Six Annoying Gym Behaviors to Break

As an active gym member, I avoid going during crowded times. To me, it seems the more people there are, the more bad gym behaviors tend to surface. Following proper etiquette might seem like a no-brainier when sharing a big…


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6 Running Myths Getting in Between You and Your First Race

We’ve heard them all: “I’m not built for running,” “I get bored too easily,” “I wouldn’t be able to make it around the block.” These excuses keep many people from ever lacing up their sneakers to give running a shot….


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Handcycle Racers Prepare for River Bank 25K

Bryan Wilkinson was two months out of high school and enjoying a Michigan summer. On July 31, 2000, he happily agreed to a dirt bike outing with his cousin. What happened next forever changed his life’s trajectory. Now 34, Wilkinson…



Jackson Mom Found a Way to Help Her Family Get Outside

I want you to think back to some of your fondest childhood memories. When I think about some of my fondest moments as a child, the majority involve being outside. To this day, hearing the sweet melody of an ice…


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Run 100 Miles? How One West Michigan Woman Goes the “Ultra” Distance

Many people new to running start with a 5K race goal, a manageable yet challenging 3.1 miles. East Grand Rapids resident Carolynn Nauta set her sights on finishing a half-marathon, or 13.1 miles. It didn’t go exactly as planned. “Everything…



Healthy Living Tips from Tigers Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand

As he heads into his 35th season in professional baseball, Detroit Tigers Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle on and off the ball field. Rand, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, recently…



7 Healthy Confessions: Matthew Stafford Opens Up

Think pro athletes make healthy choices every minute of every day? Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recently surprised students at Vista Charter Academy in Wyoming and made it clear that he has to work on his healthy goals just like…



Why I’m Not Obsessing about a Perfect Body After Baby

All signs are pointing to the fact that I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy. Of course, the calendar is an unavoidable reminder that my due date is rapidly approaching. There are also some not-so-pleasant rites of passage that I’ve…



Take Advantage of the Extra Daylight – Become an Evening Exerciser

Working out in the morning is great if you want to get it out of the way early, but lots of people just don’t have the time before work (or are most definitely not a morning person). That’s where nighttime…


Full body functional exercises: push-up variations (with video)

Push-ups are a great workout because they build strength in many areas of the body especially the forearms, shoulders, back and chest. Push-ups are also great for pushing your body a little hard than it is used to, which will…