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This year’s eight-week WNC Get Fit Challenge is set to return Monday, Sept. 10, challenging not just Jackson County residents…
By Jerica Rossi • Guest writer While people were walking into class, I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “I’m…
It seems like every year there’s a new fad diet people swear is the panacea for quick weight loss. This…
By Wende Goode • Guest writer Negativity surrounds us, is embodied in us. Until a couple of years ago, I…
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Josh Moss’s professional world revolved around property management and vacation rentals at the time he decided to open a CrossFit…
For someone who’s spent decades introducing thousands of children to the joy of swimming, Mike Creason’s relationship with water didn’t…
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Healthy living is a whole-family affair with the Cherokee Turning Point program, a seven-week course that aims to reach kids…
Like salads, smoothies are what you make of them — and you can easily make them into a high-fat, high-calorie…
Yoga instructors have been trying to convince people for years that the exercise has amazing benefits for everyone, but still…
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The Gracie family is well known to martial arts enthusiasts across the world; as perhaps the only martial arts practitioners…
As a yoga instructor and a massage therapist, Candra Smith knows that staying healthy requires a sound mind and body,…
Franklin Health & Fitness has invested a lot in its community, and in return, the community has been able to…
The Nantahala Racing Club is all about ensuring future generations have a love and appreciation for whitewater recreation, and a…
Enjoy working out like a fighter but hate getting punched in the face? Then a new fitness franchise concept in…
Wearing a leopard-print leotard and suspended 4 feet off the ground in a band of purple silk, Patricia Forgione is…
After 35 straight days on the job, Jeannine Sowers is sorely in need of a spa day. The irony of…
Swain County schools are a little bit healthier following the conclusion of a trial wellness program this spring.
There’s something ingrained in our DNA, something seared into our psyche that triggers a primal sense of harmony when we…
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern  Whether it is teaching a Pilates or karate class or performing massage therapy, much of…
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern  Relaxing through methods such as massages and skin care treatments is not just a luxury.…
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern Jackie Beecher wants clients to feel empowered in making decisions about their health when they…
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern As a doctor of naturopathy, Michelle Sanderbeck said one of her main concerns is finding…
A medical esthetician at Salon & Skin Spa of Hazelwood Village in Waynesville, Darcia Sirianni knows exactly how important skin…
Health organizations throughout Western North Carolina offer a variety of programs and services to promote wellness among residents.
The Mountain Spirit Wellness building in Waynesville’s Frog Level area offers a pair of services that have the same goal…
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern It’s a myth that yoga is reserved for only the most acrobatic of people. And…
A little bit goes a long way. That’s a key philosophy at Blue Mountain Chiropractic Center in downtown Waynesville. Good health…
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