Fitness Friday: Pushing to perform and committing to recovery

Athletes put a lot of wear and tear on their bodies, so it's important to put time into recovery. Physical therapy facilities in Chicago see people from off the street and athletes of all levels. Many people push through the pain, but therapists say pain is your body trying to tell you to slow down.

How to stay safe while exercising in summer heat

Next week's forecast is calling for intense heat. Fox 32's Anita Blanton sits down with award winning fitness instructor Kia Williams about the dangers of exercising in extreme heat. Williams offers some tips to keep you safe while practicing your routine.

Fitness Friday: Fighting negativity through boxing

Boxing Out Negativity in North Lawndale aims to help young men become their better selves. In a neighborhood trouble with gangs, drugs and little access to fresh food, the youth are up against a lot. The group use boxing and positive role models to empower kids in the community while keeping them active.

Fitness Friday: Gallagher Way summer fitness series offers free classes

Gallagher Way partnered with area fitness centers to offer free morning fitness classes on the lawn Mondays through Thursdays. All community members are welcome to join and can sign up online at the Gallagher Way website. Mondays and Wednesdays feature high intensity work outs while Tuesdays and Thursdays is yoga.

Fitness Friday: ADA's Tour de Cure returns to Chicago

This year Fox 32 is a proud media partner of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. The event coming up in two month is a fundraising campaign that helps save lives. Chicago's races are on Aug. 12 at Pottawatomie Park.