicagoland Suburbs that will help lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of fun too. In fact, studies have shown that reading this blog will bring a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and burn those last nasty 5 lbs that you can't get off. (Ok, everything's true except for the last one that hasn't been proved.....YET, but I am determined to make it true.) Here's a short introduction about myself: I am a very active person. You can say that I have endurance, determination, grit, and hard work in my bones. I enjoy running and cycling. I have completed a couple of marathons, half-marathons, 5K's, etc in my running career. I also enjoy trying most things active and willing to explore if I have to. I enjoy checking out the trails near me and doing a lot of running. I also enjoy teaching Pilates and yoga. I am also a suburbanite living in the awesome suburb of Berwyn. I am a suburban girl at heart and love every minute of it. I originally grew up in the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. I am also a die-hard sports fan and enjoy the competitive nature of it. I love baseball, college and professional football, and even hockey. I am always interested in finding more fun places within the Chicago suburbs. If you know of a gem, shoot me an e-mail at You can also follow me on Twitter too.

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