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February 18, 2013
Winter Sports
Musher Aims for Fourth Straight UP200 Title
Marquette hosted the UP200 dogsled races Feb. 15-17, attracting mushers from across the northern United States and Canada.  On a closing day marked by tragedy, see if one musher was able to claim his fourth consecutive UP200 title.

June 14, 2012
Other
Fitness, too, is Pure Michigan
Governor Rick Snyder and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports announced the Pure Michigan FITness Series, a series of events across the state promoting physical activity.

April 30, 2012 Rachel Phillips
Other
A "Biggest Loser" Wins
What does a 6'5", 238 lb, one-time "Biggest Loser" contestant do to keep fit after the spotlight dies?  He takes the country by storm, hosting a series of motivational speeches and giving Ann Arborites one rewarding boot camp.

April 30, 2012 Jed Blanton
Other
Mind over Matter?
If the competition comes down to being more mentally tough than are your competitors, why is it that we train so heavily for physical strength?  I'm not suggesting we hang up our training shoes and meditate-you do have to get in those miles-but why not make those miles more purposeful by developing a mental toughness, too?

March 5, 2012 Jed Blanton
Other
Goal Setting 101
Believe it or not, the process of writing goals is just as important as the process of reaching goals.  Many of the athletes I see have wonderful aspirations but little understanding of their goals' finer details.  Here are some strategies that help clarify how to set goals which, in turn, can make training more productive.  These tips have also been shown to increase performance potential and have their place in a training plan, competition or fitness routine.

January 24, 2012 Lisa Hesse
Other
When and How to Add Yoga to Your Training Plan: Part III
Spring is in the air and that means, for many of us, the competitive season is underway.  Whether you are a 5K beginner, mountain biker, paddler, or a seasoned marathoner, chances are you will be following a plan to both maximize success and decrease the chance for injury.  Parts I and II of this yoga series focused on the why and how of the connection between yoga and training.  This final installment will teach you how to most effectively use yoga to complement and enhance your training.

January 20, 2012
Running
Running Fit Announces Button Mania!
Running Fit's gone Buttserk with Button Mania!  New for 2012, Running Fit will be handing out custom designed finisher buttons in addition to finisher medals and other cool bling at every event.

January 4, 2012
Other
Holiday Gift Guide 2011/2012
 
For Those of Us With A Few Extra Must-Haves on Our Wishlist.

December 31, 2011 Rachel Phillips
Other
Raw Food: A Not-So-Raw Deal
Who hasn't turned to a steaming mug of coffee or cocoa when the weather turns frosty?  Ellen Livingston, Ann Arbor local, mother, athlete, yoga instructor and raw food advocate says, hold that thought.

November 14, 2011 Aaron Brewer MS, CSCS, PES, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Other
Start Prepared, Finish Strong
Every machine must be primed before it can start and run efficiently.  The
same is true for humans-if the body is primed from the start, an athlete
will have a dramatic edge over their competition.

October 12, 2011 Jeff Herron
Other
Starting Lines
Thirteen years ago, on a cool Sunday morning Peggy Kelley (now Herron) came to me and asked for help.  An automobile company had purchased advertising in her new magazine, Michigan Sports & Fitness, and they wanted the new magazine to create an ad and write the copy that would help the brand connect with local athletes.  Peggy asked if I would write the ad copy.

October 11, 2011 Lisa Hesse
Other
Yoga On-the-Go
Mother Nature provided the "studio" a studio for a group of yogis practicing high above the trees of the High Sierra.  Their yoga mats were the flat rocks overlooking the river, shadowed by the mountains looming high overhead.

October 11, 2011 Julie Yonkus, Senior Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Other
Exercise While Airborne?  No Problem!
You purchased the ticket, checked in, snaked through the security lines, grabbed a coffee, ran to the gait, boarded the plane then finally sat down.  Except for the squeezing around seats to hit the lavatory, you are chained to your seat for the entire flight.  Is there any hope of fitting in a workout before you hit the ground running to that out-of-town meeting?  There sure is!  Invite your seatmates to join you for a few in-flight calisthenics!

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