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Ragnar Chicago: When the wurst is not the worst

After last year’s experience with Ragnar Chicago I knew I wanted to do it again but under MY terms. Which meant it was time for me to be a team captain. And, thus, the Wurst Ragnar Team Ever was born. Why the Wurst? Because a good chunk of us came from the Wurst Running Club... Read more »

West Loop Run Group [plus the Chicago Primal Gym Giveaway winner]

When I moved from Forest Park to the West Loop I was sad that I wouldn’t be within easy running distance of my running club’s meeting point. I looked for a new club in the West Loop but didn’t find anything. So when Swirlgear told me that the new West Loop triathlon store Live Grit... Read more »

Chicago Running Bloggers get fit with Chicago Primal Gym

On Tuesday night myself and three other Chicago Running Bloggers attended a complimentary class at Chicago Primal Gym located in Lakeview just off the Belmont stop. Chicago Primal Gym is run by Sean Griffin who has a passion for seeing his clients get results. And while, yes, he wants you to get stronger, he also... Read more »

Spin to Break the Cycle Event Review

Welcome to Spin to Break the Cycle! This fundraising event for World Sport Chicago did it up at the House of Blues in Chicago and filled the venue with spin bikes, participants, and cheer squads!
On Saturday, March 8th I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Spin to Break the Cycle event to raise money for World Sport Chicago. As a member of the media I didn’t have to fundraise but after attending I’m pretty sure I’ll want to next year! Why? Because the energy this group espouses and... Read more »

True2Life gets sweaty at Sweat on State strength training

True2Life gets sweaty at Sweat on State strength training
This week I found out about another fitness studio in Chicago via the True2Life group: Sweat on State. Sweat on State is located at State and Diversey in Chicago and is a combination of the Workout of the Day (WOD) paradigm and a high intensity interval training studio. What does that mean exactly? It means... Read more »

Five Things on Friday from Swirlgear, BTN 10K, True2Life, and Rock Solid Health

Some exciting stuff is going on in these parts and I wanted to share it with you. But, since my time (and yours, I’m sure) is limited, let’s do it in the form of a list! 1. I was recently able to take a class at Rock Solid Health in the Humbolt Park neighborhood of... Read more »

Win a free class at AIR Aerial Fitness Chicago!

Just last week I posted about my experience at AIR Aerial Fitness and so many of you thought it sounded like an awesome thing to try. Well, guess what? Now one of you can try it yourself for FREE!  Yes, AIR has been kind enough to offer one of my readers a free class at... Read more »

The New AIR Aerial Fitness in River North

The New AIR Aerial Fitness in River North
On Monday evening I trudged through the snow to attend my first class at the new AIR Aerial Fitness studio in River North. Thanks to the awesome minds behind the True2Life fitness group we were able to get this class for just $1. Oh, and before I go on, if you want to get in... Read more »

Thoughts on the 2014 Chicago Marathon Lottery Registration

Thoughts on the 2014 Chicago Marathon Lottery Registration
Okay, so, if you pay attention to the running scene at all in Chicago you’ve probably already heard that for 2014 the Chicago Marathon is going to a hybrid of guaranteed entry spots and lottery. From the Chicago Marathon website: Guaranteed Entry Opportunities Charity Program Those who opt to run for an official Chicago Marathon... Read more »

Wilson Fitness Review: A Great West Loop Addition

Wilson Fitness Review: A Great West Loop Addition
Back in November I cashed in a Groupon/LivingSocial/Whatever deal for this new fitness studio called Wilson Fitness Studios that opened up literally less than 70 yards from my apartment building. I mean, seriously. How could I NOT try that out? So, I did. And here’s my Wilson Fitness review. Wilson Fitness is run by Jessica... 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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