Why not try something new?

The best workout is the one you like! That way you'll keep doing it and have fun as well. The first two Saturdays of the month, January 5 and 12th, Studios FUSE is hosting a chance to try 3 different fitness workouts from Chicago's hottest boutique fitness studios. CHECK IT OUT! The fresh start of a new year energizes us to share a fun Saturday Sampler Workout. If you're ready to get fit but not sure where to start, sign up for our Saturday Studio Fitness Festival. You'll get to try THREE sample workouts from the best Chicago has to offer in High Intensity, Low-Impact, Alignment workouts with Kick@55 Fitness, Iron and Oar, Sproing Fitness and Hang 5 Fitness classes. Arrive at noon and rece

Set SMART goals for the new year

With a new year arriving, many people will strive to lose weight, eat healthier, start a fitness program or even stop smoking. All of these are great goals, but without a specific action plan, you may find yourself dropping out of the program by February or sooner. To make sure you reach those goals this year, take a SMART approach. In general terms, the SMART acronym means Be Specific. It's not enough to say that you want to eat healthier. Start with a specific goal like I am going to drink 6 bottles of water daily or I will eat 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for the next 6 weeks. Make it Measurable. If you aren't tracking the numbers in your specific goal by counting something

4 Types of massages everyone should try

Massage is defined as the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints in the body using hands. This is done to relieve tension or pain. It's a great way to treat yourself after a long hard day at work or just when you need something to help you relax. There are so many types of massages available today, from traditional ones like shiatsu and Swedish to ones developed for a specific type of people such as pregnant women and even babies, to the more exotic ones like tantra massage. Take a look at the types of massages below that you should definitely try. 1. Swedish massage - if you have never had a massage before, a Swedish massage is a good introduction. If you have tension in your muscle

3 Tips to learning Muay Thai

Taking the Muay Thai classes is among the best steps you will take in your life. You will feel excited at first, but remember that this is also the most difficult stage. Do not get disappointed when you suck at the beginner's stage. You will feel fantastic once you start seeing improvements later in your training. Many people do not prepare for Muay Thai before joining. People begin looking for advice once they encounter an injury. You need to learn some tips so that you ease the curve in learning the art. Here are three tips to learning Muay Thai. 1. Train. Start your day by doing exercises such as running to improve your performance. Exercising will power up your endurance and stamina, and

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