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Summertime Work and Play for Families

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How does your family enjoy playing together in the summer?  What would your kids do for fun if they weren’t on the couch or on their phones?  Seems like all of our families struggle sometimes to keep our kids active enough. This […]

Continue Reading By on May 26, 2018 in families, family, fitness 0

Morristown NFC Makeover

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Is working out more work or play for you? Come on in and make yourself at home at the newly renovated National Fitness Center in Morristown!  This part of East Tennessee has some of the most beautiful outdoor venues around.  Now it […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2018 in East Tennessee, fitness

Summer Camp Option in East Tennessee

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. No homework, late bedtimes, lots of swimming…just a few of the things kids look forward to each summer.  But summer break for kids is anything but a break for busy parents.  It can mean major adjustments for childcare.  It can also be […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2018 in fitness, parenting

VIP Gym Perks for Women Only

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. A chandelier in the dressing room, and other ways the ladies’ VIP area makes you feel special: An hour or so of sweating to instructions by someone who tells me “just one more time,” will be good for me can sometimes make […]

Continue Reading By on February 14, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Special Needs Kids Thriving in Loving Homes

Life is hard enough for kids born into this world who are completely healthy and have an instant loving home.  Not always the way it works for little ones.  I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to cover stories at WVLT about kids with special needs, in need of caring parents who can provide the attention […]

Continue Reading By on January 31, 2018 in children, family

Meet These Real Superhero Friends

Meet my newest superhero friends!  They are living the fitness ideal – and they each have their own way of encouraging the rest of us to be our best superhero selves.  If that sounds incredibly cheesy, it’s because it is.  Yet, I’ll take a cheesy, superhero-idealized bit of motivation over he drudgery of a checklist […]

Continue Reading By on January 10, 2018 in fitness, wellness

Holiday Time in East Tennessee

Christmas traditions and the holiday season come wrapped in brightly colored paper, glowing lights and the smell of peppermint.  At least that’s the way we try to remember them, don’t we?  I thought I’d share a few of my favorite holiday season stories from WVLT. You’ve heard of long-established charities that help families in need […]

Continue Reading By on December 28, 2017 in Christmas, East Tennessee

Shamir Peshewa Going Pro

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Growing up on reservations was not an easy childhood for Native American Shamir Peshewa.  She says obtaining her GED was not easy at age 27, after early years without much formal schooling.  Yet, she went on to obtain a college degree.  She […]

Continue Reading By on December 27, 2017 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women