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 ...

Finding Your Center

new business offers space for ‘creative spirituality’

Finding your center is a goal of many religious and spiritual paths, whether that center is a place of inner peace reached through meditation or an eternal soul that connects you with a higher power.

Old Abe Trail Gets New Look

If the ride seemed a bit less bumpy during your recent trip down the Old Abe State Trail, it wasn’t your imagination: Late last year, a 10-mile stretch of the trail between Jim Falls and Cornell was resurfaced at a cost of $800,000 ...

New Place to Skate

skateboard plaza coming to Lakeshore Park

When city of Eau Claire parks officials created Phoenix Park a decade ago, they intended to build a beautiful, functional gathering place for the public at the confluence of two rivers – and they did that ...