Sunday, August 30, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015in Locker Room

Peace, love and Altoona Palooza

Whether it’s Ankeny to the north or Waukee out west, Greater Des Moines is growing. That’s why it’s important to keep an ear to the ground for events happening all around the area. This weekend is Altoona Palooza, where families and friends can get together outside and enjoy some friendly

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Posted August 19, 2015in Locker Room

From physicality to spirituality

Stretch out for a weekend of Immersing Yourself in Yoga! From mommy-and-me classes to stand-up paddleboard yoga, there seems to be no limit to the variety of practices of this health and relaxation technique. As yoga continues to gain popularity as a physical (and no doubt spiritual) workout, there are

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Posted August 12, 2015in Locker Room

Pitching petrified poo

What to do, what to do? The Iowa State Fair has once again taken over the greater Des Moines area, and for good reason: It’s the Iowa State Fair. Don’t make the same mistakes you made with last year’s fair. Instead of showing up with a vague idea of the

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Posted August 05, 2015in Locker Room

Read, bike, run

With all the different fun runs and rides out there, it can be easy to forget some in the bunch. Instead of simply enjoying an evening of exercise and drinks with friends, why not raise awareness for an important issue? This weekend marks the Reach Out and Read Iowa’s inaugural

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Posted July 29, 2015in Locker Room

A stretch in the garden

Yoga has quickly become one of the most popular workout routines of late. Athletes as well as the average Joe have found that a well-rounded yoga practice can include dynamic flexibility training, core stabilization, strengthening and balance workout. But people forget it’s as much about the mind as it is

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Posted July 22, 2015in Locker Room

Once in a blue moon ride

There are few rides as enjoyable as gliding across the beautiful High Trestle Trail, which is named for the original railroad bridge that spans the Des Moines River between Madrid and Woodward. If you haven’t made time to get out for a ride, this weekend is your chance to experience

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Posted July 15, 2015in Locker Room

Wild around the stretch

The wild animals are back at Prairie Meadows this Sunday, July 19. Between the horse races, camels and zebras will go snout to hoof in tests of speed — and for the jockeys, a test of balance — that are sure to entertain the whole family. “The camel is definitely

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Posted July 08, 2015in Locker Room

Down and dirty to help Toys for Tots

Looking for a new sport to get wrapped up in? Tired of the showboating nature of the NFL? Do you hunger for the skills and fundamentals of an equally, if not more challenging, physical competition? Look no further than the Des Moines Rugby Football Club’s (DMRFC) 14th Annual Toys for

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Posted July 01, 2015in Locker Room

Burning rubber

Think you’ve got agility skills behind the wheel? Is Johnny Law preventing you from testing your grit as a driver? Not this time. The Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals will be rolling into the Iowa State Fairgrounds this Fourth of July weekend. This is your opportunity to test that classic ride

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Posted June 24, 2015in Locker Room

Conquering calm waters

Polk County Conservation (P.C.C.) is offering kayaking classes and events throughout the summer. While it’s true that anyone can rent a kayak and begin to paddle, most people don’t take a lesson to learn the essentials of kayaking. “We teach the basics and general safety during the Summer Skills classes

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