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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sports and fitness’ Category

Getting your act together? There are apps for that!

Moms have minimal time and maximum stress. We have bills to pay, medical appointments to schedule, kids to pick up, lunches to pack, laundry to fold and — every once in a while — friends to catch up with. Fortunately, most of us have smartphones, and the right apps can help with everything from scheduling […]

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Q&A with Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Josh Meibos

Physical education teacher Josh Meibos says it was an honor to be named Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation. But he’s even more thrilled about the recognition for his Title 1 school in the Balsz School District. At David Crockett Elementary in Phoenix, one in five kids is homeless and […]

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Principal Chris Lineberry: Recess is his favorite subject

Do you ever think about how much recess time your child is getting? Does your student’s school have set guidelines? It’s something Stanfield Elementary School Principal Chris Lineberry thinks about a lot. This year, he co-authored the book, “Recess Was My Favorite Subject…Where Did It Go?” and watched with interest this past legislative season as […]

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April fun runs across the Valley

Laura’s Run (Sat Apr 8). Join the 10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk, Doggie Trot or Kids Dash, benefiting the Laura Burdick Foundation, which helps families of transplant recipients at the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Groove to live music, enter raffle prizes and enjoy family festivities. 9am. $25-35. Tempe Kiwanis […]

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Urban Jungle Fun Park opens indoor playground in Mesa

A giant indoor playground has opened in Mesa. Urban Jungle Fun Park offers trampolines, indoor climbing walls that look like skyscrapers, a ninja play area, super slides, an obstacle course, life-size interactive video games, a ball-blaster arena and a multilevel play structure built for kids and adults. The 18,000-square-foot, $1.5-million facility also features Urban Tot, […]

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March: Fun runs and charity walks abound

Glorious spring weather is the perfect time to get out of the house as a family and participate in a fun run or charity walk. From the Color Fun Fest to the Phoenix Zoo’s Move and Groove Festival, there’s plenty to do at these events even if you’re not walking or running. Here’s a quick […]

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Rethinking New Year’s resolutions: Divide your goals into three sessions

Haven’t been to the gym in days? Overloaded on sugar at the last dinner party? Forgot to drink your glass of water in the morning? Do these failed resolutions sound familiar? You’re likely not alone. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, fewer than 10 percent of people who make resolutions feel they are successful in attaining […]

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Behind the ‘zine: Kyle Pratt talks childhood obesity, value of hard work

Few interviews have touched me as deeply as this one — probably because I, too, was overweight as I headed into a new high school. I remember what it feels like to be painfully self-conscious and uncomfortable in your own skin. But what struck me in 2011 about Kyle Pratt of Scottsdale was his incredible […]

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Fit Method gym in Gilbert promotes family fitness, offers meditation

Perched on a barstool at Starbucks, Gilbert gym owner Felicia Romero sips her whipped-cream-topped grande caramel latte with a smile and an ease most health-conscious people wouldn’t display while consuming so many calories. “That number on the scale doesn’t define you by any means,” says Romero, describing why she started her own workout routine and […]

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20 ways to exercise (play and have fun) as a family this year

With work demands, juggling children’s schedules and managing a household, it’s easy to let exercise and fitness slide from the list of priorities. We all know this isn’t a great long-term plan, because making health and wellness a top priority benefits the whole family. Active adults have lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, […]

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