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Growing up with National Fitness Center

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Free childcare has meant my girls have literally been growing up at National Fitness Center.  Before they could be active in programs, they could stay with watchful, caring adults while I got the time I needed to clear my head and move […]

Continue Reading By on December 20, 2018 in family, fitness, wellness

Dad’s Rugged Determination

He doesn’t hop on and off the John Deere the way he used to.  Doesn’t even try getting behind the wheel of the GMC pickup.  Yet, the highlight of each day is surveying the Brock family farm and its inhabitants from the truck. He has to be outdoors.  Has to be in charge.  It’s who […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2018 in family, farm

Race Provides More Chariots to Keep People Moving

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The rain held off on an overcast fall day for runners and riders to explore a popular trail in downtown Knoxville.  It was the inaugural Rollin’ On Rocky Top 5K for Ainsley’s Angels of East Tennessee. Ambassador Angie Lanciano had spent months […]

Continue Reading By on September 26, 2018 in family, fitness

5 Reasons My Family Loves the Indoor Pools

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How do you enjoy making a splash?  As summer draws to an end and we find less time to spend in the sunny outdoors, the indoor pools give our family more ways to keep moving together.  Here are 5 reasons my family […]

Continue Reading By on August 22, 2018 in family, fitness

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

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

Moving Every Body for Fitness

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The weight of a hard day shows on dozens of faces.  They hurriedly get changed into workout attire and line up outside the classroom. All ages, shapes, skin colors and sizes of people from all walks of life pour into the well-lit […]

Continue Reading By on August 14, 2017 in family, fitness, well-being, wellness

Just Add Water

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. Waterslides, fountains, lap pools and more provide options for individuals and families are your local fitness center.  The end of May is a time of anticipation for the opening of outdoor pools.  There, adequate sunscreen can […]

Continue Reading By on May 8, 2017 in family, fitness