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February 6, 2019

Well-Fit Open House – February 23

Well-Fit will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 23 from 7am-12pm, open to the public. Try a new class, mingle with coaches, have some food and enter to win free programs and prizes. Plus a special discount to sign up for programs offered on that day only! Scott Jenkins will be here doing…  Read more »

February 1, 2019

The Impossible: Jason Sissel takes on the Epic 5

Many people have an Ironman on their bucket list, but what about doing 5 Ironman races…in 5 days…on 5 islands of Hawaii? Welcome to the EPIC5 Challenge and welcome to conquering the “impossible.” Jason Sissel is no stranger to the seemingly impossible. He’s completed two Ultraman Triathlons, ran the Marathon des Sables (a 156 mile…  Read more »

December 20, 2018

Staying Healthy This Holiday

-Melanie Battaglia, MS, RDN, LDN The holidays are a busy time of year filled with to-do lists, shopping, holiday parties, and family and friend traditions. Holidays and traditions tend to be food focused with foods that we may not typically eat.  The holidays may lead to overeating or putting your health goals aside until after…  Read more »

November 27, 2018

Well-Fit Open House and Ironman Panel – December 8

Well-Fit will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, December 8 from 7am-12pm, open to the public. In addition to the classes, we will be hosting an Ironman Panel to discuss what it takes to become an Ironman! Join novice and seasoned athletes and coaches from Well-Fit as they discuss the considerations when signing up…  Read more »

November 20, 2018

The Thanksgiving Plate

Thanksgiving is notoriously a time for overeating and indulging. But some of the main foods involved in a Thanksgiving Day meal have tons of health benefits. Our resident dietitian, Melanie Battaglia, gives us an informative breakdown of some Thanksgiving favorites and their performance benefits. Sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes are a source of fiber, potassium, magnesium,…  Read more »

November 20, 2018

CARA Goes LIVE at Well-Fit in the Altitude Room

The Chicago Area Runners Association popped by Well-Fit to experience interval training at 10,500 feet. Director of Training, Tim Bradley spoke with Sharone Aharon to get the scoop on this method of training which is doing huge things for the running community in Chicago. It’s been proven that high intensity workouts will improve your running…  Read more »

November 8, 2018

This Gym Makes it Hard to Breathe for a Better Workout- So I Tried It!

Training in a low-oxygen altitude chamber just might be the next best thing to living at 10,000 feet. As reported in Health.com by Cindy Kuzma My legs—and lungs—are burning as I pedal. The cycling interval’s only 10 seconds long, but it sure feels like the clock is moving in slow motion. Coach Mauricio Andrade stands…  Read more »

November 1, 2018

Well-Fit Open House – November 17

Well-Fit will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 17 from 7am-12pm, open to the public. Try a new class, mingle with coaches, have some food and enter to win free programs and prizes. Plus a special discount to sign up for programs offered on that day only! Chance to win an Arc’teryx Atom…  Read more »

October 8, 2018

Marathon Training at High Altitude- As Seen on NBC

In preparation for the Chicago Marathon, our Well-Fit athletes are turning to Altitude Training as a “boost” to their current program. Well-Fit is home to the first and only altitude training room in the Midwest and athletes are coming from all over Chicago to get an edge. The room is set at 10,500 feet during…  Read more »

September 28, 2018

Altitude Training Case Study 10: David Pinsonneault

David had recently moved to Chicago from Oregon and was looking for a way to train hard in a sea level location in preparation for the Chicago Marathon where he is trying to achieve a sub 2:40 marathon. “It is well known within running circles that the very best in our sport train at altitude.…  Read more »

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