Winterize Your Life

Winter is upon us once again. The days are shorter, the air is colder and the need to increase our self-care is here. The gray weather, freezing temperatures and shockingly cold wind can wreak havoc on our health if we’re not careful. Even though humans have learned to adapt to harsh weather, there are still steps we can take to…

Stepping Up to the Barre

A great, successful workout is one that you can never truly master. It constantly switches things up, and your body never gets the chance to plateau because there’s always a new challenge around the corner. That’s why the dynamic workouts at Pure Barre are so great at giving real results. The instructors always keep you on your toes, and they…

An Ounce of Prevention

Have you ever heard the familiar phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Nowhere is this more applicable than when it comes to your own health and well-being! The Agency for Healthcare research and Quality as well as the National Institute on Aging report that maintaining your health can mean keeping your independence. In fact, research…

Stepping Up to the Barre

I have never seen as many strong, inspiring women gathered in one place than I have in the Norman Pure Barre. Think that you don’t fit that description? Neither did I! That’s what makes Pure Barre so special. The workout isn’t about turning you into a strong woman (or man!), it’s about showing you that you already are.

Jimmy’s 
Journey

In February, Cleveland County Lifestyle publisher Jimmy Darden made a personal commitment to get physically fit. He chose Orangetheory Fitness in Moore to begin that journey. But after only a few sessions, Darden suffered what he calls “a freak knee injury”, and was sidelined for a time when he had to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus. On St.…

Bon Voyage!

Have you ever heard the phrase “the world is your oyster”? Well, now’s the perfect time to make plans to travel, to see the world, to expand your horizons! Sometimes taking a trip and having a change of scenery can do wonders for our health, our mood and our outlook on life in general. Having fun and enjoying life and…

Stepping Up to the Barre

Let’s start out with a confession. For the past couple of years, my idea of working out has been doing a 20-minute yoga video in my living room a few times a week, tops. If life got busy, as it so often does, that was the first thing to get cut.

Beat the Blahs

According to a recent study in the Journal of Gerontology, feeling old and tired don’t have to go hand in hand. In fact, there are many ways we can boost our energy as we age! While a lack of energy may indicate an underlying medical condition, sometimes just some small changes in your activity level, food choices and sleep patterns…