Archive for September 2011

Pushing your weight around can leave you depressed; secrets to losing 100 pounds

As a personal trainer and fitness spokesperson, I have many people reach out for help and advice.  Last year I met Jeff Jones.  He called recently to let me know that I inspired him to get moving and less than a year later, he’s lost almost an entire person.   Here is his story: Andrea:... Read more »

Sweat with a purpose - class Saturday, October 1st, ChicagoIf

If you love to workout and help others too, tomorrow marks a special two-hour workout at Fitness Formula Club in downtown Chicago!  It’s a smash up of classes including Zumba, FitKick, Kickboxing and Yoga too!  Bring a friend and make a difference!   Here are the details:Sweatin’ for a Cure – SUPER Group Ex class... Read more »

Green your routine: ideas to reduce your carbon footprint

These days everyone wants to leave a little less carbon footprint.  However there are stumbling blocks. Information changes so quickly about how to green your life.  At times it seems to be more expensive. Plus most people aren’t sure where to start. Bottom line, going green gets left behind.  Recently I spent a few days... Read more »
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Free classes with NBC Fitness Expert Andrea Metcalf at Fleet Feet in Chicago

On October 11 and 12th please join Andrea Metcalf, NBC Fitness Expert and Today Show Contributor to Fleet Feet in Chicago for a special new release of her “Length Training” program. Just after launching her book, Naked Fitness (Vanguard Press), she has been developing more fitness programs to get people off the couch and moving... Read more »

Weekend Warriors: prevention and solutions for shoulder pain

Most athletes continue to play sports beyond their high school, college and professional careers.  That said, more shoulder surgeries occur in mid life than in high school.  To prevent shoulder pain or to manage chronic pain, try these simple exercises from “Naked Fitness, a 28 Day Proven Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain-free... Read more »

Weekend Warriors: prevention and solutions for knee pain

Most athletes continue to play sports beyond their high school, college and professional careers.  That said more knee surgeries occur in mid life than in high school.  To prevent shoulder knee or to manage chronic pain, try these simple exercises from “Naked Fitness, a 28 Day Proven Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain-free... Read more »
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SARAH HASKINS WINS LIFE TIME CHICAGO TRIATHLON FOR THIRD TIME! (...AND MY TEAM FINISHED!)

If you have never participated in a triathlon, I heartily recommend it.  I participate in the Life Time Chicago Triathlon whenever I can and this past Sunday was a race to remember.  You train, you race, you finish–those are my three legs of competition.  And then you smile! I’m still excited about it.  I was in a relay (biking... Read more »