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[solidcore]: The Best New Burn in River North

Even as a fitness trainer, I am always seeking out the best classes. [solidcore] is the newest Pilates studio that has recently opened in River North. Founded in 2013, there are already 29 studios across the country. Even though I love my heavy weights, [solidcore] is one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a while. It is humbling, but so energizing!

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My 2017 Soundtrack From 71,054 Minutes of Music

Spotify Wrapped revealed that in 2017 I listened to music for 71,054 minutes -- that’s almost 50 days worth of songs!! While I was surprised to see that ‘tropical house’ was my most listened to genre, I wasn’t surprised that I listened to so many songs on repeat throughout the year. As a summary of… Continue reading My 2017 Soundtrack From 71,054 Minutes of Music

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The Mental Fitness of Pursuing Happiness

Photo by Cass Gunderson “I’m on the pursuit of happiness…” You can take a lot of life lessons from Kid Cudi, but you’ve probably also heard a lot about happiness if you’ve ever read any self-help content. It’s a saturated market, but Americans are only getting unhappier. The 2017 World Happiness Report shows that the… Continue reading The Mental Fitness of Pursuing Happiness

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Game Over: The Problem with the Gamification of Food + Fitness

It's nothing new that food and fitness have been gamified to help people reach their health goals. For those who are competitive, the game aspect can make getting healthy fun and tangible, celebrating each accomplishment along the way. Lose 10 pounds and treat yourself to a new workout outfit? Booyah. Workout 6 days a week… Continue reading Game Over: The Problem with the Gamification of Food + Fitness