Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale for Skiers

Who doesn't love a good sale? Not me. And who doesn't love a sale that can spell more days skiing this winter? Not me again--I can't resist a good deal especially if it involves a powder day.

With snow in the forecast and plenty of ski resorts already open for the 2013-2014 season--and more are expected to open in the days to come--you'd be hard-pressed to pass up a deal that could save you some precious dollars on lift tickets. After all, money saved to get on the mountain means more days you can spend skiing it.

Liftopia, the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other mountain activities, has just the deal for skiers and snowboarders this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Starting Monday, Nov. 25, Liftopia is offering lift tickets as low as $5.99, or 78 percent off, at 119 resorts across the country. Forget dodging a fight for a big-screen TV or searching for the best merchandise sale online, these ski deals are too good to pass up.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Bar Method Class Just for Moms

Mommy gets a workout and sleeping tips for the kids. Credit
Seeing as how I'm not a mom, I can only assume that three things happen when you become one. 1.) You sacrifice sleep especially when baby won't sleep through the night. 2.) Finding time to exercise isn't as easy as it was before your baby's arrival (same with getting that pre-baby body back). 3.) You're ever so slowly losing some of your sanity. Am I close?

It's Nos. 1 and 2 that The Bar Method wants to address at a special class for moms on Wednesday, November 20. Trust me, you'll want to get a babysitter for this--or tell Dad he's got kid duty for the evening.

The Lakeview location in Chicago is calling moms, especially those with infants and toddlers, to work out at the barre then stay for a seminar on toddler sleep led by Rebecca Kempton, MD, who specializes in pediatric sleep consulting. Class starts at 6:45 p.m. and last an hour, then the 45-minute seminar will follow, and you'll be back home to check in on the kiddos as they drift off to sleep. At the seminar, Kempton will address nap requirements and transitions, how to handle night wakings, how to curb bedtime antics, and how to deal with super early wake times. Or bring your own sleep questions and scenarios for some guidance. You get a workout for the evening--and hang out with like-minded mommies--and you'll hopefully get a better night's sleep in the future. Win win!

To save yourself a spot at class, call the Lakeview studio at 773-935-2150.

Photo grabbed from Kekka via flickr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ski Free? Yes, Please!

First chair at Crested Butte, Nov. 2012. Credit: Nathan Bilow
Good news for skiers and snowboarders who want to hit the snow before Thanksgiving, especially those seeking to make tracks at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. Not only is the resort opening in less than two weeks, but you won't have to pay a penny to ski those runs on opening day.

Wait what? Yep, you read that correctly (I blinked twice too). When Crested Butte's lifts start turning on November 27 for its 53rd season, you can ski free for the day, no strings attached. Crested Butte started this tradition two seasons ago and had to bring it back for a third.

“With Ski Free being such a tradition here in Crested Butte and the excitement that it brings to the mountain on opening day, we wanted to offer the promotion again this year,” says Scott Clarkson, vice president of marketing and sales for the resort. “It is a great opportunity for guests and community members to get a few runs in early season, at no charge, making it an awesome day for all!”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Boys at the Barre

Guys, this one’s for you.

You could go for a run before Sunday’s Bears game and all the watching, eating and drinking that ensues. But if you really want an hour of exercise that strengthens some of the deepest muscles in your arms, legs and core, you don’t want to lace up the running shoes. You want to stop at the socks, which are all you need for a workout at The Bar Method.

The Bar Method’s Lakeview location, at 3144 N. Sheffield, is hosting a class geared toward guys on Sunday, November 10. Guys will find a class just for them starting at 10:45 a.m. and taught by Tiffany Reeves. The regular Mixed class will be offered at the same time and childcare will be available so both parents can take class.

The hour-long session might not be as sweat-inducing as that run, but it's certainly more leg quivering. Take me whose legs were shaking so much during a plie-like move that I thought the entire room could hear them flapping. Swapping a run, or another cardio-blaster, for The Bar Method is so worth it. Men who have tried The Bar Method find it challenging and realize that it takes muscular ability, strength and coordination. They soon learn that The Bar Method's body sculpting exercises help their endurance training and flexibility and make their cores stronger.

Your legs might shake and burn, and you might start to sweat, but those are signs that you're reshaping your body. And then maybe you can justify vegging out to watch the big game. After all, sitting is good when you can barely move post workout.

For more information about The Bar Method, check out its website.

Photo courtesy of The Bar Method.


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