(Screenshot courtesy of Yoga+Travel) When I get off a plane, all I want to do is to get into a pigeon pose on the most hygienic surface as far from from my coughing seat-mate as possible. If you can wait until you get to your hotel room, and your hips hate planes as much as mine […]

      Keeping up with morning workouts is difficult when a new engagement means lots of bubbly. Staying accountable: Find me at Sweat on State, Urban Athlete (a new gym for me) and TruHarmony Yoga.    

(Screenshot courtesy of Jillian Michaels Slim Down) If you’re looking for a totally comprehensive way to get fit with an app, Jillian Michaels Slim Down is a great option. It doesn’t just focus just one element of wellness, it gives you tools to succeed both in the gym and in the kitchen: full workouts and […]

If you’re used to taking classes, hotel gyms can present a big room full of “what do I do with this?” For that and so many other reasons, travel days can test your commitment to fitness. I have a few go-to workouts that I rotate through when I’m on the road or want to use […]

I always have my workout bag with me in case I can get a workout in. It’s stuffed with a few of essentials to support my fitness addiction. TYR Pink Zion Diamondfit swimsuit: with my recent foray into the swim lane, I’ve acquired a few amazing one-pieces, but this one tops the charts for two […]

One race in Chicago gives its competitors one BIG challenge: climb the tallest building in the city: Willis Tower (I know, it’s still the Sears Tower to me too).  SkyRise Chicago challenges participants to climb 103 stories to raise money to benefit the Rehab Institute of Chicago. Funds from the race will help RIC make strides toward […]

I’ve been bad at my morning workouts. Like snoozing-for-two-hours bad. It can’t continue this way, lest Fiance throw my iPhone out the window. I’ve read book after book about getting the most out of your day. All signs point to getting after it in the morning. Another workout success tip? Getting a workout partner leads to […]

Where: 1444 W Willow St. What makes it special: An incredibly friendly community. Every CrossFit gym has a focus on community and a general sense of we’re-in-this-together, but this is the first time I’ve ever been at a class where everyone introduces themselves to each other. If you’ve ever walked into a CrossFit gym without knowing anyone […]

[Disclosure: Zen Yoga Garage provided the giveaway package ] Odds are that you need more yoga in your life. Whether you’re looking for a hard bootcamp style workout, a good vinyasa flow or a relaxing dose of yin yoga, Zen Yoga Garage has something for you. Enter for a chance to win a month unlimited to […]

(Image Courtesy of Sweat with a Purpose) This Saturday,  give your Karma and your fitness a boost and get after it with three of Chicago’s favorite Nike trainers, Nikki Metzger, Kate Hiipakka & Gina Caifano. At a workout event followed by cocktails, your donations will benefit Bright Pink – a national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early […]