Fitness & Health Blog

Kick it up a notch to Off-Road Biking

Part Two of Bike Riding in Columbia begins with Heather Kobus of Athlete’s Arena Irmo discussing with Rebecca Everling of the Cycle Center how to go from someone who is riding in their neighborhood to someone who wants to kick it up a notch and go off-road biking. How does...

Bike Riding in Columbia

Part One of Bike Riding in Columbia, Heather Kobus of Athlete's Arena Irmo talks with Rebecca Everling of the Cycle Center in Five Points in hopes to inspire you to get your bike off of your garage wall, bring it outside and enjoy the beautiful weather we have in South...

Looking Strong & Being Strong

Socrates said, "It's a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." Let's apply this quote for ladies because looking strong & being strong is the new beauty standard. What does it take to look strong and be strong?...

Sometimes It Takes Creativity

Improving the Quality of Life for Mr. Bob Improving the quality of life for Mr. Bob began with some creative thinking on the part of Heather Kobus. Mr. Bob found himself with some loss of physical function after he suffered a stroke and vascular dementia. He must be cared for...

That’s a Wrap

Thank you for attending the “How to Start a Produce Co-Op” event this past Saturday at Athlete’s Arena Irmo. We hope that you found it informative and worthwhile. It was so nice to see new faces step inside our gym and hear from members of our community on how save...

You’re Never Too Old To Jump Rope

Meet Ed Holliman Ed Holliman will be a young 69 years of age on July 12, 2019. He joined Rock Steady Boxing Irmo (inside Athlete's Arena Irmo) at the beginning of this year to increase his strength and stability, and to fight back against Parkinson - one punch at a...

How to start a produce co-op

How to Start a produce co-op Saturday, June 22 9:30am-10:30amWant to learn how to organize a produce co-op to save money, eat healthy and shop local from our South Carolina farmers? Support local farmers If you want to know how to organize a produce co-op, this is your chance to...

The Benefits of Grass-fed, Local Beef

West Ridge Farm As I am sure we are all aware, the trend of grass-fed beef has been gaining momentum over the past decade.  There are numerous reasons for this increase in attention, mainly a search for lean protein and/or a protein containing healthy fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids...

Mmmm, honey!

Local Honey. Mmmm, honey!  Those little bees work so hard to produce the sweetness we love. In recent years, the search for local raw honey has been on the rise. It is no wonder since a Google search to find out the health benefits of raw honey will turn up...

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