I’m on a three week wedding bender, wrapping up at a love-fest in Seattle. If your travel schedule has been anything like mine this summer, packing for fitness is an essential. On my must-pack list: a resistance band, a jump rope and a pair of running shoes. If you pack right, the band and the […]

Gym: Lateral Fitness, 314 West Superior LL-E Class Focus: Body Tone is like yoga sculpt on steroids (but just to be clear, no steroids were used in the writing of this post). It uses functional and bodyweight exercises in partnership with isometric and small movements. (Offered Tuesdays at 7 am. Schedule here) Cost per workout: $25 Money […]

[Disclosure: Sweat on State provided the giveaway packages ] I’m still feeling my workout from Sweat on State (read about the amazing high-intensity workout here). While the burn is fresh, you can get in on the HIIT workout that uses some of my favorite elements of CrossFit, like the HUGE variety of daily workouts and […]

Gym: Sweat on State, 1165 N State   Class Focus: A HIIT class that takes your heart rate way up and tones you in the process. It gives you the format of CrossFit workouts without some of the more involved moves like Olympic lifts. Cost per workout: $25 sign up here.  Money saving offers: $0 for the first […]

Studio: Power Sculpt Fitness, 3119 N. Lincoln Ave. Class(es) Focus: Power Sculpt Fitness offers shorter (25-30 minute) classes for half of what their regular classes cost ($15 is already super affordable, but $7.50 is like a cup of coffee) Coreball Express: Cadio Express Bosu Express Tabata Express Barre Express Ab Blast Bootcamp Express Core Express Foam Roller […]

[Disclosure: Pure Barre Lakeview provided the giveaway package ] If you’re ready to pull up some barre and feel your muscles shake, try out a Pure Barre class in Lakeview! And if you’re feeling lucky, enter below for your chance to win 5 Pure Barre classes at the Lakeview studio and a pair of Pure […]

Gym: Pure Barre, 3245 N Ashland Ave Unit 1 Other Chicago Locations: Coming soon in River North 1 E. Huron Street, 2nd Floor Class Focus: A muscle-shaking, body toning, head-to-toe, leaning barre work Cost per workout: $23 Money saving offers: $100: New client one-month unlimited The Fab Fit take: I’ve tried the Pure Barre workout […]

Got 40 minutes, a treadmill and a set of dumbbells? Fit a tough workout into your day. One of my favorite ways to make time at the gym fly is running between weights and the treadmill. The lunchtime session my co-worker and I fit into the day totally wiped the floor with me. Get it. […]

Have you ever seen the Nike Chicago shoe sales on Twitter? It’s all the sneaker-heads grabbing up the first spots in line to get the hottest basketball shoes. Ladies, now is our time. Introducing Tight Night. Once a month, NTC Lincoln Park will announce a new limited edition tight available only at NTC and online. […]

[Disclosure: US Road Sports & Entertainment Group gave me a bib to give away and allowed me to share a discount code with readers] If you want to get one more half marathon in this summer or just one more training race before The Chicago Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon is your chance to do it, […]