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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?

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t active. Growing up in northeast Phoenix, I was always on the soccer field, shooting hoops or...

SpoFit hosts goalball clinics for blind and visually impaired athletes

The second of two goalball clinics for blind and visually impaired athletes ages 10 and up will be held from 2 to 5 p.m....

Girls on the Run hits new strides

On a cool autumn morning at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, about 1,200 people—girls and their running buddies—participated in a 5K run, the culmination of...

Scorch and Suns Gorilla keep kids moving in free interactive video

Kids can work out with two of their favorite local sports mascots, thanks to a free interactive video accessible online. “Join the Challenge” was produced...

FOCUS on FITNESS: Your secrets to staying in shape

January brings that other holiday tradition: resolving to do a better job of maintaining health and fitness. Holiday visits with older family members remind us...

Teen yoga classes offer serenity and stress relief

On a sweltering summer afternoon, several teens came together to practice yoga at Gainey Village Health Club & Spa in Scottsdale. An air of...

Basketball programs for Arizona kids and teens

All-Stars Basketball Academy & Club 480-232-8572 • allstarsbasketball.com East Valley area. Training and club competition in the local area's leagues and tournaments. Specializes in boys club...

Roller Derby: These girls are rough, tough and really fast

Roller derby is a fast, physical sport infused with lots of fun, family and great iconic style. But for these girls and their parents, derby isn’t just a sport. It’s a lifestyle.

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