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Know your Macronutrients: Carbohydrates: Is it Good or Bad?

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - May 6, 2019

There is so much conflicting info on carbohydrates. You will see one article on the Internet that a no- carb diet (like Keto) is great! You would tell your friends you are trying keto, and they tell you that you need carbs as fuel. So now what do you think?   What is a Carb? […]

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My Favorite Salad Dressing!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - August 1, 2014

Salad dressing: I love you and I hate you.  You taste so yummy and get me to eat all of my veggies BUT, only two tablespoons of you (which is totally not enough most times!) fill my body with bad fat, sugar, lots of unwanted calories and ingredients I cannot pronounce.  Why, salad dressing?  Why?! […]

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Have a Nutritious Start to your Summer Workout!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 5, 2014

Start Your Work Out the Right Way             Summer is finally here and I think we’re all more than happy to see the cold weather gone (the Illinois winter that lasted about 3 months too long!) With all the activities going on, a ton of you are kick starting your […]

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Summer Lovin’: Exercise Fashions Worth Falling for

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - May 21, 2014

Hot Workout Gear for the Season!      I think it is safe to say that spring is officially here in Chicago (hello, 90 degrees last week!) and with those high temps, comes a change in my wardrobe – my workout wardrobe! Pack up those zip ups, long sleeves and thick pants! Here are some […]

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Keep Your Body Moving When You Are Not At the Gym

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 4, 2013

Making Strides Towards a Healthier You!     You did it.  You made it to all of your appointments with your personal fitness trainer! Not once did you call to cancel due to feeling “tired” or because it was a “long day at work.”  With that being said, the weekend is finally here and you […]

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Beach Boot Camps Are Here

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 14, 2012

I am often asked if January is our busy season because of the New Year Resolutions associated with weight loss and fitness, and my answer is always no. We live in Chicago. New Year Resolutions may be a high time to lose weight and shape up in LA or Miami, but not so much in Chicago. Around January 1st, I am wearing about four layers of clothes just to head to a client, and I go from my garage to theirs. But when the spring months come, and we begin to remove the layers… oh no… what happened? If only it wasn’t so cold after getting out of the shower the last four months then MAYBE we would have taken a second to peek in the mirror and see what was going on or even jump on the scale. But when you are running for warmth, reality is pushed aside and comfort food is welcomed.

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