HEALTH & FITNESS // YOUR PICKS
When it comes to health and fitness, there are fewer experts than the employees at SCHEELS. That's why we talked to five of them about their favorite ways of becoming involved in the fitness community and what’s one product that will help you become more fit.
Yoga Expert and Assistant Store Leader There are many ways to get involved with the Yoga community in Fargo. We have a wide variety of types of yoga studios in the area but my favorite way to get involved with fitness in the community is the YMCA’s annual Yoga in the Park. It is a free will offering event that is located at Island Park. This event will be Wednesday nights during the summer. They haven’t announced the dates yet for this year but 100 percent of the proceeds go to charities! I only bring my Manduka Eko Lite mat to this event because it is an amazing rubber mat that is also lightweight, portable and easy to clean. It’s perfect for outdoor yoga classes! I met Alicia Waldoch when she was teaching yoga classes at NDSU and I was a student. I quickly became a regular to her classes and later went on to becoming a 200 hour certified yoga teacher thanks to her! She teaches now at the YMCA Fercho location downtown Tuesday nights. Her classes are amazing if you are just starting out or if you’ve been practicing yoga for years. 18 | FARGO MONTHLY 100 ISSUE
Exercise Expert and Exercise Shop Specialty Manager The one place I really love to go when I have time free is Edge Fitness. For me, it’s the gym that has everything for anyone looking to start a workout program or keep on going. It has programmed classes, racquetball (at the Moorhead site), personal training and great cardio and lifting space. What I really love is the equipment availability. It’s not like the big gyms where you are lost in space and you’re constantly waiting or hanging out to get your turn on a machine. Since I love to run and lift, I appreciate their treadmill, free weight and cable machines selection. If you like to power lift, they have a room specifically built for that with cages, racks and bumper plates too. One last reason I choose Edge Fitness is their membership cost. No sign up fees or cancellation fees. Just one small monthly charge, so simple! If I am strapped for time or can’t make it to the gym for a typical workout, I have my go to equipment with me. That is my TRX suspension training bands, sold at SCHEELS. If I have this piece of equipment, my workout is on! TRX suspension bands offer you challenging body weight exercises that always engage the core all while using the straps to suspend yourself to increase resistance. With it, I can also progress moves and learn how to make them more challenging by using the straps to suspend myself more. It comes with a travel bag and suspension straps to use either inside or out. With its own mobile app, you never have to wonder about different moves and exercises to perform either.