How Jillian Lorenz Built The Barre Code, a Fitness Empire that Empowers Women

When The Barre Code first opened its doors in River North eight years ago, there was something different about it from the start. Here’s what co-founder/co-CEO Jillian Lorenz told me at a special live recording of #WeGotGoals at the Hotel Moxy in Chicago. Read the full post—and listen to the episode—at

These Four Chicagoans Are Using Fitness To Make A Big Difference In Their Communities—and You Can Help Them

The high achievers on this week’s episode of #WeGotGoals, however, chose to face big issues head-on rather than shrinking from them. Each one has created a unique way to improve their communities—all using fitness as a catalyst. Listen to the full episode, and read the full post, on

How Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Goes Slow To Go Fast—Really Fast

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is the author of the new book Run for Your Life—all about how to achieve longevity in the sport—and has finished marathons in under three hours for 30 straight years. But at one point earlier in his career, he was told he’d have to give up running altogether. Listen to the full episode, and read the full post, on

Jordan Hasay Aims for the Race She Was Born to Run

In this episode of #WeGotGoals, listen to professional distance runner Jordan Hasay on how she handles injuries and other obstacles, the value she places on rest and recovery, what she cooks for dinner, and how much she can deadlift (hint: WAY more than you’d think for a marathon runner). Listen on