(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 […]

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 […]