Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. Now he’s opening a gym run solely by combat veterans
When getting to the gym can be a challenge in itself this winter, members of the LA Fitness in Roseville have had more serious problems to deal with.
Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. “I was thinking, ‘There’s a good chance I could die out here.’ And I obviously came really close,” Weida said. He struggled with what to do with his life when he came home, but now he has a plan to help himself, and veterans just like him. Derek loved everything about the military, especially the brothers and sisters he made as part of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Five years ago, the word CrossFit probably wouldn’t mean a thing to any of us. Now, things have changed and Crossfit is all the rage. However, not everyone is convinced that CrossFit is a good thing.
The Movement Minneapolis, a hardcore gym known for intense workouts, is a noisy place at lunchtime. But owner David Dellanave says after the workouts, not much is spoken about lunch. “If you’re not hungry, why are you eating?” Dellanave said. Members like Lacy Morgan and Martin Rittenbery skip eating once or twice a week. “I’ve heard them preaching about it, so I decided to give it a go,” Morgan said.
Chronic aches and pains can keep you from going to the gym or doing any kind of exercise, but the irony of that is that exercise is probably exactly what you need to alleviate the pain you’re having — whether it’s in your joints or your back.
The Bemidji School District is being sued over alleged sexual abuse of three elementary students by a former teacher.
The latest issue of People magazine features four women who each lost 100 pounds or more and a Minneapolis woman is one of them. Dawn Bryant, who is 37 years old and works as a marketing specialist, went from a size 22 to a size 2 in one year.
A Mankato man is accused of photographing a woman as she tanned nude at a gym. The woman was tanning earlier this year when she opened her tanning bed and saw a hand over the wall holding a cellphone.
A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It’s part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.
Ever get stared at in the gym and not because you look good? Now that 2012 is here, maybe your gym etiquette needs a little workout of its own.
It’s not uncommon for a company to give away cars and vacations, but one Minnesota business has decided to take it a step further. SNAP Fitness is giving away one of its franchises to a lucky winner.
Gym memberships cost a lot of money, but you don’t need to belong to a club to get in shape. For fifty bucks, you can buy a couple dumbbells, resistance bands and a weighted medicine ball.