Build-a-butt Workshop

So, you want a big butt. I like big butts…and I cannot lie! Here are my top three tips for building a behind that won’t quit. And that means, real-world strength you can use on your next adventure. Whether you climb mountains, hike long-distance trails, run, mountain bike, play soccer, swim or walk up a […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Boyd Park

A lovely neighborhood park with a bit of everything, Boyd Park is a treasure for the local residents. With trails, a variety of play structures, basketball court and pockets of natural area, this park inspires interaction and creative play. Located in Northeast Bend just north of Empire Ave, Boyd Park is worth driving to if […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a hop, skip and a jump (or bicycle ride) away from the heart of downtown Bend. This beautiful, riverfront park offers shade in the heat of summer, a quick getaway for local residents and opportunities to watch wildlife. The park is connected to the Deschutes River Trail, a 19-mile long trail that […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Tumalo State Park

Tumalo State Park is a destination for swimming, hiking, camping and relaxing. Located just north of Bend on the Deschutes River, it makes a great quick escape on hot, summer days. This is one of the few nearby parks with developed camping. Seasonal campsites are available for a wide range of visitors. Take your RV, […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Larkspur Trail

While technically not a park, the Larkspur Trail on the east side of Bend is a public greenspace that links several parks together. So in my mind, it earns a Park of the Week designation. The trail runs south from Pilot Butte state park, using some sidewalk connectors, through Pinewood Natural Area to the Senior […]

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Mobility drills for strong and agile feet

When your legs feel sore after moving furniture, the typical reaction is: “my legs feel weak, I need to train them!” But when your feet feel sore after a long walk, the typical reaction is: “My feet hurt, I need more support in my shoes.” And not, “my feet are weak, I need to strengthen […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Drake Park

Drake Park is one of Bend’s most iconic parks. If you’ve visited Bend just once, you’ve probably walked the banks of Mirror Pond through beautiful Drake Park. This centrally located park is a familiar gathering place for residents as well as tourists. No matter the season or time of day, you’ll see people enjoying the […]