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Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a Type A. I schedule my life to the max, I always have a plan, and your eyes would bug out if you saw the lists I’ve made for my upcoming trip to Ecuador (I printed out the ten-day forecast for both Quito and the Galapagos Islands, […]

Studio/Gym: The American Rhythm Center 410 S. Michigan Ave. Class Focus: The class is aimed at B-Boys and B-girls of all levels. Options will be given to beginners to learn a skill while more advanced dancers will be cued to take their moves up a level. Cost per class: $15 Money saving offers: $7.50: First class $135: […]

What’s the difference between oatmeal and porridge? I had to google it too. Porridge is any kind of hot cereal that could be made with rice, cornmeal or oats. So oatmeal is a kind of porridge, but porridge is not necessarily oatmeal. Also, bears eat porridge. Whatever it is, it’s quick and it’s great for […]

Barre Bee Fit has been a fixture in the Chicago fitness community since it’s opening four years ago. It was where I first fell in love with studio fitness (seriously look back at the archives). But as that little gym in River North turned into a national brand, the founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin took […]

Summer means weekend travel and packed week nights that might keep you out of the gym, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a workout in. Devote about a half hour to doing this set three times anywhere with just your bodyweight. If you’re really feeling like having a pack-it-all-in kind of night, this workout fits nicely between work […]

(Disclosure: ForseLifestyle provided complimentary entry into the class. As always, I only write about the workouts and the products that I try and love.) Studio/Gym: Forse Lifestyle holds its bootcamps at Quest Multisport, 2641 W. Harrison Class Focus: This is a workout that should pique the interest of current athletes and former athletes alike. It promotes strength, agility and […]

We’re excited to announce the next stop on our fitness tour of the city, Sweat on State for July’s #Sweatworking event. We’re inviting you to join us July 31 at 7 pm! Sign up here. We think workouts are better in with friends. With that in mind, we’re making it even easier to come with […]

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, bar none. I have a serious thing for American flag apparel, and this year, I was lucky enough to head to a friend’s lake house in Indiana to celebrate the long weekend. Since the friends I was with are fellow runners, we got a long run in Friday morning […]

Last week, post workout, I got a text from Jen, the owner of Living Fit Chicago, that said, “I have a treat for you.” I thought to myself, “Please food. Please food. Please food.” It was, in fact, food. It was my first delicious taste of homemade energy bars. After a tough workout, they were […]