Another Strategy for Anti-Aging

Another Strategy for Anti-Aging
Written By Susan Shen and Katalin Ogren The average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.7 years. Women live on average to about 81.2 years and men a little less, 78.8 years. 50 years ago, men lived only to 67 and women to 73 years ago. The fact that humans have managed to increase their... Read more »

7 Tips to Becoming a World Class Track & Field Athlete

7 Tips to Becoming a World Class Track & Field Athlete
I attended the Annual Parisi Speed School, Speed and Strength Summit in Fair Lawn, New Jersey with my Parisi Speed School staff. This educational opportunity began with a three-hour workshop on how to motivate and inspire young athletes. We learned games, tricks and techniques to make the time we spend with a kid effective, memorable... Read more »

7 Tips for Post-Marathon Recovery

7 Tips for Post-Marathon Recovery
About 40,000+ runners participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For runners that follow a perfect training regiment, there will still be the need for active recovery treatments.   Post-marathon recovery should include physical and mental methods of recovery.   Many runners experience delayed onset muscle soreness. This is when the body begins to hurt 3... Read more »
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A Win for Small Business Owner, Bernie Lecocq of River North Gym

A Win for Small Business Owner, Bernie Lecocq of River North Gym
I had the opportunity to meet many small business owners in Chicago when I attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. During the introduction portion of orientation there was one common sentiment, “it ain’t easy doing business here.”   I have read that the economic landscape in Chicago is not much different than other big... Read more »

10 Guidelines for Youth Strength Training

10 Guidelines for Youth Strength Training
All kids should be involved in a fitness or exercise program. Although many kids participate in sports, their practices and games do not guarantee that they are exercising for the recommended 60 minutes a day. According to American College of Sports Medicine, kids should be working out at a moderate to high intensity on a... Read more »

Breaking News! The Greatest Discovery in Exercise Science

Breaking News!  The Greatest Discovery in Exercise Science
Here is the Future of Fitness Imagine every minute of your workout being results-driven and having to spend less time exercising in order to lose weight. The Method CRA-Test®  allows a person to look at their individual unique metabolic fingerprint at a cellular level. Although great trainers help with providing the programming to achieve fitness and performance... Read more »
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3 Lame Excuses Not to Workout

3 Lame Excuses Not to Workout
The author Jenny Han wrote,  “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” In Chicago, it sure seems to be true.  Memorial Day to Labor Day in Chicago marks the best time to burn the candle at both ends. I feel there is nothing I can’t take on during the summer... Read more »

Calling All High School Football Players: Rivals Football Combine Hits Chicago May 27th

Calling All High School Football Players: Rivals Football Combine Hits Chicago May 27th
Rivals Combine Hits Chicago This Weekend Sports performance training has experienced prolific growth in the past 3 years. Organizations like the National Collegiate Scouting Association, The Parisi Speed School Franchise and Rivals have helped to shape the process of collegiate recruitment for young athletes. NCSA is the largest recruiting network. For over 15 years, they... Read more »

Keep Your Daughter Safe:Girl's Self-Defense & Anti-Bully Camp

Keep Your Daughter Safe:Girl's Self-Defense & Anti-Bully Camp
I recently hosted a Girl’s Self-Defense and Anti-Bullying camp at my gym in the West Loop. This topic has been on our docket for a long time, but it wasn’t until a friend reached out to me about 5 days after the Presidential election that I expedited its creation. Without inciting a political discussion, he... Read more »
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Poisoned Halloween Candy - True or False?

Poisoned Halloween Candy - True or False?
DO WE NEED TO REALLY WORRY ABOUT POISONED HALLOWEEN CANDY ? The urban legend “never take candy from strangers,”  has been passed on for decades.  Oddly, there are hardly any cases of poisoned candy.  However, in 1974 there was a case of a boy dying from a cyanide-laced Pixy Stix while trick or treating.  However,... Read more »