Santa Fe Reporter - Sweat <![CDATA[SWEAT - Burn, baby, burn (fat, that is) with SFR's fitness guide! ]]>
The first choice for our fitness mega-issue cover image—a depiction of St. Francis in a banana hammock flexing his pecs—got vetoed, so we settled for this.]]>
<![CDATA[A New Martial in Town - Enter the world of kiddie MMA]]>
Last year, Alejandro Rivas got into a bus accident when he was visiting family in Mexico. “When we were coming back on our bus, the bus was going too fast and there was a sharp turn,” Rivas, 11, explains.]]>
<![CDATA[The Icemen Cometh - Curling makes its Santa Fe debut]]>
By: Justin Horwath
On Friday, for the first time at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 W Rodeo Road, 955-4000), participants pushed their feet off hacks and guided 42-pound stones toward a large target called a house, while sweepers frantically brushed in front of the stone to ensure the integrity of its path.]]>
<![CDATA[A Divine Journey Into Derby - How ritual ass-kicking became my religion]]>
By: Jenni Higginbotham
Roller Derby—it’s the best cult I’ve ever joined. My heart just wasn’t into the other ones. Instead of chanting dreary prayers, we cheer, “Play Together, Skate Together, Win Together, Sleep Together!” And so, the ritual ass-kickings begin.]]>
<![CDATA[Pastry Unpuffed - Donut Man Micah Ortega is here to pump you up ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
A lot has happened in one-man “mobile marketing” machine Micah Ortega since SFR first spoke to him last year [cover story, Sept. 26: “Character Driven”].]]>
<![CDATA[Footman's Haven - From mild to wild, get your walk on at one of Santa Fe’s many trails]]>
By: Mia Rose Carbone
I walk everywhere. I always have. Santa Fe, where I’ve lived off and on since 2006 (I wasn’t born here all my life), has become a dusty, meandering, hot, cold, sweaty, damp, hilly and very familiar landscape for me.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgeball, Shmodge-ball! - Get back to your childhood roots for some serious fun and exercise ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We get it, in-shape people—you’re all amazing, and the rest of us (read, those of us who don’t look at a room full of crying people being screamed at while impossibly gigantic weights are lifted above their heads as a good time)—suck feet.]]>
<![CDATA[Why I Clean and Jerk and You Should Snatch Too - Release your inner Schwarzenegger at DeVargas mall ]]>
By: Sophie Engel
As someone newly outfitted with a BA in liberal arts, I have to admit that the entirety of my fitness knowledge comes from magazine covers and Internet forums. The most heavy lifting I’ve done was carrying War and Peace around with me for a month.]]>
<![CDATA[Giga Om - Finding center amid uncontrolled chaos]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
As I write this, my fiancé and I are in the midst of trying (operative word) to write our vows. It’s surprisingly difficult, made worse by all the people who say, “But you’re a writer!”]]>
<![CDATA[Drop and Give Me None - There’s no reason to get off your bloated ass if you watch these flicks]]>
By: David Riedel
This summer has kind of sucked. Knee injury revisited, physical therapy, another trip to the doc for, perhaps, an MRI; maybe a cortisone shot, maybe surgery. Worse, the PT leaves you so tired, there’s nothing to do but lie on your ass on the sofa all day and brood]]>
<![CDATA[SWEAT 2012 - SFR's annual locals' guide to staying fit, exercising your mind and body, learning to live, finding yourself and having fun! ]]>
Yes, it’s that time of year again—when we at SFR go out and research the foreign world of healthy living. Journalists are notorious for crouching nervously by their desks all day, overindulging in whiskey when the stress becomes too much. But, as we all learned during this issue, it needn’t be so! Santa Fe is full of fresh air, mountains, healers, teachers and general mindfulness—provided you know where to look. So, this year, we’ve expanded our fitness guide to include not only tips for the happy and healthy, but also some good ideas for those of us who aren’t quite so healthy—who, in fact, may need to heal before we even start the path to wholesome living. So here it is, Santa Fe: the road map to a whole new you. —Alexa Schirtzinger ]]>
<![CDATA[Sensual Healing - A skeptic’s stab at integrative healing]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
When Dr. Judy Scher asked if she could work on me, I expected to walk out of her office feeling light as a feather, uplifted and sublime—a new version of myself.]]>
<![CDATA[Roller Disco Inferno - Meet Santa Fe’s only homeless home team]]>
By: Enrique Limón
A young, dreadlocked woman sits on the floor by the caged outdoor hockey rink at Herb Martinez Park. Though she just suffered an elbow fracture, she didn’t miss her weekly practice. Seemingly unscathed, she starts unpacking her protective equipment, the sun glistening on her impressive RoboCop-approved high-tech brace—the name of which escapes her.]]>
<![CDATA[The Balance Between Mountains and Faults - Unity Medicine joins the ancient practice of Ayurveda with modern Western medicine]]>
By: Mia Rose Carbone
Nestled here in Santa Fe—among mountains and sky, piñon and juniper and everything that makes our city different and special—is Dr. Eric Grasser’s practice, Unity Medicine. Grasser is one of just a handful of MDs in the nation to join Ayurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, with modern Western medicine.]]>
<![CDATA[Salad Days - Alex De Vore and the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad salad month]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Day 1: It Begins
Nobody ever accused me of being thin, but the sad fact is that moving back to Santa Fe after years in California played a major part in letting myself go. For the first year, it was hard for me just to get up in the morning, let alone exercise, but all that’s going to change. I’m excited and dedicated, and my first step is the vow to eat nothing but salads for a month. ]]>
<![CDATA[Healing on Your Own Terms - One woman’s accident is the same woman’s triumph]]>
By: Dani Katz
You’re an avid snowboarder, shredding down a Lake Tahoe mountain, when you fall…40 feet. You wake up in the hospital, paralyzed from the shattered neck down. You’re staring up at the ceiling through frightened blue eyes as a hissing machine breathes for you and the doctors tell you that you’ll never walk again. That your condition is “incurable.” That you might not survive the night.]]>
<![CDATA[Hotshot Trots - How firefighters stay in shape]]>
By: Nick Davidson
While you and I spend the warm Southwestern summer days judging whether to swim a few cool laps or hop on the carbon horse and ride the Chamisa Trail, the hotshot crews of Santa Fe and around New Mexico are more than likely at war with fire in the wildlands, humping heavy gear to the edge of infernos. They cut firebreaks, fell trees and hike steep, rocky terrain deprived of sleep, all in the searing heat. So that our own fitness concerns are kept to running for recreation and not for our lives, these elite crews have to be in peak shape.]]>
<![CDATA[Team Ballet - Back to childhood, leotard and all]]>
By: Lily Wolf
As a teenage girl, I was a troublemaker. I was the kind of girl who was regularly sent home for wearing black lace slips to school and ditching math class. In fact, I loved to break the rules so much that I spent 11 consecutive weekends (a record at the time) in Saturday school my sophomore year for talking back to the vice principal. In spite of my insatiable desire to break every rule presented to me as a teenage girl, however, I fell in love with one of the world’s most rigid disciplines: I was totally and completely infatuated with ballet.]]>
<![CDATA[Mind Over Mass - Losing weight the hard way]]>
By: Ardee Napolitano
Eighteen months ago, you could’ve called me “Piggy,” “Fatso” or “Rosie O’Donnell.” Without the XL shirt, the potbelly, and the terrible case of chin acne, you probably wouldn’t guess that I weighed 220 pounds just before I entered college.]]>
<![CDATA[Fit or Fat - Sweat 2011]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
On July 7, the Trust for America’s Health—a nonprofit dedicated to improving community health around the country—released a report titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011.” The findings are disappointing, if not particularly shocking: Across the nation, obesity rates continue to balloon out of control.]]>