Posts tagged "weightloss"

Top Fitness Gifts For Beginners And Advocates This Christmas

FitBit Fitness Tracking Device.
There are lots of calorie counting devices out there, but this one seems to be the easiest to use at the best price.  I haven't tried it, myself, but I've tried others.  My friend, who uses this device, says it's great because it's tiny, it syncs with devices great (and with MyFitnessPal.com), it's accurate, it has a great social function, and so much more. I'm thinking I may have to get one for myself (because I've been underwhelmed by the BodyBugg, BodyMedia, and Nike Fuel Band options).
http://www.fitbit.com/
(you can read my friend's full review of this device here: http://geekfitguy.tumblr.com/post/36075253611/my-first-day-with-the-fitbit-one)
Fitness is a touchy subject when it comes to giving people gifts, as you don’t want to risk offending someone or getting someone something that they didn’t ask for.  That being said, before I get into my gift suggestions, I want to give you some tips for when it comes to buying fitness related gifts... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions... What's Yours? Get Specific!

It’s about this time of year that people start thinking RESOLUTIONS, because we are elbow deep in Holiday treats and, for many, a little extra padding.  I admit that I fall into the trap as well as I just can’t pass up a tasty home made Christmas cookie (or wine, let’s face it).  So, I’ve... Read more »

Skadoosh!

I’ve gotten good feedback on this particular blog in other locations that I’ve blogged in the past… so, I thought I’d post it here on Chicago Now for the first time.  I hope you enjoy reading it as others have!  I surely enjoyed writing it. Skadoosh! There is no secret ingredient… There is no charge... Read more »
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TURBO FIRE is out now and selling fast!

TURBO FIRE is out now and selling fast!
Well, it appears that Beachbody has released their newest home fitness program, TURBO FIRE two days early!  I hear it’s sold over 1,200 copies in less than 2 hours!  This puppy is HOT and will make you sweat!  People know Chalene Johnson and her proven systems for home fitness… so, they are grabbing this program... Read more »

TURBO FIRE Launch Party in Chicago on June 26th

TURBO FIRE Launch Party in Chicago on June 26th
TURBO FIRE brings HIIT (high intensity interval training) home in a fun way! A new fitness program is coming out from Beachbody® and Chalene Johnson (creators of Turbo Jam® and ChaLEAN Extreme®)!  TURBO FIRE® is following the trend of the high-intensity fitness programs that are taking the home market by storm, lately (can we say... Read more »

New Fitness DVD Release: BODY GOSPEL

“The inspirational Body Gospel workouts, set to chart-topping gospel music, combine the power of your faith with your desire to lose weight and get fit.” Body Gospel has hit the market today.  It’s the newest DVD release from Beachbody (also known for series such as P90X, Insanity, Slim in 6, Brazil Butt Lift, Turbo Jam,... Read more »
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Fitness at Home Product Review: BODYBUGG

Chalene Johnson, creator of Turbo Kick, PiYo, Hip Hop Hustle, Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire. Check out her bodybugg review at her blog I’m sure that some of you have heard of this product already, especially if you are a fan of “The Biggest Loser.”  What IS a bodybugg and what does it do? Now... Read more »

Belly Dance for Fitness!

Shimmy yourself thin with Belly Dancing books, videos and live classes! There are many ways out there to get fit and have a blast while doing so (not to mention learning new skills in the process).  One of my favorites is Belly Dancing.  I actually got into Belly Dancing a while back, myself, and took... Read more »

5 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Desserts

If I find an article worth sharing, I will!  People always struggle with dessert.  It’s a natural tendency to want to finish off meals with something sweet.  However, “sweet” doesn’t have to be the enemy.  Check out this great article with 5 dessert ideas that won’t bust your budget or your belt buckle. Many of... Read more »
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Get Outside, Chicago!

Fitness Outdoors   In case you haven’t noticed, Spring is FINALLY here!  This means that those of us living with cabin fever can get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.  The city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs offer lots of great ways to get active outdoors.  See my list of recommended spots to... Read more »