It's almost 6 p.m. at a south-city boxing gym and young folks -- boys and girls ranging in ages from eight to seventeen -- are warming up by throwing shadow punches, practicing their footwork, or catching their breath from a run. In a few moments, two youngsters will lace up some gloves and enter th ... More >>
By Nick Keppler It's a Tuesday night, and I am sitting on a yoga mat in the back of a former grocery store in Pittsburgh, spreading my legs as far as they can go. I reflexively turn to see how the woman next to me is managing her dragonfly pose when I realize I can barely see her. The room is lit o ... More >>
For some vegan and vegetarian-friendly options, head out to PuraVegan (307 Belt Avenue; 314-932-5144) and try some new menu items as well as crowd favorites. The gluten-free specialty café (not to mention yoga studio) recently shifted its limited dinner-only hours to include daytime breakfast and l ... More >>
Allow me to pull my pants up to my nipples before I get started.Ahh. That's better. Now where was I? Oh, yeah. These -- I don't know what you call them -- fun runs? Themed 5Ks? Costumed, sweat-fests? They are what's truly wrong with America. (Yes, worse even than Taylor Swift.) What is it about toda ... More >>
The important thing to do as you hear the news in this blog post is to remain calm. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and picture puppies frolicking in a field. Take another deep breath. Do you practice yoga? Go over into the corner and assume whatever position puts you in touch with your inne ... More >>
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and his counterparts in 43 other states reached a $40-million settlement today with with Skechers USA over how the company marketed its Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups, and the Skechers Resistance Runner athletic shoes. "We have alleged that Skechers made health-relat ... More >>
St. Louis, it seems, never finishes well in those Internet-age lists that rank cities based on the perceived health, happiness, etc. of their residents. Shocking, then, that the list maker of all list makers, Daily Beast, recently ranked St. Louis among the fittest cities in the nation. Of course ... More >>
And get on the damn Wii Fit.And...it's diet and exercise. What a shock, right?Researchers at Washington University published their findings in the March 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. They placed 100 obese seniors between the ages of 65 and 85 into four groups: one on a reduced- ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday November 13. The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natrual Bridge Road.
9 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
image viaThis could be you...ish.You there, kicking it at the desk job. Aren't personal trainers sexy? With the help of St. Louis-based American Sports and Fitness Association, you too can become a certified personal trainer! And by proxy, you'd become -- that's right -- sexy.The ASFA offers onli ... More >>
Monday, March 15, marked the first Yoga for Foodies event at Southtown Yoga and Local Harvest Cafe. image credit"The class was focused on sensory experiences," reports Southtown Yoga owner and instructor Brigette Niedringhaus. "We did a nice flow with lots of twists to help aid digestion, a ... More >>
Tonight Southtown Yoga couples with Local Harvest for St. Louis' first yoga-food experience. Southtown owner Brigette Niedringhaus will lead an hour of vinyasa flow yoga, suitable for all skill levels. When the session culminates with its final relaxation, participants dine on a three-course veget ... More >>
Today the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has an interesting story about the Missouri Department of Revenue's determination that yoga studios are fitness centers and therefore subject to the state's 4 percent sales tax on the latter.The yoga lobby -- OK, that's a stretch, but Unreal couldn't resist -- co ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, March 27. Beale on Broadway, 701 South Broadway.
And knocking 'em down!
Costumes go classy
Unreal gets sweaty with the World's Strongest Man and talks with an expert in yoga for dogs. And, uh, note to City Hall: Restock the TP.
When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.
Thursday, December 15; Voo Doo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (Maryland Heights)
Bow to your sensei!
Streetball at the Savvis
Moxy, 4584 Laclede Avenue, 314-361-4848
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
Sunday, April 4; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Welcome, undersea friend
South City YMCA
Monday, September 2; Hi-Pointe
The folks in blue slug it out with the fire brigade -- all in good fun and all for a good cause
Week of June 27, 2001
Competition is healthy for the marketplace -- except when the government tips the scales
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.