Remember when you were a kid sitting around at recess talking about how many kids you wanted to have someday? Back then, it was easy to think of yourself as having it all — the career, the social life, the family and the body. But as an adult, the reality of working, eating, drinking and breathing for two can be a lot different than what was in your playground daydreams. Four active women tell us what it’s really like to be pregnant and still be fit. Alexandra Schuler of Chicago is a mother of two daughters, ages seven and three. Prior to her first child, Alexandra had a very positive exercise … Read more
Convincing ourselves to go to the gym is enough of a workout. Too often, we arrive only to find every spin class seat taken or hot yoga mat filled. Closed out of cardio again? Not cool. SweatGuru, a brilliant new technology, crushes this obstacle to ensure no fitness opportunity is ever missed. The website is the first digital marketplace to bring people together around fitness classes and wellness experiences. SweatGuru allows users to manage their fitness activity in a single place: browse nearby classes, filter by price, location or type, then pay for and schedule classes suited to your interests. Finally, your planner won’t be a crossed out mess of confusion! Business … Read more
By now, we’ve heard enough about Chicago’s winter. Yes, it was soul-crushingly cruel and ridiculously cold. Thankfully, it’s time to bare our bundled up bodies and finally enjoy the outdoors! What better way to do that than with a little sun-kissed glow? Clarins introduces Golden Glow Booster ($30), an easy addition to beauty arsenals that will restore lackluster complexions to luminosity. Because blending in with Oak Street Beach sand is considerably un-Cheeky. The first ever sunless innovator promises made-to-measure self-tanning results. With just three drops added to any moisturizer, Golden Glow Booster transforms pale complexions with a natural, believable glimmer. (We repeat: believable, not orange.) Enjoy all the skincare benefits of your favorite … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!