Fitness

Home Life Fitness

Making Strides on the Field and at Home

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in McLean, Va., Catherine moved with husband Gordon Merklein and their boys – Sam, a junior at Carrboro...

Big Brother Becomes Hero When He Crosses Triathlon Finish Line with Sister in Tow

When Maddie Harrison crossed the finish line at the JUST TRYAN IT triathlon – just ahead of her older brother, William – she got...

Chapel Hill Mom Designs Fitness Apparel Geared Toward Girls

Tired of shopping in the boys’ department for her athletic daughter, MaryAnne Gucciardi combined her business savvy and soccer-mom drive to create high performance,...

Race Against Childhood Cancer Comes to Chapel Hill

Over the past six years, Durham resident Carrie Norry has served as a fundraising champion for families battling childhood cancers. Her nonprofit JUST TRYAN...

Our Latest Obsessions: Beets, Biographies & Basketball

Assistant editor (and huge Tar Heel fan) Jessica got to enjoy the ACC championship game in person. And it was an epic game. Rory Gillis,...

Blood, Sweat & Friends: Why 30+ Men Rise at Dawn to Work Out Around...

It’s a cold, damp morning. There’s little sign of life on Laurel Hill Road, where homes are still dark and birds are just beginning...

Strength in Numbers

You might have seen them: A troup of moms pushing jogging strollers through Southern Village or Briar Chapel, music thumping. Before too long, they stop along a...

PopUp Workout

You know the drill: new year, new resolutions, etc. etc. For a fun fitness change of pace, try PopUp Workout – a fast-paced, high-energy,...

The Fitness Fanatic: Susan Kitchen

Susan was born in Winston-Salem; she moved to Chapel Hill in 1990 to get her master’s in public health from UNC. She’s been a...

Orange You Glad You Worked Out?

Confession: I’ve never tried CrossFit or Pure Barre. I’m not really into yoga. I’ve taken one spin class in my 20-something years. Other than...