It may have felt like it would never happen, but running season is finally here. That means that we made it through the winter. The Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon offers Lakeshore path runners (you know who you are) a chance to tour a different part of the city on foot. And if you’re into a race with […]

Shamrock Shuffle

First race of the season, check!   Despite considering myself a Chicagoan in every other sense, I’ve never run the Shamrock Shuffle until this year. With over 40,000 people coming out to run, the Shuffle is easily the most popular non-marathon race in Chicago. Everyone I saw was excited, and the energy was contagious. Personally, […]

Ready for the next Sweatworking event? You’re invited to #CTFSweatworking at Crosstown Fitness, April 23 at 7:30 PM or (after a quick sell-out of the April 23 event) #CTFSweatworking part 2 – April 26 at 4:00 PM. We’re had so much fun at #AIRSweatworking that we decided to continue the tour of Chicago’s studios and gyms. April’s stop takes us to […]

For the next five weeks, I’m working with NTC Chicago to achieve my New Year’s resolution of running a sub-1:50:00 half marathon with the help of Nike Master Trainer Kate Hiipakka and our crew. The date is set for May 18th, and I’m using Fab Fit Chicago to keep me accountable during my training. Check out my first post here. […]

(Recipe adapted from The Gracious Pantry) My mom is really into sending me recipes on Pinterest lately, which is a great way for us to share our love of healthy cooking from across state lines. She’s always been an adventurous eater and I’ve followed suit, hearing myself reuse her catch phrases in my adult years […]

I love leg days. No really. I love them. But sometimes the hardest movement can be the smallest. We did this pulsing, toning series last week at Bridal Sculpt and  it will get deep into the leg muscles with a mix of large movements and small. We repeated this series 2 times. And don’t forget that […]

I’ve visited Atlas CrossFit in the past and learned quickly that its offering was much bigger than CrossFit (not that CrossFit isn’t already a huge undertaking). One side of the gym (or Box, as they’re known in CrossFit) is fully dedicated to the studio’s non-CrossFit group fitness classes, CircuitFit, TRX and Fit 360 Blitz, which […]

(Disclosure: products mentioned in this post were donated by Pretzel Crisps, Gymphoria, Muscle Milk, Air Aerial Fitness, Ms. Tech, Nutrilux and Mark Bars. As always, we only talk about the stuff we love) After last week’s Sweatworking event at AIR Aerial Fitness, we mixed and mingled all while getting a killer workout. Everyone who sweatworked with us took home a gift bag. Great […]

Buy this tank here! If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest reasons I sign up for half marathons or do long runs on the weekend is because omgFOOD afterwards. But let’s face it- I often “refuel” with half a Homeslice pizza, an unreasonable amount of peanut butter, or the entire Iron Man 5-Egg […]

For the next five weeks, I’m working with NTC Chicago to achieve my New Year’s resolution of running a sub-1:50:00 half marathon with the help of Nike Master Trainer Kate Hiipakka and our crew. The date is set for May 18th, and I’m using Fab Fit Chicago to keep me accountable during my training. Check out my first post here. […]