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HIIT Meets Technology at Orangetheory Fitness

High intensity training meets technology at Orangetheory Fitness, where you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour.

How Local First Responders are Reducing Response Times

Minutes matter in emergencies. That’s why the Springfield Fire Department, Christian County Ambulance District and Rural First are implementing strategies to reduce response times.

Let’s Talk About Poop: Caring for Your Colon

Fight Colorectal Cancer is the loudest national nonprofit advocating for researching and awareness of colorectal cancers. It's spreading its message of the fight from its new national headquarters:...

Area Elementary School Students Are Now Being Treated Via Telemedicine

Thanks to a grant funded by the Missouri Foundation of Health and with the help of the Children’s Miracle Network, students with minor illness symptoms are being treated without leaving the...

Meet Mercy’s Golden Retriever Healer, Pria

At Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, the professionals helping patients regain mobility aren’t always of the human species. A special staff member gives patients a boost, and she does it...

Perspective Preparatory Academy is a Tuition-Free Private School

Perspectives Preparatory Academy offers an inclusive environment for kids across a large margin of learning capabilities, and it’s the first of its kind in 417-land.

9 Questions with CrossFit Kid Emma Cary

Emma Cary is a 13-year-old middle school student who loves pizza, her dog Jim and CrossFit—she trains twice a day and is winning competitions on a national level.

Walking in Springfield

Discover your city and do your body a little bit of good by simply lacing up your sneakers and going for a walk.

Acacia Spa’s TRX Workout

Always up for a challenge, writer Asia Key ab-blasted her way through an intense TRX workout at Acacia Spa.

The 417 Mile Challenge

Explore Springfield—and a little beyond—in four months with 417 miles of races to get your blood pumping. Get ready, get set and go!

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