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February 6, 2018

Hydration for Endurance Athletes

-Melanie Battaglia, MS, RDN, LDN Athletes at all levels are typically looking for ways to improve performance. For endurance athletes, one of the most common culprits of fatigue is dehydration. Everyone has different hydration needs, which depend on the type/intensity/duration of exercise, environment, opportunities to drink, and the athlete’s sweat rate. However, for all endurance…  Read more »

February 1, 2018

Well-Fit Open House

On Saturday, February 17th, Well-Fit will be opening its doors from 7am-1pm for an Open House to showcase its new altitude room, cycling room and conditioning room. See the schedule and call us at 312-847-1222 to sign up for any of the classes!      

January 31, 2018

Well-Fit Launches the First Altitude Training Center in the Midwest

Altitude Training is shown to improve endurance by up to 35% and sprinting ability by 25% in one month’s time. (Chicago, Illinois)—Well-Fit Triathlon & Training has announced the opening of the Midwest’s first commercial use altitude training chamber at their facility in West Town. Altitude training has been used by almost  every Olympic level athlete…  Read more »

January 5, 2018

The Fountain of Youth

-Gary Raney, USAT Level 1 Coach A new year is upon us and with that comes new goals and aspirations. This year, I am partnering with Well-Fit to bring you periodic posts about exercise and aging and how we can maximize our performance and stay healthy into our 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Who…  Read more »

December 18, 2017

Becoming the “Big Fish”

–“Koach” Keith Klebacha Have you ever wondered how the “Big Fish” swimmers do it? Michael Phelps, Sheila Taormina, Andy Potts, and Janet Evans- all amazing swimmers that appear to make the job look easy once they hit the waves. How do they do it? Do they have gills, webbed feet, or fins? Maybe some dimension…  Read more »

December 11, 2017

Winter Motivation: Say goodbye to the blues

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, it’s harder to stay motivated and continue to train. It may start with a couple of skipped workouts, life event that interrupt your scheduled workout and holiday commitments that take up your entire schedule. Before you know it, a week has gone by and…  Read more »

November 14, 2017

How High Can You Go? The Power of Altitude Training

-Sharone Aharon My first encounter with the concept of altitude training was in the mid-2000s while working with the USA Triathlon resident team in Colorado Springs. These athletes were spending 2-3 of their workouts per week in altitude chambers, exercising in a low-oxygen environment and the results were unmistakable. The concept is not a new…  Read more »

November 2, 2017

Recovery and Regeneration in Training

-Sharone Aharon In cyclic sports, we frequently train to increase power, strength, and endurance. However, the process of improving efficiency depends mainly on our ability to overcome fatigue and recover after each training session. Therefore, just as you plan a training regimen – you must prepare and follow a recovery session as well. Immediately after…  Read more »

October 12, 2017

Off Season Training

-Sharone Aharon For most October marked the end of the summer as well as the end racing season. Some of you are already looking forward to next year, evidenced by the increased attendance of our members at the training center and the amount of training and coaching inquiries we are getting daily. Every year the…  Read more »

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