Athletics & Wellness

Weight loss and you
WAC Nutrition & Health Coach weighs in on weight loss and how it really works By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition…
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Moving Well to Manage Arthritis
Arthritis, exercise, and overload By Dr. James McAfee, PT, DPT Currently affecting around one in four US adults, arthritis is…
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How stress impacts our health
Mental well-being By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach There’s more to being healthy than eating right…
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Eating for your ideal weight
Getting your calorie count right makes all the difference By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach Have…
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Where squash keeps swinging
Coaching and open play help keep the sport thriving at the WAC By Joey Carreon, Associate Editor Great…
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Your go-to golf destination
Spring means golf, and this year we have more offerings than ever Like many outdoor pursuits, golf has…
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Get to know group fitness again
Meet some of the WAC instructors who help replace ‘me’ with ‘we’ in the studio Fitness is often viewed…
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Walking and back pain
When it comes to chronic back pain, does walking actually help? By Mike Chen, MTI Physical Therapist Almost…
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What is a Health Coach?
Bridging the gap between health care and self-care. By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach Certified health…
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Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition
Give your body the fuel it needs with nutritious choices—available at the WAC! By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health…
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Introducing our new Aquatics Supervisor
Say hello to Lynn Barnhart Meet Lynn Barnhart, the WAC’s new Aquatics Supervisor. Lynn oversees Helene Madison Pool on…
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How much exercise do I need?
Training smarter for a better, healthier you By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach We all know…
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Foundation of Healthy Living
Small steps toward big change By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach When working towards optimal health and…
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Knee to Wall test
Test your ankle mobility with this simple test Stiff ankles, especially the ability to dorsiflex—or lift your foot up—is a…
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Instructor Insights
Jaime Beenen, Aquatics Jaime Beenen (née Crow) began teaching aquatics in 2013 at the WAC after falling in…
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Have a Smarter New Year
When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, working smart is just as important as working hard By Michelle Payne,…
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