Posts in category "Chicago fitness"

Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?

Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?
A lot of people workout by going to gyms.  A lot of these same people complain when things aren’t kept clean, put back where they belong, or any number of things.  Let me tell you, puppies, that is on you!  One of the main reasons things get out of order at gyms is because we... Read more »

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength
Push-ups are the nemesis of many who pursue fitness.  Whenever I’m teaching a class and announce that it’s time for push-ups, there’s usually an array of various groans from around the room due to people not really wanting to do them.  The reason a lot of people don’t want to do push-ups is because, well,... Read more »

Must Haves For Home Fitness

Must Haves For Home Fitness
A lot of people think that in order to exercise at home they need to get some big, fancy, home strength training system.  Or, some big, clunky, piece of home cardio equipment.  That is NOT the case, though!  In fact, I would try to talk you out of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on... Read more »
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The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »

The Benefits Of Working Out With A Partner/Buddy & Great Couples Fitness Ideas

The Benefits Of Working Out With A Partner/Buddy & Great Couples Fitness Ideas
It’s no brain science… having an accountability partner with exercise and nutrition is VERY valuable.  If you are part of a couple (married, relationship, siblings, or even simply friends) you will find great support if you can get the other person on the bandwagon with you!  So, rather than fall victim to the same ol’... Read more »

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Fitness Deals From Beachbody

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are huge shopping days for people to find special deals, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to make sure you knew about these specials. It’s not often that Beachbody programs go on sale for this much, and they’ve given me the chance to offer these special prices to you,... Read more »
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Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!

Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!
It’s time to put down the baby rattles (what I like to call those puny little weights) and actually challenge your body.  Worried about bulk!?  Worry not!  I can tell you that I constantly challenge myself to lift heavier, and the heavier I am lifting, the more definition and shape my body is getting.  I... Read more »

Exercise? But... but... I don't wanna!

Exercise?  But... but... I don't wanna!
Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when... Read more »

Do You Track Your Workouts For Results? Stop Wasting Your Time...

… and by “stop wasting your time,” I mean that you are wasting your time if you aren’t tracking your progress and results. All too often I see people going to a gym, or doing a home workout, and just throwing their bodies around not really knowing what they did, what weight they were really... Read more »
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Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...
Let’s face it, going out to eat is a time-honored tradition that most people are unwilling (or unable) to give up.  I know that we hear, “It’s healthier to cook at home,” all the time, but sometimes we just want/need to go out to eat.  Sure, lots of restaurants have their “fit” or “light fare”... Read more »