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Ending position for bent over row with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - In tennis, powerful swings start with a strong back

Apr 21, 2014 6:00am

I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a...

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Events planned this week at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center

Jan 02, 2014 6:01am

The following are events planned at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center in Sherwood for the upcoming week:

Today: Hand and foot competition at 10:30 a.m., 8-ball pool at 12:30 p.m., and...

Book Review - Books about Alzheimer’s

Dec 27, 2013 4:45pm

This time of year always makes you think of things past.

You’re reminded of the holidays and the kids when they were small. That makes you think about when you were a kid, of fun outside,...

Movie Review - ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Dec 26, 2013 1:41pm

Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) snorts coke through a rolled-up hundred-dollar bill, unfurls that Benjamin Franklin, shows it to the camera, then wads it up and chucks it into the trash.

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Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the barbell mash for quads  exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

PERSONAL TRAINER - Barbells work overtime as useful mobility tool

Dec 23, 2013 5:23pm

Barbells are a great tool for exercising. You can use them for squatting, dead lifting and pressing. Did you know that you can also use them as a mobility tool?

Yup, it’s true. You can use...

Movie Review - ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Dec 20, 2013 6:00am

In the hands of Emma Thompson, “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers is a spoonful of something, all right, but it sure ain’t sugar.

She’s blunt, bristling and belligerent — as well as a few...

Sylvan Hills Student Activities

Dec 19, 2013 11:42am

Academic Time

Junior Donnie Ray Davis of Sylvan Hills High School works on his Advanced Placement United States History work, or APUSH as the students like to call it. The course is very...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the barbell thruster exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - For full-body conditioning, in thrusters you’ll trust

Dec 16, 2013 12:53pm

Squats and shoulder presses are hard enough when done as isolated movements. Let’s see what happens when we combine them into one movement, the thruster. The results may surprise you.

First...

Book Review - ‘Junkyard Planet’ by Adam Minter

Updated: Dec 16, 2013 12:25pm

This will probably be the last year for your old Christmas lights.

You’ve noticed that the bulbs are half burned out and replacements are hard to find these days. Besides, you’d really...

Movie Review - ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dec 13, 2013 6:01am

For a movie that’s all about literally going home again, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is further proof of just how hard it is to do so figuratively.

After 2003’s “The Lord of the...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the jumping pull-up exercise. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Jumping adds to getting the heart pumping

Dec 10, 2013 6:01am

“I came to get down. I came to get down. So get out your seats and jump around!” No joke, “Jump Around” by House of Pain is the ringtone I set for all my clients.

Maybe I have been a trainer...