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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 »

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 »

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 »
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How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets

How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets
One time last summer I tried stand-up paddle boarding. The guys staying at the vacation house next to the one we were in had some paddle boards and they offered to let me try it. Let’s just say I got a lot of lake water up my nose in the process as I fell off... Read more »

Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo

Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo
Back in 2009 I was a newer member of the Oak Park Runners Club and I joined a small group for trail run one Sunday morning. Still on the slower side compared to many of the other runners I was by myself for a bit but was enjoying my first single track trail run. Towards... Read more »

The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K

The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K
I’ve become a much savvier racer over the years.  Not only do I understand how to actually run a good race in terms of moving my feet and pacing myself, I also understand how to RUN a good race.  As in, the logistics that make a race work smoothly for the participants.  After running or... 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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