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  • 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 …


  • No barriers

    When he first got on a mountain bike 20 years ago, Fred Schmid could barely pedal up the 100-foot hill leading to his house. Today the 82-year-old Schmid logs 200-mile …


  • Spokane seniors learn how juggling can improve brain, overall health

    Imagine being told you could learn to juggle at any age – that the flexibility and mobility issues that often accompany aging aren’t barriers to tossing some colorful beanbags in …


  • Brain gain

    Exercise tones the legs, builds bigger biceps and strengthens the heart. But of all the body parts that benefit from a good workout, the brain may be the big winner. …


  • More or less, exercising lessens risks

    DEAR DOCTOR K: You often recommend exercising for 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. That target intimidates me. Is it worth it for me to exercise less, …


  • Doug Clark: Champion arm-wrestler punishes steering wheel in comeback attempt

    Note to self: Never let Mike Beggs get behind the wheel of your car. I tucked this thought away while motoring around with the north Spokane resident the other day.


  • Recreation Calendar

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  • Healing body, mind, spirit

    Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting …


  • Beyond tracking

    The future is here, and it’s sweaty and integrative. The treadmills at Eastern Washington University’s fitness center are outfitted with touch-screen modules that lets gym users track their workouts – …


  • ‘Sit and Be Fit’ star continues to inspire nationwide audience

    When you meet Mary Ann Wilson, it’s hard to believe this shy woman has for nearly 30 years led a fitness revolution from a chair in the KSPS public television …


  • Woman’s road to health inspires others

    Irene Gonzales did her milestone 50th birthday so big she landed on NBC’s “Today” show Aug. 8 to share her infectious enthusiasm with the entire country. Like many baby boomers …


  • Summer Games gives adults a chance to play like children

    Before explaining the rules of noodle tag last week on a grassy play field at upper Manito Park, fitness trainer Nicole Kuhn led a group of women through stretches and …


  • Personal trainer keeps aging clients healthy

    Marge Holston moved to Spokane Valley from Southern California and somehow left a lot of her activity behind. That’s when she decided to join a gym, hire a trainer and …


  • Pool workout keeps body in motion

    Sure, an icy dip in the pool is a welcome relief on a hot summer day, but your local watering hole is also the perfect site for your next workout. …


  • Pick for families:

    Families are invited to hit the streets Wednesday evening, minus their motor vehicles. The Summer Parkways event closes 4 miles of streets on the South Hill to cars and trucks …


  • Livestrong at YMCA helps cancer patients move toward fitness

    It was like many beginning yoga classes in most ways. Students gathered in a studio at the downtown YMCA raised and stretched their limbs in wobbly formation, their instructor at …


  • Join group at Riverfront Park to honor National Walking Day

    Lace up those walking shoes. The American Heart Association is hosting a group walk at Riverfront Park Wednesday morning in honor of National Walking Day.


  • House Call: Weight-loss medications offer hope

    Last month we had good news about obesity rates in the United States – a significant decline among children 2 to 5 years old. Because children who are overweight or …


  • CrossFit provides high-intensity, varied workout

    When Vanessa Branstetter, 38, started CrossFit last year she couldn’t perform one pull-up. Not only has she conquered that challenge, she’s doing a host of everyday and athletic activities with …


  • On weight loss, ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer says patience is key

    If you’re like many Americans, you made a resolution to lose weight and get in shape in 2014. And, if you’re like many Americans, you’ll step on the scale a …


  • More conservative workouts may help avoid injuries

    Those fitness resolutions will do you no good if they lead you to visit the likes of Hooman Melamed. As an orthopedic spine surgeon, Melamed sees the downside of efforts …


  • New gadgets to consider for fitness fans in your life

    Maybe the best part of having a fitness fanatic on your holiday shopping list is that you likely won’t be stumped when creating your gift list. “What do you get …


  • Gadget gift guide: Brace yourself for fitness

    NEW YORK — The latest fitness gadgets record much more than how many steps you take on any given day. From sleep patterns to mood, calorie intake and progress toward …


  • ‘Recess’ keeps workers moving

    LOS ANGELES – UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda. At least three days a week, employees from …


  • Trainers address mental health

    INDIANAPOLIS – The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being. The organization outlined a …


  • Benefits of exercise improve with age

    I love watching our daughter run and play. A desire to run, do cartwheels, splash in the pool and be active comes naturally to most children, but as time passes …


  • Weigh emotional consequences of young dieters

    CHICAGO – Counting calories is common for many, especially when trying to lose weight. But can there be emotional consequences from being put on a diet too early in life? …


  • SpokeFest draws cyclists from miles around

    If kids today are afflicted by inactivity, there was no evidence of that Sunday at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Tots, tweens and teens were well-represented at SpokeFest, the cycling celebration that …


  • Idaho board to consider PE requirement

    The Idaho State Board of Education agreed to hear public comment on proposed new statewide physical education requirements during its monthly meeting this week in Pocatello. The board also agreed …


  • Downward frog

    Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had much to be mindful of. The gentle breeze. …

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