Health & Fitness

Be Well With TCL: Winter Skin  

It’s that time of year where we all want to tackle dry winter skin and Kelli checked out a facial that will keep your skin super hydrated this season. She’s at Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic where she also found a treatment that gets ride of fine lines and wrinkles, but acts faster and lasts longer then Botox!

Freeze Away Your Double Chin  

A lot of pictures are taken this time of year, family pictures around the holidays, family dinners, Christmas morning…and you can bet a lot of people a of people won’t like what they see. That’s because a little extra fat under the chin can make people feel insecure. But what’s new in CoolSculpting is changing the way an Eagan woman looks at herself in pictures. That’s because she’s now freezing away her under chin fat. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson show us how it works.

Cold Weather Workout  

The dropping temps don't have to keep you from working out - you just need the right gear! Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper shares a few of her finds.

Be Well with TCL: Skin Cancer Check  

It’s the time of year when you aren’t exposing as much of your skin.  You still need to pay attention to the health of your skin and check out those sun spots and moles that could lead to skin cancer.  That is the lesson that Darin Hill found out when he paid a visit to Carillon Clinic.


Sometimes eating right and working out isn’t enough to get rid of those stubborn spots. There’s a treatment called VelaShape that is helping women and men get rid of those problem spots. It’s an FDA approved non-surgical treatment that can start showing results within three short sessions. It uses light and bi-polar radio frequency energy to trigger fat cells to shrink. It also is designed to help skin look smoother. There’s no down time and it feels like a warm massage. Emily talks to someone who has had it done to find out what has worked for her.

Exercise to Stand Tall  

Gravity does a number on our bodies, pulling and compressing on joints. In fact, gravity is a factor in making us shorter as we age. TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg stopped by with exercises to help us all keep tall.

Be Well with TCL: Boosting Immune Systems  

Whenever your child is in a group with other children, there is one thing you can be pretty sure of.  If one kid gets sick you know there are going to more from the group getting sick too.

Cancer and Sex   Back To Top

According to, about 50% of breast cancer survivors report they experience long-term sexual problems. Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa stops by to explain more and recommends how a new technology can help.

YMCA: Oula   Back To Top

Working out can help you de-stress and stay calm during the holiday season.  Kelli takes us to the hottest new dance craze to hit the country – and it’s first stop in Minnesota is the YMCA

Group Cycle   Back To Top

It’s important during the stressful times of the holidays to remember to take care of yourself.  The folks at the YMCA is helping to do that with some of the classes they offer.  Kelli hops on a bike and checks out Group Cycle.

Pilates Reformer   Back To Top

We are heading into the time of year when there is always going to be extra food around.  With the extra food, guests, and activities of the holidays comes added pounds and added stress.  Our friends at the YMCA can help with a form of an exercise that has been around since the 1920’s.

Flu Season is Here   Back To Top

Unfortunately, another flu season has arrived. Someone with the virus can spread it to others within a six-foot radius. Dr. Lori Bethke with Entira Family Clinics stopped by with flu symptoms to watch out for along with ways to keep the flu bug away.

Bright Smiles Back To Top

Everywhere you look in the toothpaste aisle you’ll see products promising to give you a nice white smile.  From whitening strips to pastes the options are endless.  But do they work?  Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry has the answers.

Be Well with TCL: Plantar Fasciitis   Back To Top

Nearly two million people suffer from foot pain – or plantar fasciitis.  Fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, gives us the tools to treat the condition at home. 

Candy Bar Workout   Back To Top

Ali Holman from Core Camper shares exercises to work off that Halloween candy.

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating Program   Back To Top

Barb Olson was unhappy with her lifestyle and feeling overweight so she decided to change it with the help of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. Two years later she talks to TCL about her positive changes and is proud of herself for loosing weight without needing surgery.

Chiropractic Care Affects Development   Back To Top

If you notice that your little one isn’t developing as fast as or keeping up with their peers, you might want to consider chiropractic adjustments for them.  Kelli Hanson introduces us to the Strof family who says routine chiropractic adjustments changed the life of their 5-year old twins.

Brevena Skin Care Company   Back To Top

Over twenty years ago, Barbara Klein created healing skin care products specifically to heal and soothe the skin of burn survivors.  When she saw how the key ingredient of Macro B Complex could improve the texture and tone of extremely damaged skin of burn victims, Barbara began to imagine what it could do for everyone.  That is when Brevena was born. 

Be Well with TCL: Carillon Clinic   Back To Top

Alicia Vitalis from Rogers and Marci Holley from Excelsior both swear by Carillon Clinic for their clear skin and have been going there for years.  They say it has changed their life forever. 

Embarrassing Women Issues   Back To Top

Going to the OB-GYN can be intimidating and embarrassing.  There are some topics, especially beyond the child birthing years, that you probably just avoid.  Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard knows how tough it can be.  That’s why she started Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa

Memory Training   Back To Top

In April of 2014, former NFL star Ben Utecht was filling in as co-host on Twin Cities Live.  It was on that show that he was introduced to the LearningRx Program.  Because Ben has suffered several concussions, how he retains and recalls memories has been affected.  He decided to give LearningRx a try and Twin Cities Live followed his journey.

Jeans Workout   Back To Top

Jeans season is here, which means your "bum" may be an area you notice needs lifting, toning and tightening!

Be Well with TCL: Peanut Allergies   Back To Top

One of the top allergies that people react to is peanuts.  Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the hospital and the reaction can include stopping breathing.  It’s something parents should think about with kids back in school.

Skin Care Technology   Back To Top

When you look at yourself in photos, do you notice the fine lines and wrinkles on your face?  Zel Skin and Laser Specialists shows us their advanced skin care technology they offer that gives you picture perfect skin.

Be Well with TCL: Invisible Ink   Back To Top

Do you have a tattoo that maybe you wish you never got?  If so, you are not alone.  Now you can erase tattoos virtually pain free.  Invisible Ink uses PicoWay, a new laser treatment, to erase tattoos from a person's skin and memory.

Dental Phobia   Back To Top

If you break out into a sweat just thinking about going to the dentist and your heart starts racing the closer you get, you are not alone!  The American Dental Association reports that 92 million American’s are afraid to get dental work.

Kids & Sleep   Back To Top

According to The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, newborns need between 16 and 18 hours of sleep a day, preschool aged children should have between 11 and 12 hours, school aged kids at least 10 hours, teens between 9-10 hours and adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a day.

Kids Sports & Chiropractic Care   Back To Top

It’s a busy time of year with the kids back in school and fall sports starting up.  With sports could come injuries.  Kelli Hanson meets an Andover family who try to prevent sports injuries to their children with routine chiropractic care.

Couch Workout   Back To Top

Are you ready for some Football?  It's about that time, and you might be planning to spend many hours on the couch!  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman from says, use that couch time for productive workout time.  She shows us her "Couch Workout" that requires you, your couch and 10 Minutes! Anyone can fit in this quick, time-saving full body workout!

Oula Workout   Back To Top

We are getting you set to get your workout routine re-set after the State Fair.  The Oula Workout is the newest workout to hit the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Zumba Gold   Back To Top

Jennifer Menk from The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities shows us how to have fun with a little Zumba Gold!  The class is perfect for active older adults because it delivers a lower intensity and lower impact class.  Through Zumba Gold you can expect to gain cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, flexibility, balance, range of motion, and coordination. 

Turbo Kick   Back To Top

Kick your workout into turbo with the Turbo Kick!  Hallie Hemric from the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities shows us how it’s done.  Turbo Kick is a fast paced, non-contact kickboxing class with a funky and “dancy” twist. 

YMCA’s PT Blast   Back To Top

After you’re done eating all the cheese curds and mini donuts to last you for the rest of the year, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is here to help you get back on track!  Chad Baldwin from the Y tells us about a group training class that will make you feel like you’ve got your own personal trainer.  

After the Fair Workouts   Back To Top

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is helping to get your workout routine back on track after the State Fair.  Enjoy all the cheese curds you want, the YMCA will help you burn it off! 

Stretches to Prepare for the Fair   Back To Top

If you are planning a visit to the Minnesota State Fair, prepare to be on your feet for a long time.  Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg has four exercises that you can do to help prevent aching knees and feet when you get home. 

Terri Traen’s Weight Loss Story   Back To Top

You have heard Terri Traen on KQRS for years.  What you may not know is that she has struggled with her weight.  She loses the weight and then would gain it back and that was the cycle she wanted to get off of.  That’s why she turned to Medifast

Fall Allergies   Back To Top

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, get really to feel miserable this fall.  The pollen forecast for the Twin Cities is very high and the culprit is ragweed.  Dr. Cherie Zachary, an allergy and asthma specialist from Midwest Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists, offers advice for relief. 

Back to School Illness Prevention   Back To Top

Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school.  Besides the homework, some of them will be bringing home sniffles, coughs, and the flu.  Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics has some ways to prevent your kid’s illnesses. 

Back to School – Back to Workout Basics   Back To Top

The time is will soon be headed back to school and many of us will also take this time to get back on a workout schedule.  But why jump into the same exercises that may not have delivered the results you are looking for?  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us some basic workout moves to get started...AND ways to amp up these exercises to double the calorie burn!

Be Well with TCL: Chiropractor for Baby   Back To Top

During pregnancy, you might experience a lot of new aches and pains.  Add the weight gain that comes with pregnancy and everything is thrown off balance.  Many mom’s find relief from a family chiropractor.  You might be surprised to hear that those chiropractors can also help those new born babies.

Bedtime Stretches   Back To Top

Taking just five minutes before bed and doing a little stretching is the key to getting a better night’s rest.  Our fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, tells us why this is and shows us how you should be stretching. 

Be Well with TCL: Heart & Vascular Institute   Back To Top

What might actually be a heart problem can easily be mistaken for stress and anxiety.  There is a new technology that is able to tell the difference and it could save your life.  Kelli introduces us to a woman from Rockford who was given a second chance with the help of this technology.

Water Illnesses   Back To Top

Summertime is the season for water parks, lakes, and swimming pools.  Have the best summer ever and stay cool but stay healthy too.  Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics tells us what we need to know. 

Up North Workout   Back To Top

Summer also means "cabin season" for many Minnesotans and with the traveling, preparing and enjoying lake life also comes an erratic schedule that makes it hard to get to the gym.

Be Well with TCL: Rid the Double Chin   Back To Top

As you age, you might be noticing a little extra fat under your chin – a double chin.  You don’t need liposuction or a face lift to tighten it up.  Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina has a brand new, quick, and permanent solution.

Relief Exercises   Back To Top

What do you do when you know you should be more active to reduce aches & pains--BUT are struggling with those aches & pains that are preventing you from being active?

Be Well with TCL: OSI Physical Therapy   Back To Top

You probably don’t think about physical therapy as treatment for a concussion.  When a concussion ended a high schooler’s soccer career, it was intense physical therapy that gave her back a big piece of her life.  Kelli Hanson takes us to OSI Physical Therapy to learn more about how they are helping overcome the symptoms of a concussion. 

Best Exercises to Tone "Butts" & "Guts"   Back To Top

Tried the same old squats and crunches and just not seeing the results in those common "trouble zones"?  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us 4 new exercises that zero in your butt & gut, AND work the rest of your body at the same time, too!

Family Workout   Back To Top

It's no secret that our behaviors often also become our kid's.  When it comes to fitness, working out with your kids is not only fun, but it’s something you can do together as a family!

Be Well with TCL: In the Equation   Back To Top

After losing 211 pounds and keeping it off for three years, Lori Schaefer’s mantra is all about change and making yourself part of the equation.