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Jan 22

January 22, 2015

Another type of barre experience: Flybarre

I have been loving the barre classes lately as I’m sure you learned from my last post.  They are such a great exercise to incorporate into my running.  And as I mentioned, they are all so different so don’t get discouraged if you try one barre class and don’t like it.  Keep trying them and I’m sure you will find one you enjoy! The most recent one I tried was Flybarre.  You might have heard of Flywheel which I actually…

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Jan 8

January 8, 2015

Not all barre is created equal

I have wanted to try barre classes for a long time.  I was a dancer growing up (primarily ballet to be exact) and just the mention of “barre” made me a little giddy again.  Although my point shoes and tutu were long ago retired I figured I just had to try this out and see what it was like. I am glad I tried out so many different barre studios because as the title of this post points out: not…

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Nov 14

November 14, 2014

Throwback Cocktails at Public Hotel

I recently became a part of the Windy City Bloggers Collective and it has been a blast so far.  Along with many other events, we usually have a monthly Happy Hour hosted by a bar/restaurant in the city.  A time for some of the best bloggers in Chicago to come together and enjoy drinks, chat, make new friends, and of course try some of the best places our city has to offer. Last night, our Happy Hour was hosted by…

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Oct 2

October 2, 2014

Dress that body you’ve worked hard for in MadStyle! Discount code included!

I am definitely not a fashion guru.  I can put together an outfit but I won’t claim that I’m a rock star at it by any means.  I manage to pull it together, love shopping, and can’t bypass a great deal. One of the great things about living a healthy lifestyle is feeling fit, healthy, and in shape.  This means trying on clothes isn’t something I dread.  I look forward to it!  What better way to celebrate your body that…

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Sep 12

September 12, 2014

Want to attend almost every gym in your city? Welcome to ClassPass.

Doing the same workout over and over can get boring.  Even though I love running, I still have days where I want to work out but just need to do something else.  It’s also important to do this for our bodies.  We should work multiple muscle groups to gain a great overall total fitness level. Well there just might be a great solution to this! I was recently contacted by someone at ClassPass to try out what they are doing. …

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Aug 15

August 15, 2014

A Ranking of my Favorite Races

I love running races and have been fortunate enough to run quite a few!  I have run a variety of distances and at different times of the year.  Most of my races have been in Chicago though since I live here.  My goal is start doing more races in different cities.  I think it’s a great way to go explore a new place! I decided to rank my top 3 races that I’ve done and share my thoughts on them. …

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