Posts in category "Excercise"

Missing Richard Simmons podcast is fascinating

Missing Richard Simmons podcast is fascinating
You remember Richard Simmons the exercise guru from the 80s?  Friend and filmmaker Dan Taberski is truly worried about his teacher after he didn’t show up for his weekly class in February of 2014 and has created this fascinating podcast in hopes of finding where he is. Taberski interviews many people, including his housekeeper and massage therapist,... Read more »

I tried Shred415

I tried Shred415
I tried a new workout, Shred415, this weekend and I’m glad I stepped out of my exercise comfort zone to try something different.  Shred 415 is an interval training class that alternates between treadmills and floor strength training with weights, balls and benches. Years ago when my kids were babies, I frequented the Daily Method... Read more »

Bike the Drive is a reminder why we live in Chicago

Bike the Drive is a reminder why we live in Chicago
Every year, Bike the Drive closes Lake Shore Drive and opens the 60-mile lakefront highway to bikers of all ages and skill levels. This was the 15th year and we decided since the kids now are both comfortable riding their bikes, it was time.  It was somewhat of a hassle to get up and out... Read more »
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What to expect at Orange Theory Fitness

Orange Theory Fitness is suddenly popping up all over the place.  They were at every street fair this summer passing out information and even at a school event last week.  Plus, a new one just opened literally across the street from me and I had to try it out. Luckily, I had a yoga student/friend I... Read more »

Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park

Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park
Now that the weather has warmed, my kids and I visit a park almost daily.  Just as we adults need exercise, I notice a big difference in behavior when my kids get fresh air, run around, climb and explore. Instead of sitting at a bunch staring at our phone, we can workout and include our... Read more »

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson
The thought of the triathlon gave me anxiety, so I ignored it for the majority of the summer.  Six days out I received an email from a parent at my son’s school whose child participated in the race last year.  The detailed instructions and preparations encouraged me to accept the fact that this is happening... Read more »
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Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer

Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer
Last summer, my stubborn daughter learned to swim in six weeks at Goldfish Swim School. Because we live in Chicago, we experience many months of winter and very limited swimming opportunities. I wasn’t sure if my kids even remembered how to swim after the brutally long winter. I figured it was important to start off... Read more »

Six reasons why The After Dinner Family Walk will improve home life

Six reasons why The After Dinner Family Walk will improve home life
Now that daylight lasts longer and the weather is warm, instead of getting ready for bed after dinner we instituted The After Dinner Walk. The over weight dog gets his much needed exercise while the kids often ride their bikes or scooters.  Somedays we walk around the block, other evenings we go further exploring the... Read more »

The Coca-Cola Balanced Living Workshop in Chicago Next Week

I was compensated for my participation in Coca-Cola’s Balanced Living Workshop, but my thoughts and views are my own. As a child, it was a reward to go with my mom to The Multiplex to workout. I loved the energy and noise in the active gym. Even though it was the 80s, I’m not sure... Read more »
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Swimming is therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis

Swimming is therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis
I am always one to believe that everything happens for a reason.  Since this health challenge slapped me on the face, I’m constantly pondering what my lesson in this obstacle is.  There are many. For sure I needed to slow down, and I admittedly am appreciating many small moments while I’ve been forced to spend... Read more »