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Here are 20 Ways to Stay Active Around Charlotte During the Upcoming Holidays

It can be tough to stay active once the temperature drops and the craziness of the holidays sets in. But the fact is, physical activity is shown to improve your physical, mental and emotional health — especially during a time of year that can...

5 Ways You Can Support People With Disabilities Right Now

Nearly 90 years ago, Helen Keller issued a challenge to Charlotte leaders: Do something to help. After losing both her sight and hearing to an illness before her second birthday, Keller spent her life navigating the challenges that come with having a disability. Challenges...

Support Black-Owned Businesses in Charlotte This Month and Every Month

The pandemic created a struggle for small businesses. Every day brings news of a different shop or restaurant closing down for good. And Black-owned businesses have been hit disproportionately hard, on top of already experiencing challenges their white-owned counterparts might not. "A few challenges black...

Here’s How to Support the Local Hispanic and Latinx Communities Every Week of Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15, and the QC is full of ways to celebrate and support. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain,...

How To Support the LGBTQ community in Charlotte Every Weekend This Month

Charlotte's Pride celebration is unlike any other city's in the world. "What sets us apart is that we’re not a big city pride or a small town pride," says Charlotte Pride Communications Director Matt Comer. "You can come to Charlotte Pride and have a...

Spotting Orthopedic Issues in Your Elderly Relatives (Plus Elder-proofing Your Home)

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Now that we're vaccinated against COVID-19, we're doing something we've wanted to do since the beginning of quarantine — give Grandma a giant hug. Many people are seeing their elderly relatives and friends for the first time in more than a year, and these...

Have a Student-Athlete? Or an Aspiring One? Check Out These Speed & Agility Camps for Young Athletes

With fall sports around the corner, summer is a great time to get a leg up on the competition, add new skills, improve performance, and avoid the summer slide. At OrthoCarolina's Sports Training Center summer camps, your child will learn from experienced personal trainers and strength...

We’re Back With Local Men’s Style Modeled by Charlotte Doctors

Summer style in Charlotte's heat & humidity can be a challenge, and we haven't had to deal with anything but tees and workout clothes for seemingly forever. Now that we can safely head out and socialize, it's time to shop for some new togs....

Best Ways For Charlotte Senior Citizens to Stay Active With Community Groups

As we age, staying fit may fall to the wayside as we shift focus to other priorities (playing with grandkids and enjoying some well-deserved post-retirement relaxation, for example). But for senior citizens, it's more important than ever before to stay active. And working out...

Getting Back In The Gym: How to Safety Restart Your Workout Regimen

As more people get vaccinated, gyms increase capacity and we slowly return to the "new normal," it may be tempting to jump right back into your workout where you left off. But if your past year consisted of mostly "rest days," you may need...

Tips for Safely Doing Strength Training and HIIT at Home

During the past year our homes have morphed into much more than just houses: they've become offices, schools and gyms as well. And even though people are slowly trickling back to their workplaces and school buildings, many are opting to continue working out at...

Shopping 2021 Spring Fashion Trends with Physician Assistants.

We had fun shopping what's new for spring fashion on one of February's only warm & sunny evenings last week! The ladies at Paul Simon Women in SouthPark did an amazing job styling OrthoCarolina Physician Assistants, Jennifer Suckow, PA-C and Melissa Williams, PA-C. These...

10 Safety Tips For Exercising Outdoors

Hitting the (home) gym is great, but there's just something restorative about working out outdoors. Whether it's breathing in some fresh air, getting a much-needed dose of Vitamin D or just getting out of the house for awhile -- heading outside can supercharge our...

Studio Discounts + Enter to Win FREE Memberships & More Ways to Stay Fit in 2021

Ready for round 2? We have five more Charlotte fitness studios ready to welcome you back (masked and with Covid protocols, of course!). Read through for new member deals on classes and monthly memberships and enter to win! Our partners at OrthoCarolina have generously sponsored...

Kick Off 2021 with These Charlotte Fitness Deals. Plus Enter To Win Fitness Packages Like a Year Free, 3 Months Free & More.

Last year changed our fitness routines. We started out January 2020 having to book our classes days ahead to secure a space, and we signed up for 5k and 10k races to set fitness goals. By March, those group workouts turned into solo walks...

Student-Athlete Fitness in the Off-Season

Any parent of a student-athlete knows when their child's sport is in season, it's "game on" (so to speak). Multiple weekly workouts, practices, scrimmages, meets and games can become like a full-time job as these young athletes strive for greatness. But when the season...