The city is one of two finalists vying to host U.S. Quidditch’s Midwest Regional Championship, an event that would draw more than a dozen collegiate teams to the area and spur a few hundred thousand dollars in spending in Sarpy County.
Several competitors with Nebraska ties will appear on Monday's episode, including Creighton student Mike Galeski, former Husker track athlete Maggi Thorne and Nebraska native Leigh Jahnke.
Baseball fans can tackle a lap inside TD Ameritrade Park — and some downtown Omaha streets — during the ninth annual Road to Omaha Run.
Five days a week, Julianne Schmitt leaves her kindergarten classroom and heads to the La Vista gym. Once she's there, the 30-year-old doesn't have to worry about planning lessons or teaching the pint-sized students.
Despite being in their teens and early 20s, professional gamers are at risk for injuries that most people associate with middle-age office workers who spend their days planted in front of a computer screen: carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow, shoulder and neck pain, eye strain, as well as musculoskeletal injuries like tendinitis and back pain.
"We want to do whatever it takes for runners to have a great experience. ... For us, people not noticing that stuff is a compliment," said Ben Cohoon, an organizer with Pink Gorilla Events.
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Duane Linn has been operating his own martial arts school, Chung Shin Warrior Tang Soo Do, at the Sarpy Community YMCA since 2015. He hopes to coach some of his students toward their own black belts.
The event allows those ages 9 and up to work with golf professionals on the fundamentals of the game.
Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue was recently listed as number 27 on Prevention magazine's list of top 50 "Best Walks in America."
But before Ryan Barrett can enroll in an accelerated flight training program, he’ll have to meet a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. At his heaviest, the 6-foot Omaha man weighed 323 pounds. Since July, he’s down about 40 pounds and hopes to drop about double that.
Race for the Cure, around for 25 years in the Omaha area, serves as a major fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Great Plains. When it returns to Baxter Arena this year, it will be dubbed as the More Than Pink Walk.
“I went from literally being nauseous every day because I was so nervous about the whole thing to it basically being the place I want to be every single day,” said Gail Seaton, 53.
Council Bluffs yogis and non-yogis alike tell Studio Bliss owner Chelsea Luth they love having a practice that feels like home — and is close to home.
The organization, Pink Bandana, will award financial support to the women at its annual mud volleyball tournament.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to break the fitness monotony, without breaking the bank.
Janakaye Brammer has never been a gym-goer. But since January, she’s been a regular at the Charles E. Lakin YMCA in Council Bluffs. The 24-year-old hits the gym six to seven days a week.
The endeavor, which also raised money for a local chapter of a nationwide camp, was born from a bet.
As many of you know, fitness has basically been life for me for the past 10 years. Even now, at eight months pregnant, that hasn't changed.
Local cycling advocates held an event for Bike To Work Day, and a World-Herald reporter joined in. Come along for the ride.
Friday is national Bike to Work Day and a handful of local organizations plan to mark the occasion with group bike rides.
Mark Geist, who ran the half marathon on May 5, set out to pet 200 dogs along the course. He tackled it all — the pup petting and the race running — to raise money for Royal Family Kids' Camp. He reached his goal of 200 dogs and $3,000 raised with about half of a mile to spare.
Jen Chinn wants to stay on top of her fitness game. Trainers at Black Clover fitness hold the Omaha woman accountable to showing up for class. But Chinn has some extra motivation getting her to the gym: her January wedding.
Stephanie Herr, 29, signed up for the race’s half marathon a few days before finding out she was pregnant. The timing lined up that she and her husband could find out the gender on race day.
The Lincoln woman will tackle a 187-mile segment of the MS Run the US relay. The relay raises funds to support multiple sclerosis research.