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Live like a Tourist
2 months ago

Live like a Tourist

Morning. The first breath of dawn; sunlight melts through tree branches on the shoreline, giving the lake a soft orange glow. The water is tranquil, unperturbed and slick. Everything …
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Do It for the Bling
2 months ago

Do It for the Bling

Kevin Manz started running races three years ago in San Diego, thanks to his natural competitive streak. “I had a few friends running races and I thought, ‘If they …
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Love Your Legs
2 months ago

Love Your Legs

Keeping an eye on your calories may help you shed some pounds before bikini season, but if you want tight legs and a firm rear, you need resistance training …
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Bodybuilding or backbreaking
2 months ago

Bodybuilding or backbreaking

After recovering from a painful back injury, Claudia Markowicz thought she was ready to get back into the gym. “I went to an exercise class where the instructor had …
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Workout Rehearsal
2 months ago

Workout Rehearsal

It’s arguably the most important part of your workout, and you’re probably doing it wrong. Whether you’re new to exercise or not, including a proper warm-up in your routine …
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Yoga for Dudes
2 months ago

Yoga for Dudes

Everyone, men and women alike, needs to find their niche workout, and doing so can be hard with so many choices available, from boxing to CrossFit. Recent years have …
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Tai Chi
2 months ago

Tai Chi

What comes to mind when you think of tai chi? An elderly person crouching and bowing in the park? A bad Keanu Reeves movie, perhaps? Most likely your first …
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Can We Help You with That?
4 months ago

Can We Help You with That?

Do you have trouble waking up in the mornings for workouts? Do you hate getting into a cold car for the trip to the gym? Nothing clean and fashionable …
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More Than Sk8r Girls
1 month ago

More Than Sk8r Girls

Block. Check. Jam. Hit. Trip. Turn. Pass. These are just a few of the many aggressive movements involved in roller derby, which is a little (a lot) more than …
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A League of Their Own
2 months ago

A League of Their Own

In Columbus, we’re exceptionally proud of our sports teams, and we’re proud to be known nationwide as open and welcoming to the gay community. Marry the two and you …
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Capital City Scrum
8 months 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
10 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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Run like a Girl
1 month ago

Run like a Girl

If you want to see change in the world, start with young girls. This statement is the root of a local organization aimed to empower and help develop strong …
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A Warrior, Rebuilt
2 months ago

A Warrior, Rebuilt

Irrational fear limited Sean Clifton before he began CrossFit. He didn’t want to hang from a bar because he was scared his hand would detach from his wrist. He …
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Where Eagles Dare to Soar
2 months ago

Where Eagles Dare to Soar

About two years ago, Columbus’ Mark Wise, 59, wrote a check for $6,000, then promptly told his investors, “Guys, if we don’t get a single girl to come to …
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The One-Two Punch
2 months ago

The One-Two Punch

In case you didn’t notice, the Columbus Crew SC has gotten remarkably better in the last two seasons under the direction of Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. …
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The Human Action Figure Named Coyote
2 months ago

The Human Action Figure Named Coyote

Coyote Peterson eyed three ominous birds circling just above the tree line that rimmed the lake. “Those are turkey vultures,” he said. “I think they’re waiting for us to …
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Iron Woman
4 months ago

Iron Woman

All of my hard work, perseverance and effort came down to one day: November 16, 2014 – Ironman Arizona (IMAZ). I first dove into the triathlon world about three …
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