Archive for August 2015

2 Minute Lesson: How to do Double-Unders on the Jump Rope

2 Minute Lesson: How to do Double-Unders on the Jump Rope
Double-unders are a super popular fitness skill since Cross Fit exploded about 5 years ago in the United States.  Even the past couple Cross Fit Games included the double-under in their competition line-up.  I have even heard that this staple exercise might evolve into a triple-under! I have been jumping rope since 3rd grade.  Like... Read more »

5 Reasons to Visit the West Loop Art Fest this Weekend

West Loop Art Fest Music Schedule
I have lived and owned a business in the West Loop for almost 15 years.  My path to work would be east on Washington and then dodge and maneuver the lines of Oprah fans. Today, it is filled with hipsters walking to work, food trucks leaving for the day and strollers everywhere. The West Loop... Read more »

3 Affordable Ideas for an Active Birthday Party in Chicago

3 Affordable Ideas for an Active Birthday Party in Chicago
Hosting a kid’s birthday party is expensive these days.  If you have several children, or if their birthdays are close together it can be financially challenging for a parent.  I own a business that puts on active theme-driven birthday parties.   Although we are not the most expensive place to have your party, indoor kids... Read more »
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2 Exercises to Increase Your Kid's Speed

There is something cool about being fast.  Regardless of the sport your child plays, speed is an absolute skill that will enhance their performance.  I only have a few years of watching my kids play sports because they are so young, but it so clear that speed is a skill.  Running mechanics do not come... Read more »