Posts in category "Fitness Gifts"

10 Holiday Gifts for the Cross-Fitter

Athlete's Pak from ISAGENIX, $258
Cross-fitters have become a sub-culture within the fitness industry.  Although they are not the first or only group to follow a constantly varied, functional, high-intensity workout regiment, they have popularized and even globalized this style of workout.  CrossFit as a modality of training appeals to a wide group of people who now make up a... Read more »

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!
Most likely someone on your Christmas list is a health conscious person who does workout or is ready to begin making changes.  Finding a great gift that suits their lifestyle is a considerate way to spend money.  So let’s try to give you a guide that will help you avoid wasting your money.  This list... Read more »

5 Best Fitness Gadgets

1.	Iron Gym Pull Up Bar ($30, target.com)- this is the best $30 my husband has ever spent on fitness equipment.  Despite owning a gym, he is a sucker for gadgets.  This pull up bar works fantastic.  It does not ruin my doorframe and had held up for a couple years now considering it gets used 2-3 times a week.
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8 Best Health-Driven Holiday Gifts:Affordable Online Deals for Today

8 Best Health-Driven Holiday Gifts:Affordable Online Deals for Today
I go through phases where I am addicted to online deal shopping.  Many times however, I end up over-accumulating coupons, forget about them and lose their value.  But, when I buy them for someone else, I get the enjoyment of buying something for a great price without the risk of forgetting about them myself.  So... Read more »

Favorite Fitness Gear From Club Industry Show

Here is a great way to diversify the use of the wheel.  It is commonly used for wheel barrow exercises.  But this hamstring curl is a sure way to tighten up the back of your legs and strengthen your lower back.
As I mentioned, the Club Industry Show was at the McCormick Place this past week.  It is a mix of educational seminars and lectures on all topics relevant to running or owning a fitness business, and then there are practical application classes and demos that are part of the expo.  The expo is free to... Read more »

Club Industry 2011 at Chicago's McCormick Place

Club Industry (CI) was just in Chicago this weekend.  At Chicago’s beautiful McCormick Place, CI offered both an expo and a series of educational courses in every area of the fitness industry:  business development, wellness, training application, management and trends.  As a fitness professional and educator, I have been both a presenter and an attendee... Read more »
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Need a Father's Day Gift? 6 Health Driven Presents

Do you wish your dad were a bit healthier?  Perhaps more fit?  Does he take good enough care of his body? Do you remind him about his father -  just to tease him? I thought I would compile some great healthy father’s day gifts for you. Services from local Chicago-land businesses. Does your Dad need to... Read more »