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.

Places & Resources

Zumba  6

Get off your feet with some dance-based exercise.

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 ...