Health & Wellness

As a former elite figure skater, coach Tom Incantalupo knows what it takes to reach the top. The Woodbury resident, now staff coach at Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club, has coached skaters to national and international success.

Lookout Ridge offers an indoor fairytale landscape for cooped up kids. It transports its visitors from the frigid Minnesota winter to a tree house environment. Kids crawl, climb and slide through Lookout Ridge’s obstacles.

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and you’re up and running. Literally, running. On the treadmill. Down in the basement. Because it’s January and it’s freezing outside. 7 a.m.: Get the kids up, dressed and fed.

“I always ask people how they are doing,” writes 16-year-old Donnell Rodgers.

Go for the gold by channeling your inner Mike Tyson. For those searching for a new and unique workout, Title Boxing Club opened a Woodbury location in August.

A new year is at hand. If you’ve munched the remnant crumbs from the cookie exchange platter and will soon be shopping for a new spring break swimsuit, it may be time to revisit your fitness goals and get that mid-winter conditioning back on track.

“Get outdoors!” we’re told. The benefits of maintaining physical activity are well-documented. So too are the benefits of getting fresh air and strengthening our social connections. Wrap these ideas inside Gore-Tex and Smart Wool and you’ve got yourself a ski racer.

The Schill family is ready to celebrate 2014.

For 13 years, the city of Woodbury has hosted a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Bash at Bielenberg Sports Center, allowing party-goers to celebrate midnight a few hours early.

Jillian Lampert at The Emily Program's new Woodbury location.

The Emily Program, a nationally recognized eating disorder treatment program, has come to Woodbury. And when more children and adolescents in the United States live with eating disorders than diabetes, the availability of effective treatment is essential.