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…

Sponsor spotlight: MLT Dance and Fitness at home!

Mountlake Terrace dance and fitness instructors are posting classes online. These classes are not only for their students, but are free to the public. Stay active with tap, ballet, yoga, pilates and more! City of Mountlake Terrace, Recreation and Parks 5303 228th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 425-776-9173

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 22, 2020

No updated case counts from Snohomish Health District March 22 — the agency says it will no longer provide new numbers on Sundays. However, for those craving graphics, check out CovidActNow.org. It was created by a team of data scientists, engineers and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, public health officials and political leaders to help understand how…

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…

Fitness Corner: Stop worrying about your weight

“I really need to lose some weight. Right now I weigh 105 lbs.” —Me, writing in my diary when I was 11 years old You can imagine how I felt when I found this diary entry recently. I don’t remember ever worrying about my weight at such a young age! I am sad. The fact…

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…

Fitness Corner: Exercising while traveling

My late husband, Coach Dan Potts, was the most dedicated exerciser I have ever met, even on vacation. I have vivid memories of him on the floor of vacation rentals and hotel rooms, completing multiple repetitions of crunches, push-ups and bodyweight squats, nearly every morning we traveled together. And then we’d head out on a…

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 pool closed June 17-21 for maintenance; Recreation Pavilion open

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, pool deck, spa, sauna, locker rooms and indoor playground will be closed Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 for maintenance and cleaning. The office will be open on a modified schedule during this time. The pool will reopen Saturday, June 22. The Recreation Pavilion is open for business…

Move 60! Summer Program set for July 1-Aug. 22

The Edmonds School District’s Move 60! Summer Program provides free, fun exercise and activities throughout the summer for district students — plus a free lunch. The program includes games, parachute, fitness stations, racket sports, basketball, 4 square and other activities. When: July 1-August 22. Monday-Thursdays. Move 60! 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free lunch will be served…

Playtime: Many options for summer basketball camps

All it took was hearing that a friend’s third-grade daughter has been playing basketball in their driveway to get me woozy at the thought of her signing up for a basketball team. I loved playing basketball and being on that particular team in 9th and 10th grade. What is different about my basketball experience and…

Fitness Corner: Contemplating what could have been

Because yesterday was my parents’ 47th wedding anniversary and today is Mother’s Day, this weekend would be celebratory regardless. But this year in particular it is truly something to appreciate. My mother — my healthy, vibrant, active, vegetarian, teetotaling, slender, yoga-teaching, meditating, dear mother –had a heart attack five weeks ago. When my father Skyped…

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…

March Mile event for Edmonds School District elementary students March 22

All Edmonds School District elementary students are encouraged to participate in the March Mile on Friday, March 22. The four-lap run/walk will take place on the Edmonds District Stadium track. Parents are welcome to run or walk with their student. The March Mile is free with no entry fee. The mile will include everyone running…

Sponsor spotlight: What your heart rate is telling you

Heart-rate monitoring is undoubtedly the latest fitness craze. More often than not, you spot joggers on the street so consumed in the state-of-the-art equipment plastered on their wrist that they risk running in the road in the middle of oncoming traffic. Or you visit a tech-savvy fitness facility with heart rate metrics displayed on a…

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…