Health & Wellness

A new kid moved onto the block when Just For Kix dance program opened its doors in Minnetonka. Girls and boys at any skill level, preschool through high school, can learn to dance and experience a team setting.

Karin Twigg, co-owner of Awaken Pilates with her husband, Christian, invite everyone to mix up their exercise options and try the Reformer.

We typically associate “alfresco” with summer dining on patios and restaurant sidewalks, but here in the lake area, we have the privilege of assigning a winter-fresh twist on this outdoorsy phrase.

Fans in the stands at high school athletic events will often hold their collective breath waiting for a completed pass, a third strike or a winning goal. Now imagine an elite student athlete, waiting for word about their collegiate future.

Women, Wisdom, and Wine entertained and educated women this fall with a spectacular lineup of speakers, and more are planned in 2013.

Allan Charney tried boxing to help get in shape, but he felt like something was missing. “I started hitting the bag and thought, ‘This is a nice idea, but how about bringing it to the masses and combining it with group fitness?’ ”

The air was warm. The evening was young. Lake Minnetonka fishing guide Kolt Ringer had his reasons for believing 11-year-old Ethan Bosacker’s line was caught on a weed.

Fletcher, an English cocker spaniel, knows how to embrace summer. Enjoying the breeze on Jennings Bay on Lake Minnetonka, this 35-pound, 4-year-old dog adores letting the lake wind blow in his face, as any good Minnesotan would—human or otherwise.

It’s that time of year again—when teens trade in their daily sleep-in routine for the dreaded alarm clock, kids are cooped up in classrooms and shuttled to after-school activities, and parents everywhere are stocking up on tissues and cough drops.

Jessica Rosenberg says she was designing Revlon and Aveda products to make people feel good about themselves when she had an epiphany: To truly make people feel good, she would have to start from the inside out.