Posts tagged "strength training"

Why weightlifting makes me feel awesome

Why weightlifting makes me feel awesome
So yesterday I wrote a post about something I’m not very good at. As a nice counterbalance, how about a post on something I am good at? You know, it’s actually a little bit difficult to write about something you’re really good at without trying to be humble. I can come up with all sorts... Read more »

You can have abs or you can have a life, but you can't have both

As I ¬†mentioned a few months ago, I’ve been following a specific weight lifting plan and diet that has, overall, changed my body in ways that I like. Then, recently I read a blog post recently from a writer who wrote: You will become who you surround yourself with. If you hang around people who... Read more »

Thinner, Leaner, Stronger: 10 things I've learned by going by the book

Thinner, Leaner, Stronger: 10 things I've learned by going by the book
I mentioned in my last post in October that I’d purchased the book Thinner, Leaner, Stronger and a meal plan in order to see what would happen. So far I can say the following after using the meal plan and work outs from the book for approximately six weeks or so: 1. I have lost... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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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