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Why the scale doesn’t tell the whole story

Most people come through our doors looking to “lose weight and get toned.” The problem is that losing weight is a very ambiguous goal, making it difficult to stick to. It is easy to get discouraged by numbers from a simple scale, but your weight doesn’t tell the whole...

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Good Pounds vs Bad Pounds

Take a look at any fitness magazine and you'll see countless articles on "how to lose 10 lbs fast!" We've been conditioned since adolescence to believe that pounds is the sole metric that determines how we look and feel, our sexual appeal, health, and confidence. Over...

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The Four Pillars of Health

Many people lose weight, only to gain it back a short time later.  Does this sound familiar? Each time this happens, you become more frustrated and start looking for a new exercise plan or diet strategy. The problem is, unless you have a plan that addresses each...

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Foundry Four Stage Re-Opening Plan

It's been a long time since many of us touched a barbell, and we're excited to re-open in a limited capacity this coming Monday, June 8th. If you have been following the news, you are probably aware that Illinois has a five-phase re-opening plan, and that Chicago has...

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Dear Diary, I Miss Working Out

We make an effort to check in with members every week, and a comment we have been hearing a lot lately is "I miss lifting!", or "I miss working out!".  You're not alone, we (the staff) are also feeling some serious gym FOMO. With that said, the current state...

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Combat Apathy + Boost Happiness with Micro Goals

At The Foundry, we often help members break down long-term fitness goals into manageable chunks that can be accomplished in 90 days.  Creating milestones helps you achieve your big picture goals because the success of achieving each piece motivates you to keep...

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Athlete of the Month – Kate Sinclair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_xNY1nU9qA Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What brought you to Chicago? What are you passionate about? I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve lived in Chicago before (2013-15) but I moved back this past November...

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How To Workout During a Quarantine

Our blog provides proven, positive actions you can take to stay healthy and happy. Beating The Stay At Home Blues Working from home and staying inside during this quarantine is a big adjustment for many of us.  The lack of structure and in-person interaction can...

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Exercise: The #1 Defense

You already have enough news coming at you. Our blog provides proven, positive actions you can take to reduce your risk of COVID-19 and stay healthy and positive during the quarantine. Exercise Boosts Immunity As we hunker down at home, it's easy to feel a little...

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Creating Opportunity in Times of Uncertainty

If you've been reading the news, which I'm sure you have, I wouldn't be surprised if you feel nervous or scared.  Uncertainty is a primary source of fear, and it's hard to feel comfortable when it feels like the situation is changing day by day. You already have...

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