Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Stay in Shape in 7 Minutes a Day? Let’s Try It!

May 12, 2013 at 7:28 am

I am fortunate that I love to exercise and tend to get more than my share. I usually meet the CDC guidelines for physical activity for a week in just a few days (easier for me because I have no kids and a short commute – sorry moms and commuters!) Apparently, I am one of only 20% of Americans who regularly does so. According to the CDC…

Serenity Now! Awesome Spa Deals in Chicago

April 28, 2013 at 6:52 am

I am on a great weekend rendezvous with my college roommates at Canyon Ranch Miami. Thank you Rue La La! We are enjoying fun new exercise classes, the Aquavana Spa and delicious, healthy food. On my hiatus, I am sharing a great article I found about great spa deals you can get in Chicago from Refinery29. I also recommend the new last minute site from…

Be Calm, Don’t Be Fooled, Stay Strong & Go Shopping

April 2, 2013 at 5:47 am

So my 21 day meditation challenge started off great… until Day 5 when I went to New York City with friends. Then I fell off the cliff and never went back. I am not giving up though. Now I am thinking of checking out Calm.com. The website offers 2, 10 or 20 minute free guided meditations to the sounds of forest rains, lapping tides or…

Wisdom from Strong Inside Out & 30×30 Hits Chicago!

March 28, 2013 at 5:44 am

I wrote about Amy Clover’s 30 x 30 IndieGoGo campaign in January. I am a “Greatist Ambassador” and one of the perks is being hooked up to a great Facebook group where Ambassadors share ideas, questions and comments. Amy posted a link to a really cool project she ran on IndieGoGo. Amy is a fitness trainer in Los Angeles and is currently is doing a…

Get Fueled & Go Shopping, Too!

March 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

I first heard about Perfect Fuel Chocolate during their IndieGoGo campaign which I supported. I am still anxiously awaiting my perks (new flavors) to share with you all (well not all of you, but I will give some away!) I posted on their Facebook page and they offered to send me some Dark Chocolate Ginseng to try out, so OF COURSE I said yes! What…

Love Lulu? Check Out OKU Oxygen & Enter to Win a Jacket!

March 21, 2013 at 5:31 am

If you ever read this blog, you know I love to workout, love my Pilates for Runners class (taught by Maureen at Flow Pilates in Chicago) and love to try new things – especially for FREE! So when Todd from Flow Pilates asked me if I wanted to try out some new capri pants by OKU Oxygen DNA that he is now carrying and distributing,…

Low-Cost, Effective Workouts with Bodbot or a Jump Rope & Mid-week Deals!

March 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

No time or cash for a personal training? Try the alpha version of BodBot, a free personal-training web and mobile app that generates workouts just for you. First you answer basic questions about gender, fitness goals and current workout practices. Then you answer some additional questions like: Do you have access to weights and gym equipment? What’s your realistic time commitment? How many nudge-y work-out-now…