Great Shopping . Beautiful Skyline . Amazing Architecture . Fabulous Museums . Delicious Food . Awesome Sports (like, Chicago Blackhawks😊) . AND Keeping FIT
Yes, with all the wonderful things to do in this city, YOU can obtain FIT TRAVEL while visiting in Chicago for work, on vacation or just anytime !
With the changing of the seasons, this brings different ways to exercise there, so if you can get outdoors (I was just there 2 weeks ago, and still amazing to be outside!) do it and bundle up if necessary, so YOU can get those calories burning!
One of the BEST places to get different types of exercise in Chicago is at the Lakefront Chicago Parks. Go to the link to find great detailed information, but here is some of the sports they offer to get YOUR workout in:
Kayak, Bicycle Paths, Walking & Jogging Paths (18 miles), Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Soccer Field, Baseball Diamond and more!
Here is an estimate of the average number of calories burned with 30 minutes of continuous activity at a moderate intensity level, the first number of calories burned is for a 140-150 pound person and the second number of calories is for a 170-180 pound person.
Biking 256-272 cal. 308-328 cal.
Jogging 276-290 cal. 315-331 cal.
Walking (2 mph) 80-85 cal. 96-103 cal.
Walking (3.5 mph) 122-129 cal. 146-156 cal.
As you can see from above that if you are walking and increase your speed, you will burn a greater number of calories, so try to push yourself!
HERE IS A WALKING . RUNNING . BIKING ROUTE IN CHICAGO
The walking, jogging and bike routes can be used interchangeable, depending on how far you want to go and what mode of exercise you want to partake in!
The first walking/running route is easier at 3.3 miles (notice it is along Michigan Avenue!), while the second walking/running route is more difficult at 8.4 miles.
The first biking route is easier at 3.2 miles, while the second biking route is more difficult at 8.4 miles.
Looking for some nutritious, healthy options for eating while in Chicago, after your great workout? Here are a few that I recommend! I know there are so many more to choose from, so please let me know below about any favorites you have visited and would like to share with others!
Protein Bar . healthy food that can be served quick . 352 North Clark Street . Chicago (there are 2 other locations) . 312.527.0450
Goddess & the Bakers . all day cafe with some great healthy options . Navy Pier 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago (there are 2 other locations) . 312.285.2630
GreenZebra Chicago . a contemporary vegetarian experience. 1460 West Chicago Avenue . Chicago 312.243.7100
Now that you finished your exercise and had a healthy nutritious breakfast or lunch, go enjoy the rest of the day and night in this beautiful city………here are some things that my family love to do in Chicago!