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