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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Burn Boot Camp opens in Eau Claire
Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017 | Hannah Mumm
Sonya Pennel wasn’t always in shape. At her largest, the busy mother of three weighed more than 200 pounds ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...