Archive for September 2012

Race Volunteering - A Way to Give Back

Race Volunteering - A Way to Give Back
This past Saturday I was up before the sun.  Not so I could get in my own workout but so I could support other people who were!   (Although, I did ride my bike to the event and home so I got in 12+ miles of cycling.)   A colleague of mine was helping to... Read more »

Posture Perfect Pilates

Posture Perfect Pilates
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I recently discovered Posture Perfect Pilates in the South Loop.  I’d only taken one Piloxing class but last night I went for an actual Pilates class.     The studio isn’t that large so once the five of us attending the class spread out our mats there was barely any... Read more »

Piloxing in Chicago

Piloxing in Chicago
Have you heard of Piloxing?  No?  Well, here’s what you’re missing:   “Join the latest Hollywood Celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image.”   –Piloxing.com... Read more »
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Chicago Half Marathon Magic

Chicago Half Marathon Magic
For the third year in a row I’ve tackled the Chicago Half Marathon.  And for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on it’s still one of my favorite races.  Why can’t I figure it out?  Well, let’s see.   Pros * Unlike many of the other races in the city of Chicago, this one... Read more »

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Marathon

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Marathon
In 2009 when I was contemplating which marathon to run for my 30th birthday I ended up volunteering at the Chicago Marathon at the mile 18 water station.     How did I end up there?  Well, I’d recently joined the Oak Park Runners Club and they’ve been manning an aid station for the Chicago... Read more »

Flywheel - Spinning on a Whole New Level

Flywheel - Spinning on a Whole New Level
I admit, I’ve only ever taken one spin class.  You know, that indoor cycling thing where the instructor tells you to up your bike’s resistance, stand up, pedal harder, etc? However, since I’ve been running less I’ve really been getting into cycling more.  And when I heard about Flywheel from three people in one week... Read more »
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    I'm a 30-something who decided to get off the elliptical and expand my fitness horizons. Since moving to Chicago in 2008 I've run marathons and biked miles. I've done group fitness classes and lifted weights on my own. And now I want to share my fitness finds with you!

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