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May 22, 2019

Altitude Training Helps Top Athlete Get Even Better

Boston Marathon, 2019 If you’ve worked out at Well-Fit anytime within the, oh, last year or so, odds are you’ve met or seen Paul Gavin.  Like all our athletes, he is dedicated to his training.  He puts in the time, and he realizes great results—on both a personal level and for the charity he supports. …  Read more »

May 2, 2019

Refuel with a Banana Nut Sweet Potato

Most of us know the importance of eating a balanced meal within four hours of finishing a workout. This recipe is an excellent choice for after your weekend long run/ride, or a quick breakfast or lunch you can throw together at work after your morning workout. The meal should include each of your macronutrients: carbohydrates,…  Read more »

April 16, 2019

2019 Arc’teryx Altitude Challenge

May 1- 31, 2019 Well-Fit Performance is teaming up with Arc’teryx to bring you the first ever Altitude Challenge to help you “reach new heights” in your training and level of fitness this spring. Altitude training has been proven to show incredible results in a short period of time and offer a significant edge in…  Read more »

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 »

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