• July 20, 2019

    The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association

    By Jay Bartlett   There is a dedicated and hard-working group of people in our area who quite selflessly give of their time for the sport I and many, many others love. The members of the Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association love mountain biking, being outside, and getting dirty (whether...

  • May 15, 2019

    Hang, Flip, Swing and Climb @ The Grip Ninja!

    By SGHW Staff Ninja athletes aren’t just found on television! Although NBC’s high-octane obstacles course competition series, American Ninja Warrior, has inspired the growth of a leading fitness craze, it has also sparked the development of southern Utah’s own ninja gym: The Grip Ninja. Owned by Brian Beckstrand and John...

  • May 15, 2019

    Healthy Hydration for Athletes

    By Tiffany K. Gust MS, CISSN With the temperature heating up, it’s time to bring more attention to your hydration practices. Your performance can suffer if you are in a dehydrated state. Hydration is important because it helps your body maintain a constant internal temperature. Signs of dehydration include dry...

  • May 15, 2019

    Short on Time? You Can Still Go for a Ride!

    By Jay Bartlett   I don’t have time to go mountain biking. I have to get my riding gear on, air up the tires, lube my chain, load up the truck, and drive all the way to the trailhead. There’s barely time to ride by the time I drive there!...

  • January 16, 2019

    Walking the Talk

    Intermountain Healthcare Launches New “Walk With A Doc” Community Fitness Program By Marianne Hamilton   Although he doesn’t know it, Dr. David Sabgir has many friends in St. George. He’s never actually been to Utah’s Dixie, but the Columbus, Ohio-based cardiologist—and his international nonprofit organization, Walk With A Doc (WWAD)—have touched...

  • January 15, 2019

    A Love Letter to Mountain Biking

    By Jay Bartlett       While recently looking through past articles, I realized that this is, I believe, the thirtieth time I have written something for St. George Health & Wellness Magazine. It’s a milestone that got me thinking about all the miles that have passed under my tires during...

  • November 14, 2018

    How to Get Fit During the Winter Months

    Tiffany K. Gust, MS.   Now that the temperatures are dropping, perhaps your motivation to be active has dropped as well. Exercise can actually help beat those winter blues and boost your immune system to avoid those winter colds. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated and fit...

  • November 14, 2018

    Wondrous Warriors: Mark Woodbury – Accepting No Limits

    By Marianne Hamilton   Back when Mark Woodbury was a member of the Dixie High School class of ’73, the closest he could get to joining the football squad was shooting game photos for the yearbook. In those days, when Woodbury’s inhaler was never far from reach, it seemed impossible...

  • November 13, 2018

    Success is the Result of Preparation

    By Brennen Ames   With seven seconds left on the clock—fourth down and 18 yards to go and down by seven points—the Boise State Broncos quarterback Jared Zabransky completed a pass that was lateraled to Jerard Rabb for a game-tying touchdown and extra point, sending the Broncos into overtime against...

  • November 13, 2018

    Let’s Go To Church…Rocks!

    By Jay Bartlett Going to church this weekend? Yeah. Me, too…Church Rocks. It’s great! It’s a lollipop-type trail with rolling desert singletrack for the start and finish and a few miles of mostly slickrock challenge for the “lolli” when you begin, as I usually do, at the Cottonwood Trailhead off...

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