Ask the Professional: Fitness Events and Competitions


by Hailey Brady, BS, ACSM-CPT

If you could participate in any race, competition, or health and fitness related event what would it be?

Sam Fong, Fitness Director, LifeStart at Boar's Head

  • I despise running, so participating in a full marathon is a big goal of mine. Also, to do a handstand, but that doesn't seem like a big one

Michelle Williams, LifeStart General Manager, Kemper Lakes Fitness Center

  • I would love to compete in bikini bodybuilding show just to challenge myself. It would force me not to eat ice biggest weakness.

Cara Simpson, LifeStart General Manager, Club Samsung

  • Full Ironman! But first, I should probably try a full marathon

Joseph Mcgannon, LifeStart,

  • Raw Nationals for powerlifting and IPF World's for powerlifting

Paul Young, LifeStart General Manager, 401 N Michigan Ave

  • They say that one of the ultimate fitness tests is to be able to row 2000 meters in 7 minutes. I'd like to do that before my 31st birthday (September 7th)!

Linda Mueller,  LifeStart General Manager, 125 S. Wacker Dr.

  • Any competition? Gosh. Winning an LPGA tournament...Being on the women's Olympic soccer team. Killing the Ironman in Kona. All fantasies.

Michael Hueras, LifeStart General Manager, 125 High Street Boston

  • Do a muscle-up

Chris Graves, LifeStart General Manager, 155 N Wacker

  • Complete an Ironman

Mike Schwartz, LifeStart Fitness Director, LifeStart @ Gym Gallagher

  • Complete the Murph Workout: Run 1 Mile, 300 Squats, 200 Push Ups, 100 Pullups, Run 1 Mile.

Vanessa Theis LifeStart General Manager, One South Wacker

  • I would love to someday run an ultramarathon which is 50 miles. I don't have a specific one in mind, but it's something I've always wanted to try.

Randi Karlinsky, LifeStart Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • I have always wanted to run a marathon. I was never a big runner growing up, so I really never thought it was something I could actually accomplish. That was until this year when I decided to go for it and sign up for the 2017 Chicago Marathon!

Julie-Rae Steinmeyer, LifeStart General Manager, 2 N Central Ave., Phoenix

  • Compete and place top 3 women in World Trade Center Stair Race (tallest building in USA)- June 2018 and The Hawaii Ironman Oct TBA

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