What's up Windy City!
August already...and before you know it, Labor Day. But let's not worry about that just yet. We've still got another month of summer to enjoy Chicago, the weather, and gettin' out there. Don't forget to tag #windycitylivin to share your summer adventures! In this issue... As usual, we're fired up about this month's AOM. Honestly, we couldn't be more proud of this guy. The changes he has made since January are remarkable. I'll stop there and let all of you read his story for yourself. All that and more below. Check it out!
Keep livin' BIG,
Please sign in at the kiosk before/after your workouts
We’ll be honest, we've been pretty lax about checking you in before your workout. But we need to make this mandatory so we can keep tabs on how full classes are in order for you to get the best experience at the gym. So starting today, please make checking in at the kiosk part of your workout routine. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Windy City Field Day: Postponed
We really want to make this a great event for all of you; and the reality is, we're just not ready. We still plan on holding a Windy City Field Day -- where you'll be able to test your abilities and get your name on the Windy City Challenge boards (if you've got what it takes)! Stay tuned for more details. Read more about the Windy City Challenges here.
Granite Games Championships
A BIG congratulations to Windy City member Stephen Jones for his qualification and invite to the Granite Games Championships in St. Cloud Minnesota (September 7th-9th)!
“Training at Windy City means everything to me. Since I’ve started training at the beginning of the year I have lost about 40 pounds and 11% body fat. I have never been in shape my entire life or at least the shape I’ve wanted to be in. It is an unbelievable feeling. The results I have seen so far just amaze me. When I first came in I didn’t know anyone. This forced me out of my comfort zone to participate in a type of training I have never attempted. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. I didn’t believe it was real at first.”
STAFF FAVE FOUR
Here's a list of what we're loving and learning this month:
Molloy: Book I'm reading
The Ghost Map—Had to read it for my Ethics class for Nursing School; but it is actually really good and will make you appreciate our sewer system.
Chris: Shoes I'm rockin
Natives Miles Summer Slip-on—Super comfy and versatile as hell. Plus you can just wash them in the sink when they get dirty.
Terri: WCSC supplement I'm using
Max Sleep—Love the way Max sleep helps me stay asleep at night... no more waking up several times.
- Eloise: Habit I'm trying
"Try" isn't a word I use. "Try" is weak. I "DO" stuff. I don't "Try" stuff...that being said, one habit of mine is "Calm down, Eloise."
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Mike Kesthely of Nova3 explains exactly why protein is so important.
It's a question we get all the time at Windy City...especially with our 6 Week Kickstart crew. I'm sure you've wondered at times yourself. One of our goals here is to educate you on why we make certain recommendations, so you can move forward and make informed, better decisions on your own. If we can get you to a place where you are letting others know why you do what you do, then we'll be happy. Here's a clear and concise explanation of why we want you to consume protein.
GET IN GEAR
15% off Dream Protein for the first 10 days in August
Dream Protein is made with an Ultra-Low Temp™ process, which is beneficial because the protein is not denatured (damaged) from an extensive heat treatment. This means that you’ll receive all the essential and non-essential amino acids plus naturally occurring immunoglobulins (which are necessary for proper immune function).
Dream Protein also contains a soluble fiber (FOS) that has been shown to encourage growth of favorable bacteria which help to strengthen the immune system, assist in digestion of food, as well as, to help promote regularity.
Dream Protein Features:
- Contains 20 grams of pure, hormone-free whey protein per serving.
- Also contains Stevia, a calorie-free herb that provides a delicious taste without raising insulin levels.
- Benefits may include boosting the immune system, enhancing energy levels, maintaining lean body mass and managing weight.*
- Comes in 25-oz. container.
Now available in the Windy City Store
INSTAGRAMS OF THE MONTH
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