August 14, 2018

If you’re anything like us, you’re likely to fall into some bad habits when life gets busy.

Let’s take a look at some common pitfalls of the busy, active woman that may prevent you from seeing the results you're after.

1. EATING TOO LITTLE

Many people often don’t eat enough calories to meet their basic energy needs. When this becomes a habit, over...

June 7, 2017

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...

November 20, 2014

Let’s face it, you are going to have to travel during the holidays and miss your workouts at some point. It happens to all of us! 
 

However, you can’t let that stop you from sticking to your training plan. 

 

There are a few things that you need to consider when planning your travel workouts.

 

1) You are going to pressed for time. 

Even if you are on a...

July 1, 2014

We are really excited to announce our June Member of the Month - Jeanette Jordano. Jeanette has been a member for almost 3 years and she has gotten so strong that she scares me sometimes ;). Honestly she lifts a lot heveier weights than a lot younger people than her. She's a great role model and I admire her dedication and perseveran...

April 22, 2014

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...

April 10, 2014

This year’s Chicago Fit Performance New Year, New You Transformation Challenge was fiercely competitive and entirely inspiring. We watched as teammates encouraged each other through difficult workouts, overcoming unhealthy habits, and making lasting changes to their mindset, routine, and lives. This year the numbers were even more challenging as we...

March 25, 2014

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 or...

January 14, 2014

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...

December 16, 2013

 

You may have heard of recent healthcare reform in the US.  Underestimation implied. You may also have heard dissent from the general public to this reform. Underestimation heavily inferred.  Honestly, as a passionate advocate of many things, I do my best to avoid political debate if at all possible... but when it comes to healthcare I have some th...

November 13, 2013

How many times do you get up to move feeling stiff and tight all over your body? Do you wake up feeling stiff as a board the day after you work out? As a physician specializing in the musculoskeletal field, I cannot stress enough how beneficial stretching is for the body.

 

Why is Stretching Neglected?  

 

There are a number of reasons as to why people...

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