Marathon tapering tips

Somehow I woke up yesterday morning and it was suddenly two weeks until I run my first marathon. I have no idea how this happened so quickly, but somehow my hardest workouts are behind me and it’s time to focus on resting my legs for the big day – taper…

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Premium spinning in Chicago just got an infusion of variety from Orange County when Full Psycle Chicago opened its doors in Lincoln Park. This studio is one-part disco, one part spin and all sweat fest. As you get excited for #Sweatworking at Full Psycle October 23, we know you’ll want a taste of…

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Hi – my name is Christiana and I am not a workout warrior. I am not a great athlete and I am not a health nut. But I am in decent shape, goal oriented, mentally tough (alright semi-mentally tough) and most importantly I say “yes.” A lot. I tell you…

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When we planned #Sweatworking for September with CrossTown Fitness, we pushed our luck just a little bit with mother nature. We planned an outdoor paddle boarding event on the literal last day of summer. Everything was set to take the workout onto the water on the Friday before the event, but the knowledgeable…

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Gina Caifano, Bootcamp Trainer, Group Fitness and Personal Training Certified, Certified TRX Trainer, Certified Aerial Trainer, Certified Nike Trainer and Creator of the health and fitness website “Get Motivated” helps to do just that for her clients; to instill in them a self-directed drive to achieve their fitness goals, and…

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When chia seeds first hit the super food list, my immediate thoughts went back the days of porcupine chia pets that my sisters and I would watch grow in the kitchen window. So now I’m supposed to EAT these seeds?! Luckily, I’ve moved passed my 1990s chia pet craze and…

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I could swear that the second the calendar clicked over to September 22, the first day of fall, all of the leaves started changing and I developed a craving for all things pumpkin-spiced. Because nothing says fall like that amazing mix of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and that secret ingredient…

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As we plan #Sweatworking, we like to keep things fresh, we’ve done some dance, boxing, high intensity interval training and we’ve even (tried) to hop some paddle boards (mother nature does NOT like to be told what to do). What’s one kind of workout we’ve never tried together? If you…

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One of the biggest reasons Chicago is a hugely popular marathon course is its reputation as a flat, fast course. Aside from that rude hill up Roosevelt to the finish line, the Chicago Marathon course is pretty much flat as a pancake, which makes it very appealing to both first-time…

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