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SOLO Gathering Volunteers
For almost 40 years, an all-volunteer group has been sharing the joy of skiing with people with special needs here in Michiana. Before they hit the trails and slopes in early January, Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities needs both volunteers and learners (kids and adults) who are willing to push their limits on the snow and laugh. Read On.
Body Measurements That Get to Your Core
DEXA scan at Allied Bone Health Clinic is a full-body bone and tissue scan (yes, that includes adipose fat,) an ideal tool for athletes who want the most precise BMI measurements. Read on.
Turkey Stampede Cooks Up 10 Years of Family Fun
The Faith Mission Turkey Stampede in Elkhart is celebrating its 10th year. Hosted from Concord Mall, more than 3,000 people joined in the festivities in 2017. Can 2018 top that…? Read on.
Tradition is All in the Family
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA will host its 37th Thanksgiving Day Run in downtown Nile, MI, with an expected 2,000-plus participants expected. Read on.
The Tackiest Event in Town
Grab your ugliest holiday sweater and lace up those running shoes for Michiana’s tackiest event, the Elkhart Education Foundation’s 4th annual Ugly Sweater Run (5K & 1 Mile Sweater Stroll,) presented by NIBCO on Dec. 1. Dogs and Reindeer welcome to stroll! Read on.
Santa Stroll Rides to a New Location.
This year’s Santa Stroll—Jingle All the Way 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Fun Stroll—heads to Bristol for new run route. Register before Thanksgiving for a free Santa suit! Read on.
Faith on the Run
It took faith on the run for 18-year-old Chloe Davis to train for and complete her first half marathon. Read on.
Kayzie Priebe Weedman has a closetfull of competitive swimwear–some for the stage and some for the open water. As Mrs. Indiana, she competed in and completed the August Steelhead Ironman 70.3 . Full face make-up on? “Heck ya!” Read on.
Stepping Into Better Health: Can Prolotherapy Help Me As A Runner
Podiastrist Dr. Randall Kline, Allied Bone & Joint, offers a fascinating overview on the use of regenerative medicine—from a first-hand perspective. Read on.
Stepping Into Better Health: Why Do My Child-Athlete's Heels Hurt?
Podiastrist Dr. Randall Kline, Allied Bone & Joint, gives parents valuable insight into their child-athelte’s heel pain, causes, prevention and relief! Read on.
Be Ready to Beat the Heat
With Michiana’s below average training temps this May, Dr. Linda Mansfield, Beacon Sports Medicine, reminds us all to take precautions to “pre-hydrate” and know the warning signs of heat illness. Read on.
Time for a Nutrition Form Check
It’s Sunburst training season and time for a nutrition form check. Laura Jordan, registered dietitian for Beacon Health System, shares tips for timing and selecting your pre- and post-workout meals. Read on.
Fill Your Tank with Sticky Bites
Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness. From “Feed Zone Table, Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life & Sport,” available locally at Spin Zone. Read on.
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