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Zumba  6

Get off your feet with some dance-based exercise.

Healthful Thoughts From Our Contributors

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

By now you may have resolved to eat less, exercise more, lose weight, gain weight, eat clean, go vegan, or sign up for Dry January…ad infinitum. What’s worked for me is to start with a visit to my doctor’s office ...

Exercising the Senses

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pair of Menomonie sisters opened a new breed of youth fitness and play facility in October. Jesse’s Jym, E4699 430th Ave., is an adaptive sensory gym where kids of all abilities can romp around and develop ...

In the New Year, Think

YMCA yoga instructor talks yoga for beginners

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wendi Engum – a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Eau Claire who has been practicing yoga since 2000 – went to her first yoga class out of “pure curiosity” and found she instantly loved the new ...

Resolved to Ditch the Diet

start healthy diet-free habits and be your child’s best role model

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Susan Krahn

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into my busy schedule?” Another important question to ask yourself is, “How will my diet and exercise affect my children?

The Right Steps for Winter

running during cold weather has benefits, but plenty of layers and a dedicated attitude are musts

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Justine Childs, photos by Max Childs

The alarm goes off while it’s still dark. I stumble out of bed still foggy from the dream I was having and reach for the pile on my dresser I prepared the night before: fleece-lined leggings, two shirts, two pairs of socks, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes. It’s 6am and I am going running. In the winter ...