An Arena for All Ages & Abilities

The historic Kemper Arena received a $39 million makeover that included creating a second floor to accommodate a total of 12 basketball courts on 82,000 sq. ft. of hardwood; building a 350-meter indoor track; and opening up space for more than 40 vendors. The facility is now called the Hy-Vee Arena, and it celebrated its grand opening in October 2018. Read More >

Kelly Cirone running on a wooden trail on a crisp fall day

Yogi in the Forest: How Yoga Can Improve Your Trail Running Experience

There are a zillion reasons why yoga is great for runners. Postural yoga teaches practitioners to move with both agility and stability, cultivate deep core strength, and hone flexibility by exploring the movements of the joints. Postures that work the feet, lower legs, hamstrings and glutes are particularly useful for runners, even though those are the ones they often struggle with. Read More >

A volleyball in a sand court on a sunny day

Sand Volleyball 101

Are you looking to get away from your usual routine, mix it up with a new physical pursuit—while relaxing with friends, sipping a cool adult beverage, and burying your feet in the sand? Then sand volleyball might be just the sport you need. Read More >

Midwest USSSA Expands Women’s Divisions at Tournaments to Meet Rising Demand

Over the past few decades, the sport of women’s softball has grown exponentially. The Women’s College World Series in 2017 on ESPN averaged a total television and online-streaming audience of 1.72 million viewers over the course of two nights. The venue for the Women’s CWS held 2,000 people in 1999; today, the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma holds more than 9,000 fans—and plans are in place to increase the seating capacity to 13,000 by 2020. Highlighting all of that interest at top competitive levels begs one question: what’s happening in the local, women’s adult-league softball scene? Read More >

Confident City Cycling

One of the simplest things you can do to improve your health is replace car trips with bike rides. Driving is a stressful, dangerous activity known to increase blood pressure and anxiety. Read More >