Choosing the Right Oil

Thursday, 16 November 2017 by

Hit It!® Fitness trainers get asked all the time, which oil is best for your health and which is best to use when cooking. There is no simple answer to this question, but with some help from ACE (American Council on Exercise) and their recent blog post, we hope that we can guide you in to making

Halloween Candy Craze

Thursday, 26 October 2017 by

Halloween is just around the corner and we just trained a client who admitted that she has already consumed half of her Halloween candy…in one sitting! Ok, people…we need to get serious. Here are some tips to help you avoid the Halloween Candy Craze… 1. Do not buy candy until Halloween! It will help you

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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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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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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Swapping Produce for Carbs

Monday, 15 May 2017 by

While I’m all for enjoying carbs, loading up on bread products isn’t the best tactic if you’re trying to drop pounds. See how many calories you’ll save by making these easy bread swaps with fruit and veggies. Check out these great substitutions. Breakfast Swap: Swap an apple for bread One medium apple = 93 calories

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Cardio or Weights?

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 by

The Hit It!® Fitness Studio in Oak Park and Roselle, IL was designed to house multiple formats under one roof and that’s just what we did. Our studio can be a one-stop fitness shop without having to be a member of multiple studios or even a gym. One of the various formats that we pride ourselves

Why Foam Roll?

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

Hit It!® Fitness Instructors and Trainers love their high intensity formats and they know in order to get the full benefits of training hard we must allow our bodies time to recover and repair. Foam rolling 3-4 days a week or 5-20 minutes a day can do wonders for your muscles through myofascial release, also

The Blast Fat Rules

Saturday, 01 April 2017 by

The Blast Fat Rules according to Hit It!® Fitness, Roselle/Oak Park IL Rule 1: Drink a large glass of water before every meal Rule 2: Don’t drink your calories. If you like coffee, drink it black. No sodas, sweetened teas or milkshakes! Rule 3: Eat protein at every meal – or stay flabby and crabby

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It’s almost April and we are all looking for ways to trim down for bikini season, right? If you are considering a “diet”, do yourself and your pocketbook a favor and EAT CLEAN! TRAIN DIRTY! That my friends is the secret. If I hear someone tell me they are buying into a nutrition program that

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