| May 8, 2011
My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me.
If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:24 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — For octogenarian Judy Kidd, working at a family-owned health club keeps her feeling as young as she did in her 50s.
Once a well-known figure in the community theater scene, the 82-year-old grandmother has worked for 20 years at...
| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Jan 24, 2011
Opponents of a pilates studio on Magazine Street heard the latest plans. The Romney Pilates Studio is under construction in the 5600 block of Magazine Street.
Construction of the Romney Pilates Studio on Magazine Street is a sore spot for people living...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 12:45 PM
A major undertaking at a Lynchburg school: five Randolph College alumnae have pledged a total of $6 million to renovate the campus student center.
Renovations will include an expanded lounge area for students, an updated restaurant, a two-level...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Four new Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will open in the Petoskey-Harbor Springs area during the week of Monday, Jan. 31.
Jazzercise instructor Andrea Cherry has added the classes to accommodate new participants and provide current participants with...
| Feb 7, 2011
My dog saved me.
My puppy Tacoma, a Lab/pit bull mix, did it by chewing up my only pair of eyeglasses.
At the time, in May 2008, I was 44 years old and weighed about 155 pounds. That was down from my peak of 180, but it was still too high for my 5-foot-...
| Feb 18, 2011
Beth Daniel won 33 golf titles and is in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She was the 1990 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, and in 2003 became the oldest winner of an LPGA Tour event. Today, she keeps fit to maintain her performance in charity...
| Jun 23, 2011
South Florida's Lissette Garcia represented the Sunshine State in the 2011 Miss USA pageant this month. A medical student in addition to a beauty queen, she eats lots of vegetables (and chocolate) and exercises up to six days a week, sometimes twice a...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The Pure Barre Technique
A 55-minute session that is a combination of pilates, yoga, and ballet.
Locations-The month of free classes is available at the Mission Viejo studio (28321 Marguerite Parkway suite 201....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:21 PM
About 30 years ago as a U.S. Air Force medic working in intensive care units, I saw my share of illness and death.
Even though I eventually got out of medicine, I have noticed many changes since then:
•The way we do basic CPR has changed...
| Sep 5, 2011
Like many people, Lisa Pliner works out to burn stress, stay healthy and look good. But as a shoe designer, exercise also provides respite from the creative process. She says she'll work on a design then take a break, letting the design "talk" to her as...