Embracing the Mombod and overcoming postpartum

As many of you know, I had my first baby approximately six weeks ago. And while I’m in so much…

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Mindful fitness: more effective than any medication

What is Mindful Fitness? A new and growing fitness and health trend is focusing more on the brain. For years,…

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Making and keeping fitness resolutions

This year is a little different for me. Most years, I write distinct fitness goals like lose 10 pounds in…

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DEXA Scan: Accuracy and injury prevention

How do you track your progress? Most people turn to the scale to track their weight-loss progress. While this does…

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Dumbbell Pullovers and why you should do them

Back in the classic era of bodybuilding, before steroids were a thing, the “squats and milk” routine was the number…

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Fat and why you need it

Fat-free does not equal healthy So many of my clients think they’re winning when they tell me they’re reaching for…

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Protein: building blocks of muscle

Muscular endurance and strength Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or body builder, you need muscle. Even for those couch potatoes…

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The FitExpo Chicago 2018

My first FitExpo experience was a blast! This wasn’t my first fitness expo ever, but it was the first time…

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Carbohydrates: complex vs simple and why we need them

To carb or not to carb That is the question. For many looking to lose weight, they tend to turn…

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Should you work out until you puke?

Have you ever worked out so hard you puked? After a recent extra-tough training session, the topic of vomit came…

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Functional training: my two weeks at F45 training

Have you heard of F45 training? Functional training is the newest trend straight out of Australia. Or maybe it’s been…

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My week at Hit it! Fitness in Oak Park

Have you heard of Hit It! Fitness? If you’ve ever been upset or angry, you’re likely aware of how great…

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