Exercise

Emergency Responders Hold Active Shooter Drill in West Fargo

Sanford and Essentia also took part in the exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw a lot of first responders around Liberty Middle School this morning, there’s nothing to worry about. It was just a training exercise. Fifteen agencies from the area practiced what would happen in the event of an active shooter. First responders take into account mass shootings happening nationwide when they planned the exercise. Some…

Global Running Day Encourages People to Lace Up Their Sneakers and Get Active

Local organizations are holding group runs and virtual runs

FARGO, N.D. — Nice, warm days are great reason to get out and get moving, and that’s what Global Running Day is designed to do. Fargo Running Company owner Cley Twigg took part in his first race when he was four, and he hasn’t stopped running since. “It’s something I enjoy doing. I call it my therapy. It’s what I need sometimes,…

MPX Fitness Gets People Outdoors with Summer Boot Camp Series

The hour-long classes focus on utilizing outdoor surroundings like hills and stairs

FARGO, N.D.– Come rain or come shine, the MPX Fitness summer boot camp series is getting people out of the house and enjoying the outdoors. Classes are offered twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays across metro-area outdoor locations. The hour-long classes focus on utilizing your outdoor surroundings like hills and stairs. MPX Fitness demonstrates different exercise variations so people…

Blue Cross Blue Shield Celebrates National Walk @ Lunch Day

Employees take a walk during their lunch break to increase physical activity

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Walk at Lunch Day, and Blue Cross Blue Shield companies across the country are turning their working lunches into walking lunches. Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has been taking part for about ten years. Employees take a lap around the outside of the building during lunch time. Experts say walking at a pace of three…

Former NDSU & MSUM Athletes Bring Rise Training and Fitness to Moorhead

There are two programs: adult fitness and athlete performance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to spice up your fitness routine, there’s a new fitness center in town. Rise Training and Fitness celebrated its grand opening. It offers two main programs: one focusing on adult fitness and one on athlete performance. Workouts center around cardio circuits and strength training. Rise was started by former Bison Running Back Chase Morlock and…

Sanford Celebrates Heart Health Month By Sharing Health Tips

Sleep, exercise, and managing stress are all ways to maintain good heart health

FARGO, N.D. – February is heart health month and Sanford is doing its part by spreading awareness for heart disease and the importance of taking care of your body. Sleep, exercise, and managing stress are all ways to maintain good heart health, says Sanford. You can reduce the risk of heart disease by minimizing your time sitting and being active…

Trotting for Turkeys: Family Wellness Hosts Fun Run before Thanksgiving

The third annual "Turkey Trot" gives kids a chance to exercise while it's snowing

FARGO, N.D. — While snow blanketed the ground outside, a group of kids and their families did not throw snowballs or sleigh down hills. Instead, they laced up their sneakers, and went on a run. For the last three years, Family Wellness has hosted a “Turkey Trot” as a way to get kids to enjoy exercise. “We want to make sure…

LIVE: Downtown Fargo Welcomes Pure Barre

Pure Barre offers a low-impact, small movement, and musically driven way to exercise

KVRR’s Maggie LaMere tries out Pure Barre in downtown Fargo before their grand opening. Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: Downtown Fargo, Exercise, Pure Barre

Ninja Warrior Maggi Thorne Inspires Athletes and Those With Disabilities With Talk at Avalon Center

The event benefits FargoMania, a competition designed for people of all abilities

FARGO, N.D. — Maggi Thorne, a competitor on American Ninja Warrior, gave a special talk hosted by TNT Kid’s Fitness. “Some people look at American Ninja Warrior and they’re like, ‘oh that’s easy.’ There’s people who definitely know it’s hard. It is a lot harder than it looks,” Thorne said. She’s a mother of three and a global ambassador for a…

Local Organizations Encourage Girls to Play New Sports

Girls took part in demonstrations for martial arts, lacrosse

FARGO, N.D. — Young girls had the chance to learn about different extracurricular activities across the metro during the Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons Day of Play. The event allows kids to connect with local groups. They take part in demonstrations with things like lacrosse and martial arts. They were also told more about scouting. Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons organizes the event…