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Posted December 24, 2014in Locker Room

Shake it up and stretch it out

Exercising with a group of strangers? Pass. Attending a dance party with a group of strangers? Yes. Somehow combine the two to create a unique experience that breaks down your self-conscious nature as well as your body fat? Zumba! “If you talk with children and ask them if they can

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Posted December 17, 2014in Locker Room

Hy-Vee Big Four Classic

’Tis the season to try and fit a little more in — a little more food on the table, a couple of more presents under the tree and a little more basketball into your day. Check out one of the marquee basketball events in the Midwest — the Hy-Vee Big

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Posted December 10, 2014in Locker Room

Kick the tires and light the fires

Give those walking/running shoes a break and put on something comfortable, add a little flare to the outfit, mix in substantial portions of generosity and libations, and you’ve got yourself a block-party. “The Big Wheel Rally is an opportunity for people to get together, show off their creative talents and

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Posted December 03, 2014in Locker Room

The good, the bad and the ugly… sweaters

Every year it is the same: The cold is somehow unexpected, families who haven’t seen each other all year get together twice in as many weeks, and the pre-Christmas season keeps sticking its nose in months that end in “-ber.” Happy freakin’ holidays! Along with the Christmas season comes a

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Posted November 26, 2014in Locker Room

Turkey Trot

Building up an appetite isn’t particularly difficult this time of year. Warm food season brings the wonderful aromas that entice people to have just one more scoop, one more bowl — just one more. This year, why not try something new with your family and friends and join 400-600 other

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Posted November 19, 2014in Locker Room

We don’t need skates!

It was bound to happen eventually, though delaying the arrival of snow a little longer would have been preferred. Yes, sometimes you want it to dump on you quickly so you can get used to being wet for the next couple of months, but the silver lining is the validation

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Posted November 12, 2014in Locker Room

First aid (cocoa) kit

There aren’t many things that will motivate a sedentary person to go for a jog. Aside from being chased by Jason Vorhees or maybe a bribe, most folks are content with how they’ve chosen to best take care of themselves. Fortunately there are more than a couple of things that

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Posted November 05, 2014in Locker Room

(Family) Fight Night

After 13 long years of lingering like an elephant in the corner, Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW), a family-owned wrestling company, is making its debut in the Capital City. “I put a lot of pressure on myself that if I ever ran in Des Moines, I wanted the situation to be

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Posted October 29, 2014in Locker Room

In Waukee, foosball plays you

Let us take a dive into the Meta and figure out just what the devil is going on with this week’s athletic endeavor. The game of soccer is played on a massive field where players (depending on position) run about seven miles per game. Foosball is a table-top game that

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Posted October 22, 2014in Locker Room

Girls of the gridiron

The NFL is now entering its eighth week, and it seems virtually everyone has caught football fever by now. Sure, some just have a side comment or an anecdote about particular players, but others live and die by their team. But don’t worry; there is a cure, and it’s simple:

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