Category Archives: Fitness

Take our questionnaire for a better No Sweat experience

Want more yoga? Love our recipes? Want winter classes? Tell us! We’re asking our readers and participants what they want so we can better help the community to hone a healthy lifestyle. Take our questionnaire here, and help us develop … Continue reading

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Get creative and buff with this tire workout

You don’t have to be a serious athlete to beast a tractor tire workout. In the ever-agricultural York County, there’s sure to be plenty of spares to incorporate into your fitness routine. Ron Johnson, health and fitness consultant at YWCA … Continue reading

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York resident selected as finalist for national fitness award

York resident, Allen Houtz, has been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists for the 2015 SilverSneakers® Fitness Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award, for his dedication to fitness and overall well-being.

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Free Zumba session

Free Zumba session in the library parking lot (in case of rain, held in community building).

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Running gear worth swooning over

A serious chunk of my expendable income goes to running. New clothes, water bottles, watches, tunes, sneakers, races, it adds up. If I told you how much I spent on these things, you’d judge me. So I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Free fitness classes continue in August

It’s not too late, we have two months left of free fitness classes this season, which gives plenty of time to burn more calories and gain strength.

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Free “gym” memberships?!

Many people strive for an active and healthy lifestyle, but the cost of a gym membership may be a barrier.  Did you know that some health insurance companies and workplace wellness programs reimburse partial or full exercise facility membership fees? … Continue reading

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10 ways to stay fit this summer without a gym

Despite the warm weather and extra free time, the summer can be a difficult season to stay physically fit. Many people will leave York and Adams counties, and their gym subscriptions, behind to take a vacation, where staying in shape might fall to the bottom of priority lists.

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So you wanna run after you bike? Good luck with that

At 7 am morning, Mark ran five miles in the Shoehouse race. I slept. He came in 7th, with a time of 34 minutes, five seconds. Which is so much faster than I can do almost anything. He was not happy with that time because a woman beat him. I didn’t feel sorry for him.

After the race, we both biked 19 miles on our road bikes. I have been trying to increase my speed on my regular route, and since the start of the season I have gone from an average of 14.5 miles per hour to 16 miles per hour. I have done this by pedaling as fast as I can, until I feel like I might puke, and then pedaling even faster. I also think the fact that I have started running has helped.

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Yoga routine for brides-to-be

Megan Donley with Lotus Moon Yoga shares a calming yoga practice perfect for brides-to-be on their wedding day to help you be present and enjoy your day. Follow along as she leads you through this 20-minute routine. Read Caitlin Kerfin’s … Continue reading

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