Archive for December, 2011

3 Reasons to Hire A Personal Trainer in 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It’s that time of year again where everyone is going to get in shape, lose weight, look great, and feel good right? Was this the same thing you said last year? If so, hiring a personal trainer may help you get finally get over the hump and achieve your goals!  If you are wondering if personal training is right for you, start by asking yourself a few questions.

  • When was the last time that I exercised? This can range from weeks to years, the longer it has been, the more benefit that you will get from working with a professional.  If you work at a desk, you can expect to have a lack of flexibility, strength, and endurance that may lead to injuries if your not training properly. It’s important to restore proper range of motion and movement mechanics first, then focus on other goals.
  • Do I have any pre-existing conditions? If you have had injuries, back pain, pulled muscles, poor posture,  health conditions, or on medication, it is a good idea to be supervised when your exercising. Make sure to tell your trainer before starting to workout so that you can go forward on the same page.  It’s also a good idea to get a release from your Physician prior to starting.  If you re-injure or re-aggravate a pre-existing injury, it’s going to hinder your training, and probably lead you to stop exercising altogether.
  • Do I need extra motivation? Let’s face it, many people don’t exercise simply because they don’t feel like it.  Do you not like going by yourself? Maybe your not sure what exercises that you should be doing?  Chances are, if you have invested money into something, it’s more likely that you are going to make your fitness appointments, work harder, and in turn, see more results.

If you would like more information about personal training, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us at or via phone at (773) 706-8705

Achieve the “After” With Your New Year’s Resolution!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This is the time of year with holiday parties, family gatherings, gift giving/receiving, and of course…over eating! But once the dust settles, and we step back on the scale, it’s time to make our New Year’s Resolution.  For many of us that means getting back in the gym, setting a new goal, and at least giving it our best effort for….a month? two months?

If you think back to last year, did you reach your goal? If so, did you maintain your results? If not, or if you are unsure of where to start, have you thought of hiring a trainer?  Our fitness professionals at Chicago Family Fit deliver expertise and an environment that is not what you have come to expect from big box gyms.  We have your best interest and achieving your goals at heart, not how many memberships we sell per month.  You will also have a private gym environment where you don’t have to worry about people staring at you, or waiting to use equipment.

Our goal is to get you headed in the right direction towards reaching your goals whether you come for 5 sessions or the whole year.  We will not pressure you to buy long-term packages or memberships, we simply offer a free consultation, and you make the decision from there.  If you would like to see what some of our clients have to say, read our 5 star google reviews,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1267&bih=629&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=chicago+family+fit&fb=1&gl=us&hq=family+fit&hnear=0x880e2c3cd0f4cbed:0xafe0a6ad09c0c000,Chicago,+IL&cid=16244475702623670154&ei=_ZPfTsnbG6_22AWs7fWNCg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=placepage-link&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q4gkwAA

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Tips to Avoid Getting Sick Over the Holidays!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

As the weather changes, cold and flu season is here.  While being sick can give you a variety of symptoms, it also affects your work, finances, and fitness.  A few tips for avoiding colds this time of year are:

  • Hand Washing-this is the most basic, yet often forgot.  Keeping your hands clean of germs is a great way to avoid catching bugs from things you may have touched throughout the day.
  • Get enough rest! When your tired, your immune system becomes compromised, so try your best to get enough sleep.  If falling asleep proves to be difficult, try to relieve some stress and relax for 30 minutes prior to going to bed.
  • Eat right-Consuming enough nutrients throughout the day will help keep your body and immune system strong.  If you are having trouble, you may want to consult with a professional to get you going in the right direction.
  • Exercise!-Staying active is another great way to boost your immune system. Just make sure to wipe your hands, and keep them away from your mouth/nose while your working out.

Hopefully you found some of these tips to be useful at the start of this holiday season.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at or via phone at (773) 706-8705