Chicago running store sets pace to provide Bronzeville with alternatives

Opening a small local business has its pros and cons in the best of times. Opening a business during an unprecedented global pandemic and year of social unrest is risky — for some. However, entrepreneur and running enthusiast Ian Gonzalez believes he is up to the challenge. Gonzalez’s business, Last Lap Cornerstore, is tucked away […]

Mo’Nique cries while celebrating hard-fought fitness goal

Finally, some positive news billowing out of the Mo’Nique camp. The caustic comedienne, who is currently more famous for the people she has beef with (Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry) than the Oscar-winning movie they made together (2008’s Precious), is in a celebratory mood after conquering her long-awaited, hard-fought fitness goal. The 51-year-old Baltimore […]

Temeko Richardson runs with passion and purpose to end homelessness

Temeko Richardson is a running enthusiast with a passion for health and serving others. She is the founder of Run Life’s Course™ where she collaborates with organizations like Back on My Feet to eradicate homelessness through running and fundraising. On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Run Life’s Course and District 6 are teaming up to bring their […]

4 tips to kick-start your running routine

Running is my jam. To lace up my shoes, turn up my iTunes and go out for a run is something I never regret, even if I don’t feel like it at first. While the whole “runner’s high” thing is still up for debate, I can say I always feel good, even euphoric, after I […]

Fit Fridays with Holly Lowe Jones: 3 tips on running your 1st marathon

I have been running and competing in triathlon for 10 years. I began my journey into endurance sports with my end goal in mind: to ultimately compete in an Ironman distance triathlon (140.6 miles total). I knew I had to start somewhere, so I set out to run my first marathon, and had a fantastic […]

Fit Fridays with Holly Lowe Jones: 8 easy and healthy ways to start running

Running is one of the best ways to lose weight and get fit. However, many people find running frightening and think it’s something they could never do. My weight has fluctuated throughout the years, and still fluctuates to some degree, depending on what’s going on in my life. Major personal changes, my level of physical […]

Temilola Sobomehin on creative entrepreneurship and basketball

Temilola Sobomehin (Tess Sobo), founder and race director, runningnerds You are the founder and race director of runningnerds. Its mission is to “… provide a social forum, resource, and service for the contemporary running community!” Distance running events, track and field clinics, and social events for runners — your business model is inclusive for all levels […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: How to get started running

The thing about running is everyone can do it. There’s no need for special skills, expensive gear, athletic ability or even good genes. All running requires is a pair of shoes and a little determination. Studies have shown that running can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and even cancer. Don’t bother joining […]

Best iPhone apps for runners

Love to run? The Apple app store offer a variety of apps that help you run new routes, run at faster pace, improve endurance and even lose a little weight. Avid runners and those who want to be runners, grab your iPhone and download one of these apps to change up your daily running routine.

Fitness plan: Top 5 calorie burning exercises for the summer

While running may not be for everyone, there are other activities that will burn just as many calories while giving you a total body workout. Summer is a great time to get outdoors and get active. The days are longer so whether you choose the morning or evening, stay well hydrated and enjoy as many […]

Fitness plan: Exercises to burn underarm fat

Tired of that bulge under your arm when you were sleeveless shirts or dresses? Or that arm that waves even after you have stopped? While there is no way of burning fat in just one part  of the body, a combination of healthy diet and routine exercise including weight training, you can get rid of […]

‘Black Girls RUN!’ Conquers the 2011 Peachtree Road Race

Black Girls RUN! is more than a running group. It is a support group focusing on distance running as a way to combat the growing obesity epidemic in the African American community. Founded in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks, the group’s mission quickly spread across the country and boasts local chapters in 21 […]

Commit to Be Fit!

Although reluctant, I decided to join a boot camp in my neighborhood in mid-February, and I must say that it’s an excellent blend of cardio and strength training. The level of difficulty is intense, but so are the results. As warmer weather approaches, look deep within and consider making a commitment to increase and maintain […]