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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 »

September 25, 2018

Well-Fit Open House – October 13th

Well-Fit will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 13th 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! Guests, email info@wellfitinc.com to reserve a…  Read more »

September 19, 2018

Fall 2018 Roundup – Classes and Programs

Lots of exciting programs, classes and deals happening right now at Well-Fit! Join now and realize why Well-Fit is the best place to train in Chicago!   Join now and receive your first month FREE! View our membership options here.   SPECIAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER: Nutrition Fundamentals for Endurance Sports Hands on Workshop with Melanie…  Read more »

September 19, 2018

What is Kinstretch and how can it help you?

Kinstretch is the technique used at the new class to hit Well-Fit this off-season, Mobility for Peak Performance.  We wanted to shed some light on this mobility technique and how it can help you in your racing. Our Kinstretch expert and coach, Tim Cohen, became certified in Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch Level 1 after…  Read more »

September 13, 2018

Altitude Training Case Study 9: Will Sutila

Will began training with Well-Fit in the Ironman Wisconsin 70.3 group earlier this year after a 7 year hiatus from the sport.  After a 6:13 finish time in Madison, he set his eyes on the  Kaiserwink-Walchsee 70.3 race in Austria in August, looking to improve upon that time. Will started with our 5 week altitude…  Read more »

September 13, 2018

Altitude Training Case Study 8: Mary Shepro

Although Mary has completed a handful of triathlons in the past, 2018 is the first full year she has trained for triathlon. She had a big year this year, competing in Muncie 70.3, USAT Age Group Championships, Chicago Triathlon Triple Challenge and in October, she will attempt her first full Ironman in Louisville. She joined…  Read more »

September 13, 2018

Altitude Training Case Study 7: Michael Harris

Michael Harris joined our 5 week Booster program to hopefully become a stronger and more competitive runner at the suggestion of his coach. He has done a handful of long distance endurance races but is currently training for the 2018 Chicago Marathon. His goal is to break 3:15. Michael worked hard throughout the program and…  Read more »

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