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The best part of life is connecting with people and we think there’s some pretty great people in the Central Valley.

Here you’ll find profiles of some of those people and opportunities to try something new, healthy and fun together.

Behind The Scenes: FitnessSocial with Melissa Oberti & Dina Juve

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Melissa Oberti and Dina Juve started FitnessSocial in 2012.  Specializing in Kettlebells and TRX, FitnessSocial brings together support and fitness with small group classes and one-on-one training in a boutique environment.

 

Tell Us a little about yourself, your business, how you sweat and …

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Behind The Scenes: Cyclebar with Rachael Orlando

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Rachael Orlando is a mom to two children, a wife to Peter, a commercial real estate agent, entrepreneur and, along with her husband, owner of Cyclebar Fresno and Clovis.  You can find her sweating in an indoor cycling class or enjoying cooking and traveling on her days off. …

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Behind The Scenes: HIGH Fitness with Co-Creator Emily Nelson

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Take a Behind the Scenes look into HIGH Fitness with co-owner/creator Emily Nelson.  HIGH has taken the Central Valley by storm with popular tunes, killer moves and the catch phrase “aerobics is back!”  This mother of three and business owner is traveling to Fresno for a one-night-only Halloween HIGH …

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A Day In The Life: Travis Birchfield

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Travis Birchfield is an Indoor Cycling Instructor at Cyclebar in Fresno and Clovis.  He’s from Clovis, Ca and is married to his high school sweatheart Valerie.  He grew up in athletics with a passion for body building.  After multiple injuries and shoulder surgery, he needed an alternative and found indoor …

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A Day In The Life: Nate Achelpohl

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Nate Achelpohl is the Head Coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Fresno, CA.  He has been group and personal training for over 5 years and received his degree in Fitness Management from Doane University in Crete, Nebraska.  He’s currently working toward a Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology and preparing …

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First Take: Swimming for Sport

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First Take:  Swimming for Sport

by Heather McCann

My brother swam the length of Lake Tahoe last summer.  I kayaked next to him on the lake one early morning, watching him glide through the water effortlessly.  Swimmers make swimming long distances look peaceful.  I’ve never felt anything …

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