Active Living

MVP Dance Fit Expansion Grand Opening


  MVP Dance Fit, a very popular local aerobics and dance studio, is expanding, and customers couldn't be more excited. They have participated in a crowd funding campaign to help the owners with this expansion. What has these customers so invested? It's a judgement-free space where fun is emphasized along with the fitness! The original space was only one room, so this allows the studio to offer more classes, as they are rapidly filling up. The new annex add another 7,500 sq ft to the studio, located at 2782 Wilmington Pike in Kettering. After hundreds of volunteer renovation hours … [Read more...]

Trots & Wobble!


Daytonians a very special week is upon us! Not only is it Thanksgiving this Thursday, there are also some very special active events. This year there is not one, but two turkey trots, and even a 'gobble wobble' on Thanksgiving night.

Nature Nurtures!


Daytonians welcome to your end of the week guide to active living! Enjoy this unseasonably warm weather by getting out this weekend in nature for a little activity and education. Two great events on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2015 that are happening right here in your hometown! 'Honeysuckle Daze' is occurring this Saturday at The Glen Helen Nature Preserve from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come on out to The Springs and join the fight against invasive plants. Help fellow community members combat honeysuckle in the Glen. You will learn how to identify and safely remove … [Read more...]

Fitness advice for Thanksgiving: Just be a grownup.


I can't imagine living a life in which I couldn't have a piece of pecan pie with my dad while talking football at Thanksgiving. We're human beings, not animals. Food isn't just about feeding our bodies. Preparing a meal for others, or eating a meal as an invited guest, is an act of love and companionship. Your relationships with the ones you love are as important to your health as anything else you do, including the food you eat and the exercise you do.

Gobbler Gives Bike Tour


This is a warm up for Saturday's - Gobbler Gives Bike Tour 35 mile Ride. We will be hosting a lunch time ride in downtown Dayton with Tom Foolery Outdoors to collect more food, energize downtown and get people on bikes.

Sunday Fun-day!


Daytonians the weekend is fast approaching and it is time to pencil in some different types physical activity. Enjoy some down time on Saturday and then get ready to have a Sunday Fun-day on November 15, 2015! Bring your four legged friend out and about for a dog social or participate in a very special bowling fundraiser. Head over toCharleston Falls Preserve with your pooch on Sunday for a dog social. 'Just Walking The Dog' will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free of charge. If your dog plays well with others, bring him or her out to discover a new park and meet new … [Read more...]

How To Coach Change


How does this play out in practice? Someone who's resistant to change might hate going to the gym. So in talking to that person about their goals, I might develop with them a weekly goal to put together their gym clothes the evening before a work day. And..

Nature & History!


Daytonians it is that time again - the weekend, and it is the perfect time to get out and do something active! Enjoy the unseasonably warm weather by taking a unique hike at The Glen Helen Nature Preserve and hitting the pavement for an honorable 5K. Family friendly activities that are sure to please this weekend, and a great chance to connect with other members of your community! On Saturday, November 7, 2015 join Glen Helen Executive Director and ornithologist, Nick Boutis, on a 'bird' walk through the Glen. Learn about the fascinating and fun hobby of bird watching, and meet fellow … [Read more...]

So You Wanna “Work Out.” Now What?

Go for a walk!

I was at a local gym yesterday and saw a man walking around with a piece of paper on which his “program” was written. He was clinically obese, didn’t move well, but he was committed to working out. Problem was, this gym had given him a program without teaching him what to do, how to do it, or why he was doing it. He ambled about from one station to the next, working his biceps on a seated machine here, his triceps over there. I tried to find a trainer to help him but no one was on duty, so I stepped in and gently corrected his form. I would have liked to have given the man my card and asked … [Read more...]

Veterans Day 5K Run /Walk/Roll


It’s that time again! Time for the American Veterans Heritage Center’s ‘Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk/Roll’! The 5K will be happening on November 8th, 2015 at the VA Medical Center