asweatlife chicago personal trainer Betina Gozo

Few trainers can boast a resume as extensive as Betina Gozo’s. Betina is a dancer, model, actress, bassist and singer, though now she primarily works as a trainer for both CrossTown Fitness and Nike Training Club. Although her background includes a wide range of practices, Betina said ultimately each of…

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We run SF Nike women's half marathon San Francisco expotique

Way back last spring, I entered the lottery for the famed Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco, signing up with a few good girlfriends for a weekend of running and relaxing in the Bay Area. After my first marathon, nothing sounded more relaxing than a casual half marathon in…

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We are officially one month into The Lunch Bunch! I hope you all are keeping up with your packed lunches and haven’t been stressing over the prep too much in the meantime. Lunch Bunch is all about spending a bit of time to save time. Having a master meal plan,…

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I don’t care what you think about pumpkin pie spice. It’s the only thing that makes the shorter days and colder weather OK with me. I’ve been playing with a protein pumpkin pancake recipe, but I just couldn’t get the mixture to withstand the pancake flip – something I’ve never had trouble…

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I’ve spent my career doing social media for brands. What I’ve seen on the Internet is a lot of good punctuated by a few jerks who feel like the Internet gives them something to hide behind to call someone fat, ugly, stupid or worse. I started thinking about this a lot…

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Your body needs balance in a lot of ways. It needs balance in the way your build and stretch your muscles. It needs balance in the kinds of foods you eat for fuel. It needs balance in your workouts and it just needs balance stay up on two feet and…

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If you look at a treadmill and think of it as a sustained-pace cardio machine taking up space at your gym, you’re missing out on an efficient and engaging way to train. One of Equinox’s newest offerings in Chicago, Precision Running, uses the treadmill to its fullest potential, incorporating intervals, speed,…

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Way back in March, I went for a long run with the Crew, and at Homeslice brunch afterwards in the throes of passion inspired by a particularly delicious breakfast pizza, I fervently declared, “I would run a marathon for this breakfast pizza.” About seven months later, I did. After 16…

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I recently came across a Huffington Post article stating that mayonnaise has become the #1 used condiment in America. Unfortunately, this shouldn’t surprise us. We lather this creamy condiment onto most sandwiches and use it as a base for spreads, party dips and even salad dressings! I’m going to tell…

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