During this past winter, there seemed to be three types of weather in Bucks and Montgomery counties – cold, icy and snowy. Sometimes it was a combo platter. Cold mixed with snow. Cold mixed with ice. Cold mixed with snow and ice.
When was the last time you tried something new?
Fourth-year Homer-Center track and cross country coach Brandon Payne can’t seem to stand still for very long.
If you want to learn how to swing from your knees or walk a tightwire, then you should try out aerial, or circus, fitness. Circus has seen a resurgence throughout the U.S. in the past several decades; circus schools and companies have been opening everywhere. For example, Aloft, a studio in Chicago, is housed in a former church and has been offering classes for over a decade. While many who train at these schools aspire to be professional circus performers, many other students train as a form of fitness.
I’ve wanted to try a spin class for some time because I knew it would be a good cardio workout. So, when a CrossFit buddy asked me to join her in a class she takes at a local gym, I jumped at the chance. In a spin class, you’re given verbal cues to add or decrease resistance to your stationary bike; how fast to pedal and whether to stand, sit or sprint. Your heart will get a great workout, and your legs may feel like rubber after your first class.
Instructor Amita Bhagat walks us through this traditional-style, physical and spiritual workout
My husband and I chose Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri for a recent walk because it offered something for both of us: running paths for me and a museum for him.
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My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.
These exercises go easy on the joints — and you'll still break a sweat
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I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of hiking long distances. Stories of people who have trekked the Pan-American Highway or the Appalachian Trail pique my interest and make me wonder what it would take to do that. A trip to Ireland and Scotland last fall made me realize that a day full of walking, even in a city, takes some planning.
I had my mind set on taking a self-defense class the past year. When my editor suggested a column about Krav Maga, I jumped at the idea. I love it! It gives me the cardio workout I like and need. I’m gaining confidence by learning skills that could one day help me, and it gives me a chance to use some of the strength I gained through CrossFit in a different way. Plus, I feel like a badass!
Our columnist, Danette, explores the benefits and challenges of Aerial Yoga
Celebrate Westinghouse’s 130th anniversary with a “130” fitness circuit.
Homer-Center Elementary celebrates 10 years with Project Fit America, while McCreery Elementary introduces the program to its students.
Shrieks of joy could be heard outside East Pike Elementary School in winter 2014 when Leanne Jack took her K-3 students sledding during their physical education classes.
Armstrong's new building features quality fitness equipment and delicious dining options.
Danette takes you on her Ninja Warrior training gym experience. Is it right for you? Find out here.
Practicing tai chi provides a wealth of mental and physical benefits.
Mount Morris’ Esther Howe shares how she lost 70 pounds.
The weather is cold, it gets dark earlier and there are all sorts of holiday snacks around. Who can possibly stay in shape during the winter?
Despite the frigid cold weather, Cory Allen fills his winters with sledding, ice skating and fun.
BOCES’ Mike Bray and Churchville-Chili’s Dan Ward train for long-distance running, discovering their love of running and revamping their health.
District staff turns to curling to build camaraderie and have a little fun.
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Sarach Backus and Lisa Hunker raised awareness and funds for breast cancer at the 2015 Dirty Girl Mud Run.
To raise funds for the newly merged girls basketball team, Devin Lorigan organized the district's first Color-A-Thon.
On this fitness adventure, Danette takes you to a zero-gravity float tank, intended to relax your mind and body.
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The Rochester community came together for the annual Excellus BCBS Teacher’s Challenge 5K to raise money for school supplies.
Seneca Valley Senior High School held an all-night dance marathon to raise money for the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Claire Staresinic makes a name for herself in the competitive world of archery, while also balancing schoolwork and activities.
Seneca Valley’s elementary and middle school students, teachers, staff and parents top off the school year with fun and games.
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Mars Area School District students shoot hoops and jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.