Category Archives: Oakland County MI

Dr. Zachary Ward featured in Metro-Detroit’s Oakland Press


Growing up, Zachary Ward saw how the use of proper chiropractic care changed his brother’s life completely. In fact, he was so impressed with what he saw, he talked about it frequently with friends and family. That urged his wife to suggest that his passion for the chiropractic field should be put to good use.

Beyond the Jamie Lee Curtis yogurt–the power of kefir!

kefir grains

In spite of the inroads that probiotics have made into American culture, many people still do not realize that these good bacteria have other homes outside of name-brand yogurts or in those cloudy capsules of lactobacillus found in refrigerated section of the local vitamin store.They don’t know, for example, about the tradition of fermenting special grains called kefir–and the probiotics that result.

Pilates: why this approach to exercise and fitness still matters 100 years later

McEntire Pilates Rochester MI

There are fitness routines. There are exercise fads. And then there is Pilates. For over 100 years, the work of Joseph Pilates has been changing minds and bodies while many thousands of other exercise products and regimens have come and gone.

Brooksie Way Half-Marathon raises money for Oakland County health and wellness programs

Brooksie Way Half-Marathon Rochester Michigan

The fourth Brooksie Way Half Marathon is set for Oct. 2 in Rochester Hills. The race begins on the campus of Oakland University and winds through the streets of Rochester and Rochester Hills and parts of the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail before returning to the OU campus. This year, the course will start and finish for the first time on the Meadow Brook Music Festival grounds.

Boot Camp Challenge in Clarkston starting soon (PSA)

Clarkston MI Boot Camp Fitness

Boot Camp Challenge is a proven group fitness class that runs for six weeks, and six weeks only. Sometimes a Bootcamp Challenge is held in a gym, but fitness instructor Kim Arcobello, ACE, WITS CFPT is keeping it as accessible as possible by holding classes in Bay Court Park or Clintonwood Park in Clarkston.

Farmers’ Markets in Oakland County, Michigan – list for 2011


Recently the Oakland Press, with the help of Mayuri Munot, an Oakland University journalist student/blogger (@Maiya1022 ), compiled a seasonal list of Farmers’ Markets in Oakland County. Just in case the permanent link changes, I’ve reproduces the list in part, focusing on location and website listing.  (I’m assuming readers here are plugged in enough to…