If trying Pilates keeps getting lower and lower on your to-do list, you might want to start thinking about bumping it up to the top of the list. Pilates isn’t just an abs workout. If you’ve ever had an injury, needed to work on muscular balance or wanted a leaner physique, Pilates can help with all of these issues. “There are several important points to Pilates, such as the principles of breathing, control, centering, precision, etc.,” says certified Pilates trainer David Bohn. “Doing true Pilates includes these points as they encompass all quality movement, and as someone improves their quality of movement (think bio-mechanics), their quality of life can improve through a … Read more
Ballet barre-style workouts continue to take top regards as one of the best ways to tone up a lackluster workout routine. But one barre studio has decided to not only revamp their brand, but to make it their mission to tighten, tone and teach every one of us new things about our bodies. Four years ago, Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin co-founded the amazing Barre Bee Fit brand. Since first making their mark on the nation, Barre Bee Fit has evolved. Their new name, The Barre Code , better reflects their pledge, “Live By The Barre Code.” “We’re thrilled to be able to use this opportunity to streamline our offerings and provide a complete program for … Read more
In the thick of summer fun, it can be super tough to get your gym shoes on when the beach is calling. But where there is sun, your workouts can follow. As any Cheeky girl knows, it’s all about how you multitask. Thankfully, Chicago gyms and fitness studios can sympathize. Grab those gym shoes and the sunscreen, because we’ve got your list of summer fun workouts! 1. Millennium Park Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba Spend weekday and Saturday mornings in Chicago’s iconic Millennium Park working out with some of Chicago’s finest fitness instructors. Local DJs pump up the crowd with tunes as you break a sweat to Zumba, zen out with yoga, get centered with … Read more
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