Health & Wellness

For most moms, parenthood is a joy, but it can often involves late nights, early mornings, cramped schedules and little free time. As a result, time spent with friends or on self-improvement is a precious commodity.

How did Anthony Velte capture this cool view of Woodbury? “I enjoy building and flying remote-controlled aircraft, so I stopped at the Lake Road and Manning Avenue water tower to fly a quadcopter while shooting video and taking aerial photographs,” Velte says.

An enthusiastic crowd cheered the finalists and winners of the Best of Woodbury 2014 readers' choice survey at the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel. All photos by Tate Carlson.

A large, enthusiastic crowd was on hand at Woodbury High School's activity center for the annual Super Hero Training Camp. All photos by Jeanne Berget.

Springtime has us daydreaming about baseball. The smell of freshly cut grass, the peaceful symmetry of the diamond, the satisfying thwack of the bat—there’s something particularly beautiful about America’s favorite pastime.
   

Before the tick of the iPhone or the drum of the keyboard, a different sound could be heard. Rather, it wasn’t a sound at all. It was a voice—an inner voice. Yoga studios and fitness centers across Woodbury are raising that voice loud and clear through a variety of class offerings.

Honesty. Integrity. Sportsmanship. Respect. Confidence. Responsibility. Perseverance. Courtesy. Judgment.

Same name, different meaning. Despite its similar moniker, the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride focuses on community and camaraderie, rather than competition.

Marvin is a three-year-old Chihuahua/small poodle mix, and most of the time he never sits still. “I like to take pictures of him and sometimes he will stay still for me,” says his owner, Mariah Delich.

John Culbertson might be tired after a long day’s work, but when he arrives in Woodbury to lead the Thunderbolts adaptive sports teams, a jolt courses through him. “It’s, ‘Coach John this’ or ‘Coach John that,’” Culbertson says. “I’m trying to put out 100 different fires.

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