All posts by Faith Hinz

Four Tips for Making Morning Workouts Easier

Morning workouts made easy

There are many benefits to working out in the morning. But if you consider yourself more of a night owl than an early bird, the thought of dragging yourself to the gym first thing in the morning can seem pretty daunting. How can you make morning workouts easier? Preparation is key! With these four tips, getting to the gym in the morning will be a whole lot easier.

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3 Studios to Take Barre Classes in Chicago


I find that incorporating different types of fitness activities into my routine keeps things fresh and exciting – and helps me stay motivated. That’s why I like to mix a barre class into my schedule every now and then.

Thinking about mixing things up by taking a barre class in Chicago but don’t know where to go? Get the 4-1-1 on three popular barre studios in Chicago.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before My First Barre Class


I don’t know about you, but I get bored doing the same old workouts day in and day out. That’s why I like to incorporate unique fitness classes into my routine every now and then to keep things interesting. One of my favorite workouts is my weekly barre class, a low-impact, high-intensity session that targets the abs, thighs, arms and butt and involves (you guessed it) a ballet barre.

Thinking about mixing up your workout routine and trying a barre class? Here are five things I wish someone had told me before my first barre class.

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4 Reasons I Like To Work Out in the Morning (Even Though I’m Not a Morning Person)

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I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m not a morning person. I’m usually the gal who hits the snooze button a half dozen times before dragging myself out of bed in the morning. But I’ve got to admit — on the days when I’m up at the crack of dawn to get in a workout before heading to the office, I feel great for the rest of the day. Not convinced? Here are four of the reasons I like to work out in the morning, even though I’m not a morning person.

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3 Healthy Ways to Add Flavor to Your Water


The benefits of drinking more water are endless, from boosting your immunity to aiding in healthy digestion. But the taste (or lack of taste) of plain old H20 can definitely leave something to be desired, making you more prone to reach for less healthy beverages. Add some flavor to your water – and resist the urge to turn to sugary drinks like soda — with these three ideas.

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Free Running Clubs in Chicago

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Running probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of team sports. But — whether you’re a veteran runner or more of a newbie — running with a group every now and then can be a great way to mix up your routine, stay motivated, and meet new friends.

Are you a Chicago runner? Here are just a few of the free running clubs in Chicago that are available to runners of all levels.

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