154. CrossFit and ChiroFit Team Up for Student Athletes

154. CrossFit and ChiroFit Team Up for Student Athletes

Calling all middle school, high school and college athletes: It’s time to get fit! ChiroFit chiropractor Dr. Dave Crosson and CrossFit Barrington co-owners/coaches Brian Niven and Chris Bluse have joined forces to create a new summer Athletic Enhancement program to help you improve your game – whatever that game may be. Their goal is to provide a structured, safe, and properly coached program that addresses the whole athlete.

All three coaches are former college athletes: Dr. Dave Crosson played basketball, and CrossFit Coaches and Co-Owners Brian Niven and Chris Bluse were Division 1 and professional lacrosse players. Their athletic and professional experiences equip them with an exceptional knowledge base, all of which they applied in the creation of this program.

Teen Session at CrossFit - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Teen Session at CrossFit – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Dr. Crosson, who goes by “Dr. Dave” at ChiroFit, found CrossFit Barrington through a patient. He was immediately hooked on the diverse workouts, and has worked out there 5-6 days per week ever since. “In two years of working with CrossFit, I’ve personally seen more gains in strength and overall athletic ability than anywhere since I got out of college,” he says…

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196. Bronco Nation Football Season Kickoff TONIGHT

196. Bronco Nation Football Season Kickoff TONIGHT

Nothing captures the excitement of the new school year like the start of football season in Barrington and tonight’s the night!  We’re all invited to the FIRST EVER Bronco Nation Kick Off with a combined Pep Rally and Red & White Scrimmage at Barrington High School Stadium, starting this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

BHS Football Season Begins - Photographed by Bob Milkovich
BHS Football Season Begins – Photographed by Bob Milkovich

The community is welcome to join students, staff, parents, families and athletes tonight for the event sponsored by the BHS Quarterback Club “Bronco Booster Club” for the event between 4:30 and 8:45 p.m.

It’s going to be a great night of entertainment, food, music and, of course, BRONCO FOOTBALL.  Here’s the lineup of activities planned for the night…

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20. Barrington EATS: The Forbidden Fruit for Tasty Tuesday

20. Barrington EATS: The Forbidden Fruit for Tasty Tuesday

It’s Tasty Tuesday time again at District 220 schools, and the ingredient of the month for February is grapefruit.  Tasty Tuesday is a new healthy eating initiative in our elementary schools where students are served a sample of a fruit or vegetable on the first Tuesday of each month.  Then, the same food item will be offered intermittently on the school lunch menu for remainder of the month.

Tasty Tuesday at Barrington District 220 Schools
Tasty Tuesday at Barrington District 220 Schools

Since the district also recommends we try to serve our kids the food of the month in our own homes, we have a family-friendly recipe for you try, starring the ingredient of the month.  I couldn’t be more excited to share a few tips about serving grapefruit, which is my favorite fruit and affectionately known as “The Forbidden Fruit” by those, like me, who love it.

Grapefruit is the Tasty Tuesday Ingredient of the Month for February
Grapefruit is the Tasty Tuesday Ingredient of the Month for February

Others may just remember the grapefruit diet fad and perhaps only think of grapefruit as a cleanser for the fruit’s low glycemic index, which helps the body’s metabolism burn fat when digesting. It’s also a great provider of Vitamin C, fiber and lycopene and can help lower cholesterol. These are all good reasons to incorporate grapefruit into your diet. But how about because it tastes great? And I find it truly reliable in texture and flavor in all seasons.

I agree with District 220’s Tasty Tuesday program that we should all try to get our families to eat more grapefruit. Grapefruit has a reputation for being bitter, which happens if you get a bite with too much of the abundant pith, the part that surrounds and separates the segments. Here is a way to cut the fruit that eliminates the majority of the pith, and allows you to easily eat or carve out just the juicy pulp…

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201. Meet Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp

201. Meet Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp

Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp will be in town tomorrow night. He’ll be signing autographs at Kernel Fabyan’s Gourmet Popcorn Shoppe at Deer Park Town Center and there are still some spaces left for the event, but they’ll likely be sold out by today.

Patrick Sharp Signs Autographs at Kernel Fabyans Gourmet Popcorn

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186. Beat ’em Like the Barrington Broncos

186.  Beat ’em Like the Barrington Broncos

In a very exciting, emotional and down-to-the-minute match, the Barrington Broncos beat the Schaumburg Saxons Saturday, winning the homecoming game 34-32. The teams 6-and-0 UNDEFEATED season record has them positioned to push for a league championship in the coming weeks. Could the Broncos’ winning streak be traced to a dramatic locker room encounter with their coach at the start of the season?

Inside the Barrington Broncos Locker Room
Courtesy of 238 Studios

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180. Hold Your Breath for a Bears Win

180.  Hold Your Breath for a Bears Win

There’s only one thing that die-hard NFL fans will be doing in Barrington tonight, and that’s tuning in for the Bears/Packers game at Soldier Field at 7:30.  And if you’re married to a Bears fanatic like I am, you’ll be praying that they win because you know how a big loss can set the tone for the entire week or, let’s face it, the whole season.

Bears vs. Packers

If you feel like getting out of the house for tonight’s game, there are some great football specials being offered at several Barrington hot spots tonight. Here are a few to choose from:

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147. Bronco Football Pep Rally

147.  Bronco Football Pep Rally

 They’ll be raising the roof at Barrington High School tomorrow night. The 15th Annual Bronco Football Pep Rally starts at 7PM and they say, “Come early, be loud, wear red and show your spirit!” Team players, cheerleaders, the Broncette Pom Squad, Spirit Band and Color Guard will all be performing to get the crowd fired … Read more…

126. Barrington Broncos 2010 Kickoff Party

126.  Barrington Broncos 2010 Kickoff Party

 We’re just weeks away from the first day of school and coaches and players are gearing up for the new season of Barrington Broncos Football.  The Barrington High School “Quarterback Club” is hosting a night of laughs and team fundraising next week and tickets are still available.  It’s their second annual “Comedy Night” to raise … Read more…

29. Spring Has Sprung Sprint

29.  Spring Has Sprung Sprint

 You don’t have to join “The Biggest Loser” to get fit.  There’s a great shape-up going down right in The Village of Lake Barrington.  The Village recently formed a “Community Health and Wellness Committee” and hosted their first-ever “Family Fun and Fitness Fair” last Fall. Their second event, the “Spring Has Sprung Sprint”, is coming up this Saturday and there’s … Read more…