Human Growth Hormone: Naturally Increase Your Own

Human Growth Hormone: Naturally Increase Your Own

Think of human growth hormone (HGH) as little messengers in our body that tell our cells when to grow an reproduce. Through the age of about 20, human growth hormone is released in relatively high quantities in our body. After the growth phase of our life is over, HGH...
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 you...
No Excuses (Spinning) Workout #13

No Excuses (Spinning) Workout #13

Back in the day I used to teach Spinning®. I almost always taught at 6:00am. Like working out for anyone, getting out of bed well before the sun rises wasn’t always easy, but was always worth it.  Always. I loved teaching, and had a core group of “usuals” that were...
Comfortably Uncomfortable – Raise Your Body’s Bar

Comfortably Uncomfortable – Raise Your Body’s Bar

When you work out, how hard do you push yourself? Whether you’re going for a run, practicing yoga, or lifting weights – if you constantly exercise at the same level with no real effort that raises the bar a little higher, you’re cheating yourself out of potential...
No Excuses Workout #8

No Excuses Workout #8

I’m a little behind posting my weekly workout, but it’s a good one! Since I put this together last week, I’ve done it a couple times and can say that this group of exercises really focuses A LOT on endurance as well as  functional strength. This is also an ideal...
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