Archive for September 2013

Why I Think You Should Cancel Your Gym Membership

I'm trying out <a href="http://crosstownfitness.com/">Crosstown Fitness</a> in the West Loop this Friday.
When I was in college my mom gave me some good advice. “Get into the habit of being active now. It’s so hard to do when you’re older.” This one piece of advice has stuck with me for years and years. It’s why I joined a gym right out of college. It’s why I took... Read more »

More Chicago 5Ks: Blackhawks Mad Dash to Madison and Oktoberfest 5K

Last week was another week of multiple 5Ks. I mean, it wasn’t 5 5Ks in 5 Days or anything but I did run two Chicago 5Ks. Mad Dash to Madison 5K The first was the Chicago Blackhawks Training Festival Mad Dash to Madison on Monday, September 16th. Apparently this event usually takes place on a... Read more »

Essential Fitness: The Best Workout North of Chicago

A few years ago my friend Kim started working out with Brian, a personal trainer from Essential Fitness who did home visits. Then Brian built his own studio for Essential Fitness and started offering group strength training classes. Then Kim become a personal trainer herself and began teaching her own classes at the studio! This... Read more »
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Why You Should Support This Chicago Based Kickstarter for Swirlgear

Many of you probably know that I am a Brand Ambassador for Swirlgear, a company that empowers women by creating running apparel for women runners, by women runners. We are a brand new, women owned company out of Chicago. Three weeks ago we launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our killer next line... Read more »
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    Erin Vandenberg

    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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