Archive for June 2012

Want to burn 700 calories? Jump Rope

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I love jumping rope. I teach everyone I train how to and force them to practice.  It is comparable to running as a cardiovascular workout, but more fun!  One of my instructors teaching a 45 minute weight and jump rope class burned over 700 calories in her class (according to her heart rate monitor).  This  37 years old female instructor teaches this class in an interval format. Each rope round is 2 minutes in length.  There are several places throughout the city of Chicago that use jump ropes in their workouts.  My question: Are you adding it to your routine...

Healthy & Delicious Dishes at Taste of Randolph

The summer street fairs could kill someone’s figure.  The food Chicago offers up is always fantastic.  Living in a city with so many restaurants is tough if you are committed to also having the body you desire.  But if enjoying the spirits offered at street fairs is as important as savoring the culinary creations –... Read more »

FREE: The SHAPE Summer Beach Tour, Saturday, June 16th

The best thing about summer in Chicago is the numerous events that are FREE!  From Movies in the Park, to Summer Dance, art fairs, street fair and even killer workout festivals, Chicagoans should never be at a loss of a social life between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This Saturday, June 16th enjoy our skyline... Read more »
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Celebrity Trainer: Jeanette Jenkins at SHAPE event this weekend at North Ave Beach!

Celebrity Trainer: Jeanette Jenkins at SHAPE event this weekend at North Ave Beach!
Jeanette Jenkins will be teaching workout classes this weekend at the SHAPE Summer Beach Tour this weekend, Saturday, June 16th.  The event is sponsored by the #1 women's active lifestyle magazine SHAPE.  It will be held at Chicago's beautiful North Ave.Beach.  Jeanette will be teaching a Bikini Bootcamp class.    To get more details and join in on the fun click here. To learn more about Jeanette and her philosophy on training check out the short interview I did with her...

The secret to a bikini body

The secret to a bikini body
The secret to a bikini body is building muscle.  I think a lot of people go for a bikini body all wrong.  Muscle is where it is at whether you are a man or a woman!  Why you ask instead of simply weight loss across the board?  The answer is simple.  Build more muscle, you... Read more »