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February 6, 2018

Walking away from a 15-year gymnastics career and turning to the sport of powerlifting changed Chelsea Savit’s life. From constantly feeling like her body was under a microscope and only valued for the way it looked, powerlifting lifted those constraints and allowed he...

February 5, 2018

Have you ever walked into the gym, overwhelmed by the options and confused by the plethora of machines, bars and instructional how-to pictures plastered on the wall? This is your fifth time giving this whole “get-back-in-shape” thing a go, and you’re a little embarrass...

January 10, 2018

Bloomington isn’t immune to — and won’t be avoiding — the issues regarding sexual harassment that have arisen nationwide. Kate Galvin, the new Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage Company, wanted to make that point when she made the tough decision to replace 9 to 5 The...

January 9, 2018

The keto diet has been making its rounds through the diet-sphere, gaining traction and a lot of attention. As the dos and don’ts of the diet get tossed around, like a game of telephone, the message seems to get a little jumbled along the way.

By the time it makes its wa...

January 9, 2018

The start of the new year is when many people resolve to get in shape.

But a little more than two years ago, Bloomington resident Lynne Crohn, now 51, didn’t wait until the first of January to kick her life into high gear. She decided, after reaching 235 pounds, continu...

January 5, 2018

This time of year is filled with a lot of body talk. It begins with talk around what we ate, didn’t eat, or ate-too-much-of around the holidays and ends with New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and tone up fast! It’s hard to silence all of these messages about what o...

January 3, 2018

"There are few things more iconic to Bloomington, IN than basketball hoops and Bobby Knight but one of them is most certainly its cycling scene. Tucked into the hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington’s terrain can be compared more to that of the rolling hills of North...

January 3, 2018

When Shirley Webb walked into the gym for the first time, a little over three years ago, she was scared, intimidated, and wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for her then 16-year-old granddaughter, Dorian.

At the time, the now 80-year-old grandma couldn’t get off the floor...

December 20, 2017

Terminology is so important. The way we talk about strength training and how we approach certain exercises/supplements/nutrition advice should have no gender barrier. Certainly there are some glaringly obvious times when special consideration should be given to women (...

December 5, 2017

I used to train six days a week. No if’s, and’s or but’s—thinking that the only day of rest could ever be Sunday. No matter what my body felt like, no matter the weather outside, six days a week you could find me inside the four walls of a gym hammering away on weights...

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