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April 30, 2012    0 Comments   Connection, Flavor, Healthy Living, Service, Style

Where are you from? And how did you end up here?
Born & raised in Chicago

How long have you been with Protein Bar?
I’m still the newest kid on the block, or bar. About 2 months. Which seems like forever!

Biggest Passions?
Music, reading, poetry and cooking. I’m all about expression and I use each one of these to express myself. You will always catch me singing a tune, regardless where I am. Love


Chef Phil Cooks with COFFEE >

I’m sitting here enjoying my Americano and thinking that I may need to share how you can EAT coffee, not just drink the stuff. It’s really easy and super versatile. You can use it in both savory and sweet things, giving it a special depth of flavor that some may be able to pick up on but some may just love it and not know why. It’s also really great



April 23, 2012    0 Comments   Connection, Healthy Living, Service, Style, Sweat

Where are you from? And how did you end up here?
I’m originally from Waterloo, Iowa. I went to college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I majored in theatre. I moved to Chicago in September of 2010 to intern with Still Point Theatre collective a theatre company that focuses on theatre and community outreach work. I still work with them as a facilitator and actor.

How long have you been with Protein


Are You Taking FULL Advantage Of Your Workouts? >

April 20, 2012    0 Comments   Connection, Education, Healthy Living, Sweat

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of information out there about eating before your workout and after your workout and what’s best. My answer…both. You need energy and FUEL to help get the most out of your workouts. You want to make sure that your body gets used to using food as FUEL and the best way to help teach your body is to get something in your system around


Sustainably Delicious: Counter Culture Coffee >

Coffee……MMMMmmmmm.  I love it.  I need it my life. Well, at least that is how I feel every morning when I walk towards the blue line, coincidentally towards the coffee shop. And then again when I walk in Protein Bar, looking for just one more cup.

Many people don’t know much about the journey that coffee takes before it delivers that morning jolt. I admit, I was unaware too. Makes me verklempt just


Taste the Difference: Counter Culture Coffee >

April 18, 2012    0 Comments   Connection, Flavor, Healthy Living, Style

When I first jumped on board with PROTEIN BAR last year, I knew I wanted to help take our coffee program to a whole new place. Coffee being something that a lot of our customers drink each day—but not a lot of people think about beyond that morning buzz. As we began looking for our ideal coffee, our goals were to find something flavorful, organic, sustainable, and to partner with


Sweat Story: 5k Tips >

April 13, 2012    0 Comments   Connection, Education, Healthy Living, Sweat

As the weather turns warmer… then freezing… then summer like… then freezing again… then like spring… then like fall… then like winter… then like summer again… (Wasn’t last week awesome?!) One inalienable truth comes out. Summer is really coming to Chicago. One of these days it will happen. I swear.

The thoughts of what to do, where to go, what to wear start to stream in to your consciousness. Those who


Protein Bar Connection: Get Inspired with Andrea Metcalf >

Dream Bigger to Be Inspired

In the last year, I have had a best selling book, (Naked Fitness) appeared on the NBC Today show twice, flew an F16 jet fighter, traveled down under to Queensland, Australia, learned to surf in Costa Rica, and even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the single tallest standing mountain in the world. How could so many experiences be possible? – Networking and dreaming beyond what I thought of



Where are you from? And how did you end up here?
I’m from Auburn, ME. I moved to Chicago to pursue a career in theater and have a bit of adventure. 

How long have you been with Protein Bar?
About 6 months

Biggest Passions?
I started cycling a few years ago, and it’s quickly taken over my life. I’m about to participate in the TPAN Ride for AIDS Chicago 200 mile bike ride for the third


Talkin’-Fit With SKo-Fit: Get Your Brawl On! >

Talkin’-Fit With SKo-Fit: Get Your Brawl On!

Ever feel like you need something new to spice up your workout? Looking for a twist on a traditional exercise class? Well, I have something that fits the bill – Bardio Brawl! This is the latest offering from BarreBeeFit, which takes their signature Bardio Barre class and incorporates cardio kickboxing combinations. Recently named by Self Magazine as one of the 33 Hottest New Workout Classes