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Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Gifts for Cyclists

Have an avid biker in your household? Check out these easy gift ideas from Lively!    

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Extended Holiday Shopping Hours!

We’re so happy to be able to stay open a couple extra hours through the upcoming busy holiday season. Monday through Saturday we’ll be open 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. Sunday we’ll be open noon through 5 p.m.

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Lively Artist Andrea talks pace groups and bed pans (and launches a new design!)

  Lively is excited to be working with local runner/artist/friend, Andrea Charest, to release this line of awesome t-shirts and tops featuring one of her designs. To celebrate this collaboration, Lively co-owner Anne had an email conversation with Andrea to discuss art, running, pace groups, and other fun stuff.   Anne: The t-shirt we commissioned […]

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Coach Kate Checks In

The final post in our series of interviews with local running coaches. Did you know that both of Lively’s owners, Anne and Kate, are RRCA-certified running coaches? We bring that knowledge to bear whenever we discuss training plans, running gait, or nutrition.  Lively Athletics is also planning on launching a coaching program in 2015, so […]

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The 5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Running Coach: an Interview with Coach Deanna

We’re gearing up for our big panel on 1/11/15 at 7 p.m. at the store (Lively Athletics, 109 N. Oak Park Avenue): Thinking About Hiring a Running Coach?  In preparation, Lively co-owner Anne spoke with Deanna Doohaluk, one of the panelists. Editor’s note: Deanna has also dragged Anne unwillingly into participating in the Run the […]

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An Interview with Coach Janice: Making Anne Work for the Title of “Blogger”

Lively co-owners Anne and Kate are huge fans of Coach Janice Enloe and have a lot of respect for her balanced and educated views on diet and exercise. And we are thrilled to be working with Coach Janice on a series of winter tune-up classes for runners and a one-day clinic on mother-daughter on proper […]

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Yoga for Runners: Why? And How? An Anne Investigation

Lively and Julia Maria Yoga are extremely excited to partner up and offer our community a low-cost, three-part yoga series entitled “Yoga for Runners: Find More Zen in Your Miles.” These workshops will be the first three Saturdays in January at Lively (109 N. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park); each workshop starts promptly at […]

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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 […]