Safe Summer Swimming

July 6, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family July 2015. Summer means swimming, and it takes a few precautions for parents to ensure the activity is safe and healthy, says pediatrician Melissa “Dr. Mel” St. Germain of […]

Side Plank

June 13, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article originally published in June 2015 Her Family. The side plank strengthens the wrists, arms, abdomen, and legs. It also improves your sense of balance and concentration. 1. Begin by kneeling with hands on […]

Iron Woman

June 4, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health, Publications

This article originally published in May/June 2015 issue of 60-Plus. The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Surely, one might think, such a feat of athleticism would […]

Life’s a Beach

May 13, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

This article was published in Omaha Magazine’s May/June 2015 issue. A day at the beach has a different meaning for Lauren Sieckmann than it does for most folks. For the majority it conjures images of sun, […]

Free Ride

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Fitness, HerFamily, Publications

Charles Mitchell has never driven a car.  He doesn’t even have a license. Why not slow life down a bit and experience the outdoors instead? So he bikes. It’s a challenge and there is no […]

Fit Mama

October 28, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily

Mothers of newborns can feel overjoyed and overwhelmed; beautiful and bountiful at the same time. Working to get your figure back, or even just to lose a few pounds, is something that most moms are […]

Comeback Kid

September 13, 2014 · Posted In: Fitness, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Tufts of wild prairie grasses and forbs once fought for light where Ryan Roberts now lays tile on his kitchen floor. But before they were excavated—before the slab, footings and foundation walls of his house […]

Play Ball!

August 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Parenting

The initial excitement of having a son or daughter play on their first sports team can sometimes be counterbalanced by concerns that a child may not be fully prepared to enjoy the experience. Dan Chipps, Creighton […]

Pedal Power

August 22, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Encounter, Fitness, Health

Looking for a new and convenient way to motor around the city, but without the motor? B-Cycle, the popular bike-sharing program that is an effort of Live Well Omaha, has recently added three new pop-up […]

Mary Clare Sweet

July 28, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Fitness, Health, Publications, Uncategorized

The 8 a.m. hour may be a time when most are driving to work, still half asleep, yearning for a morning cup of Joe. But not Mary Clare Sweet. All smiles and energy, she welcomes […]