Archive for FITNESS

  • 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...

  • September 6, 2018

    The Care and Feeding of Your Mountain Bike

    By Jay Bartlett Your mountain bike takes care of you in so many ways. It keeps you fit while putting a smile on your face. It lets you descend hills with confidence and speed then climb with nimbleness and—depending on you—grace. It is engineered to be “forgiving,” helping you get...

  • 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...

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