Training Blog

Spring Nutrition Tips by Corey Shackelford

Tell me what you are eating… I will tell you how you’re feeling! We know that food is more than just eating. We all eat every day!! Let’s just begin to approach the issue from a new direction. For many, nutrition is perhaps the most challenging portion of our weight loss and health journey. Research • Read More »


The 2 simple habits to thwart off holiday weight gain.

Habit 1: Eat slowly Eating slowly almost inevitably leads to eating less, feeling more in control of eating, as well as being more mindful and aware. Eating slowly can be done anywhere, anytime, with any food, in any situation. This includes binge eating. This is a simple habit to understand, though rarely an easy one • Read More »


Offseason Rowers Program

Redefined Fitness Offseason Rowers Training Program Every sport has specific demands, and rowing is no different. A great rower must produce massive power, have incredible endurance, mental grit, and a balanced and limber body. But, you cannot give 100% effort to each of these areas at the same time. The most effective offseason programs are • Read More »


Speed Camp Success

Speed Camp 2016 was a tremendous success!! We had 20 kids who came out  for Speed Camp and worked really hard, had fun and improved their speed a ton. The kids did agility work on the ladders to increase their foot speed. They used heavy resistance bands to work on knee drive, lower body power • Read More »


Clients Lose Big During Fitness Challenge

Fitness Challenge a Big Success! “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”   The results are in — more than 75 clients participated and most reached their weight loss and fitness goals! We hope everyone enjoyed the free classes, nutrition tips, fitness videos and personalized support along the way. Our Fitness Challenge was featured in this Chicago • Read More »


Sports Performance Training Program Expanded

Redefined Fitness has been training many of the North Shore’s top athletes for years and is now expanding the sports performance training program throughout area high schools and middle schools. Want to stay on top of your game? Contact Eric Smoot or Silviu Gansca for more details. Whether your passion is soccer, rowing, basketball, lacrosse … • Read More »


The Redefined Fitness Challenge is on!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” The Redefined Fitness team is challenging you to “Do more to get more of what you want!” During the Fitness Challenge, clients will pick 1 of 3 challenges, set goals with their trainers and monitor progress. During the Fitness Challenge the Redefined Fitness team will offer • Read More »


How to Stretch Like a Runner

Running can be an enjoyable way to stay fit, especially if you have access to Chicago’s lakefront. But running can also be problematic unless you are utilizing proper stretching techniques. In this video, Redefined Fitness co-owner Eric Smoot teams up with movement specialist Richard Bihl to highlight six important pre- and post-run stretches. Check out the • Read More »


New Total Body Conditioning Class

We are now offering a few different options to help clients achieve their fitness goals. Our new Total Body Conditioning class is a fat burning, muscle toning, full body conditioning class. This will be an interval training, high intensity class. All fitness levels are welcome, and please feel free to bring a friend. If you are • Read More »


Core and Cardio Routine for a Six Pack

Summer is coming, so let’s get going on that six pack. Chiseled abs can be a difficult goal to obtain, but Redefined Fitness co-owner Silviu Gansca and movement expert Richard Bihl have made it easier with this video. In it, they outlined a sequence focused on improving your core strength and cardio. This 3-D exercise is • Read More »