Archive for April, 2016

The Best of the Best

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Sometimes at the gym, we often give advice on what products to buy, from vitamins to protein powders to exercise gear. We do have tons of experience using different products and are usually happy to make a recommendation. We came across this site that we wanted to let you all know about. It is a review site that searches through and finds some of the best stuff for you to use. We aren’t endorsing them, we just find their recommendations incredibly useful. Instead of us doing all of the homework, this site has done it all. Here are some fitness categories that might help you purchase your next product.

Article on best fitness trackers:

Article on best water bottles:

Article on best home scale:

Article on best GPS running watch:

Article on best wireless exercise headphones:

Give it a try and let us know what you think!


Small Gym Mentality

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Gyms, like people, come in all shapes and sizes. There are different concepts for different needs. On our block of the street alone, there are five different places to work out. Some of these places are big brand names, franchises or small independently owned businesses. Chicago Family Fit offers private studio personal training for those looking for a personalized workout all under the watchful eye of a dedicated personal trainer. Often times we cater to folks who find larger facilities intimidating or overwhelming (both the people who frequent them and the equipment they have).

We feel that for those people, working out instead in a smaller setting, using less equipment more effectively and following instruction from a focused professional able to impart relevant advice specific to the exerciser’s needs, is the way to go. Another bonus is that sessions with a personal trainer are also usually booked in advance, adding accountability for the exerciser and thus greater encouragement to attend, rather than having to rely on our own (somewhat sporadic) self-motivation.

Our mission at Chicago Family Fit is pretty simple: To promote a well rounded approach to healthy lifestyle modifications for families or individuals. Through education and innovation we will help you develop a fun, comprehensive plan that works!

Whatever way you decide to get your workout in we promote health and well being. So get out and get active.

For more information about Chicago Family Fit, visit us at or email us chicagofmailyfit (at) gmail (dot) com

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Earth Day!

Monday, April 4th, 2016


Here are a few ways to celebrate (and exercise at the same time:

Use the environmental equipment that surrounds you
Find an accessible tree branch, or use a park bench for triceps dips. You can find a public building with steps or a local stadium and get in a workout that way.

Who needs weight, we have rocks!
Grab some easily gripped rocks and do sets of bicep curls, shoulder presses, or triceps exercises. Feeling like a strongman, opt for some bigger rocks.

Use your feet (or bike or roller blades) for a day
Can you walk to work? Or maybe walk to the train or bus to get you to work. Or maybe you can walk to lunch while at work. Either way, try walking instead of driving. You save the environment a little bit.

Natural Incline
There are lots of hills around town, running hills is a great workout.

Clean up!
A great family activity is to go to the park, get some excise and clean your favorite park at the same time. Pick up litter with a purpose. If you are an expert, you can add a squat each time you pick up a piece of trash.

Enjoy our tips and have a happy Earth Day!