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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 »

Advanced Speed Training Techniques - Faster is Better!

Advanced Speed Training Techniques - Faster is Better!
Speed training is the most popular form of training for the youth athletic market.   No matter what sport your child loves, they need to continue to become faster and stronger.   If you want to improve your child’s overall performance in their sport, you need to place value on their athletic development, not just playing more... Read more »

15 of Chicago's Best Birthday Parties for Kids

15 of Chicago's Best Birthday Parties for Kids
15 of Chicago’s Best Birthday Parties for Kids If you have kid’s born in Chicago’s cold weather months then you are always looking for great places to host their birthday party.  Chicago offers so many great places for kid’s birthday parties.  Although I enjoy the outdoor, park-based parties, it is hard to plan for them... Read more »
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5 Reasons to Attend the West Loop Art Fest

5 Reasons to Attend the West Loop Art Fest
5 Reasons to Attend the West Loop Art Fest There are a lot of great reasons to hang out in the West Loop.  The constant changing face of the various corners makes each visit to the West Loop refreshing.  This weekend is the highly anticipated West Loop Art Fest (Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and... Read more »

Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race and the best races coming up!

Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race and the best races coming up!
Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race. 5K races are a perfect event for an active kid that works out on a regular basis.  Do not worry if your kid is not doing a lot of road work right now, you can get them ready in a few weeks. ... Read more »

If your kid is an athlete, 4 things you need to know.

If your kid is an athlete, 4 things you need to know.
If your kid is an athlete and loves playing sports, do not discourage them from athletics.  Your kid’s love of sports and willingness to complete their homework weekly while still attending workouts, team practices and games is a display of great discipline.  If you notice your child smiling during all of this – accept that... Read more »
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Please Learn Active Shooter Defense

Please Learn Active Shooter Defense
You can not control what others do, but you can control what you know and what you would do. Today’s, early morning violence in Orlando demonstrates the absolute need for everyone to learn how to defend themselves against an active killer.  Earlier this year, I hosted an Active Killer Defense Training that was led by... Read more »

Understanding the NFL Combine

Understanding the NFL Combine
Hey sports fans- here is a breakdown of the combine.  If you follow ESPN, I am sure you have been hearing the word combine.  Most people are only familiar with the NFL combine  – where prospective athletes showcase their physical skills with hopes of being positioned well in the draft. The performance of these athletes... 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 »
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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 »