Archive for December 2014

Fitness Industry B.S. - 8 Negative Fitness Messages

Fitness Industry B.S.  - 8 Negative Fitness Messages
The end of the year and holiday season offers many opportunities to network and meet new people.  All the additional events I have attended have increased my parties/month average for the year.  In the numerous conversations I have had at these parties, mostly consisting of small talk and elevator pitches about your profession; I get... Read more »

Words of Advice from a Cuban Exile.

I grew up on Chicago and Wells in an art studio.  My home was eclectic, creative and empowering.  The daughter of an artist and a Cuban exile.  My parents were not similar individuals, but somehow the big mouth that got my mother kicked out of Cuba, was the perfect size to guide my artist father.  Their... Read more »

5 Tips for Choosing a Chicago Personal Trainer

5 Tips for Choosing a Chicago Personal Trainer
Tips on Picking a Chicago Personal Trainer from a Personal Trainer The New Year offers the opportunity to improve anything you want about yourself.  Your body and health should be at the top of the list.  After the holidays when you are short on cash – it is hard to justify spending more money.  But... Read more »

Home Workout Routine that Burns Fat

After an excessive 4-6 weeks of drinking, eating and spending, I think the theme ‘Trim the Fat’ is appropriate.  Let’s cut back excess spending, over-indulgent eating, reel in the drinking and trim unwanted fat from your body.  This does seem like an awful lot of things to do at once.  I would like to say... Read more »

10 Holiday Gifts for the CrossFitter

Athlete's Pak from ISAGENIX, $258
Crossfitters have become a sub-culture within the fitness industry.  Although they are not the first or only group to follow a constantly varied, functional, high-intensity workout regiment, they have popularized and even globalized this style of workout.  CrossFit as a modality of training appeals to a wide group of people who now make up a... Read more »

Superhero Training Workout at Home with Your Kid

Superhero Training Workout at Home with Your Kid
Polar Vortex!!!!!!  Have you had a flashback yet about last winter?  Do your friends in other states tease you about Chicago’s diabolical, illogical, maniacal winters?  Well, mine do!   The curse of Dr. Freeze was obviously awful, but the worse part of the long and brutal winter was being stuck at home with my 3 kids... Read more »

One-of-a-Kind Show, 5 Cool Gifts for Kids

Artist Jill Scales from Illinois.  These bags have a spot for each crayon to be placed.  The bag also fits coloring books.  You can reach them at  They are $25.
It is the 14th year for the One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago.  It is located in Chicago’s magnificent Merchandise Mart along the river.  The show includes a wonderful display of art, unique crafts, amazing jewelry, gourmet food products, beautiful sculptures and handmade clothing.  There are over 600 artists represented from all over... Read more »