Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times

Nicole Tsong

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Nicole:

Crank up the tunes, and (inline) skate your way to a great workout

If you have been ignoring your inline skates, I advise you to take them out this summer. You will sweat, and you’ll definitely have fun. → Read More

How to improve (or just keep) your balance, and why it’s so crucial

There's more to maintaining your balance than you might think, especially as you get older. Start with the basics — eat well, sleep well, get aerobic exercise, do calming exercises — and your balance will improve. Then give your brain... → Read More

4 Washington hikes that lead to welcome, refreshing alpine lakes

Many of the best Washington hikes end at an alpine lake or include a beautiful gem along the way. Spend time exploring. Hiking to alpine lakes is one of the great joys of living in Washington state, even if you... → Read More

Take your summer workouts to the park with these outdoor exercises

I was impressed by what you can do with tools as simple as a picnic bench, railing and resistance band. You can do even more if you have a jungle gym at your disposal, with rings and parallel bars. But... → Read More

Health & Fitness Issue 2019: Dance is all about connections, community and expression

Here’s some good news about dancing: Anyone, at any age, can do it. → Read More

Nicole Tsong is moving on, but her ‘Fit For Life’ lessons are forever: Keep moving, Seattle!

Her weekly magazine column is ending, but Tsong plans to keep working out and wants you to, too. → Read More

Buti Yoga adds dancing, freedom, fun — and an occasional yelp — to a fast-paced, strength-building workout

The music will move you, but you’re unlikely to have time for intentional breathing. → Read More

Even the ‘warmup’ is intense in this Thai boxing class

It’s a fight to the finish at Pacific Muay Thai, where you’ll sprint, punch, kick — and sweat from the get-go. → Read More

Wanna get paid to work out? You’ll have to dive deep for lifeguard certification first.

It’s sink or swim trying to pass the challenging requirements, including a 300-yard swim, treading water for two minutes without your hands and a timed brick test. → Read More

How to enjoy a restaurant meal when you’re on a restricted diet

No sugar doesn’t have to mean no fun; follow these tried-and-true tips to eat well while eating out. → Read More

The long, purposefully uncomfortable poses of yin yoga release tension — and remind you of the value of relaxation

Bolsters, blocks, blankets — and breathing — help students get through a yin yoga class. → Read More

As it turns out, there’s a lot more to hooping than just keeping it at waist level

Hoopnotica classes teach spin control, but it’s going to take some muscle memory to keep your hoop in line. → Read More

You’ll learn a lot about fasting, and even cooking, on the Bone Broth Diet

The diet eliminates a lot of foods as it leads to fat-burning through fasting and staying relatively low-carb. → Read More

A Push for the Pullup

This basic playground exercise is hard to do and easy to avoid, but also really important for shoulder health. → Read More

Balkan dance requires fancy footwork — and the ability to count to 4 in several languages

The Seattle Balkan Dancers meet every Friday night on Capitol Hill to work on their moves (and their singing). → Read More

4 top Northwest hikes for peak larch-viewing

It takes some effort to go for the gold of these deciduous conifers, but you’ll be rewarded for your mettle. → Read More

Retirement center residents get a great workout in the pool

Aqua aerobics classes are fun — and vigorous — at Horizon House. → Read More

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new Integrative Medicine program includes activity as a part of treatment

It’s movement with a mission as cancer patients practice yoga at their own pace. → Read More

In this Seattle Gymnastics class, you’ll put in a lot of rough, but enjoyable, strength work before you turn into a tumbler

It’s a perfect 10 for fun, even if you don’t master fantastic feats of athleticism right away. → Read More

Are you up for a new adventure? As in, 200 feet up a Douglas fir?

Using a rope, sling, harness and a few well-timed breaks, Nicole Tsong branches out into guided canopy climbing. → Read More