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Good morning. It’s Jan. 1, 2012, and you know what that means. It’s time to get cracking on those New Year’s resolutions.
It was on the Narrows Bridge more than two decades ago that Jeri Rutherford first starting thinking it was time to change the world one butt at a time.
Pinned to the bulletin board on the back wall of a Browns Point workout studio is a quote that seems to explain why the women here aren’t acting their age.
Standing at the base of a 25-foot faux rock pillar, Benn Cordy pointed up at a climbing route that looked as if it would give Spider-Man trouble.
Generally speaking, it’s good advice to avoid rooms tucked away in back corners of converted movie theaters, rooms filled with the sounds of grunts, loud music and the clinking of chains. In this case however, the room is the home of freestyle boxing classes, one of the most popular group workouts at Tacoma’s Allstar Fitness.
With gas prices still rocketing upward, bike month couldn't have come at a better time. "It's definitely an extra incentive to get on your bike," said Meg Kester, a spokesman for Intercity Transits' Bicycle Commuter Contest.
Many distance runners describe the Boston Marathon as their sport’s Super Bowl, but in some ways that doesn’t seem fair.
Judgment day wasn't as nerve racking as I expected. I watched confidently as trainer Jesse Ewell punched numbers into his calculator.
Who says you can't have your cake and eat your way to a smaller waist, too?
The first breakthrough came on the scale, and the second came on a treadmill spinning so fast I half expected to be shot across the gym. After a week of working out and a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet, I thought I'd make major progress toward my goal of losing 10 pounds in eight weeks.