Fitness

  • March 10, 2018

    Women Ride

    By Holly O’Keefe   Cycling has long been perceived as a male sport. For years, bicycles were designed for men, and women just had to learn to be somewhat uncomfortable. Group rides were dominated by men, and it wasn’t always a welcome space for women.   That has changed.  ...

  • March 10, 2018

    Seven Tips for a Successful 5K Race

    By Tiffany K. Gust BS, USAT, FMSC Have you ever considered doing a 5K race/event but didn’t know where to start? Most people aren’t even sure how long that distance is. Well… it’s 3.1 miles, and most races or events allow walking, strollers, or even dogs on a leash (when...

  • January 18, 2018

    Cycling: A Success Story

    Cycling changed Jason White’s life.   That sounds like an exaggeration. It sounds like an overstatement. But, really, it is the perfect way to start Jason’s story. In early 2016, Jason White was stressed. As the owner of a successful company in Southern Utah, Dixie Heating and Air, White was...

  • January 16, 2018

    Twist & Shout to Lake Side, Out-and-Back

    By Jay Bartlett The trail system in the area around Quail Lake Reservoir deservedly has a reputation of being tough. Rhythm & Blues is punchy and tight with short but steep ups and downs that often come hand in hand. Then there’s the Boy Scout Loops that have all that,...

  • November 20, 2017

    Fair Weather Riding? Stop It!

    Fair weather has finally returned to St. George! After a very long and hot summer, the temps are mercifully back into the seventies. Perfect. It’s a great time to be a mountain biker! The mornings are warm enough that only a jacket is needed. Midday can now be embraced. Sleep...

  • August 30, 2017

    I Love My Bike

    By Jay Bartlett My bike is a pretty great thing, but it is not because of the shiny high-tech tidbits that fit precisely onto the well-engineered, eye-catching frame. I’ll admit those things are a draw, but as the saying goes, “Beauty is only skin deep.” There’s some sort of connection...

  • July 18, 2017

    Strobe training: A new visual tool to accelerate athletic performance

    For decades, across all activities involving an athlete reacting to a ball, the upper hand has been thought to go to the one with the fastest reaction time. Baseball players are expected to hit a ball blazing at 95 mph from about 60 feet away. A tennis player can return...

  • July 10, 2017

    Wire Mesa

    There is a sentence that is always exciting for me to say: There is a new trail in Washington County! (Followed closely by: There is a new trail anywhere in Southern Utah!) Rising another step higher on top of the Hurricane Cliffs is Gooseberry Mesa. A trail system that is a masterpiece of...

  • May 2, 2017

    Fifty Miles for Fifty Years

    By Jay Bartlett Having turned fifty one years old at the beginning of the year, I did some reflecting on my time in the sport of mountain biking. It wasn’t a soul searching trip down memory lane, or anything so profound. Just a look backwards at some great times. Judging...

  • March 11, 2017

    BPPV Vertigo: You Really Do Have Rocks In Your Head?

    I recently had a patient come to see me for an orthopedic condition, but during her evaluation we discovered she became dizzy when she moved her head in certain directions. I learned from her that this dizziness had been going on for several years, but she had rationalized living with...

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