Be Balanced in Chicago: PlayChic Fashion Show, 10 Day Lymph Detox and More!

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This week’s lowdown to be balanced in Chicago is packed with a fun and exciting runway show invite, new alternative practice openings, personal training for your lunch hour, and new fall super food spots to pick up your healthy dinner! 

 lateral fitness chicago

Want to get a work out in during your lunch break? Get your booty kicked at Lateral Fitness. 

I recently paid a visit to Lateral Fitness and left feeling like I burned a whole day’s worth of calories. I had a 1 hour personal training session with Erik and he customized the sweat session to my needs. Their studio is located right in River North which is pretty centralized in the downtown area, so I’ll definitely be back next time I’m wandering around the neighborhood! 

Erik and Scott (the co-owners) have a new way of helping you to get your best body: by combining endurance with human functioning. By not taking the conventional way, Lateral Fitness uses creative ways to help you meet whatever goal you set for yourself. Erik and Scott help to make sure you achieve your goals and aid you in the process to get it done the right, safe, and effectively. Including a variety of classes like kettlebells, yoga, pilates, running, and high intensity.

 hyperbaric chamber

 Aid your recovery with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. 

I also tried a therapy that is used in a medical environment to help with the healing process and recovery for those of us that may have arthritis, sports injuries, and other conditions. I spent about 20 minutes in the chamber breathing in pure oxygen and even though I was in an enclosed space, I didn’t feel claustrophobic. Heck, I even felt more energized after (I guess that’s what happens when you breath in PURE oxygen)!

HBOT, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, is a unique way to promote healing in your body from injuries or illnesses. While being encased in a pressurized chamber where you breathe in pure oxygen that is being pumped in. Founder Dr. Lenny Cohen, a neurologist, opened Lakeshore Hyperbaric Center from his discovery of HBOT when trying to find alternative therapies. Lakeshore Hyperbaric Center provides you with an entertainment system, blankets, and pillows to make your time as comfortable as possible. If you want to learn more, you can visit them here

snap kitchen chicago

Warming Autumn Flavors at Snap Kitchen 

If you remember my review of Snap Kitchen, then you know this is a spot in Chicago to pick up some healthy meals! Snap’s new fall menu is on my radar and on my calendar between meetings this week. Their offering new options such as:​ Almond Butter & Maple Pancakes, Beef Bipimbap & Quinoa Bowl, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Kale Caesar Snack. For a refreshing drink choose from the Hibiscus Lime Tea and Matcha Mint Tea. Almost the entire menu is gluten free with options of vegetarian, paleo, vegan, and dairy free choices. Their team of chefs pick the best ingredients and create healthy and delicious meals for you to enjoy.

 hamsa ayurveda chicago

 New Detox Offerings by Hamsa Ayurveda

If you have attended any of our past BeHealthful Retreats, then you may already be aware of Hamsa Ayurveda. Monica, the founder is an Ayurvedic practictioner that really knows her stuff! With a spa retreat atmosphere, Hamsa Ayurveda offers various classes to help you learn self healing. The Ayurveda Spa is the perfect place to relax with a massage or one of Hamsa’s signature services by Monica. I’m also on a 30 day cleanse facilitated by Monica and I’m currently on a 10 day lymphatic detox (which I’m loving and will share more about this in an upcoming article) that you can take as well. 

play chic fashion show

Oh and P.S! I’m also excited to announce that I’m an ambassador for a fun event next week, the playChic Fashion show! This is a runway show that combines cutting edge fashion with toys for Chicago Toy & Game Week. PlayChic is  a project runway inspired event as designers will be challenged to create designs that are inspired by a toy or game partner. If you want to get in  on the fun, mingle and network with Chicago taste-makers, and have a fabulous night out with friends, then join me and let’s do this!

My fellow playChic ambassadors: So Chic Life  |  All Dressed up with Nothing to Drink | Style by Souk Mommy on a ShoeString | Fashionista ChicagoA Lily Love Affair |  Knocked up Fabulous |  The Little Style File |  The Kissing Booth Blog

GRAB YOUR TICKET TODAY! Hosted at Alhambra Palace {1240 W Randoph Street}, Chicago’s most creative and unforgettable fashion experience will kick off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. and a runway show following at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $45, and for more information, visit playchicfashion.com attend.

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I was selected to be a playCHIC Fashion Ambassador. All content and opinions expressed here are honest and all my own.

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