Yoga has been proven to help with managing stress levels, aid in healing physical aliments, while also adding a positive change to workout routines. Gamma-Amino Butyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It inhibits nerve transmission in the brain, calming nervous activity. Studies have shown […]Continue reading Add Yoga to Create Positive Change
30 Day Semesters, Customized Programming and The Best Team Workout in Chicago Stations around the studio: Rowing, Cycling, Conditioning and Weight Training Members move through 15 minute blocks of time that vary based on the day and the semester. And in most sessions, you can expect to be surprised. The warm-up is generally one […]Continue reading The Sweat Principle: The Best Team Workout in Chicago
Every day at River North Gym in downtown Chicago, we have amazing members and employees doing great things. There is so much success happening, it’s nearly impossible to honor it all! Each month, we like to take the opportunity to choose an employee and a member who have stood out above the rest in […]Continue reading August Employee & Member of the Month
We sat down with Andrew Richards, River North Gym Personal Trainer and Powerlifting Athlete to give us the scoop! 1. What is powerlifting? Powerlifting is a strength sport consisting of three events: squat, bench press and the deadlift. The lifter gets three attempts at a 1 rep max for each lift (a 1 rep max is the […]Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know About Powerlifting
At River North Gym, we strive each and every day to help you become your best self! This means from the inside out. But did you know that your favorite foods could be prohibiting you from reaching your weight loss goals…even though you might think they are helping? In a world powered by marketing and […]Continue reading Are Those “Healthy” Snacks Really Healthy?
The River North Personal Trainer team is comprised of fantastic trainers that are degreed, certified and ready to help you reach your goals. Our team takes pride in our ongoing education and background experience to ensure better results, faster, for you! This month, we are featuring Chicago Personal Trainer Taylor P. Taylor’s passion for fitness was discovered […]Continue reading RNG Featured Chicago Personal Trainer: Taylor P.
These days, the gym is more than just a place to burn calories. It’s a place to unwind, blow off some steam and truly escape some of the many stressors of life. And while our Chicago gym is all of these things and more, it’s important to keep in mind that it is a shared […]Continue reading Proper Chicago Gym Etiquette & Best Practices
Tired of spending your 9 to 5 work day (or longer) slumped over in a chair? Get up — a recent year-long experiment published in PLOS ONE revealed that treadmill desks could offer health, performance, AND financial benefits for both you and your employer. Researchers enlisted 40 sedentary volunteers from a financial services company (headquartered […]Continue reading Treadmill Desks: Are You Missing Out?
These days, fitness advice is everywhere. It surrounds us so much, it’s hard to know what is actually true! Here are 5 fitness myths that might have you confused! 1. Stretching before a workout prevents injury There is a right and a wrong way to stretch before a workout. There are two types of stretching: […]Continue reading 5 Fitness Myths You Might Believe Are True!
As humans, we love to justify our actions — especially when it comes to ones we know could be better. “I would love to eat healthier, but it’s too expensive,” is an excuse we hear all too often. And that raises an important question: does a healthy diet really cost that much more? Turns out, it […]Continue reading Healthy eating is too expensive? Think again!