331. Five Reasons to Beat the Holiday Heft with CrossFit Barrington

 Each holiday season, many of us start off with the best of intentions: just one appetizer, one drink, or one sweet at any given event. But it’s all so delicious, and the company’s so delightful…and pretty soon we’ve lost our resolve for good. But what if we strengthened our resolve instead of losing it? This year can be different, according … Read more…

126. Cha-Cha on Over to the Center for Ballroom & Dance

 Looking to shake up your workout before bikini season arrives? The Center for Ballroom & Dance at Deer Park Town Center will be holding a FREE Latin Dance Workout class this Saturday to add a little spice to your exercise routine.   This class is for everyone. You don’t have to be an experienced dancer to do it! Just come … Read more…

14. Sign Up for the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K

 Want to start a new tradition with your mom this Mother’s Day? There’s still time to sign up for the Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk happening on the streets of Barrington on Sunday morning. You can even have a poster created to cheer on your mom and arrange to have it posted along the course route. Get your legs moving with … Read more…

279. EXERCISE MORE -2011 New Year’s Resolution #3

 I’m one of those people who feels like I have to get back in shape before I go back to the gym. Kind of like cleaning the house before the cleaning lady comes. But I’ve decided that’s just not going to cut it anymore. I need to crawl out from behind this computer, get out of the office and get … Read more…

228. Sign Up for the South Barrington Gobbler Gallop

 South Barrington is continuing a brand new tradition by hosting the second annual “Gobbler Gallop” one week from today on Sunday, November 21st. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season because you’ll be helping two important causes AND get a great workout at the same time.

198. Trick or Treat Trot & The CROP Hunger Walk

 Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but if you have an awesome costume that you just can’t wait to show off, I have the perfect reason for you to get all dressed up this weekend. The Barrington Breakfast Rotary is hosting the fifth annual “Trick-or-Treat Trot” this Sunday morning and you’ll be ahead of the pack if you … Read more…

166. Shape Up with Sherry Hana

 When it comes to exercise, one of my biggest challenges is staying motivated. I recently found a fitness expert in Lake Barrington who offers in-home personal training and specializes in helping busy women and moms get their exercise routines back on track. Her name is Sherry Hana, and this week, she’s hosting an evening of fun, healthy food, fitness tips and FREE … Read more…

121. Swim Aqualusion

 It’s been a record hot summer this year, and every time the temperature reaches toward 90° I can faintly smell chlorine. As a child I was typically one of the first at the pool, waiting with my feet in the water for the lifeguards to blow their whistles and let the swimming begin. I associate hot weather with the smell … Read more…

117. Connecting Your Mind and Body

 I have a “love/not-too-fond-of” relationship with exercise.  I love the results, but I’m not too fond of what it takes to get there.  But a couple of years ago I discovered this quaint pilates studio called Yin Yang Pilates at 5073 Shoreline Road in Lake Barrington.  I stopped in to catch up with Laura Cappelletti, the owner of this wonderful … Read more…

86. Sign Up for Summer GLEE Camp

 Ever since the show, Glee, debuted on Fox a year ago, the idea of being in a high school choir has taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of stiff, tuxedo-clad kids singing in unison. Today’s version of the “Glee Club” is hipper, cooler and a whole lot more fun. And that’s the motivation behind a new … Read more…