Superbowl Recipes!

Superbowl Recipes!

The Superbowl is coming! Superbowl fun involves stuffing ourselves, feeling both overly full and oddly still hungry, and feeling guilty about it for the next two days…oh, and some football, gambling, and commercials.  This year, let’s have a different kind...
It’s Time to Light That SPARK!

It’s Time to Light That SPARK!

By Coach Jesse Walton The Science Behind HIIT Programming In the fitness world, the word “miracle” gets thrown around like a light dumbbell. But when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT aka SPARK), a HIGH intensity and ‘shorter’ workout, the benefits...
February Programming Forecast

February Programming Forecast

For the month of February, there is less conditioning “testing.” The reason for this is we are about to embark on 5-weeks of “competition” with the CrossFit Open. If we are not careful, we can burn out quickly from the increase in intensity. Looking forward, remember...
Welcome Sarah and Ed to the Illumine Team!

Welcome Sarah and Ed to the Illumine Team!

Let’s give a warm Illumine welcome to our new coaches hitting the schedule in February! Sarah Conway Sarah will be primarily coaching at our Niles location Sarah is a 2nd year graduate student at Concordia University Chicago pursuing her Master’s Degree in...