CPS Middle Schoolers Running to Success With Running Mates
By Kathleen McAuliffe Just after the final bell on a Wednesday afternoon, 50 middle students at Gage Park’s Sawyer Elementary School embark on a three-mile run in preparation for their next race: the Lakefront 5K on Saturday, March 18. They are just one of 12 teams involved in Running Mates, a year-round running program established […]
FITpreneurs: Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Through Fitness
By Kathleen McAuliffe At 8:30 on a Tuesday morning, Dani Muckley is already teaching her second workout class of the morning at River North’s Studio Three. Though this spin class will last only 45 minutes, she spent two hours choreographing moves and planning the music, logging each workout onto a PDF to ensure she doesn’t […]
Indoor Climbing: America’s Hottest New Workout?
By Kathleen McAuliffe When Daniel Duane spent his weekends scaling Yosemite in the 1980s, climbing was an outdoor experience, as rooted in nature as in physical challenge. After an extended hiatus, Duane returned to the sport, when his 11-year-old daughter Hannah joined a competitive climbing team. But when he dropped in on her practices at […]