A dozen plastic hula hoops of different colors and sizes had been spread out on the grass beneath a cedar on Sacramento's 21st Avenue parkway. A DJ stood behind a fortress of booming speakers, bobbing his head to electronic dance music. Resolute Hoop Troupe was ready to bring hooping to the masses.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - The cashier in the gift shop at Logan Pass - Glacier's famous perch on the Continental Divide - looked at my Idaho driver's license and said, "You didn't have to go too far to get here." Oh, but we did.
Selena Gomez has been in the press since she was a tween on the Disney Channel. As she blossomed from a kid into an adult and her figure changed accordingly, Gomez had to deal with body shaming from press, internet trolls, and social media commenters alike.
To avoid time sitting at intersections, inhaling exhaust and praying for patience over frustrated drivers, you'll need a good bike rack to transport your ride to a good forest preserve or some country roads. Yakima's SwingDaddy hitch-mounted rack is the top-of-the-line when it comes to ease of use, with no tools necessary for installation. You only need a 2-inch hitch receiver on your car and you can attach the rack and have it ready in minutes.
You can do this outside (if you don't mind people staring) or inside the privacy of your home. It seems like a simple exercise, but it's far from easy. It's crawling. But unlike babies, you work hard to keep your body on the floor. You never lift your butt in the air to make the crawl easier.
Gaining muscle and strength is actually quite easy when you start training. "Your muscles go through a learning process, so almost anything you do triggers growth," said Mike Boyle, A.T.C., of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Mass. "But eventually your muscles adapt, and you have to train smarter to see results."
Yakama Nation steelhead reconditioning program in Prosser gives Yakima River fish chance at second spawning. A few Yakima River steelhead have been through Yakama Nation program at Prosser Hatchery twice. Yakama Nation trying to figure out why some Yakima River steelhead that leave Prosser Hatchery don’t survive.
You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.
During work hours, Bryan Jenks earns his living as a technician in the health care department at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. Off the clock, the tall, tattooed 23-year-old runs through fields, jumps over metal railings and scales brick walls around the Sacramento region, all for fun and exercise.
Fitness trainer Melissa Tafoya coaches boxers whose traitorous bodies give them a dozen reasons not to show up for class. Some lose their balance just trying to cross a room. Others wake up with an overwhelming sense of exhaustion. A few have muscles so rigid that their bodies contort.
You may have heard of stunt woman Jessie Graff. Earlier this summer, the talented 32-year-old donned a two-piece Wonder Woman outfit and dominated the "American Ninja Warrior" course, giving other competitors serious competition. But even if you never heard of Graff, chances are, you've seen her work on film and television. She's done stuntwork for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Live Free or Die Hard," "The Dark Knight," "Supergirl," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Hawaii Five-0" just to name a few.
Some say the man who captured the world's imagination more than a half-century ago aboard a tiny bathyscaphe called Trieste symbolizes the last of the great explorers, those who risked it all to make discoveries where few dared go.
Dan Beck, a biology professor at Central Washington University, and student Joey Chase perform surgery June 24 to place radio transmitters into two rattlesnakes as part of Chase’s masters thesis in a laboratory at CWU in Ellensburg. The devices will help track the snakes to gather data about how the reptiles are affected by wildfires.