Coronavirus Chronicles: Hiking the hometown for exercise and exploration

Starting on March 28, David Fox walked 120 miles in 26 days, covering almost all of his hometown, Mountlake Terrace, with one exception: “The only roads I wasn’t able to cover were those through the Nile Shrine golf course, which is closed during the coronavirus shutdown.” The trek, captured on his phone’s GPS app, came…

MLT Parks and Recreation offers new fitness Youtube channel

During the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department took the message to heart and have created a Youtube channel, which aims to use creative ways to keep their dance and fitness class participants active and learning. The Recreation Pavilion offers instructional dance and fitness videos to community members…

Fitness Corner: Exercise in the age of coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has upended our lives in a way that few of us have ever experienced. With seemingly no end in sight, it’s an unsettling and frightening time. As we socially distance and isolate ourselves at home more, combined with the loss of control that many of us are feeling, it’s easy to lose…

City of MLT receives WellCity Award for promoting employee health

The City of Mountlake Terrace has received its second consecutive WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities, recognizing its dedication to promoting employee health. In addition to all the benefits of a healthier workplace, the city will receive a 2% discount on medical premiums in 2021. The lower premiums will result in a substantial…

New fitness and dance classes offered through MLT Recreation and Parks

Get some exercise in the new year with new fitness and dance classes being offered through Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks starting in Jan. Cardio Kickboxing is a new group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout is perfect for the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve…

Reminder: Holiday closures for city facilities; Pavilion winter break schedule

All city offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion Pool will have a modified schedule during the holiday season, with some time changes and adjusted swims through Jan. 5. The entire Pavilion will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan.1…

Edmonds School District third graders to receive swim lesson vouchers

Swim lesson vouchers for 2019 will be sent home with each third-grade student in the Edmonds School District this week. The free program for students is made possible by Verdant Health Commission in cooperation with the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Each third grader will receive three vouchers good for three sets of…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

South County Walks continue this week

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

MLT Recreation Pavilion Pool wins Golden Teddy Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s Recreation Pavilion Pool has won the 2019 ParentMap Golden Teddy Award for Splash-Worthy Pool or Water Park in the “Out & About” category. According to ParentMap magazine, parents know the best places to play, learn, shop and dine around Puget Sound. Every year ParentMap asks its readers to vote on their family…

Reminder: Get outside and move at free South County Walks through Sept. 30

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

Families get moving at annual Health and Fitness Expo

It was a beautiful Saturday morning to be outside and active, as hundreds of kids, parents, health-related business owners and others gathered at Edmonds School District stadium for the annual Health and Fitness Expo organized by Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission. Organized activities focused on track and…

Reminder: Health & Fitness Expo at Edmonds District Stadium May 18

The Edmonds School District and Edmonds Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the annual Health & Fitness Expo Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. Free activities include exhibitor booths, a Move 60! Family Fun Run, a family fitness stage, bicycles, gardening, basketball and an obstacle course. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon….

Health and wellness activities at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center offers a range of health and wellness activities. Here’s a sample: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is hosting Bastyr University students and doctors on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Shifts are from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Call the Edmonds Senior…

Fitness Corner: Get back into the working-out game

After an unexpectedly intense workout this morning, I found myself crying. This is not unusual for a lot of people who work out hard; sometimes, after pushing your mind and body, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with emotion. Just about all of my clients get emotional at some point during our work together. This…

Reminder: MLT Pavilion offering special spring break pool schedule

Take advantage of the special spring break pool schedule at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion April 1 through 5. The spring break pool schedule is available online at /DocumentCenter/View/17562. Extra Recreation Swims are scheduled for Monday through Friday 1:15-2:45 p.m. and 2:55-4:25 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays 6:40-7:55 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:15 p.m. Safety…

Lynnwood Senior Center to host Outdoor Recreation preview March 22

Do you love to hike, river raft and kayak? The Lynnwood Senior Center — in conjunction with the Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department — invites the public for an informational meeting on Friday, March 22 about its upcoming outdoor recreation programs. Don’t miss out on sneak-peek preview of 2019 trips and destinations. This…

Fitness trainer Renee Reed to speak at AAUW meeting in Lynnwood Jan. 12

Renee Reed, founder and head coach at 6 Movements Fitness Studio in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, will speak on balance and physical activities for seniors during the Saturday, Jan. 12 meeting of Edmonds SnoKing AAUW at Fairwinds Brighton Court in Lynnwood. Reed is certified as a personal trainer, a senior fitness specialist, indoor rowing instructor and kettlebell…

Check out Verdant’s healthy lifestyle programs to start your new year off right

A new year often means a new start. If you want lifestyle changes that you can sustain, take a look at the Verdant Health Commission’s Getting to Goal Weight Reduction Class on Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Mediterranean for Life six-part program starting Thursday Jan. 17, or the weekly Healthy Living Coaching Group for support and…

Sponsor offer: Free class, free snacks at Orangetheory Fitness Jan. 1

It’s New Year’s Resolution time, and on Jan. 1, Orangetheory Fitness Lynnwood — sponsor of our Health and Fitness page — is offering a free class and free snacks. These free classes are limited, so call now to reserve your spot —  425-224-3637. Or click here to submit your information.  

Skating, bowling and more: Active options for New Year’s Eve

Looking for things to do for the whole family on New Year’s Eve can be difficult. But there are some family-friendly options to consider in South Snohomish County on Monday: Active Ice skating at the Lynnwood Ice Center, 19803-68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — $7.50 for ages 13 &…

Welcome to our new Health and Fitness page sponsor Orangetheory Fitness

We warmly welcome Orangetheory Fitness, the sponsor of our new Health and Fitness page on My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. Lynnwood’s Studio Manager Rusty Gebhardt has been in the fitness industry for the past three years and says he is excited to be at the helm of the Lynnwood/Edmonds/Mountlake Terrace Orangetheory Fitness. He and his staff…