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 >>
When it comes to CrossFit, the new fitness craze that combines gymnastics, springs, jump training and Olympic weightlifting into short-but-brutal workouts, Missouri's reaction can be summed up in three letters: Meh. Real estate site Estately analyzed each state's love for the get-fit-quick trend an ... 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 >>
Dozens of these litter my personal swanktuary.Fired Up Missouri recently pointed out some of the more inane bills proposed by our state legislature, and HB 1063, proposed by Rep. Pat Conway (D-St. Joe) is particularly egregious.And I quote, "HB 1063 designates the exercise known as 'jumping jacks ... More >>
Two bodybuilders from St. Charles County have been indicted for conspiracy to purchase and resell Chinese-processed Human Growth Hormone, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced yesterday. Gregory Loomans, 40, and Keith Ashabranner, 32, each face up to five y ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOne problem with Kings Go Forth, performing tomorrow evening at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street, 314-535-0353): The band's hardline, genuine funk is a rarity in modern times, and citizens of 2011 may not be physically prepared for the booty shaking demands. Shape up for the Kings ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Mommy, can I go pet the doggie?Training your pet canine to become an attack dog to protect your home is one thing. But teaching unleashed dogs how to charge and bite humans in an outdoor space where mothers wheel their baby carriages, well ... maybe not so much. That's the message being sent ... More >>
6 p.m. Friday, November 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
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!
9 p.m. Saturday, November 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Costumes go classy
Brains want books
Be our witness
8 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.
Aimee Mann knocks out another pop jewel
Saturday, December 3; Red Sea (6511 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Moxy, 4584 Laclede Avenue, 314-361-4848
Sunday, April 4; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Kelly Layne Mullins
South City YMCA
Monday, September 2; Hi-Pointe
Week of June 27, 2001
Competition is healthy for the marketplace -- except when the government tips the scales