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.

Twist and Stretch: Yoga for Kids

teaching kids yoga basics can boost their breathing and strength

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Katie Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The word “yoga” means “union” and is generally associated with bringing the mind and body together. Aside from building strength and flexibility, yoga incorporates breathing and relaxation techniques designed to release stress and negativity from our bodies and minds ...

The Weight Loss Hamster Wheel

understanding how your body burns fuel can help you lose weight for good

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Kyle Frank

Has weight loss made it on to your list of New Year’s resolutions? Have you tried to drop pounds in the past only to feel like you weren’t making progress? If you answered “yes” to one ...

Going Yoga? How to Find a Teacher

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

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Christopher Hayden, photos by Andrea Paulseth

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, were few and far between, and yoga schools even fewer and farther ...

Floating Yogis Find Balance

new business teaches yoga atop paddleboards

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016  |  Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Practicing yoga involves an unbelievable amount of balance. But imagine taking that to the extreme, standing in a one-legged tree pose on a wobbly board, fighting the forces of gravity that are attempting ...