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WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: TRALE RUN
Special shout-out to my man and successful procreator-in-chief Trale "Trale Bear" Permar for clueing me in to an amazing workout opportunity right in our South Side backyard! The Swallow Cliff Stairs are a mere 20 min from our hospital, and provide endless fitness opportunities. With over 125 stone stairs built into the side of a steep cliff, you will not have a problem getting your heart rate up! I went after a 6a shift to check out the stairs, and was able to complete 6 up & down circuits before the wind chill and my wobbly legs forced me back into the car. So do yourself a favor and go to Swallow Cliff and get going! You can walk the stairs, run them, throw some weights in a backpack and train like a mountaineer, or make up your own variations! Before you know it, you'll be as strong as a Trale Bear!
Videos: Swallow Cliff Stairs 1
Stairs with Tony Horton (of P90X fame)
Just climbing or hopping the stairs too boring for you? Check out these videos for ideas and inspiration:
Stair Workout for Women (Or anyone, actually!)
Bonus Article: To Jump-Start Your Exercise Routine, Be Mindful