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    Toilet Paper and, Now, Treadmills at Hy-Vee

    Photograph: Shutterstock With an eye toward whole-body health—and a whole new experience for customers—West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee announced it will open fitness equipment showrooms in select Hy-Vee stores in partnership with Johnson Fitness & Wellness.  The first such fitness showroom will debut in Hy-Vee’s soon-to-open flagship store in the Des Moines suburb of Grimes, Iowa, on Sept. 14. Shoppers will be able to try out treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and other fitness equipment and order products from a kiosk for (mostly) free curbside home shipping. Several additional showrooms are set to open in locations throughout Hy-Vee’s  

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    State Theatre, Island Fitness join businesses requiring vaccinations for entry

    ITHACA, N.Y.—Island Health & Fitness became the latest local business to introduce a COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and the first local gym to do so, as the idea of vaccination requirements begins to extend beyond bars (and one local bookstore, Odyssey). While personal fitness locations were not a major vector of infection during the earlier parts of the pandemic, the Delta variant’s prevalence and contagiousness has made contracting the virus increasingly likely even when fully vaccinated. “To continue our focus on safety within our facilities, we are requiring all of our members and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Steve  

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    Upward climb of area COVID-19 cases slows some | Health & Fitness

    Several new mobile vaccination clinics by Three Rivers are coming up this Friday and Saturday. From 5-8 p.m. Friday, Three Rivers will be at Regency II Mobile Home Park at 807 S. Broad Street. They will be in Hooper and Herman on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. they will be at the Faith Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 27053 County Rd. 12 and from noon-2 p.m. they will be at Herman City Park.  Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “We are happy to offer more COVID-19 vaccination clinics to our community, ensuring that everyone  

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    WVSOM’s Fit Kids program promotes nutrition, health and fitness | State & Region

    The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) is working with a group of WVSOM students to host a series of Fit Kids events aimed at promoting nutrition and fitness among area children ages 6 to 11. The Fit Kids program began with a pilot event in May and continued with a welcome event on Aug. 22. Each session includes games and opportunities for education centered on a particular theme. Masks are required, social distancing is observed and parents must remain with children during the events. WVSOM students and CRCH staff will oversee  

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    Exercise Equipment to achieve your Olympic-inspired health and fitness goals at home!

    The Olympic season had honestly got me super fitness-oriented! Since then, I’ve been making efforts to work out regularly, eat cleaner, hydrate abundantly, and move my body about as much as I can. COVID-19 has made hitting the gym nearly impossible, so I always turn towards home workouts, and they definitely do wonders. But having the right exercise equipment at home is a must. This prevents injuries and ensures we work out in the correct and safe manner, without pushing or damaging our bodies. In an ode to Olympic season, and to all of us getting fitter this year (hopefully),  

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