Before You Sign A Gym Contract, Know What You're Going To Pay ForJanuary is a popular month to sign up for gym memberships, and according to research done by fitness app Strava, it’s also a popular month to let go of resolution-type ambitions.
'No Quick Fixes': 68-Year-Old Triathlete Shares Story Of DeterminationTo be a triathlete is one thing. To not start training for such activities until you are 56 years old is another. Lindsay Nauren, now 68, is still training, still competing and still changing her life.
Fifth Grader Runs 50 5K's In 50 Days For Grandpa's Lung CancerFor the last seven weeks, a San Francisco fifth grader has embarked on a physical challenge that most adults wouldn't consider trying, all of his own accord.
Good Question: Are Gym Memberships Worth It?By mid-January, studies have shown about 30 percent of us have given up on our New Year's resolutions. Some people have probably even noticed the crowds starting to thin out at the gym.
Twin Cities YMCA Revamps Approach To Youth SportsWe love our pro, college and high school sports, don't we? But the truth is, right now, youth sports in America is really struggling. According to a study by the Sports Fitness Industry Association, participation among kids age 6 to 17 has declined more than 9 percent in the last five years.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Group Workout In MinnesotaIT! FACTORY in Northfield manufactures strong bodies, minds and friendships. It is a completely-new concept for a gym; a place where physical fitness meets mental wellness. Owner Cindy Boyum works with her teammates from the inside out.
Best Books For A New Year, New YouEach New Year brings an opportunity to create fresh goals. These titles can help you find inspiration and strength to persevere despite struggles and setbacks while you work towards your goals.
Get Active Thanksgiving Morning At MOAThe eighth-annual Walk to End Hunger will return to the Mall of America on Thanksgiving morning. It will include a 5K run and other family-oriented fitness activities.
Cholesterol Medication: Do We Need It? Maybe Not, According To One StudyIt’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.
5 Workout Moves To Reduce The Size Of Your ThighsThighs can be a problem area when it comes to keeping fit. If lunges, squats and running aren't doing the trick, fitness expert Ali Holman says she has five moves that can help resize your thighs.
Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In TandemWe're in the final days of July, so there's no time like the present to get out on the water. Take your pick: kayaking, tubing, water skiing, or how about SUP? On Tuesday, WCCO This Morning's Ali Lucia headed to Lake Nokomis for a little walk on the water. SUP stands for "stand up paddleboarding."
Get Movin' Monday: Workouts You Can Fit In AnywhereGetting into better shape in definitely a challenge for both your body and mind, perhaps no more so than when you're taking a break at the lake or the cabin. This week on Get Movin' Monday, Jason DeRusha and Kim Johnson were looking for help getting prepared for those summer fitness challenges.
Good Question: How Many Steps Should We Be Taking Daily?As more and more of us are wearing our health technology on our arms, it is become easier to figure just how much we are exercising. You have likely heard the new magic number of how many daily steps we should be taking is 10,000, but it turns out that number is not new -- and it is also somewhat arbitrary.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Ask An Expert: Hottest Summer Trends In MinnesotaDon't let another summer of style pass you by. The belief that being fashionable costs money has proven to be false. Many of this year's fashions not only bring back styles that may have been pushed to the back of your closet, but they can be found at your local Target or neighborhood shopping mall as well.