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Baby Steps To Shape Up For Summer

Here it is, June! The summer solstice is coming upon us, along with bathing suits, tank tops and cute summer clothes. Summer may bring the desire to be more fit and lose weight. Unlike winter you can’t hide behind layers of clothes. Did you tell yourself that this is “the” summer to lose weight and get into shape? It’s not…
June 7, 2013
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5 Tips To Avoid Springtime Injury

Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to introduce a new guest blogger and AMC partner today, Shannon Schaeffer, physical therapist and owner of Complete Physical Therapy & Fitness in Lincoln Park. Shannon is passionate about fitness, having run numerous marathons, and she enjoys helping people achieve their full potential through her talents as a therapist. Welcome to the Club Shannon! With…
May 6, 2013
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How To Squeeze It All In?

The holiday season is in full swing and to check off everything on your to-do list, time and efficiency are of the essence. One important ‘to-do’ is regular exercise. Exercise helps manage stress and promotes the feeling of wellness, which can be fleeting during the holiday hustle-and-bustle. Rather than skipping a workout because you don’t have time, squeeze it in…
November 28, 2012
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5 Tips to Battle the Holiday Bulge

It’s here! The holiday season has arrived like a bolt of lightning, and along with the season comes parties, family gatherings, buffets, cocktails, and an abundance of calories. Did you know the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years? Here are five tips to battle the bulge over the next five weeks and kick-off 2013 feeling good…
November 19, 2012
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The Skinny on Burning Calories

If your fitness goal is weight loss, here’s an excellent example of how misperceptions can derail your best effort: On Thursday, I decided to go the gym to get in a cardio workout. I hopped on the revolving stairs, aka the “gauntlet” for 45 minutes. I know, I know…it’s a little maniacal, but the calorie-burn-to-perceived-exertion on the gauntlet is equivalent…
November 4, 2012