Who Do You Support?

A Brief History of Bayer 04 Leverkusen 
by Misha Teller

It all started with a letter to the board of directors of the Bayer Corporation. In February 1903 Wilhelm Hausschild sent a letter signed by 170 employees to the management of Bayer applying to set up a sports club...

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To Help

by Job Abraria

Kendrick comes from a family of helpers at heart.  His mother is a retired psychiatric nurse from Unity Point. One of his sisters is a Police Officer in Quincy IL, the other sister is a Neuro Nurse for a local Neurologist, and his brother is a Chef.  Helping people is very important to him and his entire family and a lesson they all learned from day one.  Kendrick knows one thing for certain, he is nothing without his...

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Leading Hands to Heart

by Job Abraria

Heading OM has been a place of inspiration, support, & growth.. A special place in the hearts of many. Yet upon finding Heading OM and meeting Tammy many have really grew into embracing who they are and what their purpose in life is. 

Come find a practice where you can come be and embrace your...

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Run, Quincy, Run

by Jeff McSweeney

Quincy – my daughter, a sophomore in high school, an artist, interested in biology and boys. Quincy, my track star.

Quincy found her interest in running in middle school. At the end of her 6th grade year a clip board was being passed around class and she moved it right along, the next person in line handed it back to Quincy and told her to sign up for the first year of cross country. Without really thinking about it she signed up. With summer over she returned to school and began an adventure. READ MORE

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Zumba-Zumba-Zoom-in a Boom-Boom

by Job Abraria

Billed as a way to find fitness by “Partying yourself into shape”, Zumba is gaining ground as a solid exercise choice.  Begun in Puerto Rico by Alberto “Beto” Perez, the latin-inspired workout encourages exercisers to feel the music and let loose. And Zumba comes in all shapes and forms, I have seen it all from aqua-zumba, to zumba without music, to nude zumba (yes I sometimes use my Google powers for evil). READ MORE

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Don't Cross Dorian

by Job Abraria

A word of advice:  Should Dorian Mosack call you… pick up the phone.

Dorian called me about coming for a visit to his Crossfit309 gym.  Now I have heard about crossfit for many years and had experienced it at another location.  It is hard to be active in fitness circles without hearing of Crossfit… as Crossfitters are normally very enthusiastic about Crossfit. READ MORE

 

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Dojo of Honor

by Job Abraria

There is a place in Peoria that houses decades of world champions in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  If you go there, you will understand why there is no doubt in my mind they will house decades more.

Housed on Main Street near Bradley campus, Peoria Athletic Club is lead by Professor Brad Peplow.  He trains and shapes some of the best practitioners of the general art into formidable opponents. READ MORE

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The Knife - the Last Weapon You Learn (*Thanks, Leon)

By Job Abraria (Photos by Jeff McSweeney)

2013 is time to try something totally new.  En Garde!

As someone who appreciates the difference between attacking versus defending, I was very excited about experiencing fencing.  For those, like me, who aren't savvy, Fencing is a sport scored by points.  Points are awarded for hits upon the opponent.  If you watch a fencing match, it looks like series of lunging toward one another, if you were the first to attack and land your attack you will gain more points than if you were moving to defend and landed your attack. READ MORE

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