Diving In and Pushing Through

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Fitness, Omaha Magazine

A moment before Robert Chandler completes a dive—inches and milliseconds before his fingers break the surface tension and he slips between air and water—the doubts and uncertainty of his own limitations snap to silence and […]

runner Bea Sides

Step Into Running

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Bea Sides has been running for more than half her life, but joy is not the word she would use to describe the feeling that running evokes. “It’s not so much joy, it’s a sense […]

Shirley Ortman checking scuba gear

600 Dives and Counting

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Native North Dakotan Shirley Ortman was 19 before she learned to swim. “I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I don’t enjoy it,” she says. “And I do not like to lie on the beach; I’m […]

Ironman Chef Paul Braunschweiler

July 13, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Chef Paul Braunschweiler of Brushi started cooking when he was 6 years old, living in Switzerland with his family.  Although Braunschweiler claims he wasn’t “sporty” growing up, he did enjoy participating in track up until […]

Ultramarathoner Kaci Lickteig

May 24, 2018 · Posted In: Fitness, Health, Omaha Magazine

There are runners. There are ultrarunners. And then there’s Kaci Lickteig. Nicknamed “the Pixie Ninja” by her friends, Lickteig has earned her place among the most competitive ultrarunners in the world. Ultrarunning is the sport […]

Punching Back Against Parkinson’s

March 20, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The up-tempo music pulsating from the rehabilitation wing at Life Care Center of Elkhorn doesn’t signal “party time” for physical therapists ending their shift; it signals the start of another Rock Steady Boxing session for […]

A Professor in Motion Stays in Motion

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The sun barely penetrated the narrows of the canyon. Kris Berg, Ph.D., scrambled over dusty red rock, carefully avoiding the steep cliffs that plunged down 50 yards on either side of him. History and geology […]

Half-Monkey Pose

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Fitness, Health, Publications

Half Monkey pose stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves. It also tones the leg muscles and increases blood circulation in the hamstrings and hips. FamilyGuide Begin in downward-facing dog (by making an […]

Dolphin Pose

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

Dolphin pose strengthens the arms and shoulders, tones the abdomen, stretches the hamstrings, and reverses blood flow. 1. Begin on hands and knees. Place your knees directly below your hips, and your wrists directly under […]

Doug Strain

June 23, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Fitness, Health, Publications

Nestled in the leafy upper levels of the Old Market Passageway, tucked in the conjoining rooms of a former yoga studio, you’ll find the cozy abode of Aether & Epsom, a massage therapy studio and […]