The rising number of childhood obesity has many parents concerned about keeping their kids fit and healthy. Ida Dolce, a kids martial arts instructor with a BA in Psychology, offers up five tips to keep your kids from becoming couch potatoes this year.
Nothing says romance like a night away, and with Chicago hosting some of the best hotels around, you don’t even have to leave town to get away from it all.
After the hubbub of the holidays dies down, January is generally a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of month. By the time February rolls around, you’re ready for another break. What better time to get away briefly than for Valentine’s Day?
One of the fastest and easiest ways to get in shape or just drop a few pounds is running. It’s also accessible to just about everyone. Some people take naturally to running and others have to push themselves every step of the way. One way to make running more fun and effective is to join a running club.
Getting in shape or dropping those few extra pounds are among the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. Once the resolution makes it on your list, however, how do you see it through? Local trainer Jeff Shapiro of Lakeshore Sport and Fitness lays out five tips for getting fit in Chicago.
Like history, fitness crazes tend to repeat themselves, and the latest old-new workout is the kettlebell. Kettlebells have been around for ages but are having a resurgence in popularity as people discover the benefits of this weight-training workout.
Chicago winters are legendary both for the wind and for the chill. Although there is never a better time to utilize an enclosed vehicle for transportation from one place to another, drivers are often forgetful about the changes in habits that these elements bring.
Ice climbing may sound like something you need to embark on an arctic exhibition to experience, however Chicago has its own similarities to the arctic, at least temperature-wise, and it offers some places nearby to practice your ice climbing as well.
Although a sunny vacation in the dead of a Chicago winter seems like the incarnation of bliss, sometimes it’s nice to get away but still be near home during the holidays. You may not escape the temperatures, but you can enjoy an escape from the city with these nearby destinations.
Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.
Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.
Ice skating is not only a great way to exercise, it’s a fun activity. Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned skater, an ice rink is a great place for an outing with friends, a first date or a family event.
There are a plethora of CrossFit boxes across Chicago and here are some of the most raved about.
The Halloween Spirit is upon us and what is more ghostly than a visit to a cemetery? In the spirit of the season, take a step closer to the end and tour one of Chicagoland’s famously haunted cemeteries.
It is easy to miss the changing of the leaves as the fall season generally flies by, however if you really want to enjoy them, there are several places around Chicago to do so.
The Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the most popular summer events in the city. Folks come from all over to enjoy the sun and spectacle above the Chicago beaches on this city’s one-of-a-kind lakefront.
To get away from Chicago without going too far, few options beat Kenosha. Less than two hours away, discover everything from the origin of Jelly Belly jelly beans to one of the area’s best flea markets. Don’t miss out on the history of this fun little town on a one-tank adventure never to forget.
If you’re looking to get away from Chicago’s urban life, there is no better place than Galena. A charming picturesque town known for its antiques, history and windy roads that are enjoyed by motorcyclists and bikers alike, this place moves at a slower pace. Expect no shortage of things to do, see and enjoy on a weekend getaway to Galena.
Chicago’s proximity to Lake Michigan makes it ideal for land-locked water lovers. When the winter witch has settled down and the city’s summers start to simmer, there’s nothing better than escaping the humidity on open water. The city’s best boating trips offer that and so much more with extras and amenities that make each trip like a mini vacation.
With some of the best scuba schools in the region, tried and true instructors and surprisingly fun dive locales, Chicago’s got a little bit of something for every diver.