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5 Ways to Do Cardio (Without Cardio!)

As a personal trainer in Chicago I often hear people say, “I need to do more cardio.” This generally means one of two things: either they want to lose body fat (for which traditional cardio is one of the least efficient ways to do so), or they are sick of being winded while running for the bus or hauling groceries to their 3rd story walk-up. If you belong to the ‘cardio-burns-fat-better-than-strength-training’ camp, well, maybe this blog isn’t for you. But if ...
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Hustle Training for Fat Loss

Two weeks ago a new member at Hustle Fitness came to me asking several questions about our training programs and what she needed to do to get results. I love when members ask me these types of questions. They are a chance not only to educate and but also to help people become more committed to their program. After talking with this member it became clear she had a lack of understanding regarding training and nutrition. It was also clear ...
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The Top 5 Secrets to Breaking Past a Weight Loss Plateau

And… Why we (Hustle Fitness) love to work with people who have plateaued! At Hustle Fitness Lincoln Park we train all sorts of different individuals: mothers and fathers struggling to find time to workout, young professionals trying to build a routine that will last a lifetime, weekend warriors looking to prevent injury, etc. The thing that they all have in common is that they all wish to look, feel, and move better. We work with all these different individuals but our favorite ...
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3 Things YOU can do to get BETTER Results TODAY

Remember WHY you are here. When you go to a small group personal training session or a group fitness class remember the reason you started in the first place. It can be easy to become complacent, or run on autopilot, or go through the motions, especially if energy is low. Imagine if your boss dumped a bunch of work on you before you left for the gym! Set an intention for each workout. Relate this intention to your Why for ...
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