Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. All that’s great, but it’s not enough, since we don’t move like that in real life … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mush Your Way to Fitness, Without Going to Extremes

In Alaska, land of extremes, the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race got started March 7 and was scheduled to wrap up a week or more later. The people who drive the sled dogs are called mushers. They’re men and women, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Why We Need to Hold onto Our Muscle Mass: ‘Use It or Lose It’

A year ago, Pam was vibrant, an active member of a fitness studio, and celebrating her 83rd birthday. But after the Covid-19 pandemic kept her mostly housebound, she grew frail and hunched over, concerning her children and sending her back … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Movement Snacks and Other Small Steps to Wellbeing

Snacking is bad for you, right? Well, not necessarily. When we use the idea of “snacking” for exercise, or just movement, and other aspects of wellbeing, it can take us far on our daily goals to live better. We still … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Fitness Junkie’ Makes International Headlines at 81

We love smashing stereotypes, especially those that are harmful and keep people from enjoying themselves as much as possible. Like all the countless myths about why you shouldn’t exercise, especially if you’re over a certain age. So, we’ve been delighted … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Spring into Fitness Starting Now

It might not seem possible right now, but springtime is just around the corner. And whether you’ve been staying active all winter (and pandemic) or not, it’s not too soon to start thinking about amping up your exercise routine and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Sometimes It’s Best to Slow Things Down

In today’s society, we want everything fast. Food. Weight loss. Tax returns! So, it might be natural that we also think “fast” must mean “best” when it comes to exercise. And sometimes, for some people, it might be. But should … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Fitness Helps You Do What You Want

What’s on your “bucket list” of things you want to do at least once in life? Do you want to see your grandkids get married? Do you want to wear a dress you wore years ago but have outgrown? Maybe … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Fitness Love Story: They Just Love Being Together

Some couples enjoy doing a few things together. Some value their time apart for hobbies and working out. Liz and Rich Clapp love doing almost everything together, including much of their exercise. “We are best friends to each other and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]