Fit 'n' Pretty

Looking for Health & Beauty Exclusives? Get your Cheeky Card!

Health and Fitness Gift Guide

December 17, 2014

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who’s a health and fitness fanatic? Or, maybe someone who is always talking about stepping up their game but doesn’t actually do it? This health and fitness gift guide will both inspire self-care and encourage self-love for the recipient! Check out our top picks: Run Away: These new shoes from Asics features a Flexible Fit system with flexible support bands from heel to forefoot. Asics has a store in Wicker Park and is opening a new one in Skokie–check out their fitness gear too! A Health Nut: Check out this Kind Bar snack pack that’s perfect for your friend or family member who’s always on-the-go …  Read more

Blown Away

Score the Blowout of Your Dreams at Chicago’s Newest Styling Salon

December 17, 2014
Melanie Rud Chadwick

Calling all blow dry regulars! The latest addition to the Windy City salon scene is DreamDry, the chic styling spot founded by celeb stylist Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes. With only two other DreamDry locations open in NYC, how did they settle on Chicago for their third? “Chicago is one of the best cities in the world, and we wanted to bring the convenience and affordable luxury of everyday glamour to the fabulous women of the Windy City,” Zoe told us. “They have incredible personal style. We just want to give them the resource to able to perfect their greatest accessory—their hair!” We couldn’t agree more, Rach. Choose from 19 different styles—an …  Read more

Chicago Fit Pro Susanna Kalnes Has Got the Energy!

How Susanna's Life Has Changed all Thanks to Fitness!

December 3, 2014
CheekySusanna BeachBody Training Group Pic
Lisa Payne

As I sit at the back of a Starbucks waiting to interview a local fitness sensation, the thought crosses my mind that when you do something you love, you can hardly call it work. And on this Saturday night, I am doing what I love and waiting to interview fitness professional Susanna Kalnes. Coming straight from training a large group of eager participants in Piyo, it’s clear that as she runs in–clad from head to toe in fitness clothing, Susanna too is living her passion as one of the nation’s budding fitness pros. Straight off a two-page feature in November’s SHAPE magazine, Susanna’s fitness career is on fire! After leaving the corporate …  Read more