We keep hearing about the benefits of meditation, but many of us are intimidated by the process of learning the proper techniques. Meditate Yoga and Meditation Center offers several classes, allowing you to take a deep dive into the proper way to meditate and clear your mind. Beginners who want to test the waters can bring a friend, hear a free 20-minute lecture, and participate in a guided meditation session offered on Saturday mornings. 4237 North Lincoln Avenue, 773-472-YOGA, meditatecenter.com.
Offering the only 30-minute, full-body, 1-on-1 workouts in Chicago, Hardpressed is a time-crunched woman’s best friend. Safer than Crossfit and focused on controlled weight lifting speeds, this program is set on busting the myth that weight training builds bulk. 219 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 500, 312-285-3385, hardpressed.com.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Eating healthy can be a struggle, especially when time is limited after a long work day. The new delivery app Radish is perfect for bridging the gap. We are pretty much on board with anything that can get fresh healthy meals to our door in 20 minutes. Once you download the app, you have seven items that you can mix and match to create your own meal. The fact that there are desserts seals the deal for us. Available on the app store or at goradish.com.