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What’s with the Dynamic Drills?

If you’re in for a longer workout like a run, bike, or interval training workout, incorporating a dynamic stretching routine can have many benefits. It’s time to say goodbye to the days of “skipping the warm up” and if you are into your fitness for the long haul, you...

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3 Ways to Increase your TDEE

TDEE: total daily energy expenditure. We all have a varying TDEE based on our current body composition, lifestyle habits and daily activities. A greater level of overall activity will lead a higher total daily energy expenditure, which in the long run, could be...

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Should I Sleep or Workout?

Is your body just asking for you to hit the snooze button each day, or maybe you’re never feeling like you’re fully rested? It might be time to consider sleeping in a couple days over working out if we are truly sleep deprived. Here’s the low-down on how sleep could...

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Help! What do I eat?

There’s an overwhelming amount of information and media we are exposed to every day that pushes us to question: “What do I eat?” From the fast food chains we drive past to the commercial advertisements from restaurants and meal delivery services, to the good ol’...

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Self Care is Health Care

Take a moment in your day to stop and pause to reflect: how many hours of the day are you contributing to self-care? Whether it’s physically intentional, or has subconsciously become a part of your daily routine, what does self-care look like in your day? With the...

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Is Personal Training for Me?

Though CrossFit training is typically delivered in a group setting, many beginners and even seasoned veterans begin to wonder is personal training for me? Carl Marella, NCSF-Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Level 1 Coach at CrossFit Des Plaines shares some of...

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Returning to Fitness

We’ve all been there before: we’ve had to take a break and eventually make a return back to fitness. Even trainers, coaches, and the most elite athletes--encounter breaks in their regular fitness routine. For some, making that return is fairly seamless, and they can...

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