Eat That Sandwich!

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

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

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

Ignition Achieved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...