Health & Fitness

Moms on the Run  

If you have always thought of yourself as “not a runner," think again.  TCL producer Kelli Hanson checked out Moms on the Run, where some of its members went from never running at all to running marathons!

Dental Splurges  

Dr. Scott Shamblott, from Shamblott Family Dentistry, thinks spending your tax return on some dental procedures might be worth investing in.  From fillings to crowns to root canals or even the Six Month Smile, Dr. Shamblott is here to explain them all.

Week 11 of Tara’s Progress  

Tara Navarro is in her 11th week of her 12 week journey on the New Year New You weight loss program with Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating and Snap Fitness. Twin Cities Live producer, Kelli Hanson catches up with Tara at Snap Fitness.

Medifast Family  

When Linus Koopmeiners wife, Marina was diagnosed with spinal stenonis, doctors told her that losing weight could help avoid surgery.  They decided to enlist the help of Medifast Weight Loss Program to help Marina lose the weight.  Linus took it one step further and told his family that if they wanted to some some weight with Medifast, he would take care of the expenses.

Be Well with TCL: Wedding Day Prep  

It’s more than just hair and makeup that brides are worried about now-a-days.  Contour Clinic's are helping the brides and their moms get ready for their big day by erasing wrinkles and getting rid of pockets of fat.

Eat More Salt!  

Up until about 100 years ago, salt was one of the most sought after commodities in history.  We are now told to avoid eating too much of it because studies show that there is a direct link to heart disease.  Health Coach, Kelley Suggs says, “not so fast, go ahead and eat up!”  Kelley is here to explain why eating the right kind of salt is actually good for you.

Workout Myths  

There are a lot of myths surrounding fitness and we are here to set the record straight!  Owner of Stone Fitness, Nancy Stoneberg, knows the real answers when it comes to fitness. 

Infertility   Back To Top

Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics focuses on women’s medicine.  Dr. Wollan is here to help debunk some of the myths that surround the issues of infertility.  One in six couples experience infertility, yet surprisingly, many couples have trouble admitting there is an issue.

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping   Back To Top

It’s easy to get bored at your workout or not see the results you want and end up quitting.  That’s where Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping comes in.  They want to help you kick up your workout and get your body in shape and see results in 10 weeks! 

New Year, New You: Week 9   Back To Top

Just like I struggled with a topic to write about this week I have struggled with my weight loss. I did hit a small plateau where I felt that I should have been losing weight for how hard I was working out. Then all of a sudden I dropped six pounds.

Be Well with TCL: Colon Cancer   Back To Top

One of the most preventable cancers is colon cancer.  Screening for colon cancer with a colonoscopy is all it takes.  Chris Heffelbower was diagnosed just two years ago at the age of 37 with stage 4 colon cancer.

Hula Hooping!   Back To Top

Kids have been twirling hula hoops around their waists throughout history.  The hoops were made of materials like dried up willow, rattan, and grapevines.  In 1958, the toy hoop was invented made with plastic tubing.  Kids aren’t the only ones who love the hula hoop.

Be Well with TCL: Varicose Veins   Back To Top

Varicose veins are not only unsightly, but they can be uncomfortable and even painful too.  Producer Kelli Hanson checks out The Vein Center of St. Paul Radiology.  The clinic claims it can help erase varicose veins in as little as one office visit!

New Year, New You: Seattle Sutton's Commercial Kitchen   Back To Top

It has been five full weeks since our New Year, New You winner Tara started her weight loss journey. She cut out all of her unhealthy habits, working out with a trainer at Snap Fitness, and is on the Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating program, sticking to a strict 1200 calorie-a-day diet. Seattle Sutton's food is all fresh, real food, prepared right in New Hope. TCL Producer Kelli Hanson takes us to their commercial kitchen to show us how Tara's menu comes together.  

Be Well with TCL: Diabetes   Back To Top

At the age of 13, Quinn Nystrom was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes -- only three years after her pre-school age brother had been diagnosed.  Quinn wrote the book, If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?, to answer the questions she had when she was diagnosed. 

Stretching   Back To Top

Stretching before a good workout is one way to avoid some of those aches and pains.  Fitness expert and owner of Stone Fitness, Nancy Stoneberg, says you have to stretch the right way though. 

Magnesium Levels in Your Body   Back To Top

Millions suffer every day symptoms from a simple lack of magnesium.  Magnesium is vital to many every day jobs in our body from creating strong teeth and bones, contracting our muscles to doing things like walk and breath and it keeps headaches at bay.

Get Your Body Back   Back To Top

Minnesota native and nationally recognized fitness expert, Chris Freytag, wants to help you get back into shape.  She has just released a brand new DVD to burn fat in only ten minutes.  Chris shows us some of her top workout moves to help women over 40 get their body back!

Women’s Heart Disease   Back To Top

Did you know that people who experience severe anger outbursts have a higher risk for heart attack?  Just being a woman raises that risk too.  Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics shares some little known facts about heart disease.

The Salt Room   Back To Top

If you suffer from allergies, you know how incredibly annoying they can be. There now is help and all you have to do is sit back, relax, and if you want, take a nap. Emily takes us to The Salt Room in Woodbury to check out salt therapy.

Breast Augmentation Makeover   Back To Top

Last month we introduced you to Lisa Sheehe, a Rogers’ mom who had breast augmentation surgery at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center. She says she’s finally comfortable in her own skin thanks to this mommy makeover. Now meet Brooke Fleetwood, a mom of two that isn’t a stranger to cosmetic surgery. 

Metro Dental Care Children's Dentistry   Back To Top

You'd think a cold or the flu would keep a lot of kids home from school, but dental pain is one of the top reasons kids are absent from class. Many kids are afraid of the dentist, and that's why in today's Be Well with TCL, we sent TCL Producer Kelli Hanson and her two girls to Metro Dental Care Children's Dentistry in Anoka to find out just how pain free it can be. 

LearningRx: Coping with Concussions   Back To Top

According to, a website for parents with kids in sports, there are between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions in this country every year. That means a lot of kids are suffering from headaches, memory loss and fatigue. A Plymouth teen was experiencing just that until he found LearningRx. TCL Producer Kelli Hanson has his story. 

Gums of Steel   Back To Top

According to research, poor oral health can increase the risk of stroke, worsen respiratory illness, increase the risk of periodontal disease, tax the kidneys and distrupt the control of blood sugar. Brushing and flossing are key, though 25% of adults don't brush twice a day. But it's not too late to get a handle on your oral health. Doctor Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Denistry in Hopkins joins us with ways you can have "gums of steel".

Anew Aesthetic Medical Center   Back To Top

Anew Aesthetic Medical Center in Minnetonka claims they can give you an upgrade on those crows feet, or tighten that tummy in just a few hours.  They are all about making big changes to small details.

Be Well with TCL: Koko Fit Club   Back To Top

Say goodbye to the intimidation and hello to results!  A new gym is using technology in place of a trainer.  Producer, Kelli Hanson, takes us to Koko Fit Club in Savage to see how it works.

Be Well with TCL: Cool Sculpting   Back To Top

What if you could lose inches and fat without a high intensity workout?  TCL producer, Kelli Hanson heads to Contour Clinic to check out a treatment called Cool Sculpting.  The treatment is said to melt away fat and all you have to do is sit back and relax. 

Breast Enlargement Surgery   Back To Top

Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center is helping a lot of women gain back their confidence.  There is one area that many women are self conscious about – their breasts.  Lisa Sheehy, from Ramsey, is more confident after getting breast enhancement surgery at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center.

The Right Heart Rate   Back To Top

Fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, shows us some heart raising exercises throughout the hour.  It’s important to raise your heart rate when working out to get the maximum benefits of a workout.

Must Have’s for Your Workout Bag   Back To Top

Women’s Health Magazine named Tiger Athletic’s, Stacie Clark, the next fitness star.  Stacie shows us what she keeps in her work out bag, that she says will help you keep on track in your workouts! 

Massage Retreat & Spa   Back To Top

If you could use a little relaxation and pampering, TCL producer Kelli Hanson has a place you might want to check out.  Massage Retreat and Spa has a hot stone massage among its many massages that just might be right for you. 

Feel the Churn   Back To Top

Musicians Jimmy Fusil and Mike Wait, known as Pop Soda, are combining their music with a workout class for a very delicious outcome!  Their workout class, Feel the Churn, at the Walker Art Center will have you making butter!

Health Powered Kids & the Girl Scouts   Back To Top

Allina Health’s new online program, Health Powered Kids, brings the expert right to you.  You can get health lessons and power chargers are getting kids moving.  The Girl Scouts are now using it to teach and reward tens of thousands of girls.  Twin Cities Live Producer Kelli Hanson shows us how.

Proportion Fit Diet   Back To Top

Dr. Nick Meyer, a Stillwater doctor, says he has discovered the secret to dieting and skipping the bypass surgery.  He says stop counting calories and start counting cups!  It’s called the Proportion Fit Diet.

Fight for Air Climb   Back To Top

Emily is participating in the Fight for Air Climb at the US Bank Building in Minneapolis.  The event takes place on February 22nd and Emily is already preparing for the big event.  She’s live at Snap Fitness Metro Lofts getting in shape.

Healthy Eating Panel   Back To Top

According to, half of the people who made the resolution to eat healthy and lose weight will have given up already.  We brought in Registered Dietitian, Sina Teskey, Health Coach, Kelley Suggs, and Registered Dietician, Cassie Bjork, our panel of eating healthy experts to help you get back on track.

Power Chargers   Back To Top

It’s safe to say, that teachers sometimes have a hard time keeping the attention of the kids in their classroom for all eight hours.  Loring Community School in Minneapolis has found a way to keep the kids engaged by keeping their minds active.

Work Out Classes 101   Back To Top

Maybe you’d like to start a new workout class in the New Year but you are feeling a bit intimidated on what to expect.  Being the new person in the gym with all eyes on you – might be reason enough to keep you from going.  Nancy Stoneberg, owner of Stone Fitness, wants to give you more confidence when trying these classes out.  She’s giving us the “411” on the popular work out classes out there so you’ll know what to expect. 

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge   Back To Top

The owner of Minnie Fitness in Hopkins is giving his clients a big incentive to lose weight.  He has pledged to dish out $10,000 in cash to the winner!  Owner, Hamish Ganga is a big guy with big goals for his clients.

Recharge with Health Powered Kids   Back To Top

The New Year is a great time to just recharge. That goes for kids as well as adults.  Allina Health has come up with a tool to help kids and their parents make recharging a goal they can meet. 

Tummy Tuck   Back To Top

A “Happy You Year” may mean making a big change to your look that you feel is long overdue.  Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wayzata wants to help with that!  Christina Poser from Hudson, Wisconsin decided a tummy tuck is what she needed to give her the confidence she needed.  Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center was the place to help.

Be Well with TCL: Tria Hand Clinic   Back To Top

When you slip on the ice and take a spill, it’s just an instinct to put your hands out to catch yourself and break your fall.  When you get hurt, you don’t need to go to the emergency room.  Tria Orthopaedic Center has a specialized Hand Clinic that can get you on the road to recovery. 

Health Powered Kids   Back To Top

Trying to get your kids to eat the healthy stuff or getting them to be more physically active can be tough for some parents.  A daycare provider is using a plan designed by Allina Health to help get kids to do these things. 

Jazzercise   Back To Top

If your New Year's Resolution is to get in shape, Jazzercise classes might be the answer to a healthier you. TCL Producer Kelli Hanson takes us to a class in Woodbury and talks with a woman who lost 88 pounds with the help of diet and Jazzercise classes.

GMO Free   Back To Top

One of the biggest buzzwords in nutrition is “GMO Free.”  What that means is the food is made without any genetically modified organisms.  (Food with GMO’s take the gene from one species and place it into the DNA of another, or can be created by mutating or deleting genes from an organism.)

Roller Garden   Back To Top

With the frigid weather, kids are going a little bit stir-crazy.  It’s not only the kids who are dealing with boredom, the parents are dealing with it too.  There is a place in St. Louis Park that has been not only beating the boredom – but providing a good workout too!  For 68 years, The Roller Garden has been providing some good ol’ fashioned fun!

2014: The Year of the Legs   Back To Top

We asked fitness expert & owner of Stone Fitness, Nancy Stoneberg, what exercises we should focus on in 2014, and she tells us it will be the year of the legs! She shares some leg firming exercises you can do at home. 

Doc Hollywood: Eating Disorders   Back To Top

Celebrities gain and lose weight for movie roles all the time.  Renee Zellweger gained over 30 pounds for Bridget Jones’ Diary and since then has slimmed back down.  She has slammed false reports that she has an eating disorder.  But what if someone in your family actually is suffering from this medical problem?  Elizabeth sits down with Dr. Annie Ideker, a family medicine physician on the topic.

Massage Envy   Back To Top

The holidays are already stressful enough. Why not give the gift of massage this year? TCL Producer Kelli Hanson heads to Massage Envy to find out more. 

Doc Hollywood: Seatbelts   Back To Top

The winter weather is in full force and that means one thing: accidents!  Elizabeth sits down with Dr. Michael McGonigal, a trauma surgeon with Regions Hospital, to talk about the importance of wearing a seatbelt and why you should see a doctor even if the crash wasn’t that serious.