Health & Fitness


Martin Menocal

Garver Feed Mill is “an oasis in the middle of the city,” says Kosa Spa owner Shilpa Sankaran, and a perfect spot for Madison’s first specifically Ayurvedic spa. Read more


American society is growing older, less healthy and less financially secure. So, what’s a boomer to do? Read more

Citizen Dave

A doctor-turned-entrepreneur joined forces with a local chef, personal trainer and massage therapist to bring a new kind of wellness startup to the Madison market. Read more



Brett Stepanik

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor sub-freezing temperatures keeps members of the November Project from working out outdoors. Read more



Nick Berard

The no-frills east-side gym is a crucible for change. Marcelle Richards and photographer Nick Berard take a closer look at those who train and coach there. Read more

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When Epic employee Chris Freise sought out the perfect app to help him get in shape, he wound up emptyhanded. So he created his own, UpDown Fitness. Read more



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​Keeping seniors active keeps them independent longer — and aids in overall health. The PALS program aims to do so, and is expanding statewide. Read more


Two dedicated barre gyms in Madison embrace the ballet-based fitness regimen. Read more


Most yoga mat bags are pretty basic. These four go the extra mile. Read more


Exceptional Kids Yoga Project offers classes for kids with developmental disabilities, promoting physical autonomy and emotional empowerment through an activity already known for its calming effects. Read more


Leave your yoga mat at home. Here, downward dogs and sun salutations are gingerly executed atop a standup paddleboard surrounded by nature and open water. Read more

A & E

At 6:40 a.m., 105 fitness-seekers are running, backwards, in lines of six, around the Capitol. The first runner in each line sprints backward to the end of the line, taking the place of the last runner. This is repeated as many times as possible in t Read more

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