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WATTAGE – New Personal Training Studio in West Loop Chicago

Keiser Runner, Keiser Bikes, and Woodway Treadmills

Located at 1044 W. Kinzie Street in Chicago’s West Loop. This is a 4,000 Sq Ft Facility that features state of the art equipement (Keiser and Woodway), large open space for functional training, along with turf and heated floors in the bathroom to top it all off. There is also a private massage room.

Website is coming…

I have learned the integrated system and methodology of Athletes’ Performance through their Education Course, including Mentorship Phase 1.

I have learned the integrated system and methodology of Athletes' Performance through their Education Course, including Mentorship Phase 1.

Hand dyed, hand sewn, handmade, Belly Buddies are the perfect gift for you or a friend.

Filled with rice these guys will stay warm for hours in your bed, use them on your shoulders to reduce ache and stress, or simply place one on your belly while reading a book. Simply place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Lasts for years. Best of all, they are made by my MOM.

Available in Chicago for $25

Outside Chicago add $5 for shipping per 4

contact: aaronderugby (at) gmail

While supplies last!
Belly Buddy

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2012 in review

Posted: December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Just got back from an amazing and adventurous weekend in Moab, Utah. The highlight of the trip was mountain biking Saturday on a ride called “The Whole Enchilada.” It took us about six hours (three flats) and is on the top 5 of hardest things I have ever done! Details of the various trails can be found at:

The Start of it All. (Friday) Magnificent 7 – Gemini Bridges

Michael is one of the hardest working clients I have ever had. It is a real pleasure working with the Man.

 If you are looking for the real Aaron Manheimer I am right here. I specialize in all types of training but my concentration is “post rehab” sports training. If you are looking for a personal trainer who has worked extensively on the rehab side of training but also trains rugby players, pro basketball players, college football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, you name it. Then I am your man. Best place to contact me is

For the first time ever the Chicago Lions RFC Sevens team will venture out to Las Vegas to compete in the Club Championship Series which coincides with International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens Circuit. The Lions play Friday against Kansas City RFC and then rivals NOVA in pool play. The top two teams advance to the quarterfinals. See schedule here:

Catch matches from the Summer of 2009

Here is additional information:

The field for the inaugural USA Sevens Championship Cup Series finals is set as 12 of the best 7s teams in the USA will battle in Las Vegas February 12 and 13.

The championship tournament will be held during the Las Vegas Invitationals on the USA 7s IRB event weekend.

Clubs competed in five qualifying tournaments all over the USA competing for ten spots, with two wild card spots open for two others. Life University qualified but had to pull out, leaving three wild card spots, filled by Old Blue, the Chicago Lions, and San Francisco Golden Gate.

They join the nine qualifiers: Aspen, Belmont Shore, Denver Barbarians, Glendale, Kansas City Blues, Long Island, NYAC, NOVA, and OMBAC.

The teams are split into four pools of three teams each. The pools play a round robin, with the top two from each pool moving on to the quarterfinals. The third-place teams from each pool move into the Bowl competition.

The competition begins the morning of Friday, February 12 with NYAC taking on Glendale and OMBAC against Old Blue.

Pool 1
Belmont Shore
Pool 2
Old Blue
Pool 3
Long Island
Denver Barbarians
Pool 4
Chicago Lions
Kansas City Blues

The quarterfinals, Plate and Bowl competitions will all be completed on Friday. Saturday will see the Cup semifinals, the consolation final, and the Cup Final. The Cup Final will be played in Sam Boyd Stadium during a break in the USA 7s action Feb 13.

The champions will take home $7,500 in prize money, while the runners up get $2,500 courtesy of the USA 7s tournament.

The lineup of teams is impressive, with five of the teams involved responsible for the last five national 7s championships. In fact, of the 20 top four spots in the last five national club 7s championships, 18 have been claimed by teams in this tournament (Maryland Exiles is not in the CCS, and finished 4th twice).

This workout is normally done by the Chicago Lions RFC Sevens team if practice gets rained out. Give it a try and see how you do.

7s Circuit Training @ Home or in the gym

1 hour 15 minutes

Warm Up

Do the dynamic exercises but in place with a longer hold and only half as much.

Perform each exercise for 30sec rest for 10sec.

Water break between entire circuit 3 minutes

(approx 10-12 min for entire circuit) Complete 4 Rounds of the circuit

1. Star Jumps
2. Bicycle Crunches (keep your shoulders up alternate side to side)
3. Clap Push Ups (not for time, do 15)
4. Single Leg Squat Touchdown (to foot) (Left)
5. Single Leg Squat Touchdown (to foot) (Right)
6. Push Ups X25
7. Supermans
8. Fast Punching (Shadow Boxing)
9. Front Planks (with alternating leg raises)
10. Side Planks (Left) (Earn a star by raising your Right Leg)
11. Side Planks (Right) (Earn a star by raising your Left Leg)
12. Squat Jumps
13. Wall Sit (no break between Wall Sits)
14. Wall Sit
15. Split Cycle Lunge

Stretch at the end (calves, groin, hip flexor (Lunge, make sure pelvis is tilted forward), quads, chest, shoulders, and hips).

it was bitter sweet to see John when he got back from Everest. I met with him at Morgan Street Cafe. He had been on Everest just some 50 hours prior. He had lost 30 pounds and had taken a bit of a beating from the mountain but he always has such a great attitude. Below is a link to his blog detailing the events that led him to descend from Camp IV after 24 hours in the “death zone.”

The 2nd link is a short clip of the storm they descended through to make it back to base camp.

You can still donate to his cause to further orthopeadic research by going to

Discovery Channel will be airing 6 one hour episodes of John and Jon’s summit attempt in November of this year.

Golden’s Blog:

Video Clip in the storm: