| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:30 AM
In the old days, baseball players were famous for partying in the off-season, arriving at spring training 30 pounds overweight and playing themselves into shape. Not today. Superstars like Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, a three-time All-...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:34 AM
Colchester Business Association Tag Sale
COLCHESTER - On Sunday June 14, The Colchester Business Association 34th Annual Tag Sale on the Green is coming. Early Bird signup rate of $30 for members is available until Tuesday, May 5. After which the costs...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:16 AM
You're trying to get back in shape. But where do you begin? ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, went to fitness experts across the country and asked for their top tips:
-- Keep it simple. "People are intimidated by...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:00 AM
There's a good chance you know someone with a back injury. And you want to avoid a similar fate. Sara Haley is a Santa Monica-based pre- and postnatal exercise specialist and creator of the "Expecting More" workout series for pregnant women. She says we...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As a new sheriff's deputy, Michael Tadrous was 200 pounds of muscle.
Then his eating habits caught up to him. At parties, he scarfed 40 stuffed grape leaves. At work, he downed chicken sandwiches, fries, Cokes.
Fifteen years later, he weighed 278...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:22 AM
Inhale. Pull inward. Not even close. Lie down on the bed. Inhale again. Minor grunt and pull harder. Failed a second time. Deeper inhale. Major grunt and pull with all my might. Success! I buttoned my pants.
OK, maybe the pants I managed to close hadn&...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Get ready to connect with your exercise equipment digitally at home or in the gym while lifting weights and competing with your peers in 2015. It's time to ditch your Zumba shoes and slap on some wearable technology before you hit the studio. Here's what'...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln call him "coach." But Chris Jacquard's job title is "fit boss."
He is a civilian but an integral part of the crew that is two years into its four-year stay at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the Lincoln is...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:15 PM
It's not easy being Batman's sidekick: It can cause a lumbar disk blowout, like the movie franchise did for Chris O'Donnell. Nevertheless, some yoga thrown into the fitness mix keeps him mobile and relatively pain free.
It's not easy being a kid playing...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen.
John Platero, director of education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, created this three-move pool circuit to provide a recovery workout that...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:24 PM
As we get reacquainted with jackets and sweaters during fall's brisk weather, the excuses for not working out inevitably grow.
If you're like me, you tell yourself everything from "I'm too tired" to "My favorite television show is on tonight."