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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...

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...

Warm weather delays Arizona Snowbowl opening until Nov. 18 or later

Considering a family ski trip --- or just need to get away? The Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff originally announced it would open Friday,...

Sportball: A noncompetitive approach to coaching

A small but innovative Scottsdale gym offers a new approach to sports coaching for kids, from beginners to seasoned athletes. “There are a lot of...

Sweeten the case for using sports mouthguards

If your young athlete is balking at wearing a sports mouthguard, maybe a little flavor will help. Shock Doctor’s Flavor Fusion mouthguards come in RocketPunch,...

How to be good sports parents

We’ve all seen them—parents shouting instructions to their children during a sporting event or criticizing the coach in front of athletes during practice. While these...

Arizona schools guide students to eat better—and keep moving!

When Arizona schools make the news for positive reasons, RAK takes notice. Recently, 10 Arizona schools were recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation...

Nordic Village offers variety of family-friendly winter sports

If you’re looking to take advantage of all the snow that has fallen in northern Arizona this winter, Flagstaff Nordic Center's Nordic Village, 15...

Swimming is more than a sport—it’s a way of life

The parking lot at Cactus Pool in Scottsdale fills up early on Memorial Day weekends for the Scottsdale Aquatic Club (SAC) annual signature event:...

5 reasons running makes me a better mother

The familiar buzz of my iPhone jars me awake. It is 5:30 a.m. and the house is still at rest. Despite the early hour and...

Curling is “sweeping” the Valley

Sean Keeling of Casa Grande hadn’t planned on learning a new sport. “The whole thing started by accident,” says Keeling, who was watching the curling...

Karate for kids and families

Phoenix mom Heather Hamel enrolled two of her children in karate because she wanted them to get more exercise. Alex, 10 and Livia, 14, were...

5 popular family hikes in or around metro Phoenix

Looking for family hikes everyone will enjoy? We've got a roundup of popular places around the Valley and one about an hour east of Phoenix....

5 best Valley parks for activities kids love

It's finally cool enough to spend a few hours at the park. But where to go? Here are five of our favorite free public...

Healthy snacks for young athletes

Healthy snacks keep a steady stream of nutrients flowing through young athletes’ bodies. Having their blood sugar and energy levels on keel will help...

Why aren’t more moms coaching?

Written by: Risa Isard I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t active. Growing up in northeast Phoenix, I was always on the soccer field,...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...