Rock, Run, & Roll

Charity Classic levels up with food trucks and live music

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Run, walk, bike, do whatever you need to do to get yourself over to Phoenix Park on Saturday, June 24 for Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic. This year for the first time ever, the Royal Credit Union Foundation is turning the Charity Classic – its longstanding annual, early morn charitable run/walk ...

Run Like a Boss

Blugold alum creates running app to give your workouts a musical push

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

When it comes to getting fit, most of us could use some encouragement, whether it’s from a personal trainer, a digital device, or some upbeat tunes in our earbuds. BOSS Running, an iPhone app developed by a UW-Eau Claire alum ...

Eat That Sandwich!

when trying to lose weight, restriction rarely works, but moderation and substitution do

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Kyle Frank

Finally, the time has come to wake up from our winter hibernation, pack away the sweat pants, turn off Netflix, and get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and all that Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley has to offer ...

Chasing Mom

reluctant runner follows in her mother's footsteps – and her socks, too

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Madeline Gray

I ran a marathon in my mother’s socks ...

Ignition Achieved

new gym sets fire to metabolisms, adds to downtown Eau Claire growth

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The fitness professionals behind Eau Claire’s FitELITE want to light a fire under your workout regimen with their new gym in downtown Eau Claire ...

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 ...

High Fives All Around

phoenix park yoga gathering is accessible, warm, and peaceful

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016  |  Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer: the season of flip-flops, melted popsicles, and pollen dancing with the breeze. We all crave it (minus the allergies) after the long, cold darkness of winter ...

Telling Our Fitness Stories

human health report's fitness testimonials jerk tears, inspire personal action

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016  |  Eric Christenson

Jeff Rogers is a local personal trainer who has dedicated almost a decade of his life to helping people get more fit, become more active, and prioritize their personal health ...

Overcoming Enormous Odds

Dragonfly throws benefit for instructor hurt in car accident

Fri. Feb. 26th, 2016  |  James Johonnott

Get down and give Josh Bafford 20 push-ups. On Saturday, Feb. 27, Dragonfly Dance and Wellness is holding a whole day of events to benefit one of their fitness instructors, Josh Bafford, who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident last year. Despite the injury, Josh returned to work the morning following ...

Spectating: An Endurance Sport of its Own

without people to watch, races are just training sessions with strangers

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016  |  by Bonni Knight

I am an elite member of the competitive world of distance race spectating. I have worked my way to the first wave of watchers. In my life, I am surrounded by endurance athletes. My husband ...

On the Way to Wellness

feed your mind, body, and mouth at the third annual wellfest

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016  |  Barbara Arnold

Calling all foodies, health nuts, fitness freaks, and wellness geeks! Think you are living healthfully? Prove it ...

Get Out and Get Fit

fun ways to stay active (mostly) outside in the winter

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016  |  Tom Giffey

We’ve all made the promises before, but that doesn’t stop us from making them again: We’re going to focus on getting fit in the New Year – No, for real this time!

Changing Your Mind

hypnotherapy can be a tool for positive improvement

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016  |  Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hypnosis? Perhaps it’s the swinging pocket watch luring you into a trance or memories ...

A Clean, Calorie-Burning Commute

with the right attitude and equipment, biking can be a wintertime adventure

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016  |  Bob Eierman, photos by Andrea Paulseth

My morning preparations are complete so I head out to the garage to mount up for my bicycle commute to work. I’m wearing long johns, boots, a warm coat, a scarf and my insulated gloves ...

Feel the Burn: Weird Ways to Burn Calories

the calories burned* by doing things not normally associated with exercise

Thu. Jun. 11th, 2015  |  V1 Staff

Skipping: 379 calories - If you skip someplace instead of walk, you burn almost four times the amount of calories! No wonder elementary schoolers are so dang skinny.

World Class Lifters

Eau Claire has some impressive female powerlifters, including a 17-year-old junior at North High

Thu. Jun. 11th, 2015  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When you watch Sam Kroll – a petite, five-foot, 17-year-old junior at North High School in Eau Claire – deadlift 325 pounds, you’d never know that she was born early, a preemie coming into the world, after six-and-a-half months, weighing one pound, 11 ounces ...