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Dashing through the Snow
1 month ago

Dashing through the Snow

Think the race season is over until the snow melts again next year? Think again. You may not have multiple 5ks to choose from every weekend, but you do …
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Exercise like a Child
1 month ago

Exercise like a Child

When we were kids, we worked out for several hours a day without even knowing it. It was enjoyable, and we were upset when we were forced to stop. …
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Get a Grip
1 month ago

Get a Grip

Looking up at a rock climbing wall, you might not be able to see the sport’s potential at first glance. You might not know about the nearly full-body workout …
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Allow your body to take flight
1 month ago

Allow your body to take flight

Community, and building a better one, is something Columbus has always strived for – bringing light to new neighborhoods, new concepts to old restaurants and now an emerging fitness …
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At Home Ab-Blaster
1 month ago

At Home Ab-Blaster

Abs are made in the kitchen, but it’s important to keep your core strong with other exercises, too. Bored with crunches and running out of ways to sculpt your …
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The 30-Day Bikram Binge
1 month ago

The 30-Day Bikram Binge

I do not believe in Zen. I do not believe in motivational phrases, expensive sports bras or bottled water. I do not believe in paying to work out (beyond …
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The Fight of Heart & Soul
1 month ago

The Fight of Heart & Soul

The deeply ingrained history of wrestling in the Midwest makes Columbus and its surrounding cities a hotbed for up-and-coming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters. “The whole Midwest is a …
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5 Dumbbell Workouts
1 month ago

5 Dumbbell Workouts

Strength training can be a wonderful tool for boosting metabolism, increasing lean mass, stimulating production of endorphins and increasing energy – all are especially important to endure the hard …
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Capital City Scrum
1 month ago

Capital City Scrum

It may very well be one of Columbus’ best-kept athletic secrets. And you’re probably a stone’s throw from someone who’s played it. Rugby. “Rugby makes the world tiny. It’s …
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A league of your own
4 months ago

A league of your own

The city’s rec sports scene is calling you A quick Google search of “Columbus leagues” will pull up multiple pages of various rec leagues you can join in Central Ohio …
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Surviving the Parkour Playground
4 months ago

Surviving the Parkour Playground

There are some people who see a railing and think, “Great! I’m less likely to fall down the entire staircase if I lose control of my body,” and then …
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You’re Gonna Golf with What Now?
4 months ago

You’re Gonna Golf with What Now?

The hybrid sport of FootGolf tees off in Central Ohio Americans love sports more than just about anything, so what could possibly be better than two sports at once? …
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Sarah Wilson takes a break after Rugby World Cup
4 weeks ago

Sarah Wilson takes a break after Rugby World Cup

Listening to the national anthem while standing with her teammates in Paris, France, this summer was an emotional moment for Central Ohio native Sarah Wilson. “It’s all these different …
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Faces of Fitness
1 month ago

Faces of Fitness

Ellie Webber Former business student Ellie Webber, 22, wasn’t always comfortable working out in a gym. But things have changed drastically; she now spends five to seven days a …
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Nirvana on Barefoot Beach
1 month ago

Nirvana on Barefoot Beach

I started mapping out various running routes during exploratory walks through Lisbon, intent on checking Portugal off my “ran there” country list and composing a delightful piece for public consumption. …
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Everything will be A-OK
1 month ago

Everything will be A-OK

“May I offer you an A-OK?” asked a petite lady in a bright red cape and floral leggings. “It’s something that you’ve given. And something that you’ve gotten.” An …
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Eat More. Exercise Less. Become the Third Fittest Woman on Earth
1 month ago

Eat More. Exercise Less. Become the Third Fittest Woman on Earth

Columbus CrossFit athlete Shellie Edington placed third for the crown of “Fittest Woman on Earth” in her age division (Women 45-49) at the annual CrossFit Games—just one year after …
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Life of an Ironman Athlete
1 month ago

Life of an Ironman Athlete

Summers in the south can be punishingly hot, and on this particular August day the heat index in Louisville reached more than 100 degrees. Grandview Heights advertising rep Bryan …
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