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Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of the parallel baam, spreads his legs in a V and hooks his feet, like eagle talons, onto the smooth, bare wood.

The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.

The Next Olympic Star

OZY | Posted 12.27.2014 | Sports

Walking up the driveway, her dad waves me in from the front door with a lavender rubber glove on his hand, "Sorry! I was in the backyard!" He walks me in through the Tuscan courtyard in the middle of the house, complete with a bubbling fountain and dripping vines.

Bee Chasing Champion Gymnast Off Podium Is Clearly Just Jealous

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports

Well, that'll get 'em buzzing. A bee chased 17-year-old American gymnast Simone Biles from her first-place spot on the World Gymnastics Championshi...

Legally Blind Gymnast Crushes Sport Without Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

Adrianna Kenebrew has a ferocious passion for gymnastics. That passion is apparent to all spectators the moment she steps up to the mats. They also...

How Failing Made Me Finally Understand Success

Amanda Dai | Posted 12.02.2014 | Teen
Amanda Dai

After my routine finishes, my thoughts no longer revel with happiness. What have I done? Why didn't I execute my skills? Why wasn't this routine as good as my hoop?

Former Gymnast And Mother Of Two Takes Competitive Ballroom Dancing By Storm

Posted 09.24.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Splish-Splash, Come Take a Bath in Our New Overpriced Pool!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

In 2008, the City of Paris offered a 54-year lease to a company that planned to renovate and operate the pool. After years of work, this May the majestic structure finally re-opened and the renovation is quite spectacular.

Putting the Gym in Gymnastics: A New Fitness Trend

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyler Curry

You may not have heard of it yet, but a new fitness trend has recently emerged that threatens to steal the thunder of other popular phenomenons that...

Dizzying Video Captures What It Feels Like To Fly On Gymnastic Rings

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

While many sports have integrated a dizzying array of technology and perspectives, here is one we can't get enough of (and gets us excited about futur...

The Four Words That Changed My Attitude

Amanda Dai | Posted 04.09.2014 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I loved the sport, and I wanted to improve. Thinking of others' impressions only hampered that goal, I realized. All I needed to focus on was myself, and the other things -- the things out of my control -- would naturally play out.

Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna: 5 Things That Make It Stunning

Greg Archer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Greg Archer

Cirque du Soleil's breathtaking "Amaluna" pushes previous creative boundaries and establishes itself as one of the most captivating and enterprising outings to unfold under the big top in some time.

Dear People Who Undercut Parents

Rob Sachs | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

It's a daily struggle to keep the little ones in line and I'm grateful for discreetly-imparted tips from family, friends, teachers and wise elders. Unfortunately, there are some out there who simply aren't working with me, making my job vastly more difficult than it needs to be.

WATCH: 'Teeterboarding' Is A High-Flying Feat Of Gymnastic Skill

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Weird News

What athletic feat is fast-paced, high-flying and includes an amazing mixture of both strength and skill in order to accomplish? Well, something we ha...

An Artist With Unbreakable Dreams Gives Back

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

She dances, she flips, she acts, she sings, and now, Rachele Brooke Smith has become the founder and CEO of Unbreakable Dreams, a company that brings motivational speeches, activities, and dreams to those devoid.

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Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...

Death-Defying Parkour Stunts Will Have You On Edge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

"Do not try this without training," the video warns. After watching the death-defying parkour stunts, we can guarantee we won't. Russian gymnas...

U.S. Gymnast Subjected To Racially Charged Comments

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — USA Gymnastics is asking Italian gymnastics officials for an explanation of the racially charged comments that were aimed ...

Flexibility: Answers to Dancers Most Asked Questions

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

One's level of flexibility affects that individual's form, alignment, the ability to have clean lines, proper technique and it prevents injury.

WATCH: Pint-Sized Gymnast Wows At U.S. Championships

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Simone Biles blew her first chance to show Martha Karolyi she could handle the big stage. There was no way she...

WATCH: Olympic Gymnast Reflects On Shocking Family Secret

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

In 1996, the world got to know 14-year-old gymnast Dominique Moceanu during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Cheering for her along with the rest of t...

McKayla Maroney Is Still Not Impressed

For The Win | Posted 08.06.2013 | Sports

It’s been exactly one year since gymnast McKayla Maroney won silver in the vault competition at the London Olympics. More importantly, it’s been e...

Cartwheeling Around the World

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down. While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth.

'I Defied The Odds'

| Posted 06.28.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at I can't complain. I can't complain because I'm alive and walking, and that's more t...

What I'll Never Forget About My '70s Gym Class

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe the proper term is physical education, but in 1970s Chicago it was called gym class or simply gym.