City Gym is a place to belong

By Colette Panchot Hailee Bland-Walsh, a self-described “transformation junkie,” is on a mission to make the fitness industry more inclusive. She is the owner and CEO of City Gym KC, 7416 Wornall Rd. “My approach is to create safe spaces, emotionally and physically, for people to be the best version of themselves, which then spreads … Read more

A simple exercise to help you calm down

The 5-4-3-2-1 exercise is a quick way to dispel anxiety. It is just an exercise in concentration. By using it, you focus on non-threatening things around you. Doing so pushes anxiety-producing thoughts aside. Better than counting sheep The exercise was originally a technique to help a person fall asleep. I redesigned it and called it … Read more

Army’s new fitness test could change again as Congress seeks to change standards

The Army may be on the cusp of yet another change to its new aptitude test after lawmakers backed an effort to switch to job-specific standards. Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved the proposal in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which sets out political and funding priorities for the … Read more