Growing up with a dietitian for a mother and a doctor for a dad, you might think that my family shunned processed foods and sprinkled holy water at innocent diners on their way into McDonald’s. You’d be wrong. Our household was recognized all across Lexington as having the best snack cabinet in the city, and […]

So, in hindsight, going to a new spin studio for the first time for a two hour class and live taping on WGN during the polar vortex maybe wasn’t my best idea in the world. But, with the cold driving me stir-crazy, I was looking for any excuse to get out of the house and […]

Studio: Indigo Studio, 735 N LaSalle Street Class Focus: This class is brings the Scandinavian sensation fusing strength with cardio training to River North. Cost per class: $20 Money saving offers: There is a variety of class packs to bring the cost down as low as $10/class. (See more) $40.00: Starter Package (Includes 3 classes) $195: Monthly Unlimited The Fab […]

Tomorrow is going to be one of the coldest days of the year in Chicago. I can already see the mid-week working-from-home hibernation starting all around me and I’m ready for the screenshots-of-my-weather-app Instagrams. Lucky for you: if you have a body, you have a gym. The ladies of Bridal Sculpt will be rocking out […]

( is proud to introduce its newest contributor, Kristen whose passion for fitness is only eclipsed by her positivity. Give her a warm welcome and enjoy her first post! – Jeana) Studio: Trainology Fitness, 309 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 Class Focus: Similar to the studio’s Trainology class, GLIDEology participants alternate 15 minutes on “glide boards” […]

I haven’t kept it a secret that I’m spending a few nights a week teaching a class called Bridal Sculpt. Because the owner of the class and I firmly believe that variety is what keeps you and your body interested in your workouts, we end up sweating it out in a lot of different ways. […]

If you’ve ever given an excuse for not working out, there’s a high probability you named “time” or “access to a gym” as your limitations. With one app that uses your body weight and quick, high-intensity workouts, Chris Jordan and Johnson & Johnson answered your exercise excuses. Welcome the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute […]

How does one stay on track with one’s fitness goals on one of the coldest days of the year? By channeling the utter fierceness of Beyoncé into a workout. Not only did Bey come out in our workout, we invited some inspiration (and science) from Chris Jordan’s 7-Minute Workout with some High intensity sets – more to […]

Nike Chicago is calling all fitness freaks to push themselves to the limit for an intense week of two-a-days, also known as NTC Week. To kick the week off, Nike gave a sneak peak of its new NTC space at 673 N. Michigan and put together a workout that brought the baddest ladies in the […]

With the Winter Olympics around the corner, all eyes are on Russia. If you want to get a taste of the podium, peel your eyes away from the TV and step into a CrossTown Fitness for an olympic lifting workout with CTF certified trainer Michael Mendoza. Michael is a huge advocate of Olympic lifts, which he […]