Instagram saw it first- I created a FREE downloadable fitness tracker for November to help me plan out my workouts and make sure I schedule active rest days. Plus, the Holiday season is here and work is only getting busier. I don’t want to fall into a the “I’m too tired to workout” groove. So, this is a way for me to not only write out ahead of time what I’m going to do- even if it’s the week of/ before- but, I’m placing this on the bulletin board in my room. I see this every morning I wake up and this will help motivate me to get to the gym on those cold and snowy days (like today).

suburban chicago specialty workouts/ events this month:

I LOVE the Chicago fitness and health/ wellness scene. We have a plethora of options- you’ll never run out of things to do in the city or suburbs. Plus, no matter your fitness preference, you’ll find a workout that excites you and helps to reach your goals. I’m including a few of the events that caught my eye this month. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make most of these, but they sound fun and I’m hoping someone else reading this can go! Plus, how fun to bond with friends, family or a significant other this way!

Sacred Cacao + Abundance Flow

Essencia yoga studio in wheaton

Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Cacao, or chocolate in its purest form, is one of the most powerful plant medicines to work with. It can gently guide us toward a stronger connection with our higher Self. Cacao is a spiritual heart opener that raises our vibration and offers us an ABUNDANCE of bliss! Not to mention, it’s absolutely delicious.

During Sacred Cacao + Abundance Flow, you will drink a warm cup of cacao with intention, then Lisa will guide you through a heart opening meditation to move into an abundance flow state. Movement will be juicy and slow; accessible to all levels. We’ll finish with a guided relaxation + a deeply healing Savasana to leave you feeling blissful, connected, and ready to enter a season of gratitude.

free In- store weekly yoga

lululemon in naperville

Saturdays 8:30AM

Class is the perfect way to jumpstart your weekend! Join lululemon Naperville for complimentary in-store yoga every Saturday from 8:30-9:30am, featuring a different studio each month.

my favorite ways to sweat:

Shiny happy yoga

Owner and instructor, Sarah where she has both studio and online yoga classes. Shiny Happy Yoga Studio has a YouTube channel with a few online classes, to you can signup for an affordable monthly yoga subscription where yoga classes will be delivered to your inbox and has a library with new content being added weekly!


Instructor Sarah (of Shiny Happy Yoga) and Stephanie have teamed up for a Cycle + Yoga class on Tuesday mornings. Their signature “60 minute full-body Cycle + Yoga class starts on a stationary bike as a vehicle for low impact, high intensity interval training. We then transition into Yoga for a full body stretch and strength.”


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Powerbuilding with Mike Sell

Whether you are a mom, dad, teenager, or anyone for that matter, powerbuilding will help you narrow the presentation of your waist, increase your v-taper, get your abdominals to show more, glutes to pop, and increase definition in your arms. This style of fitness is built around getting you the symmetry, definition, physique flow, and aesthetics that you always dreamed of. Dietary tips will be given to all, as do-able nutrition is what truly makes the difference in how your body looks and feels.

Helpful Apps + Tools:


I love the Strava app for running. I’m able to synch up to my lululemon run club, and add my miles to our group goal, and see the routes my friends are running near me! Plus I find this has been the most accurate in tracking my time, distance, and doesn’t glitch.


Music is everything to me- especially when I’m working out. Below are a few of my favorite playlists.

i miss yoga– Addie Martanovic

what i wish i heard in soulcycle– Addie Martanovic

i want to flow with you– Addie Martanovic

Vinyasa Flow

70’s Vibes

An Oldie But a Goodie

Yoga Girl Playlist Of The Month– Yoga Girl

Jungle shot Pre Workout

Jungle Shot is my go- to pre workout. Read why, here!

new world nutrition Protein

I love the New World Nutrition protein. Not only are they local, but they’re clean AND have vegan protein powder options that ACTUALLY taste good! Get the 411 on the company, here!


This thing SAVES my quads, IT band, etc. Plus, it’s a great way for me to slow down and make sure I’m taking care of my body/ muscles and not putting too much stress on them. I love foam rolling then taking a warm shower or bath.

What’s your go to wokout?

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