What Does Death Teach Us?

I usually don’t write a lot of personal posts here but I felt the need today to talk with you about something that recently happened in my life. It relates to our health and fitness but in many so ways is much bigger than anything I ever write about here. 8 months ago, my wife... Read more »

Free Circuit Workout: No Weights Needed

Free Circuit Workout: No  Weights Needed
Hey guys, A great circuit workout that you can easily fit into your daily routine could be the difference between maintaining your goal weight and falling off the wagon. It doesn’t take long to perform but can help you maintain blood flow, challenge your muscles and burn an extra 300-500 calories a day. So I... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Kickoff and Nike's New Running Gear

CALLING ALL RUNNERS! This Saturday, June 18th, Nike kicks off the journey to the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon at Soldier Field. There will be special guests on hand, including Chicago Bears’ own Earl Bennett to help inspire this year’s runners. All runners are welcome to share in the experience even if you are... Read more »
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Strong Legs: Xerdisc Squats

This one is a killer…it looks harmless and very easy but I’m telling you, this exercise will tear up your legs. You will initially feel this in your quads but try and sit into your heel on the disc and push through your mid-foot and heel as you come up out of the squats. The... Read more »

Windy City CrossFit: A Look Inside

Windy City CrossFit: A Look Inside
If you’re a health and fitness nut like me, a weekend warrior trying to get in better shape or someone new to the workout seen looking to get into a fitness regiment, chances are you’ve heard of CrossFit. CrossFit is one of the fastest growing fitness brands and training methods since Jane Fonda strapped on... Read more »

Stretch That Tight Butt!

If you’re like most runners, the last few days have been an awesome change from the terrible winter we endured. If you’re also like a lot of runners I know, you’re not stretching and applying foam rolling techniques like you should be to maintain healthy fascial tissue, joints and muscles. So, as a reminder today... Read more »
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WINDY CITY CROSSFIT: Murph Day

In honor of our fallen soldiers and all of those who have served this country, this Saturday, June 4th WINDY CITY CROSSFIT will be holding their 3rd annual “Murph Day” at their facility at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave. just off of Irving Park road. For a small donation, anyone can come out and participate in... Read more »

Try This Core Exercise At Home!

The other day I was messing around at home trying to come up with some different core exercises to do for myself and my clients to get those abs in shape for summer. I myself love all variations of planks, so I thought about how I could make a plank more difficult for people if... Read more »

Still Not Eating Breakfast?

Still Not Eating Breakfast?
As hard as it is for me to believe, fewer than 1/2 the people in America eat breakfast regularly. Even with all of the proven health benefits of eating a healthy breakfast, the majority of the people in this country don’t eat breakfast…and let alone a healthy one. Below are some stats I found on... Read more »
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THE BEST Exercise For Strengthening Your Legs

The single-leg squat is arguably the best exercise for building strong legs. There are countless articles from fitness experts that identify the benefits of single-leg squats. The biggest problem with single-leg squats is that most people don’t have the strength or stability to do even a “body weight” single-leg squat. So, in the video below... Read more »