Healthy Eats at Your Next Summer Soiree
Eat This Now! Summer is definitely here in Chicago! To me, summer time means trips to the pool and beach, evening strolls on the lake, maxi dresses and my favorite – barbecues with friends! There is nothing I love more than throwing food on the grill, cracking open a cold light beer and relaxing […]Read More
Mom was Right! Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!
You’ve heard it since you were a kid, and it really is true. Turns out, the right morning meal does a lot of great things for both body and mind, including: • kick starting your metabolism • improving concentration and performance • boosting mood • curbing hunger so you’re more likely to make healthier food […]Read More
Stay Hydrated this Summer with these Delicious, Low-Calorie Drinks
Tired of Drinking Water? Drink water, drink water, drink water….it’s all we here! While it is true that you should be drinking plenty of good old h2o throughout the day (especially in this heat), it’s ok to jazz up that glass or change it up completely once in a while. Here are some of […]Read More
How to Get More Protein in Your Diet
It seems like everyone is on the run these days – rushing to work, rushing to your appointments or rushing to your kid’s soccer game, etc. In between all of the rushing, we forget to take a moment and think about our nutrition. As we hear our stomachs start to growl, […]Read More
Homemade Smoothie Recipe
As summer approaches, we may find ourselves spending more of our free time out doors on the go and less time inside or resting. Warmer weather brings more outdoor festivities such as art fairs, carnivals, movies in the park as well as long days at the beach. Being outside in the sun and warm summer […]Read More
Tips to Getting Back on Track
Get Up and Go! If you are one of the people to fall off the workout band wagon, you are most certainly not alone. It’s hard to get back into the groove after weeks, months or years (yikes!) of not picking your behind off of the couch and getting a good sweat in. Following […]Read More
Hurt So Good?
Many of my clients will come to me and measure the success of their last workout by how “sore” they were afterwards and talk to me about how many days they were “sore.” The more I learn in this industry the more I try to think outside the box. What is that feeling of […]Read More
To Stretch or Not to Stretch?
The Great Stretching Debate – Before or After Exercise? You come home from work, change into your gym clothes and tie your sneakers tight. You are ready to tackle a 5-mile run. With your iPod fully charged and your favorite tunes playing, you are ready to go! But wait – you need to stretch. […]Read More
No Gym, No Problem!
Get Moving Anywhere Are you stuck in a rut at the gym? Feeling unmotivated to go because you are sick of your routine? Take control of your workouts and head outside! We are so incredibly lucky to live in a city that has a path (with a gorgeous view!) that caters to walkers, […]Read More