At first sight, David Barton Gym might appear to be an art gallery or swank pad complete with pounded steel plating, leather-wrapped door handles, and weekly DJ sets, but a second glance reveals a 30,000-square-foot fitness haven overlooking the Chicago River. The designer gym is loaded with free weights, cardio machines, a group cycling studio, steam rooms, a Russian bath, and a studio for yoga class. Meet up with an experienced hardbody personal trainer and melt fat like a George Foreman grill with a barrage of pushups, sit-ups, or 20 minutes on the TV-topped elliptical machine. Renew your will from the on-site therapist from Delos Wellness and let them unkink the knots that prevent you from having the strength needed to throw a dictionary through a thicker dictionary.
E! News anchor and Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic was born in Italy but she has strong ties to Chicago?namely, her husband Bill, the Trump-approved entrepreneur and restaurateur behind RPM Italian. In the My Chicago by Giuliana Rancic collection, the star of Giuliana & Bill gives the scoop on her favorite local spots to get glammed up, be entertained in style, and even shop for Bill.
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Jorge Perez is on a covert mission. At least, that's how he has constructed BluePrint Training SoBe, Inc.'s mission statement, which makes a great claim in the form of fine print: "If you have a pulse, you are an athlete." Jorge and his team of expert coaches act on this assertion by leading all-inclusive, high-intensity workouts that scale to each student's current fitness level and ultimate goals, whether they want to shed a few pounds, develop defined six-pack abs, or shatter an enemy's windshield with a single penny.
The team's CrossFit and boot-camp regimens both involve an ever-mutating series of exercises designed to hone the body's performance in ten domains of fitness. CrossFit classes can include heavy lifting, whereas boot-camp sessions focus on unpredictable cardio work with lighter free weights.
International Night and Day Protection (INDP) wants to help keep you and your loved ones safe, so it offers myriad protection and security classes. The instructors teach self-defense, boxing, and Street Combat classes, which arm students with the techniques to protect themselves from assailants, while simultaneously whipping them into shape. For those entering careers in the security industry, they also lead armed and unarmed bodyguard and security classes, providing students the skills to keep others safe as well. They also lead a lineup of purely fitness-oriented classes, including boot camp, CrossFit, and yoga, and offer personal-training sessions. To help clients unwind after a tough workout, INDP keeps a massage therapist on staff, who works to de-stress bodies and relax minds, which can stop The Bodyguard soundtrack from playing over and over in your head.
As the AHL minor-league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Syracuse Crunch has primed players for the big league since 1994. They confront rivals from the Eastern Conference's East Division and beyond at The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, in front of 7,000 fans whose fiery passion for the team melts the ice beneath opposing players' feet.
Deandra has enjoyed a healthy lifestyle since she was a kid. So when she grew up and studied at the University of Miami, an exercise physiology degree was a natural fit. This former athlete is now a certified trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. She also founded Ultimate Physique By Deandra—a training program that she tailors to each unique body type by blending various training methods. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their fitness goals, from losing weight to having one really strong bicep for arm wrestling.
At Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach, it?s all about functional fitness. Using everyday movements such as squats, lifts, and pulls in conjunction with weights and gymnastics, CrossFit works all the major muscle groups in the body. A fusion of strength training, cardio, and core bodywork, CrossFit begins with three Fundamentals classes, where beginners learn the program's movements. Then it's time for the customizable Workout of the Day, which is scalable to every individual. At Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach, members will find all the equipment and knowledge they need to succeed in burning fat, building muscle, and gaining strength.