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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

GoRecess Healthy New Year's Resolution Tips to Kick Off 2013


2013 New Year's Resolutions

With the holidays coming to a close, the beginning of the New Year means a fresh, healthy start for many. To change the way you look and feel this year, focus on healthier lifestyle choices that you can maintain for years to come, rather than a short period of time. If your New Year’s Resolution involves losing weight, keep in mind that people who take it off more [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Fit Girl Studio; Chicago & Evanston, IL


Fit Girl Studio

Michelle Pretekin
Owner of Fit Girl Studio

About the Owner: Growing up as an exercise enthusiast, Michelle Pretekin tried any activity she could sink her muscles into, ultimately earning a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University. While pursuing a career in medical sales, she served as an instructor at Chicago area gyms until opening Fit Girl Studio which houses all of the [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: urbancore Pilates + Fitness; Chicago, IL


urbancore Pilates + Fitness

About the Owner:  Studio owner, teacher trainer and senior Pilates instructor at urbancore Pilates & Fitness, Angela Carini has over 15 years of experience in dance, bodywork and holistic forms of fitness.

Angela fell in love with Pilates more than a decade ago while studying at Northwestern University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in dance. In 2005, she completed her mat and equipment certification [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: So.Be.Fit; Indianapolis, IN



Types of classes offered: BootCamp, Sculpt, Pilates Fusion, Turbo Kick, Piloxing, Yoga, Ballet Barre and Melt (pain therapy) classes, in addition to personal and small group training.  So.Be.Fit has two studio rooms, a "hyper" room in front and a "Zen" room in back.

About the Owner: Laura Minor, owner of So.Be.Fit., earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University, and also holds the American College of Sports [...]

GoRecess Spotlight: Kate Hiipakka from Real Ryder Revolution; Chicago, IL


Real Ryder Revolution

About Kate: Born and raised in the Chicago area, Kate is a star instructor at Real Ryder Revolution.  Kate's love for indoor cycling began in 2006  after a three year hiatus from competitive swimming. Her college recreational center introduced her to the world of indoor cycling and after one class, Kate knew that it would be a long term addiction. Kate returned back to Chicago in 2009 and [...]