Author - Jackie Dorris

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Jackie Dorris owns Fit4Mom Chicago, offering pre and post natal fitness classes for women at all different stages of life. Jackie is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and Fit4Mom Certified in pre and postnatal fitness.  She is also a Fit4Mom Master Trainer.  Her passion for fitness shines though in every class she teaches. She believes that physical fitness and clean eating is the cornerstone of living a happy life. Jackie is an active business member of NPN (check out the Parent's Perks page) and lives in Forest Glen with husband Matt and children Maddie, Jolie, and Jax.

5 Tips For Making Healthy Choices

Yes, it’s winter in Chicago and it’s freezing. I don’t know why it always seems like such a surprise to me...I’ve only lived her for 13 years. But if there is anything that my time here has taught me, it’s that the Chicago summer can make you forget almost anything. So everyone close your eyes for a moment and visualize that Lakefront Trail and beautiful Skyline with a blue sky behind it. Feel it- that sunshine, hitting your face and soaking through to your bones. Take a deep breath and br...

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 7:02 PM by Jackie Dorris

Give Yourself Time to Get Back in Shape

Lately there seems to be a growing trend of moms getting down on themselves for not fitting in to their pre-baby jeans a few weeks after having a baby.  I have seen it posted on message boards, asked about in class and all of the magazine covers out there certainly don’t help.  Your body goes through more changes during the 9 months of pregnancy, than a man’s will his entire life.  It’s important to respect that- you just grew a human being! Your body has changed, and it will take time to get...

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM by Jackie Dorris

Top 5 Tips for Running with your Stroller

Does the upcoming Strollers in the Front 5K Run & Walk have you ready to hit the pavement?  Or maybe you are starting to see the long winter months stretching before you and you want to take advantage of the beautiful weather as long as possible. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Running With Your Stroller:

#1 - Use a jogging stroller- I highly recommend that if you are going to be doing any running with your stroller that you use a jogging stroller.  Jogging strollers are built for milea...

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Jackie Dorris