I have two daughters, ages 6 and 9 1/2. Like all parents I try to be a positive role to my kids- especially with it comes to health and fitness. My older daughter is in fourth grade now though and we’re already starting to enter one of the territories I’ve been fearing ever since the ultrasound tech told me, “It’s a girl!”. No, I’m not talking about dating and boys. I’m talking about body image.
Ugh, right? Does it really start that early now? Thinking back to my own childhood i have to admit: yes it does. I . . . → Read More: Body Image and Parenting
You’ve been hearing lots about barefoot running, I’m sure. It’s pretty hard to avoid wondering about it with all the talk of Vibrams, Barefoot Ted, and heel-striking. How do you straighten all of it out? Should you try barefoot running? Are shoes actually the cause of all your problems?
If you’re curious about any of this, check out the FREE upcoming seminar at InStep in Delafield.
Learn about Footwear basics – from training shoes, racing flats, minimalist trainers, and . . . → Read More: InStep Barefoot Running Seminar
Our second Mobile App Review from Kheenan HalvorsonIf you love to run, walk, ride your bike this app is definitely . . . → Read More: Mobile App Review: RunKeeper by FitnessKeeper
Over a year ago I decided to stop drinking. I had spent one too many mornings wondering what I did the night before. I will certainly never judge those who choose to drink, I can promise you that. But if you are in the mood to stop, here’s a few more reasons why.
No empty calories – The average cocktail or beer can have about 300, or as many as 700 calories in the case of some of the ‘frou-frou’ drinks!
Cheap date – You don’t have to be someone’s date to be cheap. I’ve gone out many nights and spent only $5-$10 . . . → Read More: Sobriety as a Healthy Lifestyle Change
All you winter weather enthusiasts, mark your calendars! Fit Milwaukee will be venturing out to Sunburst Ski Area on Saturday, February 27. We’ve been able to secure discount lift tickets (15 person minimum) and rental discounts through Sunburst and Laacke & Joy’s. Please read on for pricing, and be sure to sign up before Feb. 23!
PricingAll day lift ticket only: $32All day lift ticket and ski rental: $36All day lift ticket and snowboard rental: $49Please note that ski and snowboard rentals automatically include an optional 90 minute lesson.
Gear Up!All Fit Milwaukee members attending . . . → Read More: Hit the Slopes with FitMKE on February 27!
Erica Conway can relate to the saying, “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start, ” coined by John “the Penguin” Bingham. She often jokes that she is a plowhorse amongst gazelles, as most of her running friends are much speedier. She doesn’t mind being the slowest, she’s out there having fun, trying to stay fit, just trying to keep up with the cool kids.
. . . → Read More: Recommitting to Being Fit: Erica Conway
What better way to start out the week than with a fabulous giveaway? The fine people at Invivo Fitness are offering up a 3-month Standard Yoga Membership PLUS a free one hour personal training session to one lucky Fit Milwaukee reader. This membership includes unlimited use of over 20 yoga classes a week as well as the Strength and Cardio Center. Locker rooms with showers and spa towels, a Swedish Sauna and covered parking are all included.
If you’re not familiar with Invivo, you can read about my experience attempting an Ashtanga yoga class here. In addition to . . . → Read More: Invivo Fitness Giveaway!
This Saturday (2/13), a unique event is being held at Uihlein Indoor Soccer Field, 7101 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee. The Great American Soccer Marrowthon is a 24 hour “Soccer extravaganza” with teams competing around the clock to raise funds and awareness for bone marrow transplantation.
In addition to the competition, there will be a blood drive from 9am-2pm and you can register as a potential bone marrow donor throughout the event. Kate Markgraf who was co-captain of the USA Women’s Olympic Soccer Team will be signing autographs from 10-11am. From 9am-4pm there will be a silent auction featuring items . . . → Read More: Great American Soccer Marrowthon
“If you’re fat, it’s your fault. Stop blaming food companies and diets and look in the mirror. You’re the problem. You’re the solution. Grow up, get tough and . . . → Read More: The Tough Love Approach