Category Archives: Fitness

Slow and Sweaty: The tale of a miserable runner

My runs have been total crap lately. Like serious, massive, steaming piles of garbage. 16-miler? Crap. 40 minute tempo run? Crap. 8-miler? Crap. My energy is zapped. My legs are heavy and sore and my pace is like that of … Continue reading

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I decided yoga is kind of a hipster retro thing, and since I was going to the yoga studio in the city it was even more hipster, and since I decided I was going to bike there, that made it way more hipster, so much so that I should get some kind of hipster award – like an antique typewriter I can bring with me to Starbucks instead of my laptop.

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Cross country bike ride teaches power of perseverance

Well here we are on the brink of September with many families sending their kids back to school. Many of us spent some time in the past three months relaxing and taking a much needed break from the daily grind of routine. I, however, spent a three month period from late April to late July riding a bicycle for the ALS Association.

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Running tips for long distances

Running can be a difficult thing for anyone. There are people who love it, people who don’t love it, and then people who like it because it’s a good workout but actually hate it.

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Exercise balls can help your form and function. Here’s how to use them.

Exercise balls aren’t just a giant toy for your kids to play with around the house. They actually can kick your butt if you know how to use them. John Kerchner, co-owner and personal trainer at Unique Physique in Springettsbury Township provided some tips.

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With views like this, who needs to sleep in?

Last week I visited my sister in Colorado. If I wasn’t a runner, my first day there I would have slept in, then happily sat her couch drinking coffee. Instead, I got up at 5:45am and spent an hour running up … Continue reading

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Fit for a Cause benefits local non-profits

Fit for a Cause, hosted by Southern York County Business Association, will benefit American Cancer Society, Servants, H.O.P.E, Penn-Mar, Steam Into History and the southern branch YMCA.

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Zumbathon to benefit the American Heart Association

Proceeds from the Zumbathon will sponsor Memorial Hospital’s Heart Walk Team. Join us and help support the American Heart Association and the 2015 Heart Walk on Saturday, September 19.

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Don’t let injury set you back

Setbacks are unfortunately a part of every person’s life. We can’t control that problems interfere in our plans. What we can control is our attitude about these challenges and how we can try to work within our stumbling blocks to counteract the effects such a change can bring to our health.

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Disconnected and it feels so good

Last week I went camping in the Adirondacks. I shut my phone off, shut my brain off, and disconnected completely. I fished, swam, went tubing, leisurely biked, ate, and drank to my heart’s content. It was awesome. I only had … Continue reading

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