• My Omega-3 Profile Results

    A few weeks ago I sent a blood sample to be tested for Omega-3 fatty acids.  The benefits of having low O6 and high O3 and/or high Omega-3s in your system is the topic of another article, but suffice to say that getting a lot of Omega-3 seems to be a Good Thing!  For example,

  • Women’s Self Defense at Movement Uptown

    Imagine this scenario: You’re out with a small group of girl friends at one of the many Uptown watering holes.  You’re not interested in any guys, this is “girl’s night”. Standing at the bar waiting to order, there’s a guy next to you.  He asks where you’re from, and you tell him Uptown.  You’re not

  • Our Core Values

    Recently I read the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsiesh (CEO of Zappos.com).  One of the ideas that Tony credits with the tremendous success of Zappos is the idea of core values that a business holds, and uses in every important decision. This struck a major chord with me.  I realized that this idea is

  • Stop Getting Hurt Training

    Social media is an interesting beast. It gives you a unique ability to observe people that you never would have had a chance to observe without it. I only interact with a handful of people and clients on a daily basis, but via social media I can virtually watch what hundreds of people do. As

  • Make the Best Decision Every Time

    I want to let you in on a little secret. I make the best decision I possibly can, every time. No, really, I do. And I’m going to tell you how to do it too. All it takes is asking yourself one simple question every time you’re left to a choice. Ready? “Is this the

  • How To Be Successful

    One of our members inspired me to write this note when she wrote on Facebook this weekend “Running hills by Lake Michigan”. Here she was, away from home, finding a way to be active. Her next entry was “Enjoying deep dish chicago pizza.” Incidentally, she has lost 12lbs of fat in the past 3 months.

  • Kettlebells: Our Favorite Russian Import

    Russia has provided us with a lot throughout the years. They are to be credited with innovations such as vodka and important world figures like Ivan Drago. We’ve had sort of a love/hate relationship with our comrades to the east (or west if you’re Sarah Palin). They have been both allies and adversaries over the

  • Are You Stressed?

    You don’t have to answer that question, I already know the answer.  You are stressed.  Everyone is stressed, all the time.  You see, stress is something that is happening to you at all times no matter what, whether you realize it or not.  Moms develop stronger arms on the side they carry their child with. 

  • The Best Time…

    People always want to know what “the best” is.  The best exercise program.  The best time to drink a protein shake.  The best time of day to work out.  The best foods to eat. If you were to ask the general public, the best time of year to exercise is January to June, because there

  • First After Action Report

    Now that summer and competition season for many sports is here, I want to fill people in on what our exceptional members and athletes are doing.  Today I’m really proud to share the news about what 2 of our athletes accomplished this weekend. On Saturday morning Natalie competed in the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon north