Archive for March 2012

Women's Dream Conference in Chicago offers personal attention.

Women’s Dream Conference in Chicago offers personal attention. It’s time to pay it forward.  Over the last several years, I have been blessed with meeting some of the top women in business, social media and the healthy living industry.  From celebrities like Mary Amons of DC Housewives to Marcy Crozier of the NBC Biggest Loser... Read more »

SELF Magazine brings workouts to Chicago

Summer events sell out quickly… evidence of the fastest sell out ever of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this past January.  But if you don’t plan on running a marathon or running yourself at the numerous 5k races, SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park might be your ticket to inspiring a healthy life in Chicago. Taking place on Saturday,... Read more »


The Premier Bike Chicago 2012 Event CHICAGO – The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announce that Chicago’s Bike to Work Week will take place June 11-15, 2012 as part of Bike Chicago 2012.  Presented by the City of Chicago and Goose Island Beer Company, various events will promote cycling ranging from a planned... Read more »

Dream a new life: Andrea Metcalf to help women create their dream lives

 With a troop of Chicago’s most successful and inspirational women, Fitness Personality and “Naked Fitness” Author Andrea Metcalf will unleash the secrets to creating the life of one’s dreams during her Women’s Dream Conference at Centered Chef on April 13, 2012.  The Women’s Dream Conference is a networking and coaching event designed to offer women a... Read more »

Is A Vegetarian Diet Healthy?

I recently was introduced to Karyns Raw in Chicago.  It’s an amazing place where vegan, gluten free and lactose free foods are found in familiar packages.  That said, I interviewed Toby Amidor,  a registered dietitian,  to share her thoughts on this way of life. Are vegetarians are healthier than carnivores? here’s her answer: : it... Read more »

Family Fitness Matters

Keeping active can be more fun if you get the entire family involved.  There are so many things that you can do together and reap both benefits of better relationships and healthier bodies. Let’s Get it Started The first step in getting started is setting a designated time throughout the week.  Once planned into your... Read more »

Rejuvenating Laguna Beach Retreat

California is known for it’s healthy living and cutting edge technologies being embraced for longevity and health.  On a recent trip to the Retreat At Laguna Beach for a taping of “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” reality weight loss tv show airing on NBC Nonstop in Chicago ( Saturday & Sunday 1pm) we... Read more »

Southwest flies healthy

Many people make up excuse that they have no time to exercise but the truth is that anyone can exercise anywhere.  We were geared up to take part in a reality weight loss tv show called Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is airing on NBC Nonstop on Saturday and Sundays 1pm in Chicago heading... Read more »

Upping the ante on your exercise program

How to do it better Some people exercise just like breathing.  However even the best of adherence to exercise people may need to step up their programs to get better results.  If you already are a mover and shaker in the gym, try these simple tips to spice it up a bit.   We can all... Read more »

Have you dropped your exercise program and picked up a few pounds?

Tips for the exercise dropout. I stopped exercising and can’t get motivated to start again.There are those of you out there that exercised regularly in the past.  You were in great shape and felt strong.  Then you fell off the wagon. Don’t think about why you stopped; you need to focus and how you felt, how you... Read more »