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Heather Holtz

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Heather Holtz is a fitness and health enthusiast who lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two boys. She is a NASM personal trainer and a Les Mills Body Pump instructor. She blogs at Run Eat Play about fitness, food, and family. Her blog shares healthy living tips, workouts, recipes, and daily escapades of life with children.

Author Email: [email protected]

Staff title: Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

It's time to kick off the race season. The Shamrock Shuffle is festive and fun for kids. more

Mar 24, 2015 2:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Nearly a half million babies in the United States are born premature each year. In honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Chicago mom Heather shares the personal story of her micropreemie who has gone on to thrive. more

Nov 5, 2014 2:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Get into the Halloween spirit by dressing your whole family up in costumes. more

Oct 22, 2014 2:50 PM Holiday Fun

Fun eats to amp up any party. more

Oct 7, 2014 7:09 PM Holiday Fun

Spending more than a couple hours in the car with your family may not seem too appealing, but with a little planning and a few supplies, the time will pass before you know it. more

Sep 24, 2014 4:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Having kids with food allergies can be difficult for the entire family. Viewing meal planning as an adventure instead of a hassle can really make the difference. more

Sep 10, 2014 2:14 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Rules make every household run a little smoother. Does your family have any unconventional rules? more

Aug 26, 2014 7:17 PM Chicago Parent Archives

You wouldn't normally think of a race track as a good place for kids, but Arlington Park Family Days may change your mind this summer. more

Aug 12, 2014 2:01 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Stuck in bed after surgery? Here are five tips to help get you through your recovery period. more

Jul 30, 2014 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Friends, family and Chicago Bears football. What's better than that? Have the best party on the block with these tips! more

Jul 7, 2014 12:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives

In today's world of instant gratification from technology, kids expect to be entertained 24/7. When the boredom song starts, try some of these fun family activities. more

Jul 2, 2014 9:30 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Kids (and some parents) can see a lot of down time during the summer. Keep them focused on striving for goals by creating a summer bucket list! more

Jun 17, 2014 2:49 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Vacations are a time for relaxing and enjoying yourself, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t fit in a little exercise, too. more

Jun 3, 2014 3:02 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Switch up your workout with group fitness classes. Test drive them all to find the perfect one for you! more

May 7, 2014 11:57 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Heather's kids were tired of sandwiches in their lunch boxes. So what did this mom of picky eaters do? Gave them options! more

Apr 23, 2014 12:36 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Heather wants her kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Her trick of the trade? Don't force it. Keep offering a variety of healthy foods and let them figure out what they like. more

Apr 10, 2014 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Fitness gadgets and accessories can help improve your workouts and make things fun. Test out some of Heather's favorites for your next work out. more

Mar 26, 2014 2:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives

You've made a commitment to start exercising. Hurray! Having the right clothes isn't solely about looks. They can be essential to having effective workouts. more

Mar 12, 2014 1:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Joining a gym can have a ton of benefits, but if it's your first time going it can be intimidating. Heather gives you the basics you need to know to start working toward a healthier you. more

Feb 26, 2014 10:04 AM Chicago Parent Archives