Monthly Archive: June 2013

Former power lifter uses past experiences to help others 0

Former power lifter uses past experiences to help others

Story and photo by Robert Vencil, NewsNetNebraska For most, becoming physically fit is something of a challenge and it requires a little motivation.  That’s where Jonathan Naff comes in.  The former power lifter from...

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to shaping your body 0

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to shaping your body

Story and photos by Robert Vencil, NewsNetNebraska There are as many myths surrounding diets as there is the Loch Ness Monster.  A quick Internet search on how to lose weight will give you conflicting...

Calories in drinks can be just as numerous as calories eaten 0

Calories in drinks can be just as numerous as calories eaten

Story by Alicia Mikoloyck, NewsNetNebraska Making the choice between diet soda and regular soda is natural for most people.  But not many people think about the calories taken in in the drinks they have...

Body mass index doesn’t work for everyone 0

Body mass index doesn’t work for everyone

Story, photos and videos by: Megan Bauerle, NewsNetNebraska Body mass index is defined by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as “a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men...

Women break into martial arts 0

Women break into martial arts

Story, photos and video by Bethany Knipp, NewsNetNebraska Whether they are looking to learn self-defense or creating an outlet for expression, women have begun breaking into the martial arts. Amberlyn Edson, 34, teaches aikido...

New fitness centers leaving older image from earlier days for cash 0

New fitness centers leaving older image from earlier days for cash

Alexander Hall NewsNetNebraska America has been changing over the last 50 years. A different lifestyle has evolved and with the changing landscape, fitness centers exploded into the culture. But, gone are the days where...

Kendo, “the way of the sword” 0

Kendo, “the way of the sword”

Story and Photos by Ben Rickaby, NewsNetNebraska Kendo is the Japanese martial art of Fencing that is popular around the world but rarely seen in the U.S. Though kendo isn’t common in the U.S....

BMX, the adrenaline rush 0

BMX, the adrenaline rush

Story and photos by Ben Rickaby, NewsNetNebraska I hate gyms with every fiber of my being. I’m sure if I could get past my ingrained childhood loathing of the gym I might be able...

Lincoln residents have a plethora of places to exercise 0

Lincoln residents have a plethora of places to exercise

Story, photos and map by: Megan Bauerle, NewsNetNebraska Like many students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Leslie Kravtiz exercises at the UNL Rec Center. “It’s covered by my student fees and they have a lot...

Personal trainer doesn’t buy into using BMI to determine a healthy weight 0

Personal trainer doesn’t buy into using BMI to determine a healthy weight

Story and photos by Alicia Mikoloyck, NewsNetNebraska Emily Suhr doesn’t rely on BMI or body mass index alone while training her clients, she insists better methods are out there. Suhr, 21, has been a...