3 Reasons Your Body Will Love Sweet Potatoes

3 Reasons Your Body Will Love Sweet Potatoes

Holidays and sweet potatoes go hand in hand. Check out a few of the reasons why your body will love, love, love this tasty root vegetable. 1. Sweet Potato + Olive Oil = A: Sweet potatoes on their own are nutritious, but the absorption of the abundance of beta-carotene...
No Excuses (Rowing) Workout #22

No Excuses (Rowing) Workout #22

If you've never worked out on an indoor rower, you should give it a try. As we head into the winter months, there is no greater way to lose your motivation to workout than getting bored with exercise. Rowing is the perfect solution to doing the same-old same-old day...
No Excuses (Shred-like) Workout #21

No Excuses (Shred-like) Workout #21

If you can dish it out, you better be able to take it - right? I was certainly put to the test over the weekend at Chicago's Shred415, a treadmill/strength interval fitness studio on the north side of the city. The workout was probably a little more intense than the...
No Excuses (Jump Rope) Workout #20

No Excuses (Jump Rope) Workout #20

Get vertical and go for this workout that combines all the benefits of jumping rope with a few strength exercises that hit your entire body.  Not sold on jumping rope? Here are a few benefits to consider: Muscle Tone: Shape up your calves, along with several other big...
No Excuses (Hill Run/Combo) Workout #19

No Excuses (Hill Run/Combo) Workout #19

Living in Chicago, I've never had to utter the words "I thought that hill was never going to end!" while out for a run. Gorgeous lakefront, great running trails and a few pretty incredible running groups...but no hills. Running hills is actually a great workout. If...
Two Medicine Ball Strong Ab Exercises

Two Medicine Ball Strong Ab Exercises

Medicine balls are a staple to any fitness facility, and easily available for purchase at any sporting goods store for home use. They come in a variety of sizes, weights and colors, and can be built into any workout hitting just about every muscle imaginable. I have a...