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  • Yes, women play polo. So if you think of the sport as a game played predominantly by men and only for the rich and famous, think again. In fact, most...

    Pony up to Polo

    Yes, women play polo. So if you think of the sport as a game played predominantly by men and only for the rich and famous, think again. In fact, most...

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  • Feedback training allows you to see if you’re working your muscles effectively. Although this may also be accomplished via electric current (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS), which is great...

    Feeback Training 101

    Feedback training allows you to see if you’re working your muscles effectively. Although this may also be accomplished via electric current (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS), which is great...

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  • Some area athletes are gearing up to compete for Team America slots in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is just  around the corner in...

    INTENSE!

    Some area athletes are gearing up to compete for Team America slots in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is just  around the corner in...

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  • It’s the latest fitness craze. Confession: I tend to avoid group fitness at all costs. Normally, during my workout, I like to drown my sweat and misery in an artfully...

    Piloxing

    It’s the latest fitness craze. Confession: I tend to avoid group fitness at all costs. Normally, during my workout, I like to drown my sweat and misery in an artfully...

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  • Danni Allen, winner of The Biggest Loser, laces up her trainers for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Had you asked Danni Allen a year ago if she could...

    Danni Allen’s Winning Streak

    Danni Allen, winner of The Biggest Loser, laces up her trainers for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Had you asked Danni Allen a year ago if she could...

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  • Running 26.2 miles can be pretty daunting, exciting or unexpected depending how you look at it. High school math teacher and New Balance Chicago Racing Team member Kristen Heckert, 26,...

    Competitive Running in Chicago

    Running 26.2 miles can be pretty daunting, exciting or unexpected depending how you look at it. High school math teacher and New Balance Chicago Racing Team member Kristen Heckert, 26,...

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  • My first thought on writing this article was to present an overview of what a week at The Ashram boot camp consists of from diet, exercise regime, environment and so...

    Sweat Away Your Sins at The Ashram

    My first thought on writing this article was to present an overview of what a week at The Ashram boot camp consists of from diet, exercise regime, environment and so...

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  • Full disclosure: I’ve never sweated more in my life. Once at Lara Hudson’s Mercury Method studio in Wicker Park, I half-wondered whatever possessed me to sign up for a heated...

    The Mercury Method

    Full disclosure: I’ve never sweated more in my life. Once at Lara Hudson’s Mercury Method studio in Wicker Park, I half-wondered whatever possessed me to sign up for a heated...

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  • The numbers don’t lie. A report by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently revealed that Chicago is the 27th ‘fittest city’ of 50 metropolitan areas in the country....

    Fit, Fitter, Fittest

    The numbers don’t lie. A report by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently revealed that Chicago is the 27th ‘fittest city’ of 50 metropolitan areas in the country....

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  • CrossFit is an intense, constantly varied fitness regimen with a mix of cardio, gymnastics, body weight movements and Olympic weight lifting that was developed in 2000. While it’s a growing...

    (Cross)Fit & Femme

    CrossFit is an intense, constantly varied fitness regimen with a mix of cardio, gymnastics, body weight movements and Olympic weight lifting that was developed in 2000. While it’s a growing...

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