Societal pressures over body image felt by all body types
There was something peculiar about Carla as she approached me from across the room. Her gait was unsteady and she looked confused as she navigated the crowded room of the home where we’d gathered to sit Shiva.
Weight loss is planned, not wished
It probably wouldn’t be a surprise to know the majority of people who start exercising do so because they want to lose weight.
Sweat is not the benchmark to a good workout
Recently in one of our group fitness sessions the question came up about sweat. Sweat is such an ugly word and we don’t like it in my studio, so we call it “glistening.”
Six years ago, I embarked on a new way of living and being.
Reality television is not real
She had just completed her final weigh in at our most recent challenge and wasn’t happy with losing almost 20 pounds in 8 weeks. When I asked my client what she thought she’d lose, she said, “At least fifty.”
Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one
There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.
Race geared towards kids raises money for local pediatric care
As a Saratoga Springs business owner, Ames felt she had a tool to help give back to the community, and in 2008 put together the first Cantina Kids Fun Run, a run designed from start to finish with kids in mind.
Two Guilderland ‘Red Riders’ prepare for Tour de Cure
Pedaling for 50 miles on a bicycle would be an accomplishment for most, but for an 11-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, it is about more than just the ride.
Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement
The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.
High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients
In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.
St. George’s starts up 5K as a fundraising effort
Runners looking to put some miles in before indulging in Turkey Day have a new option this year.
Malta 5K has grown over three years to an event for the whole community
The Third Annual Malta Business and Professional Association 5K will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m. The race is the brainchild of the BPA’s Paul Loomis and has grown into a full day of activities, including a parade and exposition.
Annual Saratoga Stroll supports the Epilepsy Foundation
Four years ago, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York organized a fundraising walkt hrough Saratoga’s Spa State Park, hoping to draw about 100 people. Organizers were blown away by the response.
New yoga venue in Malta welcomes holistic concept
Julie Lindenbaum opened The Yoga Studio at the Beauty Society Salon at 123 Dunning St. in June after teaching the activity for more than a decade at other venues, including the Malta Community Center. She’s also a psychology professor at Russell Sage College, and as such, brings a holistic concept to the practice of yoga.
Kayaking event to benefit research for mesothelioma
Wells wound up with a handful of folks willing to hit the Hudson River with him for Kayaking 4 a Cure, and this year he aims to change that number in a big way. The event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va.