Archive for January 2016

Boxing is the Best Workout Ever!

Boxing is the Best Workout Ever!
If getting in shape was one of your New Year’s Resolutions – I hope it includes boxing group fitness classes.  Boxing workouts are the best bang for your buck!  They burn between 600-700 calories and work the entire body.  I’ve been boxing for 26 years.  I got turned onto boxing at the University of Illinois... Read more »

5 Great Saturday Family Date Nights in Chicago

5 Great Saturday Family Date Nights in Chicago
It is challenging to plan a great Saturday night for your family during the winter months in Chicago.  During May to October the city of Chicago is full of events, exhibits and festivals that consume every minute of your weekends.  During the rest of the year, school is in session and the weather shackles many... Read more »

Learn to Climb a Rope: Progressions for body weight exercises

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Body weight training has become one of the biggest trends in fitness for the last several years.  There is no shortage of body weight workouts available online.  It is time to progress from the basics and learn exercises like climbing a rope.  Although modalities of training vary, using your body weight to create the challenge... Read more »
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Have kid's birthday parties gotten out of hand? Here are some tips.

Have kid's birthday parties gotten out of hand?  Here are some tips.
Kids’ birthday parties are very mentally-consuming for moms.  Most moms hope they plant a seed-o-fun and it grows into an unforgettable memory.   As a mother of three and Owner of POW! Kids, I think  kid’s birthday parties have gotten out of hand.  I sympathize with the moms that call my kid’s business with a... Read more »

5 Mistakes Coaches Make and 5 Improvements to be Better

5 Mistakes Coaches Make and 5 Improvements to be Better
I think most parents are grateful for their kid’s coaches.  It is not a great paying job (often no pay) and kids require an enormous amount of energy.  Nonetheless, paid coaches and volunteers must still adhere to a code of professionalism when taking on this responsibility. Coaching is a position where you motivate as you... Read more »