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Max Out

Local experts offer six tips for getting the most from your workouts Whether or not you’re a gym rat, you should try to get the most from your time there because exercise is work. With…

Trust Your Gut

When it comes to your stomach, there’s much more happening beneath the surface than you might think. The connection between gut health and overall wellness is much larger than you may first realize. Gut flora,…

Training Days

A glimpse behind the scenes at the intense physical preparation of Columbus’ police and firefighter recruits A Baptism before Fire –  No one is ever quite ready for the heaviness of fire. It presses you…

The Bodybuilders Next Door

Inside the lives of three Columbus fitness competitors It happens every February. Droves of visitors with dark tans and rippling muscles descend upon Columbus for one action-packed weekend. The Arnold Sports Festival is one of the…

Take a Hike

“Find the green on the map and go.” That’s tried and true advice for Central Ohio’s would-be hikers, and it comes from the lips of local hiking expert Ryan Hamler, a shopkeeper at The Outdoor Source…

Live-in Guru

As students stretch their hamstrings and wiggle their toes in preparation for the Saturday morning basic “Yoga-Well-Being” class, Sipra Pimputkar limbers up her equipment – a two-way video chat program. Pimputkar, owner of Yoga-Well-Being Movement…

Sweat Equity

I’m not typically a fan of activities that require modifiers: “power” yoga, “total insanity” workout, “Dance Dance Revolution,” “TaiChi2K…” Not that I am a purist when it comes to exercise, but the steroid-ification of so…

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