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Fitness Pro Suzanne Ko on Eating Clean and Lifting Heavy

How Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Body

July 30, 2014
Lisa Payne

With all the misconceptions about what to eat and how to train, grocery shopping and working out can seem harder to figure out than a New York Times crossword puzzle. Chicago personal trainer, yoga instructor and Owner of SKo-Fit, Suzanne Ko simplifies the diet and training debacle. “The reason why so many diets fail is because they are temporary. Instead of making temporary lifestyle changes, consider permanent lifestyle changes,” she says. Six years ago, Suzanne’s own diet and training regime changed dramatically after her husband went on an elimination diet due to some health issues. With the guidance of an integrative doctor, he found (through a food sensitivity test) that he …  Read more

Barre Bee Fit Changes Names and Offers New Workouts: Welcome to The Barre Code

The Barre Code Shakes Up Barre Workouts With a New Image and Classes!

July 16, 2014
Lisa Payne

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

Chicago’s Best Outdoor Fitness Classes

Don't Miss a Moment of Summer! Take Your Workouts Outside!

July 9, 2014
Lisa Payne

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