Healthy, Fabulous & SOCIAL-One woman's way of revolutionizing the cocktail hour

Healthy, Fabulous & SOCIAL-One woman's way of revolutionizing the cocktail hour
Who doesn’t love to get together, mingle and catch up with friends? For those of us seeking out a healthy lifestyle but also having an active social life we know at times it can be challenging.  That is exactly part of the reason why Leah Caplanis created the new drink, SOCIAL. Seven years ago Leah... Read more »

My Buick Verano Adventure

My Buick Verano Adventure
This last week you’ve probably run around celebrating the birthday of our great nation.  You’ve probably tried to balance work (or lack there of), family, friends and your workout! I, like you, had to balance all of these things in the week leading up to Fourth of July.  Buick, one of the oldest American automobile... Read more »

Tough Mudder Chicago kicks off today!

Tough Mudder Chicago kicks off today!
Chicagoans, Tough Mudder is finally here! You’ve either been training for it, heard about it or have no idea what I’m talking about. If you’re the latter, don’t worry, you’re about to get a little taste of what Tough Mudder is all about. I had the pleasure of chatting with Ben Johnson, Head of Communications... Read more »
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5 Healthy Soup Recipes in honor of National Soup Month

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It’s National Soup Month and nothing sounds tastier than a warm bowl of soup in these cold winter months of Chicago.  Here’s a few recipes to help fill that craving without increasing your pant size! I’ve compiled a few soup recipes from fitness sites and added one of my own favorites.  Enjoy and let me... Read more »

Mid-Week Inspiration: Koni Dole returns to the gridiron after leg amputation

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It’s a short work week so I’m throwing up some mid-week motivation.  This story is truly inspiring and amazing.  Koni Dole, a Huntley Project High School student, was injured playing football last year.  The doctors told him his base case scenario was to amputate his leg.  Can you imagine making that decision as an active... Read more »

I'm a Bright Pink Fab Fest Instructor

I'm a Bright Pink Fab Fest Instructor
I’m so excited to announce I am a Bright Pink Fab Fest Instructor this year.  I have been working with Bright Pink, a breast and ovarian cancer organization that educates women (and men for the women they love) on being proactive about their health, for over four years now. Fab Fest is in it’s fourth year... Read more »
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Motivation Monday: Gratitude

Motivation Monday: Gratitude
Good morning and happy Motivation Monday.  I encourage you to start your day off today with writing a list or taking a few minutes to think about all the things you are grateful for today.  Everyone has ups and downs and perhaps your list is not huge today, but you will have days that it... Read more »

Motivation Monday: Giving-Goombay Bash is 5 days away

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”~Mother Teresa It’s Motivation Monday and that means one of my favorite charity events, the Goombay Bash, is only 5 days away.  This year it is being held on Aug. 3rd (this Saturday) beginning at 5pm.  This event is truly one of... Read more »

Motivation Monday: Pain

Motivation Monday: Pain
It’s Motivation Monday today.  Pain is something everyone experiences at one point or another.  All we can truly do is make the best decisions for ourselves at any given point in time.  In terms of fitness and your workouts this statement is completely true.  It is up to you and you alone how you treat... Read more »
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Sign your girls up for Pom Camps with me July 8th-July 12th

Sign your girls up for Pom Camps with me July 8th-July 12th
It’s not too late to sign your daughters up for pom camps this summer.  I’m teaching my first five day camp starting next Monday July 8th-July 12th as well as a one day camp at the Bulls Sox Academy in Lisle.  I’ll be going over dance skills and routines as well as discussing topics like... Read more »
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    I am a personal trainer, Chicago Luvabull, Miss Illinois USA 2009 and actress. I contribute to the Red Eye Chicago 5 on 5 and Bulls TV. I am also the host of POWERADE ZERO Fit Club. I have a passion for fitness, dance, sports and philanthropy. I love this city and I'm ready to get you motivated and healthy!

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