Q+A with Fred Sommer, the ‘Godfather’ of Triathlons

Fred reflects on 35 years since bringing triathlons to Clermont, his recent USAT award + more | By Michelle Craske | In 1974, about 2,500 miles west in San Diego, a new sport was born. And it would eventually turn Clermont and South Lake County into a worldwide sports destination. The sport involved swimming, cycling and running. These were not triathletes. There was no such … Continue reading Q+A with Fred Sommer, the ‘Godfather’ of Triathlons

Athlete Spotlight: Competing with Dual Purpose

Diane Travis will compete in the USAT National Duathlon April 7. | By Doris Bloodsworth | Diane Travis runs like she lives – with purpose and passion. It’s how she trains every day, not just for one sport, but for two, becoming a world champion duathlete, a demanding sport that requires running, cycling and running again without a break. On March 11, she took first … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight: Competing with Dual Purpose

Twirling with Tiaras

Junior Miss Lake County 2018 Reigns from Clermont | By Kathryn Deen | Sayuri Velez-Chang’s journey to the crown was a quick one. The current sixth-grader broke onto the pageant scene only a year ago and immediately won over the judges. Most recently, Sayuri, 11, was awarded Junior Miss Lake County Florida 2018 — one of few Clermont residents to claim the title. Clermont isn’t … Continue reading Twirling with Tiaras

Savasana: The Most Difficult Yoga Posture

| By Penny Amman | When I started practicing yoga years ago, I loved everything about yoga — except Savasana (aka final relaxation). I just had this great practice and my body felt open and happy. So why did I have to lay down at the end and find stillness?   I had fifty-million things to do when I got out of class and lying … Continue reading Savasana: The Most Difficult Yoga Posture

3 Health Benefits of Infrared Heat in Yoga

| By Penny Amann | When you step into an infrared hot yoga class, you will immediately notice that the heaters emit a soothing, reparative warmth. It permeates the body, alleviating aches, increasing circulation and offering a range of health benefits. The perks of this special kind of yoga abound, so you may want to consider trying a class. Here are 3 major health benefits … Continue reading 3 Health Benefits of Infrared Heat in Yoga

Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update

| By Kathryn Deen | The City of Clermont continues to bolster its stronghold as a haven for new businesses. It’s also full speed ahead on plenty of exciting renovations to attract more visitors to its Historic Downtown. Those are the big stories city leaders will focus on as they look ahead for 2018, according to Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update. “I’m happy … Continue reading Clermont’s 2018 State of the City Update

Achieve Proper Exercise Form, Nutrition with these Tips + Clermont Classes

| By Alex Cromartie | As a fitness trainer, I enjoy working with new clients and always take the opportunity to educate them as much as I can about effectively training their bodies. The truth is that there are some foundations that need to be in place before you’re going to see much success. Allow me to walk you through two key elements to safely … Continue reading Achieve Proper Exercise Form, Nutrition with these Tips + Clermont Classes