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Personal Trainer - In tennis, powerful swings start with a strong back

Apr 21, 2014 6:00am

I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a...

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Movie Review - ‘Labor Day’

Jan 31, 2014 10:11pm

“Labor Day.”

It sounds like one of those Garry Marshall, every-holiday-is-a-movie extravaganzas a la “New Year’s Eve” and “Valentine’s Day.”

Or maybe a screwball romantic comedy with,...

Want to be a titan on the tees? Build your strength

Jan 28, 2014 10:13pm

Mini-golf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.

Despite my lack of knowledge on the green, I can still help improve...

Book Review - ‘Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act’

Jan 28, 2014 9:55pm

You haven’t had to hit the alarm for quite a few months now.

You haven’t had a whole lot of reason to look presentable, either; sweats and tees are just fine. You’re not even sure your...

Hang tough, suspension trainers work many muscles

Jan 25, 2014 12:59pm

Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.

My “everything” hurt. My core felt sorest. The soreness lasted for about a...

Movie Review - ‘Gimme Shelter’

Jan 25, 2014 12:33pm

If a Lifetime movie had a one-night stand with a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, and their Afterschool Special love child were weaned on a steady diet of “Teen Mom,” “Davey and Goliath” and “...

Book Review — ‘The Truth is in the Wine’

Jan 24, 2014 5:41pm

Over the course of your lifetime, you’ve shared a lot with Mom.

You’ve shared advice, ice cream, rides and arguments, to name a few; furniture, recipes, clothes and jewelry. She’s been...

(L to R) ICE CUBE and KEVIN HART lead the lineup in “Ride Along”, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy “Think Like a Man.” When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother - a hot-tempered cop - to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. (Photo/Universal Pictures)

Old dialogue, plotlines and action scenes slow down ‘Ride Along’

Jan 18, 2014 6:00am

He must have been a professional laugher.

You know, the ones you can hear enthusiastically busting their guts at any little thing as part of a sitcom’s laugh track.

There just aren’t...

Movie Review - ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Jan 17, 2014 6:01am

Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite archenemy.

Cooling Russo-American relations have...

‘Peace’ is a priceless commodity

Jan 16, 2014 11:24am

It’s not the absence of problems; neither is it a cessation of conflict between two nations or the lull before the storm. Instead, it’s the inner equilibrium or calmness of soul that exists...

Phil McGarrah loves what he does

Jan 16, 2014 11:15am

For Arkansas native Phil McGarrah, it just comes naturally for him to sing a song that reflects his beliefs and feelings. That certainly holds true on “Red, White and Green.” Penned by McGarrah,...