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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 »

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday
                              It’s the beginning of the week and that means a little motivation monday to help get your week started.  Not that there’s not a lot going on to help get you excited about the week; for starters the Blackhawks have... Read more »

Jillian Michaels' "Maximize Your Life" Tour hits Chicago this Friday

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This week Jillian Michaels is heading to Chicago for her “Maximize your Life” tour.  I was thrilled when I heard Jillian was making Chicago one of her stops.  In addition to Jillian Michaels‘ appearance on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” for 11 seasons, she is also a top selling author selling more than 3.5 million books... Read more »
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Ab Exercise: Fitness Exercise of the Week

Ab Exercise: Fitness Exercise of the Week
This week’s fitness exercise is all about the abs.  Summer is around the corner and we got a taste of it this week.  Just because it’s rainy out today doesn’t mean you can stop your summer fitness goals.  Begin this exercise by laying on your back with one arm stretched out directly to your side... Read more »