These 10 things our clients have gone through and had to work through, are likely to happen to you as well and get in YOUR way on your journey to your leanest and healthiest body... Wanna know how I know that's true? Because they're just like you - I'm 95% certain of that. See, the individuals we work with our NORMAL PEOPLE. That's the beauty of our training and nutrition methods... They're science driven and evidence based methods, adjusted and tested on every-day people. Th
You may not know this... But there is some REALLY bad information out there, when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Okay, you probably do know that. On Google, there is 803,000,000 results when you type in diet plan. And 784,000,000 results when you type in workout program. I have to imagine that 75% of it is complete crap. I confidently know that Chicago Fit Performance is in the 25%, though. But the 75% show's itself everywhere we go. Magazines. Facebook. Instagram. Blogs.
Weights are scary, right? That’s not meant to sound patronising at all, but it’s true. Actually, cancel that, the weights themselves aren’t scary, but the caveman-esque guys who roam the weights area, conversing in grunts, and trying to out-alpha each other are scary. The weight room is generally thought of as the guy’s domain, while you ladies are scorned for going in there, and told to get back to “your area” – i.e. the rows and rows of treadmills and bikes. But you know, w
Every year from January through March, at Chicago Fit Performance we run our biggest 8 Week Transformation Challenge. This year was no different and it was the most inspiring and supportive challenge we’ve ever run. After 8 weeks of sweat dripping hard work, the results were completely mind blowing! The participants altogether lost 466 lbs, 250% body fat and 415 inches. All that makes the 2017 transformation challenge the most successful up to date (see some of the before and
Every year from January through March, we run our 8 Week New Year New You Transformation Challenge. This year was no different. Over the past eight weeks, we have had an awesome group of people coming to CFP regularly to train with us. The results everyone achieved over the past eight weeks didn’t come from training alone. Our participants did what it takes to get results. They have followed the training and nutrition protocols, and they have build lifestyle habits as well.
Every year from January through March, we run our New Year New You Transformation Challenge. This year was no different and we did it again. Over the past eight weeks, we have had an awesome group of people coming to CFP regularly to train with us. They not only lock in their fitness and training plans, they also did an amazing job of cleaning up their diets also. The results everyone achieved over the past eight weeks didn’t come from training alone. Our participants with be
The lecture focuses on why people try to follow so many different types of plans and fail to get results. Often, they mimic the very plan a friend had success with, but don't achieve the same results themselves. This lecture takes the generic advice and make it more personal so everyone can start to work their own necessary path to meet their goals. It also address body chemistry, foods, supplements and timing and how to put it all together.
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The fat-free craze of the 90’s was initially directed at controlling weight. People misguidedly understood it as “fat create fatness”. This is not true, however, and avoiding fats has no place in an athlete’s kitchen. Understanding the great value and health benefits provided by fats should not only help you make good food choices but hopefully also keeps your meals delicious. Fat in the body is not inert. It is used as a consistent, slow burning energy source. It is use
What do you think of when you hear the word “cardio”? The elliptical? Spin class? Going for a jog? While these exercises can be beneficial, have you ever wondered if there was a more fun way to do cardio? Luckily there is! The following are my top six tips to have more fun with cardio and still burn fat:
1. Ditch the machines! Ok, you knew that one was coming! Doing steady state cardio isn’t as effective as people once thought. Yeah, it helps burn calories, but it doesn’t r
1. Don’t Drink Your Calories
Soda and fruit-flavored drinks can really add up quick. Some have up to 250 calories per 10-12 ounces. Juice drinks, you know the fruit cocktail drinks with names like cranberry cocktail, or pomegranate raspberry, sound healthy but can actually contain more calories per ounce than soda.Even 100% fruit juices, be it orange, apple, etc., all count as calories.Unlike a whole piece of real fruit, fruit juice is very concentrated in sugar, which mak
Need help shedding fat after the holiday season? Try these 13 effective weight loss tips! Especially when combined with healthy lifestyle habits such as getting adequate sleep, exercising efficiently and keeping stress levels low, these nutrition tips will help you lose weight and feel your best in 2014. 1. Eat Mindfully
When you improve how you eat, you’ll naturally improve what you eat. By eating more mindfully, slowing down and chewing more you’ll improve digestion, feel