Taekwondo is a Shared Passion For This Durham Family

By Durham Magazine | October 29, 2017

About five years ago, Adam Wenzlik accompanied his children to a birthday party where the kids were all invited to learn some martial arts moves. “I was sitting there watching our kids, and it looked like they were having so much fun,” Adam remembers. “The kids looked excited, but it […]

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The First Head Coach of Duke Softball

By Amanda MacLaren | April 25, 2017

The California native – born in Orange, raised in Santa Ana – was a three-time All-American selection as a pitcher at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2003. She played professionally for two years, one in Italy and one with the Texas Thunder. She got into coaching full time after […]

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Triangle Ultimate Celebrates 20 Years Throwing the Disc

By Amanda MacLaren | April 1, 2017

The sport of Ultimate Frisbee – not to be confused with disc golf or the games you play with your dog – has had an organized presence in our area for two decades thanks to the efforts of Triangle Ultimate, a nonprofit based at The Frontier in RTP that promotes […]

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Rio Paralympian Blazes His Own Trail

By Durham Magazine | February 12, 2017

Hillside High School senior Desmond Jackson started competing in track and field at age 8 with the Carolina Cruisers in Charlotte. “Most of my teammates were wheelchair users, and I joined as the first amputee,” says Desmond, whose leg was amputated above the knee due to a birth defect before […]

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Satisfying Sunday Mornings Start With Monuts & Mindfulness

By Amanda MacLaren | January 3, 2017

While we’re celebrating traditions, I thought I’d share my newest – Recovery Yoga with Anna Cordova at Fullsteam Brewery. Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (I do my very best to get there five minutes early to find a good spot) 20 to 30 people join together for this donation-based class, […]

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Start Your New Year On the Right Foot

By Durham Magazine | December 24, 2016

Lace up your running shoes and shake off any residual side effects from the night before when Carolina Godiva Track Club holds its annual New Year’s Day Run. Open to all ages, the 8K out-and-back course starts from Duke School on Erwin Road and heads through the hilly, graveled trails […]

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Burn, Baby, Burn, with Inferno Hot Pilates

By Durham Magazine | December 7, 2016

Let me preface this by saying I’m inherently lazy when it comes to physical exercise. I’d rather walk – more like stroll – to the ends of the earth before embarrassing myself doing squats or scissor jumps in some trendy aerobics class. Thankfully for me, there are other options, such […]

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Al Buehler: Duke Legend On and Off the Track

By Durham Magazine | July 11, 2016

Sure, Al Buehler is remembered for a lot of important moments in athletic history – among them leveraging groundbreaking Title IX legislation to push Duke University to institute a women’s track program in the late 1970s. But let’s take a moment to remember a particular woman – a girl, really, […]

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The Life and Mantras of an International Yoga Teacher, Writer and Blogger

By Durham Magazine | May 24, 2016

Born in Greensboro, Jessamyn originally discovered yoga when she was coerced as a teenager to attend hot yoga classes with her aunt. She rediscovered the practice six years ago, writing about her “yogapades” for three years and professionally teaching yoga for one. She lives in Duke Forest. If you’re looking […]

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A Yogi’s Return to the Mat

By Durham Magazine | February 17, 2016

“Be connected, be always learning, be fully aware and be present.” –Joi Ito I intended to write throughout much of 2015 how the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy impacted my yoga practice. Those journal entries and that reflection never happened – and my son is now 8 months old! […]

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