Tag: Burn Calories

Burn Off That Super Bowl Guacamole!

Over 100 million people sat down, stood at a bar or tuned in somewhere to watch Super Bowl 45 yesterday….that’s a whole lot of guacamole, chips and whatever else you decided to indulge in. Hopefully you contained yourself somewhat and didn’t wake up feeling too miserable. If you’re wondering what you can do today to... Read more »

Build Strong Legs and Burn Calories: Single Leg Burpees

Today’s Exercise: Try this quick exercise when performing your next circuit training workout to burn more calories and really work the butt, hamstrings and quads. Single Leg Burpees: Today’s Alcatraz Training: Today I rode the computrainer for 30 minutes for an average of 268 watts and 88 RPM’s and then ran for 30 minutes at... Read more »

2 Ultimate Workouts To Burn Off ALL THAT STUFFING!

I just had the best cardio workout I’ve had in a long time at On Your Mark Coaching and Training at 1101 W. Monroe. Co-Owner Annette Fiscelli was running the class today and as always, she brought it…big time. The best thing about this workout is that it can be done in about 45 minutes... Read more »

Lose Weight. Burn Fat. Part 5 - High Intensity Interval Training

Ok, this is where the real rubber meets the road. This is where the real work is done. High Intensity Interval Training coupled with resistance training, as discussed in Part 4, will yield the fastest fat loss results. Think about High Intensity Interval Training as being the exact opposite of marathon training. Instead of long... Read more »

Great Circuit Workout...No Weights!

Short on time? Short on equipment? Try this great circuit workout that you can do anywhere without any equipment. Perform 3 full rounds of all the exercises. Challenge yourself and time your workout. See how fast you can do it each time and try to continue to lower your time. Follow me on Twitter and... Read more »

Get Your Spin On At Go Cycle Studio!

Emmy is full of great positive energy and can't wait to take a class!
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Emmy Rigali, the owner of Go Cycle Studio. Go Cycle just opened a month ago and is currently Chicago’s only spin-specific fitness studio. Classes are filling up fast and people are starting to catch on to the latest in “studio” training where you get... Read more »

Improve Your Full Body Fitness With Kettlebells

Last week I showed you the standard, 2-handed kettlebell swing which is a great exercise to get you started using a kettlebell. Today I wanted to share with you a different exercise using the kettlebell. This is a progression of the 2-handed swing. Try this full body kettlebell exercise to help improve your anaerobic capacity,... Read more »

Kettlebell Swings Burn Calories and Fat!

In my last post Lose Weight. Burn Fat – Part 2, I talk about how to increase the amount of calories you burn throughout the day while your body is at rest. One way to do this is to implement some high metabolic intervals into your resistance training programs. Try implementing Kettlebell Swings into your... Read more »

Trick or Treat? These Events Won't Pack On The Pounds

There are some great events going on this week around the city to help satisfy your “sweat and sweet” tooth without killing your diet. Wednesday, October 27th:Cocktails and Cuisine at Karyn’s On GreenBreathe is putting on a healthy urban living event at Karen’s on Green starting at 6pm. Here’s what you have to look forward... Read more »

Lose Weight. Burn Fat. - Part 1

This is one of the most important and over-looked aspects of trying to lose weight. Your body needs enough sleep to repair muscle tissue that has been literally torn up during exercise. Your body also releases serotonin (stress relieving hormone) when you sleep. The release of serotonin helps reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body. When the body has higher levels of cortisol in the blood it adversely affects our metabolism and makes it harder for us to burn fat.
Now that the Chicago Marathon is over and marathon season has all but passed us by (except for those who qualified for Boston who will now be training for the next 6 months or those running the New York City Marathon next month) it’s time to start thinking about how we can keep the winter... Read more »