Heidi Parr of Dover Township shows seated alternating shoulder presses in her home gym
Heidi Parr works out six times a week, sometimes rolling into the gym in the morning in her pajamas and slippers.
Fortunately, it is just a short walk to her home gym.
A well-equipped gym right at home and a passion for fitness keep Parr motivated. A 41-year-old mother of three, Parr teaches fitness classes, gives nutrition seminars and offers personal training at the Bob Hoffman branch of the YMCA of York County in Dover.
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Photo by Rebecca LeFever ofpotsandpens.com
This is the dish to make when nothing else can be made.
Or if you really just want something delicious in your belly. That works, too.
I guess I’m celebrating this week because I got a new gig. Well, I’m moving into a new position, anyway.
I’m moving on from the cops beat at my job and will be starting off as a health reporter with a sub beat in religion. Continue reading
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Homemade sweet potato chips are a healthy, affordable snack to make at home.
The new gig at work is certainly helping me in my strive to live a more fit life.
I’ve been logging my workouts and still eating what I want, but watching my portions and trying to make healthier substitutions when I can. There are a few things that tempt me more than anything else: candy and carbs.
When it comes to candy, it isn’t even the good stuff, it’s that crappy, cheap fruity-flavored stuff. Give me a package of Starbursts or those round, chewy Sweet Tarts that look like colored moth balls and I will eat the entire thing in one sitting.
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Handmade fabric flowers are easy and fun to create. (Photo by Sonya Paclob)
I started making fabric flowers over the Christmas holiday as little stocking stuffers. They are easy and fun to make.
With warmer weather — hopefully — just around the corner I thought this would be an easy project to get crafters in the mood for spring.
They make perfect gifts for spring holidays. You can adorn them to sweaters, scarves and purses.
Yarn has been my salvation this past year. I’ve enjoyed crocheting and knitting for years, but I have especially appreciated my needlework lately.
When you experience big changes in life — or you just have a long, cold lonely winter, like this one — it’s good to have something physical to do… something you can count on to make you feel good.
Last summer, when my job suddenly ended, knitting gave me something to focus on. So in July, I was looking at a lot of free time and also at some blue wool I’d received as a gift. An Irish lace shawl was the result.
This winter has given me lots more of that free time. Stuck in the house, I’ve turned to the knitting basket for something to do.
Alexandria Keener hangs handbags at My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe in York in this 2013 file photos. My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe will host a bag sale on First Friday. (File photo)
Grab your gal pals and head downtown 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, for First Friday
deals, entertainment, goodies and more. Meter parking and parking in the Central Market Garage is free after 5 p.m.
Downtown Inc announced that more than 44 organizations and businesses will be participating this month. Check out the event flier.
The YMCA of York, 90 N. Newberry St., will offer child care for a small fee. Call 717-843-7884, ext. 261, by Wednesday, March 5, to register. Here are more First Friday offerings:
Bob Hoffman YMCA
Mary Duttera, 65, works out at the Bob Hoffman YMCA. (File photo)
will hold a free Ladies Night Out event 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 14 at 1705 Palomino Road, Dover Township.
Ladies can shop for a variety of items including jewelry, home products, clothing, handbags and more.
The first 50 ladies to arrive will receive a door prize. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. If you bring an item to donate to New Life For Girls, you can enter to win a door prize. For each item you donate, you can fill out a door prize entry form.
Kristen Sheffer makes chicken at her North York home (Photos by Kate Penn)
Attempting to lose weight was nothing new for Kristen Sheffer, 31.
“I was overweight my whole life,” she said. “I tried Weight Watchers here and there, then the Atkins diet, but nothing seemed to work.”
Nothing, that is, until she connected with WellSpan Medical Weight Management. In the 15 months since her first session with the physician-guided program, Sheffer has lost 120 pounds through a combination of healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes.
“I finally realized I needed to take better care of myself,” she said.
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