Game Set July 2020

Game Set July 2020

We hope you're enjoying the outdoors as much as we are this season. After a very long winter and spring, it's rejuvenating to spend days into evenings enjoying time on the court, course and beyond.

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Wear We Sweat - Enrgi Fitness

Studio + Location: Enrgi Fitness in River North

Class: Shredded 

Time: 45 Minutes

Overview: This group fitness class is 90% strength training and 10% cardio. During this high intensity, low impact strength training class your heart pumping and your muscles are burning. Circuit times vary, but but you never stop moving, which makes the class fly by! Class incorporates a mixture of kettlebells, free weights, and medicine balls. You choose your weights and intensity, great class for all levels of fitness. 

Gear Needed: Sneakers and water bottle.

What to Wear: 

L'urv Leggings

Koral Tank

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Katie Cassman's Top 5

Name: Katie Cassman

Age: 31

Location: Wilmette, IL

1. What keeps you busy?

My family, especially my one year old daughter, Caroline, who keeps me on my toes! My two other 24/7 jobs are real estate and blogging. I’m a real estate broker and I specialize in helping people buy & sell their homes in Chicago and the North Shore. The spring real estate market is officially here and definitely keeping me busy!  I also run a motherhood, life & style focused blog called, katiecassman.com. I share adventures with my daughter, my favorite places to eat in Chicago & the north shore and other snippets of my life & style along the way! 

2. How do you practice self-care?

I try to eat lots of protein, fruits and vegetables throughout the week and allow myself to indulge on the weekends. I just started mixing vital proteins into my morning coffee to hopefully help my hair post-baby. My favorite self-care practice is my weekly therapy sessions. I've learned a lot about myself through talk therapy and consider myself to be a lifer.

3. How do you keep active?

Having a toddler has made me a whole new level of active. I love to get my exercise from walking and playing sports - tennis, paddle tennis and golf. 

4. What's in your gym bag?

A water bottle, headphones & gum.

5. My top 5 favorite restaurants in the North Shore:

-Guildhall - Glencoe

-Depot Nuevo - Wilmette

-Mino's - Winnetka

-Three Tarts - Northfield

-Next of Kin - Evanston

Katie's Gym Bag

Koral Leggings and Current Air Sweatshirt 


Terez Sweatshirt

Terez Koral 

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Wear We Sweat - SPENGA

Studio + Location: SPENGA in Downers Grove 
Class: Spenga Signature 
Time: 60 minutes 
Overview:  A hour long session that combines 20 minutes of high intensity spinning, 20 minutes of tabata style strength training, and 20 minutes of revitalizing yoga. Go hard for each round and you'll leave feeling energized and sweaty. You can do anything for 20 minutes! 
Gear Needed: Water Bottle 
What to Wear: 
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Wear We Sweat - Zen Yoga Garage

Studio + Location: Zen Yoga Garage in Bucktown
Class: Zen Vinyasa 1-2
Time: 60 Minutes
Overview: This beginners yoga class is perfect for those looking to start a yoga practice or for those who want to perfect their poses. Class is heated to a comfortable 85-90 degree temperature. Class is lead by an instructor, but allows you to flow through at your own pace, while working up a sweat. A slow flow with the use of blocks and a strap works on strengthening and lengthening throughout the hour class. 
Gear Needed: Yoga mat, Towel, Water Bottle
What to Wear:
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Lisa Kahley's Top 5


Name: Lisa Kahley

Age: 37

Location: Clarendon Hills, IL

1.  What keeps you busy? 

Since launching Game Set, my schedule has been pretty packed. I'm married and have two young children, age 6 and 4. I'm also co-charing the fundraising efforts for a charity gala in March. You can most often find me nowadays shuttling my son and daughter between school and activities, hosting pop up shops for Game Set, or at The Soho House on my laptop.

2. How do you practice self-care?

I really love this topic and would say that I had a number of years in which I didn't know what self-care really was. Once I had kids, I began to take notice, but focused a lot on tangible ways to practice. Over the past year, I've changed my mindset a lot around what I consider self-care. In the past I would have said, going to the gym or sneaking away for a massage or manicure, which I totally still do. However, today I would say that I also consider inward ways to practice, like nurturing only positive relationships, saying 'no' more often when something doesn't feel right, and really diving head first into my passions. 

3.  How do you keep active?

I enjoy changing up my workouts from day to day - It's the only way I can stay motivated! On any given week I may do pilates, a HIIT class, an outdoor run, ride the Peloton bike, or play tennis.

4. What's in your gym bag?

My gym essentials are always a change of top and post workout sweatshirt or jacket, headphones, and a water bottle. 

5. My top 5 Podcasts I regularly listen to:

1. How I Built This with Guy RazA narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and the movements they built.

2. The Mentor Files by Monica RoyerIf Monica Royer, founder of Monica + Andy, has learned anything about running a business, it’s that she has so much left to learn.

3. Anything by WonderyWondery is a network of storytellers, connecting you to a world of entertainment and a world of knowledge.

4. Girl Gang, The PodcastOn each episode of Girl Gang the Podcast, Amy Will interviews creative women on their accomplishments, challenges and tools used to succeed in business.

5. Revisionist History: A podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply. Each week, Revisionist History travels back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood. 






Lisa's Gym Bag: 

Koral Tank

Terez Leggings

Glyder Tank

Koral Leggings


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Wear We Sweat - Pilates Pro Works

Studio + Location: Pilates Pro Works - Lincoln Park 
Class: Pilates Pro
Time: 50 Minutes 
Overview: The Pilates Pro Works signature class combines resistance, lengthening, and strength training. This high-energy class is done on the FitFormer pilates machine, similar to a reformer. Upbeat music fuels this total body workout, with the help of free weights and pilates ring and ball. 
Gear Needed: Grippy socks and water bottle 
What to Wear: 
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Maggie Sias' Top 5

Name: Maggie 
Age: 22
Location: Downers Grove 

1. What keeps you busy?

School keeps me busy at ALL times, the studying is endless. During the school year, the library is like a second home. Aside from school, I am a babysitter and I absolutely love it! I am also busy taking care of my adorable pup and spending time with my family and friends as well as constantly eating out at chipotle with my boyfriend. 

2. How do you practice self-care?

For my self-care regimen, I take multi-vitamins for women every day as well as other daily supplements for iron, protein, etc. Also, I really enjoy eating healthy to take care of my body inside and out!  I do not eat meat and eat little to no dairy so my eating habits are almost entirely vegan. These eating habits have shown such drastic changes to my body and health both physically and mentally. I am also very dedicated to taking the best possible care of my skin! I have a very specific skin care routine that I have developed over the years to find out what works best for me and its something I'm religious about now! 

3. How do you keep active?

I keep active by going to the gym at least 4 to 6 times a week, taking my dog out for runs or walks, and playing soccer every week. I love to be active and many times a day at the gym will get swapped for rock climbing or hot yoga! There is so much I love to do and not enough time so it seems like I'm always on the go to the next activity. 

4. What's in your gym bag?

My gym bag is geared up with a variety of resistance bands, a jump rope, boxing gloves, shoes specifically for the gym, water bottle and of course headphones! 

5. My top 5 Healthy snacks:

. Freeze dried strawberries

. Carrots and roasted red pepper hummus

. Homemade vegan granola bars

. Mixed berry and kale smoothie



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Wear We Sweat - Shred 4/15

Image result for Shred415 Hinsdale, East Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL
Class: Butt & Legs Express
Time: 45 minutes
Overview: In just 45 minutes you will strengthen and tone your butt & legs through alternating between treadmill drills and strength training exercises. This high intensity interval training class is designed to target all muscle groups.You'll lunge, squat, and lift your way through the class and leave feeling sweaty and accomplished. 
Gear Needed: Running Shoes & Water 
What to Wear:
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Kelly Padjen's Top 5

Name: Kelly Padjen

Age: 37

Location: Munster, IN

1.  What keeps you busy? 

A lot! On any given day I can be found driving my kids to and from school, practicing yoga, taking a conference call for work, going on a run, getting my kids to and from their activities, dinner with my husband or friends or bingeing a favorite show.  

2. How do you practice self-care?

I try and allow myself many of the things I strive to give others – time, acceptance, humor, and love. Yoga does so much for me both physically and mentally. I’m trying to work on meditation. I also need to laugh with my girlfriends and spend time alone with my husband to keep life in balance. Staying active definitely fuels me, but I also love low key nights, a simple movie with my kids or taking a nap when I need it. 

3.  How do you keep active?

My 4 and 6-year-old daughters keep me very busy! I love being as involved as I can with their school, activities and at home. When I’m not with them, I enjoy a yoga class, getting together with a friend, seeing my parents, cooking (when I have the time and energy) and working on my consulting business.

4. What's in your gym bag?

La Croix, earbuds, water bottle, quick dry yoga towel, elbow brace. Probably a random LOL doll.

5. My top 5 shows from the past year:

Big Little Lies

Stranger Things

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ray Donovan


Kelly's Game Set Favorites: 





Muscle Netz Tank Rust

Black Cheetah Foil Tall Band Leggings


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Wear We Sweat - FlyBarre

Studio + Location: FlyWheel Sports in Old Town

Class: FlyBarre Power 45

Time: 45 minutes 

Overview: Not your typical barre class. This is an upbeat and quick class that gets every part of your body burning! Each song focuses on a different body part. Once the song is over, you're done with that area. The class focuses on glutes, arms, core, and thighs. Great for toning muscle! We highly recommend Elena's class in Old Town. She has a great attitude and we love her positive energy!  

Gear Needed: Water bottle! Flywheel provides towels, but that's all you need. Some people wear grippy socks in class, while others don't wear socks. It's a personal preference! 

What to Wear: For this upbeat class, we suggest wearing tight fitted clothing. We suggest this Thrive Societe Crop Top and these Koral leggings



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Meghan Pulte's Top 5

This month we’re launching a series called "Top 5", where we will highlight an amazing woman in our Game Set Community. Check out the posts every Thursday to learn about what keeps these ladies active and motivated. They will share their tips and tricks on staying healthly and their Game Set style! 


Name: Meghan Pulte

Age: 27

Location: Lincoln Park

1.  What keeps you busy? 

My three jobs keep me pretty busy! I sell residential real estate in the city, as well as run a fashion and lifestyle blog called Lake and Luxury Chi. I also am the assistant buyer, stylist and social media manager for Game Set! 

2. How do you practice self-care?

My idea of self-care is indulging in a face mask one a week. My favorite one is the Charcoal Mask from Origins.

3.  How do you keep active?

I love taking classes. I find it hard to get motivated alone at the gym, so I stick with ClassPass to hold myself accountable. If I miss a class that I've signed up for, they charge me $20. So I try really hard not to miss a class! I love the spinning and barre classes at FlyWheel. But I also love a good high intensity workout at Shred415 or SWEAT. 

4. What's in your gym bag?

 I typically carry my headphones, face cleansing wipes, gum, and my water bottle. 

5. My top 5 restaurants in the city: 

Left Coast - River North 

Athenian Room - Lincoln Park

Tango Sur - Lakeview

The Vig - Old Town 

Parlor Pizza - Wicker Park 

Meghan's Game Set Style: 





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