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5 Shoes & Exercises to Prevent IT Band Injuries

Runners are not the only athletes whose IT Bands need extra love and care.  The students at POW! Gym Chicago cross-train in a wide range of classes from boxing to muay thai to krav maga.  Their time training in the combat sports is supported by a full strength, speed... read more

Great Classes for Home Schoolers

  Home schooling has grown tremendously in the past few years and is continuing to grow. Research shows that homeschoolers do better on standardized testing, and stick in college longer. A recent study shows that 67% of homeschoolers graduated high school versus the... read more

New Bruce Lee film, Birth of a Dragon

Bruce Lee Film, Birth of a Dragon A new film called, Birth of a Dragon was released in theatres this weekend. It is inspired by the legendary face-off between Bruce Lee and Master Wong Jack Man in 1964. Debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, Birth of a Dragon is a... read more

Foods high in fiber are FREE calories

Fiber is a misunderstood part of our diet. It is essential for the body and in general Americans do not eat enough of it (around 40 grams a day is suggested). But do you actually know what fiber is and what it does? 1. Fiber is actually the infrastructure structure in... read more

What is a Nopal Prickley Pear

This brilliantly colorful cactus fruit is trendy in the culinary world. But as famous Chefs like Rick Bayless, Owner of Frontera Grill and Roxanne Klein and Charlie Trotters, Owner of Charlie Trotters utilize it in savory recipes, this little Mexican fruit will find... read more

5 Best Brussels Sprout Dishes in West Loop

I love Brussels sprouts. I am not sure why one day, 20 years ago I decided to give them another try. But I am glad that I did! Research has shown that I was actually born to love Brussels sprouts. A 2011 Cornwall College study revealed, that people are born with a... read more

Why don’t kids like vegetables?

As kids we are told by our parents to always eat our fruits and veggies in order for us to grow big and strong. However, not every child finds eating broccoli delicious compared to the sweetness and juiciness of a strawberry. I remember that I too hated the taste of... read more

Trying to lose 15 pounds

Judy Zamora, June 13, 2017, POW! Gym Intern shares her story. When one thinks of college, the first thing that comes to mind is, this is my chance for a fresh start in a new environment. In that moment the Freshman 15 never cross my mind. What is the freshman 15 you... read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Women’s Self-Defense POW! has been offering reality based self-defense training  for over 15 years.  The first to bring Krav Maga to the City of Chicago, Owner Katalin Ogren has consistently been dedicated to heightening awareness and safety.  All areas of... read more

Chicago Parisi Speed School on WGN

We were excited to have Ana Belaval from WGN Monday, March 20th.  The Parisi Speed School is not new to the world of sport performance training.  As the number 1 youth sports performance program in the US, POW! Gym is proud to be the home of the Chicago Parisi... read more

Train for POWER at West Loop Gym POW!

Power Training Gym in West Loop Our west loop gym offers a wide range of training modalities.  Owner, Katalin Ogren who opened in 2001 rotates the gym’s focus each month.  For the month of February,  POW! Gym Chicago focused on cardiovascular health in honor of... read more