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…