Stories tagged: fitness
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6 p.m.
Ninja Warrior course, roller derby draw crowds at Health and Fitness Expo
Fitness goals were the topic of conversation at this weekend’s Spokane Health and Fitness Expo, but it was an obstacle course and roller derby that stole the show.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness
Steve Bannon is trying to make amends. Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
These annual checkups help seniors not only survive but thrive
Wellness coaching aims to rethink how we treat aging, said Aline Russotto, Orchard Cove’s executive director.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Gym members pitch in with surprise gift to help owner train for Olympics
SCE Fitness owner K. Jay Davis motivates members of his downtown Spokane gym by providing encouragement and support to reach their fitness goals. But Friday morning, gym members showed their …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Small steps: Really basic ways to add exercise to your day
If you start small, with increasing steps, it will make a difference.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Downward goat? Montana yoga class incorporates farm animal into experience
Robin Goldberg, a placid, soft-spoken yoga instructor from Whitefish, sets down a towel and places a small piece of paper at the head of it.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Retailers want to work out your wallet – and your body
As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry – fitness and wellness – in …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Supreme strength: Justice Ginsburg’s workout becomes a book
The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice is about to join the ranks of workout superstars with a book about her exercise routine. “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane ranks among top fittest cities in U.S.
Spokane ranks among the country’s top 10 fittest cities, according to a new list released by the Physical Activity Council and based on surveys as well as data from personal …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Raw thighs, tummy trouble and other running struggles they don’t tell you about
Most endurance runners are well acquainted with the idea of a gradual ramp-up of speed and distance over several months. But how about all the other stuff that isn’t necessarily …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
L.A. police tell People Richard Simmons is fine
Los Angeles Police recently visited Richard Simmons’s house on a welfare check after rumors persisted that his housekeeper was holding him hostage.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, noon
House Call: Sensible New Year’s resolutions
Let’s talk about some health-related resolutions and strategies for keeping them. Common health resolutions are to exercise regularly and lose weight. These are admirable, definitely good for you, and I’d …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Step counts could be worth cash
Like many people recently, I have bought a Fitbit and am now motivated to reach 10,000 steps a day (which, ahem, is not the same as saying I will always …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Fitbit buys software assets from smartwatch startup Pebble
Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp., a move that will help it better compete with Apple.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sweat it out! Skin patch aims to test sweat for health
The experimental gadget goes well beyond activity monitors like the Fitbit. A little larger than a quarter, it’s almost like a tiny lab stuck to the skin – and a …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Antonio Sabato Jr. wants to be Trump administration’s fitness czar
Antonio Sabato Jr., one of President-elect Donald Trump’s few vocal Hollywood supporters, is nominating himself for Trump’s physical fitness czar.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
Getting a late start at long-distance running
Starting long-distance running during middle age may seem like an exercise in futility, yet getting a late start has certain advantages. Lisa Reichmann and Julie Sapper, running coaches at Run …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
Striders fitness walking group stays in step for health, companionship
Bob Conquergood and John Johnson are this year’s highest-mileage walkers for Striders INW, a regional walking and exercise group that has about 60 members.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game
Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighborhood.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Why are women losing the battle of the bulge?
After a national report this summer showed that women have surpassed men in obesity rates, doctors and obesity researchers are searching for answers to why women are struggling more than …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
Ultra runner Gunhild Swanson refuses to slow down
Spokane Valley grandmother aims to break her own record as the oldest female finisher in the grueling Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run next weekend in California.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Yoga teacher recenters at studio after facing serious medical issues
A yoga studio in little Millwood, where the whistle from the paper mill is as much a part of the community as the Spokane River, fits the tree-lined setting.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Idaho congressman lost 72 pounds walking. Now he wants everyone to do it
WASHINGTON – At 55, Brian Whitlock is like millions of Americans, getting far too little exercise. But he’s ready to do something about it, pledging to walk 2,963 miles in …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
Experts’ new Rx for health: Walk the malls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a guide saying the mall is a perfect place for seniors to get in their steps.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Exclusive Bloomsday ‘club’ perseveres
At 92, Warren Heylman has a good excuse for simply watching Bloomsday rather than being a participant. But Heylman is registered and ready to go come hell or high water. …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies
Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Disengaging from your scale
There are fewer things less important in this world than knowing what percentage your body fat is. In fact, most methods of measurement are rudimentary at best. The only thing …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Langlauf puts beauty of Nordic skiing on display
For 36 years, the Spokane Langlauf has made a statement about cross-country skiing. Active outdoor winter pursuits get people out of the house, but nothing does it in a more …
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 7 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
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 …