Woman of Fitness: Robbin U.

My name is Robbin. My life, for the last 32 years, has been divided between raising my two children and working as a nurse on a labor and delivery unit of a local hospital. I cannot remember a week that I have not worked at least 50 or so hours. Overtime always helped make ends meet. A little over 5 years ago, I went into management on the same unit. The hours remained the same, but the stress level went up exponentially! It was that same year that I decided to take care of me.

I had stepped onto a scale at the doctors office and could not believe what I saw. I had been on Weight Watchers most of my life and decided to add exercise. I took a Zumba class at the local park district and the instructor told me that she taught the class at Women’s Workout World as well, and I joined soon after. I never imagined that Zumba would take me where I wanted to go, but slow and steady won the race.

As I started losing weight I started new classes. I tried Turbokick early on, but I could not hang. 65 pounds later I was running back to Turbo because I wanted that challenge. Some of the weight crept back on, and I am determined to not allow that to happen. So at almost 60, I am going to kick it up and I started to take team training.

I have always been a strong-minded person, and now I am going to let the trainers at W3 help me to become strong in body as well! I used to say that I wanted to lose weight and get healthy for my kids. They are grown now, and I truly believe that when I really do it for myself, I feel better. I do not feel my age, and that is a great feeling!!

Oh… and did I mention that I am a HUGE Cubs fan??? ๐Ÿ™‚

-Robbin

W3Body App Launches January 2017!

It is finally here!

The W3Body APP for members.ย 

We are so excited to bring this mobile/tech feature to our members to help them stay engaged and ultimately, achieve the results they are looking for.

We strongly feel at W3 that this new app will help our members by keeping them engaged with the W3 community, keeping them up to date about what is going on at the club, offering challenges and other activities to keep them motivated, and incentivizing them through our NEW rewards program.

The W3 rewards program is a very exciting new feature for us at Women’s Workout & Wellness. Members who have the app will be able to earn points through various activities: coming to the gym for a workout, sponsoring a friend, taking a challenge, setting a goal, achieving that goal, enrolling in training, and more! They can redeem their accrued points at any time for various prizes, such as membership months free, a W3 t-shirt, team functional training, small group personal training, one on one personal training and lots more! It is all tracked on the app, and guess what? The app AND rewards program are FREE for our members!

Check group fitness class schedules, scan into the gym, join challenges, post to social media, receive daily deals, club updates, push notifications, rewards, prizes, record your workouts, refer friends, sync your nutrition log, connect your FitBit or other fitness device, chat with other members, set goals and MORE… All on the NEW W3Body APP!

-coming January 2017-

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Did we mention the app is FREE and only accessible to MEMBERS?

Can you tell we are a bit excited ๐Ÿ™‚ Spread the word and get ready to set new fitness goals and ACHIEVE them in 2017!!! See you at W3~

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Sneak Peak of the new W3Body App:

Women’s Workout Chicago to Introduce Small Group Personal Training

The Women’s Workout & Wellness on Lawrence Ave in Chicago and the W3 on the south side, 51st and Kedzie, in Chicago now offer small group personal training! All W3 locations have always offered one on one personal training services and large group training (aka TEAM functional training), but these 2 locations now offer something more unique. We have taken the concept of one on one personal training and infused the group dynamic. Women are social creatures! We love working out in groups, but some of us prefer more special attention. Some of us need more special attention due to a medical issue, injury, etc. Or some of us just need that extra push. Yes, we could receive these services in one-on-one personal training, but #1 it’s a little more costly and #2 we miss the social dynamic of exercise and working out. So, small group personal training is the perfect option. We hope to bring it to all of the Women’s Workout & Wellness locations soon. For now, check it out at the W3 on Lawrence and the W3 on 51st and Kedzie. Included in these 55-minute sessions of small group personal training is our TEAM training on some of the other days. Different options available- please see the staff and PT manager at the club for more information! You receive 5x the amount of training of 1x1s all for a lower price!!! Check it out.

W3’s training philosophy is centered around functional training: everyone should train functionally. Therefore, no matter if it’s small group personal training, one on one personal training or large group TEAM training, you will be training your body functionally and LOVING the benefits! Check out some of the pictures below of our 51st and Kedzie location and some of the W3 training TEAM! Come be a part of this amazing atmosphere! Members and guests always welcome~

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