Author Archives: Elizabeth Joyce


Hybrid workout at The Village kicks yoga into high gear

Instructor Heidi Malano holds a plank pose.

I did not think that when I walked through the doors of The Village fitness center that I was going to have my ass handed to me by a woman in sparkly pink Nikes, but I did. Heidi Malano, the creator of Yoga Kicks at The Village, was all smiles and full of encouragement for… Read More →

Air Traffic Controller takes off on first American tour

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August 5, 2014 by in Blogs

In this day and age, everyone is trying to be something “different,” especially when it comes to the music industry. However, Air Traffic Controller, an indie band from Boston, is breaking out of the typical music mold with swaying melodies, deep lyrics and feet-tapping beats. Their sound can be compared to bands like Arcade Fire,… Read More →

Indoor Tequila Tasting Festival comes to Scottsdale

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The mid-summer blues have officially hit Arizona.  The pools are no longer cool and refreshing because the heat has warmed them to bath water temperatures.  Outdoor activities have to wait until the sun goes down so we don’t melt and evaporate away.  Thankfully, though, Affordable Food Festivals has created a new event that will give… Read More →

Running Wild Films promotes prolific filmmaking in Phoenix

Travis Mills, center, and the Running Wild Films crew.
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July 2, 2014 by in Small Biz | Tech | Video

“I don’t want to go to L.A.; I want L.A. to come to us,” said Travis Mills, one of the co-founders of Running Wild Films, a local film company in Phoenix. Mills has made it his mission to make Arizona the go-to place for all film making. He and his partner Gus Edwards, one of… Read More →

Sapporo’s summer menu is a work of art

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All it takes is one minute of conversation with Sapporo’s executive chef, Stephen Stromberg, at to know he is passionate about food. He creates one-of-a-kind seasonal menus that pop with color and are flavorful to the last bite. His new Asian cuisine summer menu debuted June 30 and it will not disappoint. The restaurant’s teppanyaki… Read More →

Free Bike Project rolls out new campus programs

FBP Team Picture (Left to Right) - Lloyd Jones, Kim Sanderhoff, Scott Ferreira, Johan Bender

Usually when someone is offering something for free, there is always a catch. With the Free Bike Project, the only catch is that for every free bike rented by a college student for an academic year, its founders donate a bike to someone in need overseas. The Free Bike Project was started by two students… Read More →

Summer’s must-have accessory

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The must-have accessory this summer is not the newest Coach purse or the recently released Jimmy Choo wedges, it is not even a designer brand, though design is important. We’re talking about nail art. Even though it’s a small accessory, it has been making a big splash here in Arizona and on the red carpet.… Read More →

The nation goes orange for fitness

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Orangetheory Fitness offers a unique heart-pounding, muscle-pumping, calorie-burning workout that continues to burn calories and increase the body’s metabolism hours after the exercising has stopped. Unlike every other gym or fitness facilities, Orangetheory focuses on one workout for its members and is structured around a specific theory that can only be found in the orange… Read More →

Hula hoop workout trend is all in the hips

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Being a full-time student with a part-time job, I like workouts that are easy, quick and fun to do at home.  During one of my searches for a workout, I came across hula hoop fitness.  At first, I laughed because there was no possible way that hula hoop workouts were an actual thing.  However, the… Read More →