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Ask Rocco: 02/17

Your personal trainer is an idiot By Rocco Castellano I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 35 years. Yep, I’m that old. In 1991, I was one of 300 certified personal trainers in the world. Since then the industry hasn’t moved forward one bit. It seems like it’s still stuck in 1991 – almost nothing […]

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Chew on this: 02/17

Lab-tested protein powders: what to buy By Jayne Powers For all the bad things about the American diet (whatever that really is), one fact is certain: We don’t suffer from a lack of protein in our diets. Depending on your age, and level and frequency of exercise, you may need more or less. For men, the ballpark […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/10

Day two – a Lunk Alarm … again? By Rocco Castellano You ever hear the saying, “You ain’t doing something right if someone’s not hating on you”? Well, the confirmation is coming in everyday, especially when it comes to Planet Fitness. Several weeks back, there were a couple of people who wrote in, thinking they could […]

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Chew on this: 02/10

Why you shouldn’t judge a chocolate bar by its label By Jayne Powers With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re in high sweet mode. My all-around champion favorite knocks me back to my childhood – chocolate. If you follow nutrition headlines, you no doubt have read that chocolate is one of those star superfoods that will […]

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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: 01/27

Sugar daddy drama By Rocco Castellano If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s so-called fitness gurus spewing falsehoods without even doing the research. I hear it all the time from some of the top fitness pros around the world: “Sugar’s bad for you … watch your sugar intake, blah, blah, blah.” I’m going to […]

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Chew on this: 01/27

The 7 highly effective habits of the longest losers By Jayne Powers You’d think after 21 years of research by the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), created by researchers at Brown University and the University of Colorado, we’d know the secret to long-term, successful weight loss. According to the NWCR (nwcr.ws), we sort of do. […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/20

If you’re sick, don’t exercise … you idiot! By Rocco Castellano I just got over the worst flu I’ve ever had in my life. I had a 102 degree fever for five days straight. I actually thought the last time I got sick, about two years ago, was the worst I had had, when I […]

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Chew on this: 01/20

Get more in the know about your dough By Jayne Powers Sometimes, we don’t know when we think we did know. Got that? The next time you visit your go-to grocery store – and after heeding the following tips – you will know more about how to make healthier choices and not let food marketers […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

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 […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]