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Ask Rocco: 11/24/15

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Happy anniversary to me… By Rocco Castellano I begged and pleaded for the publisher of Dayton City Paper to put me on the cover for my one-year anniversary but I guess I’m just not good-looking enough … damn that David Beckham. So … it’s been a year this week that I’ve had the pleasure and […]

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Be well, Marsha: 11/24/15

Of epidemic proportions By Marsha Bonhart  For the life of me, I don’t know how the month got this far and I didn’t address it. Especially since it is so personal in so many ways. November is American Diabetes Month. This is when even more attention is drawn to a disease that in this country […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/31

Negatives: If you want big numbers on the bench By Rocco Castellano When I was a kid (I say “kid” because I’m old enough to have kids in their 20s), I used to bench press an insane amount of weight. Everyone asked, “How the f**k can you do that?” The first thought was always, “he’s […]

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Ask Rocco: 2/24

Stop bench pressing, dumbass! By Rocco Castellano Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity When I was 17 years old I was working for my cousin in a gym that would later become mine. At the North Jersey Health Club, I noticed many of the members, including myself, had sustained shoulder injuries. If it wasn’t […]

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Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the headlines – Tomato-rich diet ‘reduces prostate cancer risk’ or Overweight people ‘live longer,’ study claims. Headlines like these might pique your interest to read more and follow the advice to achieve a healthier you. But […]

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Chew on this: 02/03

Grounds for that morning cup of coffee By Jayne Powers I’m always quite taken by the number of people I meet who have prejudices against certain foods, often for no good reason other than they’ve read or heard about it somewhere. I call these prejudices food-isms. Much like the “isms” that compartmentalize people into ethnicity, […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/03

I hate nightclubs disguised as gyms By Rocco Castellano As you’ve read my column for a bit now, you don’t have to be Sherlock “friggin” Holmes to realize I don’t like many things in an industry I call home. Why do I stay? It’s a question I ask myself a million times a day. It’s because […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/13

How’s that resolution going? By Rocco Castellano Normally, by the middle of January, I know better than to ask the average Midwesterner how their resolution is going, because I know: it ain’t. So, I won’t ask. I’ll let you live the stress-free life you asked for. Actually, I want to discuss resolutions and why we […]

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Every woman wants Kim Kardashian’s ass … until she has it By Rocco Castellano It’s amazing the questions I get asked. For years I have received questions asking me how female clients could get an ass like (insert celebrity with a great ass)’s ass. J-Lo, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj come to mind. Now ever since […]

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Planet Fitness: The good, the bad and the WTF By Rocco Castellano When I decided to write this column it was going to be the ultimate “slam” article. I was going to rip Planet Fitness to shreds with funny anecdotes, stupid choices in marketing and the infamous snack policy. All of those things will be […]

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Afterglo 11/18/14

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Your green gift guide By Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s   The perfect gift can sometimes be a tough find. Will she like the color? Does he even like to read? And what size was her 5-year-old, again? But whether it’s a holiday, birthday or “just because” occasion, it’s important to consider a present that is eco-wonderful. Whether […]

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Afterglo 11/11

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Turkey day swaps for a special diet by Caroline Shannon-Karasik Hey there, hungry girl. Yeah, you. The one pushing peas and carrots around her sorry, sad little plate. Bummed your special diet is keeping you from enjoying Thanksgiving Day favorites? It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the day of gratitude can be […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Summer fitness tips to beat the heat By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Photo: Laura Jackson and Amanda Quinn, co-founders of Fit Chicks, run boot camps and workshops across the country While the onset of summer heat is often synonymous with the addition of long days at the pool and ice-cold popsicles, it can also mean another thing for regular […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Coping with soy allergies  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week, I chatted about lactose intolerance and how various dairy products – like milk, yogurt and cheese – can cause problems for people who cannot properly digest them. Well, once the paper hit stands, I started receiving emails about other food allergy concerns. The number one mention? […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Full body moves for a healthy core By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Trends come and go in the fitness industry, but one of the key terms you will consistently hear trainers and sweat enthusiasts alike saying is “core.” Tone your core. Use your core. Find your core. Why aren’t you engaging your core?! Still, there are a number […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Dining out with a special diet  By:  Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s People with food allergies and intolerances are a pain in the ass. I know, because I’m one of them. As a gluten-free gal with celiac disease, I can empathize with what it’s like to be that girl, sitting in a restaurant or at a friend’s dinner […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]