Category: Fitness

If I Lift Weights I'll Get Too Bulky...Part 2

This is my follow-up post to one a few weeks back about how lifting heavy weights will not get you bulky and is one of the fastest ways to effectively lose fat and build lean muscle. @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1... Read more »

Is A Calorie Just A Calorie....?

A calorie is a calorie, right?  Not so fast. Another great article from Janet Helm, one of the leading nutritionists in the country. I love her work and I love this article, proving as I’ve always said that a calorie is NOT just a calorie and the type DOES count… That  age-old adage may no longer... Read more »

If I Lift Weights I'll Get Too Bulky....

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On Your Mark....Bucktown: New Training Studio Opening In Bucktown!

Get set…go Chicago! Annette Fiscelli and Emily Hutchins, the ladies behind On Your Mark Coaching and Training in the West Loop are opening a second location in Bucktown at 1753 N. Damen Ave. on Monday April 4th! If you’ve never heard of On Your Mark Coaching and Training you need to check them out. I... Read more »

Run With LiveSTRONG This Saturday!

Chicago Runners…want a chance to hang with a celebrity and run like the pros? Folks from LiveSTRONG, FRS and Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos will be out running the Lakefront this weekend. Check out the details below: When: Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 2pm. What: The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) Road Scholars and celebrities including... Read more »

Ladies...Tickets For SELF Workout In The Park Are On Sale

It’s that time of year again…spring has officially started and SELF Workout In The Park is right around the corner! SELF Magazine’s 18th annual workout in the park at Grant Park will be held Saturday, May 21st. All SELF Workout In The Park events go from 11am to 3pm and are a “Go” come rain... Read more »
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Product Review: Hammer Nutrition

Today’s Escape From Alcatraz Workout 3 Rounds Of: 15 minutes on the computrainer followed by 15 minutes on the treadmill For a total time of 45 minutes on the bike and 45 minutes on the treadmill Average watts on the bike were 245, average speed was 20.2mph Average mile pace on the run was 7:00min/mile... Read more »

Get Fit For Free This Saturday!

Get Fit For Free This Saturday!
This Saturday, my favorite training studio in the city is throwing a FREE FITNESS PARTY! Well actually it’s a scramble…a class scramble to try out the best of all their classes for FREE and you can bring a friend. On Your Mark Coaching and Training is throwing a class scramble this Saturday, February 26th starting... Read more »

6 Proven Ways To Increase Your Metabolism

This is a must. You must always have breakfast if you want to speed up your metabolism.
The best way to lose weight and lose fat is to increase your metabolism. But how do you do it? Here are my 6 ways to easily increase your metabolism: Mark Beier Health & Wellness Fitness Training Life Coaching Health & Fitness Coach Free Initial Consultation $50 for 60 min group training $80 for 60... Read more »
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I Need An Edge...Will These Supplements Work?

I finally tried out a few products I purchased from Hammer Nutrition today. I received my order last week but with the blizzard and all I didn’t have a chance to try them out…today would be the day. I am a whole food fanatic and preach the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet rich in... Read more »