Chicago skyline running

Go ahead, giggle a little bit. Fartlek. Fart-lek. FARTLEK. Get it out of your system now, because once you start running this thing, you may not have the lung capacity to chuckle at a fartlek- that is, if you’re doing the fartlek right. I’ll back up. Fartlek is Swedish for “speed play,” and it’s a […]

About nine months ago, Boyfriend upgraded himself to Fiancé. As they say, he put a ring on it. From the proposal to the wedding, a lot goes into planning a marriage. Fiancé spent weeks working to bring together our family and best friends just to ask and the Internet says we should spend about a year actually planning […]

We live by one simple rule: doing the same type of exercise over and over gets boring for your mind and for your body. That’s why we like to shake things up at our monthly events called  #Sweatworking. June’s event at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness at the Illinois Center challenged sweatworkers with three 20-minute tastes of some of […]

We know sometimes you can get to the gym – the weeknight gets hectic, you’re on the road or no one can take care of the kids. After working out with Kyle at Reach Beyond Fitness yesterday, we were inspired to help you try a similar high-intensity workout at home for any of those situations. This no equipment workout takes five […]

Gym: Reach Beyond Fitness, 1709 W Chicago Ave Class focus: This is a high energy, high intensity bootcamp style workout that takes place in front of the backdrop of a hardcore boxing and CrossFit gym. Cost per small group training session: $20 The Fab Fit take: Reach Beyond fitness is a gym’s gym, equipped with all of the props and torture […]

Jeana Anderson Fab Fit Chicago, running

 (Disclosure: General Motors supplied me with the Buick Verano Turbo mentioned throughout this post. As always, I only write about the things I try and love) If you ever get that deep-sigh happiness feeling as you run along the lakeshore path, it’s not just a warm fuzzy and it’s not just the universe telling you that you […]

Kristen Geil running fab fit chicago

While we were in the midst of the polar vortex and I was somewhere around hour 32 of the 48 hours I spent indoors, I vaguely remember making a promise to myself while in the throes of a particularly body-wracking shiver, “When summer comes, I will never complain about the heat! Not once! I will […]

(Disclosure: ENRGi Fitness and MyFitFoods sponsored the prizes for the #SweatforSummer Challenge, which is pretty sweet of them to do. As always, we only talk about the brands and the workouts that we love.) We love a lot of things about summer, but if you HAVE to know why we love summer most: It’s the season when getting […]

The second we see the mercury level raise above shivering, we move our meals and our workouts outside. Every Saturday at 8 am, CrossTown Fitness and Chicago SUP are combining forces to take your workouts to the beach for a combo HIIT/ stand-up paddle board class. When my mom swung into town for some QT, we covered ourselves […]

Between work, travel and weddings, summer can be trying for your workout schedule. Fit in a workout in wherever you are by busting out this routine three times in your favorite park, hotel room or from the comfort of your home. For an added cardio challenge, jump rope for two minutes between sets. Need a […]