Your First Spin Class and Beyond – What to Know

*By Megan Deppen* Photo: Humphrey Muleba Are you interested in taking a spin class, but you're not quite sure what to expect? Well, look no further because I'm here to give you some tips on what you should know if you're just beginning spin and what you might consider if you end up making it part…

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Winter Exercise: How to Stay Warm Out There!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Madara Parma Just because the colder temps have set in, doesn't mean you still can't exercise outdoors! I have always loved to run outside and never enjoyed running on a treadmill. It's much more stimulating to breathe in fresh air and be around nature while working out. It puts me in…

How to Be Fashionable While Getting Fit

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Christina Moroz Is it a struggle trying to workout some days? I don't know about you, but I instantly look forward to a workout when I purchase new fitness clothes. It makes me feel confident, strong, and motivated all over again. In the last few years, workout clothes have become somewhat of…

Selecting the Right Running Shoes

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Bruno Nascimento I have been an avid runner for years. No, I have not run a marathon yet or even a half marathon. I am more of a leisure runner that enjoys doing it daily for strength and clarity, but never running more than five or six miles during an outing.…

How to Make Exercising From Home Go From Bland to Grand!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Elly Fairytale The pandemic shut down gyms for months and most people who relied on their sweat sanctuaries had to resort to working out at home. Finding the time to exercise at home can be a challenge, especially if you are taking care of kids, working remotely full time, or just…

For The Love of Hiking

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara The fresh air, beautiful scenery, exploring new terrain and being with nature are all reasons why I have loved hiking from a very young age. Growing up in a rural area allowed me to enjoy the outdoors. I remember one summer my dad decided that it would be fun…

Top 5 Reasons to Paddleboard

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Max Nguyen I have always loved the outdoors especially hiking and fishing. However, I never really got into water sports primarily because I tried water skiing and never could stand up and would always get water up my nose. Not fun! I rather be on the boat sipping some wine and watching…