Health & Fitness

Now Is The Perfect Time To Work Out With An Equinox Trainer

Now Is The Perfect Time To Work Out With An Equinox Trainer

0 by / on April 7, 2014, 2:00 pm / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

Did you ever think about working out with a personal trainer? When you can count down the weeks until summertime, it’s the perfect time to give it some serious thought. I have always felt I didn’t need a trainer because I really love the group exercise programs at Equinox, but I have been slightly curious about personal training. Some people […]

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You’re In! Heidi Klum New Balance Dance Tee

You’re In! Heidi Klum New Balance Dance Tee

0 by / on March 25, 2014, 10:00 am / in Fashion, Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

One day you’re in and the next your out – but not if you wear this lighter than air Heidi Klum for New Balance dance tee. This relaxed fit, cropped tee is emblazoned with her signature Project Runway send-off  “You’re in/You’re out” on the front and back. “Having studied dance for 15 years, I love how loose the tee is—and […]

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The Thing I Am Loving Today: lucy New Perfect Core Legging

The Thing I Am Loving Today: lucy New Perfect Core Legging

0 by / on February 21, 2014, 10:00 am / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

I literally must have about 25 pairs of black athletic leggings at this point in my life. Since I wear them at least 4 times a week for working out, I’m in them quite a bit. In the winter I prefer my leggings fitted to the ankle and in the warmer months a like fitted capris. However, they are almost […]

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Tasty Treats: LifeIce Frozen Healthy Snacks

Tasty Treats: LifeIce Frozen Healthy Snacks

0 by / on January 23, 2014, 11:00 am / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

OK, so granted it’s a little chilly to be talking about frozen snacks, but these are just too good to resist. Since the new year it seems everyone is juicing. Well may I suggest a tasty alternative? LifeIce is the first all natural fat free, low calorie and low sugar, freeze & eat, bite-sized ices. With a texture most like mini-popsicles, […]

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New Year, New You: My Workout With Karina Smirnoff & JCPenney

New Year, New You: My Workout With Karina Smirnoff & JCPenney

0 by / on January 17, 2014, 11:00 am / in Events, Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

I am truly a glutton for punishment with no shame. Only I would show up to a dance/exercise class taught by Dancing With the Star’s Karina Smirnoff, host of JCPenney’s New Year, New You Fitness Event in JCPenney’s SoHo showroom in NYC this past Wednesday. Additionally, only I would have the misfortune of showing up wearing the exact same JCPenney Xersion pants […]

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Core Fusion Co-Founder Fred DeVito Class At exhale Chicago

Core Fusion Co-Founder Fred DeVito Class At exhale Chicago

1 by / on December 6, 2013, 1:00 pm / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

Fred DeVito co-creator of Core Fusion was at exhale in Chicago this week, and I had the opportunity to meet him and take his Master Barre Class! Together with his wife Elisabeth Halfpapp they developed Core Fusion, which focuses on isolated exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture. Their core-centric classes leave no muscle unworked! Read more about Core Fusion from Lauren’s […]

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Chic Workout Wear

Chic Workout Wear

1 by / on November 27, 2013, 10:00 am / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog, Trends

Workout wear for me isn’t really a trend, it’s a necessity. While I was packing to move I tossed away quite a few pieces that were either worn out or had sat unused for years and knew I’d never wear them again. No sense in moving those items. So I noticed there were some items I need to round out […]

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Equinox Introduces New Yoga Fusion Class: Flow Play

Equinox Introduces New Yoga Fusion Class: Flow Play

0 by / on November 18, 2013, 2:00 pm / in Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

Upscale fitness brand Equinox has created a new class, Flow Play, which will garner the attention of yogis and music lovers across the country. Flow Play is designed for those who are interested in the healing properties that both music and yoga can deliver. Derek Beres, yoga instructor and international DJ, collaborated with Grammy-nominated artist, Phillip Steir to create the class. […]

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Luxury Beauty: The ESPA Facial At The Peninsula Spa In Chicago

Luxury Beauty: The ESPA Facial At The Peninsula Spa In Chicago

0 by / on November 6, 2013, 9:00 am / in Beauty, Chicago, Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

If you visit or live in Chicago and want to experience the “Best Urban Hotel Spa”* visit The Peninsula Spa. The pampering services and the peaceful space takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The 15,000-square-foot Peninsula Spa and adjoining fitness center is located on the top two floors of the five-star Peninsula Chicago. The floor-to-ceiling […]

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The Bar Method™ Chicago Studios: Get A Lean, Firm and Sculpted Body

The Bar Method™ Chicago Studios: Get A Lean, Firm and Sculpted Body

0 by / on November 1, 2013, 9:00 am / in Chicago, Health & Fitness, Second City Style Blog

The Bar Method™ workout combines the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body. You don’t have to have dance training or any other experience to take the class. The instructor will walk you […]

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