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Mikhaila Woodall is the Newest Yoga Teacher in Town

January 14, 2015
Mikhaila Woodall
cheeky speaks

Mikhaila Woodall stands out in a crowd. Her long hair is streaked magenta, her infectious laugh can be heard across a crowded hotel lobby, and her striking features and bodacious bod have a tendency to turn heads. She’s fresh on the scene as a teacher but is already gaining notoriety in the Chicago Yoga community as a formidable talent, packing classes full of devotees both at CorePower Yoga and Lakeshore Sport & Fitness where she was hired fresh out of Teacher Training last year. New to instructing but vastly experienced with Yoga, Mikhaila’s borderline obsession with the ancient art has led to a fierce devotion to practice, personal strength, health and …  Read more

From Chicago’s Centered Chef to Weight Watchers to TED Talks, Chef Ryan Hutmacher is Cooking!

This Local Chef is Getting America Healthy, One Meal at a Time!

January 5, 2015
Chef Ryan Hutmacher
Lisa Payne

Coming off a holiday season full of cocktail parties, Mom’s meatloaf and an assortment of holiday buffets, there’s no better time to be excited about eating healthy. Enter national culinary expert extraordinaire, Chef Ryan Hutmacher. While initially following a corporate career path in sales management, Ryan soon found himself in a whole new direction. “I was struggling both physically and mentally with the stress and was in search of something more fulfilling that supported the lifestyle I truly wanted to live,” he says. “I always loved food, even to a fault, but I decided to go ‘all in’ and headed to culinary school to explore my interest in the art form …  Read more

Holiday Workout Plan: Pure Barre in Lincoln Park

Get Your Buns Into Shop at the Barre

December 24, 2014
Pure Barre Lincoln Park
Kaleigh Glaza

The Christmas season is known for decking the halls, jingling all the way and dashing through the snow. And maybe most importantly, it’s a time for dancing and dreaming of sugarplums a la The Nutcracker. But one too many sugar plums or gingerbread cookies means that New Year’s dress might be running a little more snug than planned. Don’t worry though–there’s still time to hit the ground dancing before the ball drops on December 31st thanks to the Pure Barre classes at their new Lincoln Park location. For those looking for a fun and different way to burn off holiday calories, there really is no better workout than the simple but …  Read more