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Why Hire a Running Coach? Liz of Personal Record Coaching Explains

Lively Athletics is extremely excited to be hosting a panel of local running coaches out of the store (109 N. Oak Park Avenue) on January 11.  The coaches will offer a brief introduction, answer any questions you may have about coaching, and talk about the benefits of working with a professional coach.  This event will […]

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Which of Our Products Boasts the Sexiest Ad Campaign? The Answer May Shock You

When we first decided to bring ToeSox into Lively, it was kind of a spur of the moment decision. A showroom (where we were checking out another of our favorite brands, Spanx Activewear) had them, and we thought they would be a cute and practical item for all the barre-crazed ladies in town. Turns out […]

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Fill That Runner’s Stocking with Joy and Wool!

Got a runner in your life? Lively has tons of great gifts for every budget… even those little special stocking stuffers that round out the perfect gift. Check out our selection of top stocking stuffers for runners! 1.  Darn Tough socks ($15). Cute colors. Merino wool. Lifetime guarantee. What’s not to love? Get a hole […]

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Dec

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Roller Skating: fun, friendly cross-training for the off-season

Lively Athletics is thrilled to be hosting a fun run sponsored by BFF Running group and Derby Lite on Thursday 12/18/14 at 7:30 p.m. at the store (109 N. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, IL).  Lively co-owner Anne had an email chat with Derby Lite founder, friend, mentor, professional bad-ass Barbara “Queen B” Dolan […]

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A little something to make your day brighter….

Here’s a photo of my daughter and one of her friends, running a race while holding hands.  The caption is courtesy of Sekile, a friend of Lively Athletics. Every race should be this joyful! ~Anne

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Proper Etiquette for Running & Racing

The RRCA has released their guide to running, racing, fueling, registering, finishing, etc…….aaaand it’s pretty amazing and comprehensive.  I (Lively co-owner Anne) have certainly been in some races where a group of friends all decided to run together in one giant, unbreakable, unpassable wall of runners and have been a tad irritated by it.  The […]

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Dec

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What Should You Be Doing in the Bedroom for Better Skin?

Sorry for that sensational headline, but we need you to hear these super-important winter skin-care tips! We recently asked Kat Prush, local runner/friend of the store/self-described “skin nerd”/salon apprentice at Sine Qua Non Salon, to host a skin care night at Lively, and she gave us a lot of amazing, and somewhat unexpected, tips for […]

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Dec

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Check out Kate bringing her knowledge to the ‘net

Lively co-owner Kate wrote up this great little list on dealing with shoes for winter running. You can check out the initial publication here: http://www.purewow.com/body/5-Reasons-You-Need-Different-Running-Shoes-for-Winter Or the re-post here: http://news.instyle.com/2014/12/05/reasons-need-different-running-shoes-winter/

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Top 10 Fitness Gifts for Teachers

  ‘Tis the season to start really thinking about all the people in your life and all they’ve done for you and your family this year. Teachers often top our customers’ lists around the holidays, but it can be hard to pick something for that active teacher in your life. Let Lively help! We’ve picked […]

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Best Christmas Gifts for the Yoga Lover in Your Life

Christmas shopping season is in full swing and it’s time to start crossing all your sporty friends and relatives off your list.  Let Lively help! We have the perfect selection of gifts. Here are our 8 suggestions for the yoga chick in your life: 1.  Beyond Yoga Quilted Essential Long Leggings ($80) These pants have […]