This past weekend, we served all clean-eating approved foods at our Party Sweaty!™ event in Oak Park. The Black Bean Dip was a huge hit! Many of our students were involved in our 21 day clean eating challenge and what kind of trainers would we be if we served non-compliant foods, I mean, other than

Sugar is the enemy!

Monday, 18 September 2017 by

Is sugar sabotaging your health?: The trainers at Hit It!® Fitness in Oak Park and Roselle, IL say it ALL the time… It’s yummy and satisfying (for 5 minutes), but it truly does you no good! Read our top 20 reasons why sugar is not good for your health. 1) Sugar can suppress the immune system.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal

Monday, 11 September 2017 by

The trainers at Hit It!® Fitness preach eating clean and eating often! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and sadly many of our clients like to sleep as late as possible before heading off to work which makes preparing breakfast nearly impossible. SO… for all you pumpkin lovers out there, try this quick

Shrimp Dishes

Monday, 28 August 2017 by

1 bag of frozen or refrigerated tail off shrimp (50-100 ct)- we highly recommend NOT going the “farm raised” route. 1 lemon 3 Tbsp garlic Generous sprinkle of lemon pepper seasoning 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped 3/4 pound orzo pasta (or brown rice!) Boil orzo pasta and set aside In saute pan, heat olive oil

Encouraging children to exercise may be important not only for physical health but also for mental fitness. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a literature review of 111 studies and found that doing both cardiovascular exercise and strength training enhances brain fitness, academic achievement, information processing and decision-making skills.  Findings suggested that

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Side Dish Ideas

Monday, 14 August 2017 by

The Hit It!®Fitness trainers have come up with some great tasting ideas. We all choose to eat healthy but refuse to sacrifice on flavor. Eating healthy should never mean bland, dull or boring. Here are some simple side dishes easy to even please the food critic at home… Baked sweet potato with one teaspoon coconut

Friends+ Fitness= Success:

Monday, 07 August 2017 by

The great thing about Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL is that we are NOT an intimidating big box gym. You can feel comfortable jumping into a class as a first timer and getting warmly welcomed by our students! Nobody “saves” their fav spot in class and everyone sweats and mutters swear

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Sometimes we want something to shake up our protein shakes!  This recipe satisfies that craving for something a little sweeter. With strawberries, cashews and oatmeal, it’s refreshing, filling and super tasty! It’s also ideal for someone who is maybe easing into protein powder supplementation or isn’t comfortable using the powder, as it calls for cashews instead. And if you’re watching

Chicken Piccata 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied then cut in half 1 cup all purpose flour sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter Olive oil 1 cup white wine 2 lemons 1 handful parsley 2 Tbsp capers   Pound chicken breasts until thin season chicken with salt and pepper dredge

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Benefits of Protein Shakes:

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

As trainers at Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL, we tell our hardworking members the importance of getting their protein in throughout the day. We want to share with you the benefits of drinking protein shakes and how it relates to your fitness goals. Weight Control – Protein shakes can be used

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