Love Dogs? Love snow? Meet Dogsledding!

Love Dogs? Love Snow? Meet Dog Sledding Posted on December 19, 2012 by Elizabeth Kovar ‘Tis the prime season of winter sports where outdoor pursuits of skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are in abundance. A less commonly thought about winter activity, dogsledding, is a unique and adventurous sport that glides you through beautiful scenery and landscapes.  […]

Six Heli-Skiing Destinations in North America

IN ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, SKI/SNOW 6 Heli-Skiing Destinations in North America Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Dec 24, 2012 | No Comments Heli-skiing is about as exhilarating as winter sports get. The helicopter ride in itself is a rush, but to have full access to miles of pristine, unconquered terrain is an experience worth adding to the bucket list. Yet, heli-skiing isn’t for […]

Does the weather got you S.A.D.?

  THE S.A.D. TRUTH Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, 10 December 2012 13:36. Seasonal Affective Disorder is common in the Northwest, especially during the gloomy winter months. With days being short, cloudy and wet, the “winter blues” make people lethargic, sad and possibly depressed. Those with a serious clinical diagnosis may experience hypomania, […]

Learn how to Calculate your Winter Calorie Burn through the MET System

  CALCULATING WINTER CALORIE BURN Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, 03 December 2012 13:16. One way to calculate how many calories you burn during an activity session is through the METs System. It is common to remember “seeing” METs on the treadmill, recumbent bike or elliptical.  MET (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) incorporates the […]

Tis the Season to Work Your Glutes

  THREE GLUTE EXERCISES FOR WINTER CONDITIONING Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 22:48. The glutes are known to be one of the most powerful muscles of the body; however, the glutes are sometimes the weakest in the body. This is due to the fact that humans sit long periods of time, […]

Bigger, Stronger, Faster and Injured for the Holidays

Bigger, Stronger, Faster & Injured For The Holidays WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH KOVAR | 19 NOVEMBER 2012 It is common that individuals who want to burn maximum calories push their bodies to the limit with time and energy.  This misconception leads to injury quicker than anticipated due to overtraining or not having enough stability and mobility in […]

Pump-O-Matic…The Workout with a Pumpkin!

Hello friends! First, I want to start with a simple question. What do you with your pumpkins this fall season? Most commonly heard answers include: carve it, eat it, smash it! However, have you ever worked out with a pumpkin? Now is your chance! This at-home, gym or group class concept works to move the […]

What are you Waiting For? Part Two

What Are You Waiting For? Part Two WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH KOVAR | 16 OCTOBER 2012 OREGONSPORTSNEWS.COM In Part One of “What Are You Waiting For”, I explained the “need to knows” about exercise to understand the many fitness myths or misconceptions.  Part Two discusses the understanding of nutrition and the astonishing holiday food consumption. Throughout the years, […]

What are You Waiting For? Part One

What Are You Waiting For? Part One WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH KOVAR | 12 OCTOBER 2012 I recently had a conversation with someone who, like many Americans, encountered a stressful time period where weight gain was the result of a lack of physical activity and poor nutrition.  This individual found it challenging to balance life between work […]