Western North Carolinians looking to stay fit and blow off steam might turn to yoga or try outdoor activities like running, hiking or biking. But these days, growing numbers of area residents are taking their quest to a different level that includes armbars, takedowns and sometimes getting punched in the face.
Dance music pulsed from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville from 2 to 4 today for Zumba in the Park. Asheville Breast Center sponsored the event to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer and the link between physical activity and cancer prevention.
Ever wonder why you aren’t reaching your weight-loss goals in spite of hitting the gym and being smart in the kitchen?
“If you’re one of the many Ashevillains who found yourself hovering around the family dessert table while at the same time telling yourself that this would be your last bite of aunt Judy’s double- fudge-chocolate-butter-blob-with-toffee-coffee-bits brownies, only to find yourself in the dreaded carb comatose later that night, read on. I’ve been engaged in workout regimens for nearly half my life. Like you, however, I’m just a normal guy looking for the most effective way to get in shape, period.”
After reading Mark Strazzer's opinion [in response to] the need for automatic doors at the downtown library [“Facilitate Fitness at Pack Library,” Dec. 15 Xpress], I was reminded of another phrase I've heard: "Let them eat cake.” Nice holiday sentiment, Mr. Strazzer. — Patricia Wald Asheville
What flies out the window for moms after that first baby is birthed? A whole lot. That damn stork drops off the baby then takes off with stuff like sleep and exercise.
Ten ways to work out for free, or almost free. (Have more ideas? Add them in the comments section, below.)