Archive for FITNESS

  • July 10, 2018

    Improve Your Sports Performance With Functional Strength Training

    By Tiffany Gust BS, CPT, USAT, SNC Strength and size are not synonymous. The goal for athletes when it comes to strength development is to become stronger without adding muscle bulk. Many believe strength training will slow them down. Research done on Olympic athletes at the 1970 Olympics in Mexico...

  • July 10, 2018

    Wondrous Warriors: Carol Zerilli Attitude Is All

    By Marianne Hamilton Just after Memorial Day, Carol Zerilli was feeling a mite testy. A chronic case of plantar fasciitis had again flared up, mandating a reduction in her four-times-weekly water aerobics schedule. The self-professed adrenaline junkie admits that she was experiencing withdrawal symptoms. But, with the characteristic cheerfulness that...

  • July 10, 2018

    Riding with Newbies 

    By Jay Bartlett Let’s assume you’re a seasoned mountain biker and you’d like to introduce your friend or significant other to the joys of getting out into the beautiful desert or mountains aboard one of the most fun machines ever built. Well, it can go one of two ways. Either fun will be had by all,...

  • May 13, 2018

    Why Do Some Cyclists….

    By Holly O’Keefe   Type those words into your internet browser and Google will automatically list the most searched phrases that begin with those same words. We often have people walk through the doors of Rapid Cycling who are new to cycling with questions. People who want to enjoy the...

  • May 12, 2018

    Inspire Others Through Your Own Self-Improvement

    Tiffany K. Gust BS, CPT, USAT, SNC   Do you need fitness motivation? Check out the St. George Ironman or any other endurance event. After watching these amazing athletes cross the finish line, you are likely filled with emotion and perhaps even the motivation to complete a triathlon. Maybe you...

  • May 5, 2018

    Getting Started In Mountain Biking

    By Jay Bartlett   Getting started mountain biking isn’t the easiest thing in the world, whether you’re a newbie, or an old hat that’s just been off the bike for a while. With spring kicking in, thoughts of off-road adventure are kindled into buying your first mountain bike, or dusting off...

  • March 12, 2018

    Summit Athletic Annual Weight Loss Challenge

    No better time than the present to reach your Summit! By Kara Kopf It’s that time of year again. The sun is joining us a little longer each day and warming up our world. With nothing but longer, sunny, and active-filled days ahead of us, it’s time to get our...

  • March 12, 2018

    Mountain Bike Vacations

    By Jay Bartlett The spring and summer months are approaching, and thoughts turn towards going on vacation with my significant other: my mountain bike. If you’re like me, any vacation is a good vacation, but a vacation that includes riding bikes is something special. The anticipation builds as the time...

  • March 10, 2018

    Building A Foundation of Executive Wellness

    By Joel Deceuster When I turned 62 years old, I came out of a short-lived retirement to work for Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center raising money to fund the 500,000-square-foot River Road Campus expansion. For two years, I watched from my office window as construction began. It seemed to take forever...

  • March 10, 2018

    A Cycle of Wellness: City of St. George Rolls Out...

    By Marianne L. Hamilton On a sparkling Thursday afternoon, a trio of female 20-somethings leisurely pedal the trail between Cottonwood Cove Park and Tonaquint Park, faces tilted toward the springtime sun. Over in Town Square, a couple of seniors carefully don helmets and climb astride gleaming new bikes for a...

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