Healthy in Chicago

Wanna get healthy but need a little kick in the ass? Searching for a some inspiration? Or that perfect yoga class? Healthy in Chicago is a new local site that will give you all you need to know to get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle. We’ve teamed up with them to bring all of the best health tips in Chicago straight to you! So, check ’em out and get going on your way to a healthier you.



About Healthy in Chicago:

This local startup is the brain child of Heather Cragin, a Chicagoan with a health-conscious mind. While working in a 9-5 job with the largest health system in Illinois, she began a search for a one-stop shop for all things healthy in Chicago. The only problem? It didn’t exist. Being the self-started she is, Heather set out to create this hub of information for those of us Chicagoans looking for such a resource.

She has successfully developed a spot where Chicagoans and visitors alike can come to find the nearest yoga or dance studio, gym, or Whole Foods. It’s the essential one-stop shop for all things health and wellness in Chicago. To learn more about Heather’s background and her goals with Healthy in Chicago, visit her About page.

Read more about the site below, and check out our new weekly column sponsored by Healthy in Chicago.

Features on the Site:

    Membership
    Individuals can sign up (for FREE!) as Healthy in Chicago members, which allows them to rate local businesses, add healthy events to their own personalize calendar, and more.

    Fit Bizlist
    This exclusive list features only the best local businesses that are helping to promote healthy lifestyles in Chicago — from dance studios to yoga centers to gyms to health food stores. Filter the list by neighborhood or category, and rate those that you’ve been to for other users!

    Healthy Events
    The Healthy in Chicago calendar features all kinds of activities going on in the city that aren’t only healthy for you to participate in, but FUN too! Sample events include rooftop yoga at Whole Foods, local business launch parties, and the Chicago Summer Dance Festival. The calendar may be filtered by categories such as classes, festivals, healthy eating, diabetes, and charity events. Members are able to choose events to add to their personal calendar.

    Services
    Healthy in Chicago is not only a service for the people of Chicago, but also for the businesses in the city. The site serves as an intermediary between you and the best of the health-conscious world in Chicago. Services for businesses include both Basic and Premium Fit Bizlist Listings, allowing visitors to contact the businesses and learn more about what they do.

    Links
    Healthy in Chicago is a socially conscious company, determined not only to get you healthier, but to let you know about some of the city’s nonprofits. Check out their links to get involved or learn more.

Healthy in Chicago Blog:

The Healthy in Chicago blog is a great way to stay in-the-know about health trends, what’s up in the Chicago health and wellness world, and fun ways to stay fit in a city filled with temptation. In fact, we’re such big fans of the blog, that we have invited Founder Heather Cragin to contribute her thoughts in our new For the Health Nut section.

Check out the Healthy in Chicago blog and keep an eye out for updated sponsored articles here on UPchicago.

Healthy in College Blog:

We all remember those freshman 15… some of us are even still trying to get rid of ’em. Ah, college… the glory days when pizza and beer were the staples of a Tuesday night. Though being healthy in college may sound like an oxymoron to some, this blog chronicles the lifestyle of a college student and offers great tips on how to stay healthy while enjoying your college experience to the fullest.



About UPchicago Team

Urban Philosophy is a way of thinking that you develop when you’re a true city person. Whether you’ve spent your whole life living in Manhattan, or you just moved from small-town Iowa to the city of Chicago, the longer you stay, the more you come to understand what it means to live in a city. Our Urban Philosophy is that no matter who you are, where you are from, and what your likes and dislikes may be, there’s something for everyone in city life.

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