International Fitness Closes for Remodel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An International Fitness in Springfield is closing its doors for the next six months to do some remodeling. The gym at the Gateway Mall location is about to get a makeover with new equipment and a second-floor cardio deck. Store managers say the remodel will temporarily put some employees out of work. Most … Continue reading »

Are New Year’s Resolutions Worth It?

EUGENE, Ore. – Many people are hitting the gym to welcome 2014, but only about 45% of Americans say they usually make a New Years resolution. That’s according to a University of Scranton study, published earlier this month in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The study says 38 percent of Americans absolutely never make resolutions. … Continue reading »

Centennial Gets Full-Time P.E. Teacher

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield elementary school that was just named a model school is also focusing on fitness for its kids. Centennial Elementary is the only elementary school in its district to have a full-time P.E. teacher. The new principal, Joy Koenig, applied for a $50,000 grant to get the position funded. “They’ve got … Continue reading »

Benton County: 2nd Healthiest County

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County was ranked Oregon’s second healthiest county in a state-by-state effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote public health. Rain or shine, people in Corvallis make time to fit exercise into their day. “If it was raining, I’d still be working out. As soon as the sun breaks through, … Continue reading »

New Fitness Craze Comes to Local Gym

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — You’ve probably experienced the workout rut. You know when you just keep doing the same routine over and over again and just get bored with it. We found a very unique workout routine happening right here in Lane County, and we just had to take the class ourselves to find out what … Continue reading »