So you want to get back in shape? We understand. You say your lifestyle could use some changes? We understand. What’s that? The never-ending flood of supplements, home workout equipment and DVDs, area gyms, and all the variables therein has you feeling a tad overwhelmed? We understand. No one is more sympathetic – nay, empathetic! – to your current situation. Volume One has been hoping to shave a few inches, too. Though Volume One-Half does sound a bit awkward. Anyway, your predicament prompted us to throw together this guide to all the things aforementioned, plus more! So give it a read while you’re on the treadmill, or doing push-ups, or, if you haven’t started your new lifestyle changes yet, give us a glance while doing butt crunches in your favorite chair.

Places & Resources

Zumba  6

Get off your feet with some dance-based exercise.

6 Hot Tips for Safe Summer Dining

how not to get sick at the cookout

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Eau Claire City-County Health Department

During this busy summer season of picnics, barbecues, and other activities involving food, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department would like to remind everyone about important ways to keep your food safe ...

4 Health Tips for Music Festival Season

keep safe while you rock out

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Kirk Gunderson

Attending local or regional music festivals is an annual tradition for many people and can be a fun time to reconnect with friends while enjoying great music. I have staffed many first aid tents at music festivals ...

5 Common Mistakes Runners Make

and how to avoid them

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Adam Condit, photos by Branden Nall, Kelsey Smith

You’re all fired up and ready to run! In fact, you might have a longer term goal you’re working towards and want to make this year your fittest year yet! Motivation is at an all-time high and you have daydreams ...

Going Yoga? How to Find A Teacher

Hot? Cold? Fast? Slow? The Valley offers a vast array of yoga options

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Chris Hayden

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instance ...