Posts tagged "Workouts"

Healthy and Happy in Chicago: The Year of Me!

Healthy and Happy in Chicago: The Year of Me!
“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes... Read more »

Burn Fat and Increase Muscle with this Mini-Workout

Burn Fat and Increase Muscle with this Mini-Workout
It’s time! Burn fat and increase muscle with this mini workout. A lot of exercises are great at burning calories, but not necessarily fat. In fact, research suggests that too much slow and steady endurance work could eat away at valuable muscle, ultimately lowering metabolism.  If you’re not seeing results with your workouts, give one... Read more »

Uptown's Core Power Yoga is Ready for Your Sweat!

Uptown's Core Power Yoga is Ready for Your Sweat!
Core Power Yoga studios seem to be popping up everywhere in Chicago, with 12 locations, including the latest edition that opened on Friday in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood on Broadway, just north of Montrose. With my yoga mat in hand, I thought I’d go check out the new studio. I’ve never taken a class at Core... Read more »
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NOW I Get Why Chicago is CrossFit Crazy

NOW I Get Why Chicago is CrossFit Crazy
Never underestimate how fit you can get by just using your own body weight. Yesterday I walked into Windy City CrossFit for a complimentary intro class. I know a lot of people who do CrossFit regularly.  The two things I noticed among all of these people is 1) they never seem unhappy or bored with... Read more »

Sculpt, Shape and Lengthen with The Bar Method

Sculpt, Shape and Lengthen with The Bar Method
When a new fitness facility pops up in the neighborhood – and everyone is talking about it – you should check it out, right? For a few years I’ve had clients tell me the love The Bar Method. They emphatically talked about how it changed their body – quite literally – and was a phenomenal workout. Fast... Read more »

POW! A Fun, Fierce Workout in the West Loop

POW! A Fun, Fierce Workout in the West Loop
I had a chance to go check out POW in the West Loop over the weekend. POW is a mixed martial arts facility, and has been  a part of the neighborhood for ten years. I’ve always been interested in pursuing something in the general area of mixed martial arts, but didn’t have time and certainly... Read more »
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