Posts in category "Fitness Classes"

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs
A lot of people start exercising in a group fitness class, or with a home video, and assume it’s supposed to be “Simon Says.”  They assume that you need to be doing all of the repetitions, the same amount of weight, the same speed, the same version of the move, etc., and if they aren’t... 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 »

Kia Kaha. Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!

Kia Kaha.  Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!
This past weekend I attended the certification for Body Pump.  I’ve gone through plenty of certifications, but I think this one is actually the hardest one I’ve ever done… for a number of reasons.  However, I learned and re-learned quite a few lessons and I want to take a moment to share my experience with... Read more »
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Salutation Nation Happens THIS Saturday! Free Yoga!

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“On Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 9 am your local time, roll out your mat and do yoga. Join your community to move, breathe, connect and get your downdog on!” Go to http://www.salutationnation.com/ to find the one closest to you!  The Chicago one is happening at the Oak Street Beach.  You can RSVP on Facebook,... Read more »

Help A Local Chicago Pilates Instructor Earn Internet Fame!

Help A Local Chicago Pilates Instructor Earn Internet Fame!
Local Chicago pilates instructor and studio owner, Jennifer Golden Zumann, is in the running to be the next Pilates Anytime instructor, and she needs your votes! VOTE FOR JENNIFER Who is Jennifer?  Jennifer is the co-owner of Pilates Chicago (http://www.pilateschicago.net/), a great pilates studio in Rogers Park.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer and... Read more »

Group Fitness Class Etiquette?

Group Fitness Class Etiquette?
There is a protocol that should be followed in order to make sure that you and your classmates have the best possible experience when attending a group fitness class.  Sure, when I write this I may sound like a disgruntled instructor who gets offended when people show up late and leave early… but this post... Read more »
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My Weekend With Shaun T

My Weekend With Shaun T
This past weekend I had the honor of attending the EMPOWER Fusion fitness convention and going through a STRIDE training with Shaun T (famed for Insanity and Hip Hop Abs).  I had worked out with Shaun T in the past, both on video and in person, but I never really had the opportunity to spend... Read more »

Give Yourself A Weekly Challenge

So, I decided to give myself a pretty intense weekly challenge this week.  “Why?” you may ask.  Because I know that if I can do something for a week, then there is no reason I can’t make positive lifestyle choices on a regular basis.  Maybe the reason you’ve slacked on your own goals is because... Read more »

Sexy Fitness Fun

Let’s face it, a big reason that LOTS of people want to exercise is so that they will look good.  Of course, the main reason we should all be doing it is for taking care of ourselves from the inside out, but it also feels good to look good.  There are many ways to get... Read more »
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Groupon and Swoop For Fitness Deals!

I’m a member of both Groupon.com and YouSwoop.com, and I tell ya… if you aren’t signed up for those yet, you should be!  You can get some really SWEET deals from them!  Today’s deal on Groupon is for Flirty Girl Fitness. $50 for three classes, a “flirtini,” three valet parking passes, and a manicure… that’s... Read more »