Get warm and workout at Zip Fitness

Well, it is official: winter has arrived, and certainly was not shy about its arrival this year.  With the arctic temperatures that have set in across Chicagoland in the past ten days, dreams of wonderful runs outside along the lakeshore or on your favorite trail across Chicagoland have become just that – a dream, at least until warmer temperatures arrive once again.  We do not mean to be the pessimist here, but we are not holding out for that to happen again until spring time. Continue reading

Zip Fitness breaks down the treadmill workout

It is that time of year again.  You know – the time of year when only the truly insane runners continue to run outside pretending as if the temperature has not dropped 35 degrees.  Meanwhile, the rest of us decide we would rather be stuck inside slowly gaining those pounds back than suffer in the miserably cold temperatures.

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Join Zip Fitness before the holiday rush!

Zip Fitness gym memberships are a great idea year around, but they become especially important when it comes to holiday time.  We all know that with the holidays come parties with lots of goodies and holiday spirits that are not always so kind on our waistlines.  However, with Zip Fitness gym memberships and our conveniently located Chicagoland fitness locations, you can stay trim all holiday season long. Continue reading

Zip Fitness getting even more convenient

At Zip Fitness we can hardly contain our excitement over sharing with you our fantastic news.  Are you ready for this?  Are you sure?  Okay.  Zip Fitness – your Chicagoland fitness center that has five convenient locations around the area for your use – is pleased to announce that we are adding a sixth location to our resume.  Arlington Heights – Zip Fitness is coming for you! Continue reading

Warm up and stay happy in our tanning booths

This week’s weather gets a big thumbs down, agreed?  And unfortunately, we know that this week’s weather is representative of worse times to come.  This is where Zip Fitness comes in, keeping the summer vibes going.  What’s that you say, you thought Zip Fitness was a fitness center?  Well, if you didn’t know, in addition to an awesome workout facility at each Zip Fitness location across Chicagoland, each location also offers state of the art tanning booths.  With Zip Fitness tanning deals, Waukegan winters have never felt so close to the Caribbean. Continue reading

With cold weather, the gym is your friend

Across Chicagoland, the weather has changed and we all know what this means – we can kiss summer goodbye because winter is on its pretty little way.  And, as residents of Chicagoland, we also all know that winter means brutally cold temperatures, wind that will chill you to the bone, and more snow than all of us deserve.  There is no denying that life changes in and around Chicago when winter weather comes.

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Take your fitness to the next level with strength training

So you have been working on your fitness level of late.  You have been getting a good cardio session in three times a week for the last several weeks.  Good for you!  Keep it up!  And, as a fitness center offering a gym membership at one of our five Zip Fitness locations around Chicagoland, we would like to suggest that you add a day or two a week of strength training at one of our fitness centers.  You can take your fitness to the next level with a strength training routine. Continue reading

Keep your summer glow all year with Zip Fitness

This past week, the weather has turned from warm and sunny to overcast and chilly.  There is no denying that summer has come to an end and fall has officially set in.  This means that your beautiful summer glow will soon begin to fade.  However, if you would like to keep your summer glow all year around, you can do so with Zip Fitness.  At Zip Fitness we have conveniently placed state of the art Hex II tanning booths within our workout facilities, so you can easily keep your summer glow all year around! Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Stretch!

At Zip Fitness, we like to use this blog space as another source of our support to our Zip Fitness members in their quest for a healthy, happier, more fit self.  This month we would like to remind you to remember to stretch.  Arguably, remembering to stretch could be the most important fitness advice we can give.  We promise you that if you incorporate stretching into your fitness routine you will feel better and get more out of your workouts, too. Continue reading

Weight loss in a nutshell

Weight loss really can be broken down to a nutshell.  We know and fully acknowledge that science continues to discover new theories as to what makes us fat or skinny.  We also are glad that it is finally being accepted that its not the same for everybody.  At Zip Fitness we have always known this.  However, in a nutshell, we also believe that weight loss can be achieved.  At first it won’t be easy, but we believe if you stick to the plan, you will lose weight and eventually, you will even change your mindset on how “easy” it is, too! Continue reading