Telling Our Fitness Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...