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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

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

Cycling for Non-cyclists

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. I haven’t owned a proper bike in years. Yet I’ve cycled for miles and miles, climbing mountains, exploring European villages, and even biking along the ocean!  It’s because of the big screen experience at National Fitness Center’s West Signature Club.  For an […]

Continue Reading By on November 15, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Weight Lifting for Your Body and Mine

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Male power lifters bench pressing over 1,100 pounds paint a picture about weight lifting that can intimidate the rest of us.  Yet, the real power of lifting that does the most good for the most of us is the sort of thing […]

Continue Reading By on October 26, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Top Personal Trainers

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. She’s laser focused on helping you get the most out of your fitness routine.  She’s a gentle, but fierce trainer.  And you’ll find Julie Smith at the National Fitness Center Tazewell Pike location.  She helped me […]

Continue Reading By on June 5, 2017 in fitness, wellness