Posted on 23 November 2012.
The sun was out for last January’s Polar Bear Ride on North Main Street Davidson. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
The Rocky River Road Club will host its 15th annual Polar Bear Metric Century (100k) and Half Century (50k) rides on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The rides depart at 10am from Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St Davidson. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Read the full story
Posted in cycling, Fitness, Health & Fitness calendar
Posted on 19 October 2012.
The Lake Norman YMCA will host a “Spirit, Mind & Body Day” on Saturday, Nov. 3, with Cycle Revolution 2.0, Yoga for Emotional Well-Being and a Zumbathon. It’s all part of the Y’s 2012 Community Support Campaign. Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, fundraisers, Health & Fitness calendar
Posted on 12 October 2012.
Yoga teachers and students from The Bindu promoted Saturday’s Yoga on the Green with a yoga “flash mob” at the Davidson Farmer’s Market last weekend. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
The Davidson Village Green has seen just about every kind of gathering in recent years, from candle-light vigils and concerts to a bass-fishing tournament weigh-in and even a Guinness world record paddle-ball gathering. Get ready to add one more unique event: Yoga on the Green.
Organizers of the free yoga and music festival are hoping to lure yoga fans of all ages and levels to an open class on the Green this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5-8 p.m. The event, organized by The Bindu yoga studio in Cornelius, will be collecting cash for Davidson Farmer’s Market. Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, fundraisers, yoga
Posted on 05 October 2012.
Team Summit rode 200 miles to the beach for the MS Society.
Team Summit, from Davidson’s Summit Coffee, had a great weekend ride on Sept. 22-23, covering 200-miles from Monroe to Sunset Beach, N.C. We raised more than $5,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The eight-person team ranged in age from 19 to 62, with experience from novice to veteran. Members were Will Roberts and Derek May, Davidson students Haley Sanner and Alex Taylor, Summit barista Jonathan Head, and Tom, Tim and Brian Helfrich. Read the full story
Posted in cycling, Fitness, fundraisers, health
Posted on 23 August 2012.
McConnell Running Club members posed on a recent running day. Kids from 2 to 12 have been running again this summer with coaches Jeff McGonnell (back left) and Courtney Spear (back right).
The McConnell Running Club’s last official summer running day is this Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:45 a.m. A total of 24 kids have participated in Running Club this summer, coming out twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, running
Posted on 17 August 2012.
What’s the best way to re-hydrate after your workouts in the summer heat? It depends on how long you exercise, according to the experts. The longer you’re out on the bike or the running trail, the more you’ll need carbohydrates and electrolytes. LINK: Aug. 14, 2012, Washington Post, “Hydration: Water vs. sports drink”
Posted in Fitness, health, running
Posted on 15 June 2012.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that achieving optimal body weight is a simple process. Anyone who can count calories can do it! Just get the numbers right and reaching a perfect weight becomes as easy as keeping track of “calories in, calories out.” Simple enough, right?
Not necessarily. I’ve been a performance athlete and cycling coach for a long time now, and if I’ve learned anything it is that calorie counting is actually a very complicated business. Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, Sarah Matchett
Posted on 18 May 2012.
Skechers ads claimed the shoes would improve fitness and appearance. (Source: FTC.gov)
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission announced May 16, 2012, that Skechers USA, Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges that the company deceived consumers by making unfounded claims that Shape-ups would help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles.
Did you buy Skechers Toning Shoes? You may be eligible for a refund. Go to www.ftc.gov/skechers.
Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, health business news
Posted on 04 May 2012.
Not so long ago, movement was built into daily life by sheer necessity. People walked because the car wasn’t an option. They got their food from gardens they planted themselves and drew water up from a well. Without modern distractions like television and computers, kids spent long days outside running and swimming and playing active games. Who wants to be cooped up inside with nothing to do? Well obviously, things have changed and daily movement has become something much more intentional. And not always easy to accomplish! Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, Sarah Matchett
Posted on 27 April 2012.
Davidson College athletes will offer tips on your volleyball skills during the last in a series of Family Fun Days Sunday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. on the Davidson Village Green. Read the full story
Posted in Fitness, Health & Fitness calendar