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 […]

(Disclosure: As a Women’s Health Action Hero, I get to test out product from time to time. As a result, I’m writing about Physician’s Formula CC+ cream in this post. Don’t worry, I only write about the products that I try and love.) Confession: I am a former sun-worshipper turned SPF evangelist. I now pay the price […]

(Disclosure: Chicago Paddle Company provided complimentary entry into the class and Graced by Grit outfitted me with these fantastic quick-dry paddle boarding threads. As always, I only write about the workouts and the products that I try and love) Studio/Gym: Chicago Paddle Company, 5800 N Lakeshore  Class Focus: By using the board as the Pilates ‘mat,’ S.U.P. Pilates takes the […]

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 […]