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Exercise Explorer, MD

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Updated 1 week ago

Rowing Part 2 - Outdoor Rowing

For now Isaiah plans to train on Coeur d’Alene Lake with his younger brother Elijah for the US national team trial…

Updated 3 weeks ago
Rowing Part 1: Going the distance indoors

To get started, I’d recommend watching some videos to learn the proper technique for rowing effectively (and not getting hurt).

Updated 1 month ago
Old dogs can learn to skate

While putting up with my atrocious skating (basically going in slow circles around the rink), Amy skated backwards, sprinkling in some twizzles and other skill…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tai Chi has proven benefits

In one study, the practice of Yang-style tai chi for one hour twice weekly for 12 to 24 weeks improved quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Studies h…

Updated 2 months ago
The Humble and Gentle Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Next we were instructed in a specific technique, the kimura, and had a chance to pair up and practice it on each other. Jiu Jitsu (Japanese for “gentle art”) …

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Diving into the Science of Recovery

Arriving at their new location in The Shops, we met Gunnar Amos, Recovery Manager for BioPerformance Institute (BPI), who took us through the Regener8 protocol

Updated 3 months ago
I feel better when I’m dancin’

It’s hard to describe the class without using words like “booty”.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Golf-specific fitness

I tend to agree with Mark Twain who famously quipped that "golf is a good walk spoiled." Nevertheless, in the spirit of being open to new things, I met up thi…

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Fit and Fall Proof

The state of Idaho began offering Fit and Fall Proof classes in 2004 because research showed that multicomponent exercise with resistance, strength and proprio…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Nordic Skiing, aka Cross-Country

Although I grew up Alpine skiing (aka downhill) and even raced on the Schweitzer ski team in my youth, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really come to embrace the se…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Swimming and why we need another competition pool

I love swimming! It offers a fantastic full body workout with little to no impact on bones and joints. Because of this, absolutely anybody can partake in wate…

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
The Gift of Singletrack Mountain Biking

I’ve always loved bikes and biking. I still remember my first road bike, a black and red Bianchi that I bought in 1989 - what a classic! My first two years of …

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
EXERCISE EXPLORER, MD: Indoor climbing

In keeping with my premise that exercise is better with a buddy, I recently joined Aaron Drapeau after work at Coeur Climbing Company in Post Falls. Aaron is …

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Peloton and gratitude

When I found out I was going to be in New York City this fall, I really wanted to take the opportunity to do a live Peloton class in their NYC studio. And by …

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
CrossFit: Focus on fitness, health and longevity

I was feeling nervous as I walked from my house to CrossFit CDA on Fourth Street. Kind of like going to church after not having attended for a long time. It's …