Fitness

  • October 31, 2016

    Finding Your “Next”

    By: Nichole Braegger Fitness is like the changing seasons. It seems that just when you get used to the heat, the temperature begins to drop, and life moves on in an array of patterns and colors. Even in the fitness world, the changes come. It might be through a colorful...

  • October 31, 2016

    Barrel Ride: Going Through Some Changes

    By Jay Bartlett Barrel Ride (or just “Barrels”) is a local favorite trail in the Green Valley Competition Area. It lies just across the valley from the end of Canyon View Drive as part of the trail network that often lends itself to races, as well as Saturday afternoon smile-fests!...

  • October 30, 2016

    EXERCISE: A Natural Boost of Endorphins. Beat the Stress of...

    By Tiffany Gust BS, FMSC, CPT, USAT With the upcoming holidays comes the stress of baking, shopping, entertaining, and gift giving. Holiday stress statistics reported by the American Psychological Association show that over 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time,” 68% are stressed...

  • August 31, 2016

    Dynamic Movements: Improve Mobility and Performance

    By Tiffany Gust B.S, USAT In the past ten years, dynamic warm ups have gained popularity in the world of sports. Most athletes engage in these types of stretches while at practice with a coach or a team, but many ditch an appropriate warm up while training by themselves due...

  • August 28, 2016

    From Humble Beginnings: Huntsman World Senior Games Turn 30

    By Jeff Harding The Huntsman World Senior Games have come a long way since that first year in 1987 when St. George, Utah, USA, welcomed a few hundred athletes competing in a handful of sports. From those humble beginnings, the Games have grown into the world’s largest annual multi-sport event...

  • August 25, 2016

    St. George Marathon

    Rated one of four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the world by Runner’s World, the St. George Marathon begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. It’s no wonder Runner’s World magazine also listed this...

  • August 16, 2016

    Desert Trails

    By Jay Bartlett The desert is a complicated place to have mountain bike trails. Its harsh exterior, with rocks, cactus, sand, and rattlers, hides the fact that it is quite fragile and difficult at the same time. Trails here are not easily built, mainly because Southern Utah is a very...

  • July 1, 2016

    So. . . What’s in a Coach?

    By Emily Baehr How many times have you sat around at a sporting event watching your kids’ coach or a referee and exclaimed “I could do a better job!”?  I’ve seen it and I know it happens, but never to me. I never thought of myself as a source of inspiration...

  • July 1, 2016

    Fitness For the Time-Constrained Schedule: Maximum Results with Minimal Investment

      By Tiffany Gust, BS Are you being faced with incessant demands on your time, along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance your career and personal life? When facing seemingly infinite demands, our ability to manage and expand physical energy can be severely compromised. This usually...

  • July 1, 2016

    Gooseberry Mesa – Washington County’s Crown Jewel

    By Jay Bartlett Once I had a taste of sweet, sweet, Gooseberry Mesa, I was doomed to never really be sated again. No matter how many times I rode it (or will ride it, I suppose) I could always use a little more. Since Gooseberry is not easy riding—being around...

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