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Louisiana women tap into fitness, friendships at tap class

Sep. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — Pam Green’s philosophy about the tap class she teaches at the Louisiana Athletic Club in Pineville is simple. Have fun. “It’s just a great group of ladies with a common interest,” said Green, one of the fitness instructors at LAC. “I...

AP PHOTOS: Trainers beat Sydney lockdown with outdoor gyms

Sep. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Personal trainers have turned a waterfront park into an outdoor gym to get around Sydney’s pandemic lockdown restrictions. Gymgoers work out among onlookers walking their dogs in this picturesque open-air setting in suburban Rushcutters Bay, sometimes...

Former candidate Tim James eyes possible challenge to Ivey

Sep. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James said Wednesday that he is considering challenging fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in next year’s governor’s race. James, the son of former Gov. Fob James, said he will decide by the end of the...

Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended in coronavirus dispute

Sep. 05, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended amid chaotic scenes after local health officials walked onto the pitch on Sunday in a bid to remove three players who didn’t comply with coronavirus restrictions. The match featuring...

Social media's 70-up 'grandfluencers' debunking aging myths

Sep. 02, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan MacDonald’s health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she'd wind up an invalid if she didn't turn...

Professor helps coach cross-country team after health scare

Aug. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Almost every day after school, members of the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District middle and high school cross-country teams spend the fall honing their sport. For the past decade, student-athletes have run along Starkville’s streets under...

Lady Takerz boxers build strength and unity in Louisiana

Aug. 22, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, without fail, the Lady Takerz seize an early start to the day at 5 a.m. with an hourlong workout through high-intensity interval training, group exercises and boxing. One member, Misty White, drives each morning...

San Francisco's new rule: Proof of vaccine or no dining in

Aug. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greg Ryken showed up to his favorite lunch spot in San Francisco on Friday with an appetite and his vaccination record in hand. A manager at Sam's Grill and Seafood restaurant verified he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, put him on a list of...

Restaurateurs sue NYC to block proof of vaccination rules

Aug. 19, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of New York City restaurants asked a judge this week to block the city's latest effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, calling the city's mandate that customers show proof of vaccination “arbitrary, irrational, unscientific and unlawful." ...

Trans Yoga Project makes wellness more accessible in NC

Aug. 16, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In these Charlotte yoga and meditation classes, no expensive yoga pants or chiseled abdominal muscles are expected. “Too often, we feel like the shape we take on needs to look a specific way,” Charlottean Daniel Sannito, instructor and...