Posts tagged "strength training"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Crosstown Fitness Will Kick Your Butt

Crosstown Fitness Will Kick Your Butt
Crosstown Fitness is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood on the revitalized stretch of Madison Avenue between Halsted and Racine. The gym features an open room covered in Astroturf, a wall of treadmills, a wall of TRX straps, and assorted shelves of medicine balls, kettlebells, dumbbells, and weight bars. There’s also a smoothie station as... 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 »

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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Yoga Loft: Way More than Yoga

Yoga Loft: Way More than Yoga
Welcome to Yoga Loft Chicago.  Hang up your coat, stash your shoes, grab a mat, and get ready to sweat.  No, this isn’t hot yoga.  In fact, it isn’t even yoga the way you imagine it at all.  It’s Yoga Sculpt.  Your instructor this evening is Tim.  And tomorrow you will be sore.  And you... 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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