Latest stories: Fitness & Eating

Barre classes are on point for a wide range of core fitness seekers

Barre teachers say the workout’s combination of dance exercises, yoga and Pilates is perfect for an age when many of us spend hours hunched over devices, our behinds on desk chairs. We seem to agree: There are hundreds of barre programs out there, from boutique studios to their corporate cousins. Read more

Six local residents share weight-loss success stories

More than a third of adults in the U.S. have a body mass index that puts them in the “obese” category. About two-thirds of adult Americans are either obese or overweight, according to a new study released this summer.   If you’re among them, don’t give up. That’s the advice of a half-dozen local residents who’ve managed to lose a lot of weight – from 70 to more than 300 pounds. Read more