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Stories tagged: fitness

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

World Cup play offers lessons in properly using one’s head

The top concussion risk in soccer is from players colliding as they jump up to head a ball, say experts in a program to teach safer youth soccer heading techniques

Flexing fitness with ClassPass

Changing up exercise routines helps boost fitness while stemming boredom. Now there’s ClassPass, a monthly subscription app recently available in Spokane to book classes at a network of boutique fitness …

How to reboot your eating without resorting to a fad diet

That culturally ingrained notion that we need to repent after indulging is one reason the diet industry booms in January.

Fat-burning zone is a myth in weight loss, but calories do matter

There’s no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting lean. Here’s what you need to know about the myth and about the true relationship between exercise and weight loss.

Strong as a mother: Following national trend, Spokane women flock to high-intensity gyms

Through the growing popularity of sports like CrossFit, races like Spartan and the popularization of female MMA fighters and fitness gurus on social media, women weightlifting or doing extreme sports …

Pushing your body: High-intensity workouts offer a metabolic boost

Studies indicate interval high-then-low exercise can help boost metabolism. The body can burn more calories after a workout, and it’s good for fitness conditioning. At gyms, you might find the …

With cravings, indulge instead in mindfulness

Two recent studies have tackled this question and highlighted promising, but different, strategies on cutting cravings.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Runner’s science: Research predicts, prevents injuries in athletes

Runner’s Science, as the research study is known, studies the effects of distance running on the human body. The project was launched in 2008 alongside the inaugural 26.2 with Donna …

Winter running = cold and dark. Here are tips for staying safe.

Winter doesn’t stop a number of Spokane runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors, with a few steps of precaution.

At nearly 50, Jazzercise lives on in the age of Zumba

Jazzercise, around nearly 50 years, lives on in the age of Zumba and CrossFit, through several regional centers. The exercise program remains popular mainly to women with its cardio-and-strength exercise, …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

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

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 …

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.

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …