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Ask Rocco: 12/30

New year … new you! By Rocco Castellano New Year, New You. That is the dumbest slogan I have ever seen. Every year, personal trainers, gym owners and supplement companies decide it’s the new year… so you should start thinking about being a new you. It’s literally the same thing every year. You make a […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/23

Eat, drink and be f**king merry … please By Rocco Castellano The one thing I can’t stand during the holiday season is when the exercise, diet and nutrition Nazis come out of the woodwork like cockroaches at night to proclaim that you need to “be careful” during the holidays. I have to get it out […]

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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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Heart attacks: the 50-year lie By Rocco Castellano You’ve been lied to. I know you’re looking at this page saying to yourself, “Really? This must be about another fitness-related scam, like the Acai Berry Diet or the Green Tea Diet … ” Not even close. We, as a nation, have been lied to for over 50 […]

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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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If you’re fat … stop exercising! By Rocco Castellano [Editor’s note: This the first installment of The Dayton City Paper’s NEW Health, Wellness & Fitness column, Ask Rocco, by Rocco Castellano. Castellano is a fitness personality who has been featured in print and on television, including episodes of MTV’s Made.] So, this is the column I’m […]

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Afterglo 11/18/14

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

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

Are there eggs in that? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Eggs. No breakfast buffet would seem complete without them, right? But for the person who is allergic to eggs, they also represent a food ingredient that can lead to a reaction ranging anywhere from an unpleasant to a severe allergic response, making a brunch date a possible no-go […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Four ideas for a clean beauty routine By Caroline Shannon-Karasik With the dizzying number of shampoos, powders, lotions and colorful nail polishes that line supermarket aisles and retail store counters, it’s no surprise the world spends billions of dollars on beauty and personal care items each year. In fact, a 2013 report by Mint.com showed the […]

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Fling into Spring

Miamisburg’s annual Spring Fling returns By John Hamilton Photo: The annual Miamisburg Spring Fling festival takes place May 16-17 in […]

Advice Goddess: 5/5

By Amy Alkon Eat, pray you’ll shut up, love I’ve always been a feelings stuffer, but I’ve been reading about […]

News of the weird: 05/05

By Chuck Shepherd World’s worst sculptor It seemed like a good idea when the village of Celoron, New York, paid […]

The Docket: 05/05

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Donkey wrong Police were flagged down by a […]

Chew on this: 05/05

Thinking differently about dieting By Jayne Powers Two things in life besides death and taxes seem to dominate American culture: […]

The Weight of water

Beauty, irony, loss By Susan Byrnes Photo: Prudence Gill, Over, Under, Around, and Through, 2015 Compared to many Midwestern states, […]