Stephanie is a 31-year-old mother of one 9-year-old girl, a registered nurse, an on-again/off-again smoker (mostly on), and a moderate drinker. She would like to Represent for all of us out there who are, shall we say, more moderate in our fitness goals. Her goal is to keep it real and serve as a voice for those of us who will likely never run a half-marathon, let alone a full, but who struggle to maintain at least a moderate regimen. You can find her on Twitter as @stephjothor.
When my best friend, Tracey, told me that she and . . . → Read More: “I Drink, Therefore I Run”
Hey Runners! I bet you’ve seen pictures like this:
and thought, “Maybe I’ll join them sometime…”
Well, if you’re free this Sunday at 9am, Fit Milwaukee has a whole crew getting ready to run by the Lakefront. It’s mostly ladies so far, and we’re running at varied paces between 9-11min miles and distances from 3 to 13+ miles. We’re a friendly, laidback bunch so we’ll sort of play it by ear.
Meet us at the Lake Park parking lot (in front of the Bistro). We normally run down the lakefront path along Lake Drive, near the Art Museum and . . . → Read More: Sunday Funday Runday!
Ever have those days where days you can’t bring yourself to go to the gym? I have those all the time! For example, I did not want to go for a run this morning. I sat around and checked my email and refreshed Twitter until I could barely stand it. I frequently argue with myself about whether or not to go work out, and how I could rearrange my schedule to make up the missing workout.
It’s different when you can’t squeeze in your workout because of a long day at work, a sick child, or the need for another hour of . . . → Read More: Baby Steps to the Workout
If you haven’t heard of geocaching before, click here to read more about how it all works. It’s a lot of fun, enjoyed by adults and children, and can “trick” you into getting some exercise by distracting you from the hike you’re taking in search of hidden treasure. Also, stay tuned for more information about upcoming Fit Milwaukee geocaching outings, including a special event later this summer.
The Geocaching app by Groundspeak puts the information at www.geocaching.com at your fingertips, and even adds GPS location services to help you find the cache nearest you at any given time. You can locate . . . → Read More: Mobile App Review – Geocaching by Groundspeak
So you want to run a 5k this weekend? Join Fit Milwaukee at the Frostbite 5k in Nashota!
Nashota is nestled between the cities of Delafield, Oconomowoc and the Village of Okauchee. This course is a scenic out and back with rolling hills. There will be refreshments and live music by The Whiskey Belles afterward.
It’s really fun going out to these remotely located, smaller races, not only because of the potential for awesome quick road trips with your running buddies, but also because we have a better chance of placing in our age groups when there is a lower . . . → Read More: Frostbite 5k in Nashota
In case you haven’t noticed, Fit Milwaukee has become a huge movement in Milwaukee (have you seen the Facebook page? We have more than 550 members). Now, #fitmke has its own podcast!
The #fitmkemix is a collection of motivating, energizing (and sometimes relaxing) independent music from across the globe, all put together in a podcast to listen to while you work your bootay off. Think of the podcast as a radio show that you can download to your computer, iPod or other MP3 device.
The host and creator of #fitmkemix, Tracy Apps, is a Milwaukee graphic designer, web developer, photographer, drummer and social . . . → Read More: Get into the groove with #fitmkemix
Remember when I mentioned something about a beginning Pilates mat class for Fit Milwaukee readers? Well here’s all the info you need if you would like to join us:
When: Thursday, February 25th @ 6:30pm
Where: The Lift Pilates 758 N. Broadway (Inside the Milwaukee Athletic Club)
We will be meeting in the lobby at 6:30pm for a short tour of the club, followed by a one hour mat class at 7.
Cost: Only $5 a class! Seriously, that is a good deal.
If you are interested please sign up in advance here. Feel . . . → Read More: Intro to Pilates Signup!
Nobody like to think about getting injured, but if you run/train/workout a lot you do run that risk. Runners in particular can experience a host of nagging injuries- myself included- especially when increasing weekly mileage. I’d like to highlight a few common injuries you may experience as well as how to treat them. This week I’m beginning with something called Iliotibial band syndrome or IT Band Syndrome.
Ilio- WHAT? The iliotibial band is a tough group of fibers that run along the outside of the thigh- extending out of the pelvis, down over the hip and attaching to . . . → Read More: Running Injuries 101: IT Band Syndrome
Congratulations to Cristin Van Driel (@ultimatestamina), the winner of the Invivo Fitness giveaway! I will be contacting you with info on how to claim your fabulous prize.
Thank you to everyone who entered! Hopefully in the future we can offer more exciting freebies from around the city.
. . . → Read More: And the Winner Is….