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Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Young Swimmers

Inspired by #teamNFC at National Fitness Center: Orange and white banners were everywhere, and larger flags reminded everyone that the collegiate team had been 1978 national champions.  In this awe-inspiring facility, some of the youngest competitive swimmers would get to compete — or just swim for the fun of it! Young swimmers from throughout the […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2015 in children, fitness, health, sports

You Gotta Try This: Karate + Stonyfield Greek

*The following is a sponsored post for Stonyfield Organic. What new things are you trying this year?  Many of us are trying new approaches to caring for ourselves through fitness, education and better nutrition.  Recently I invited some friends to come out for a free introductory class on karate and self defense. Stonyfield’s “You Gotta […]

Continue Reading By on January 16, 2014 in fitness, food, sports, Uncategorized, women, Yo-Getters, yogurt

US Rowing Spokesman Promotes Rowing for Fitness

US Rowing Youth National Championships Parents and are venturing out onto the water to teach children rowing at younger and younger ages.  So, it makes sense to AJ Dominique that youth rowing is such a rapidly growing sport.   “We run events and regattas that reach everyone from age 13 to age 89,” said Dominique proudly, […]

Continue Reading By on June 19, 2013 in athletics, family, fitness, outdoors, parenting, sports, water, wellness

Elite Rowers Help Researchers Improve Heart Health Diagnostics

US Rowing Youth Nationals ChampionshipsJune 2013 Listen to the cheers from shore or watch the focused determination of the athletes, and it’s easy to see that youth rowing is a sport with heart.  Teens stay in top condition by cross-training and practicing long hours, with a select few earning a spot at US Rowing’s Youth […]

Continue Reading By on June 17, 2013 in athletics, cardiac, family, fitness, health, heart, medical, outdoors, parenting, research, science, simple living, sports, summer

Uniquely Athletic Moms Start Crowdfunding for Sports Wheelchair

Melissa Peplow and Vicky Wallace It’s a beautiful day and Melissa Peplow is watching the time as she and her training partner approach various points on  their morning route. Vicky Wallace has driven them to the lakeside trail in their hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  “She has the wheels all the way around,” joked Peplow […]

Continue Reading By on May 31, 2013 in encouragement, faith, fitness, health, mother, motivation, parenting, sports, wheelchair, women