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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:25 PM Written by
The Pittsburgh Fitness Council is a proud partner of the Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference. Please enjoy this guest post from Joanne Spence, one of the many fearless presenters scheduled for the upcoming conference on October 9th. Spaces are filling up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot today.  I…

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So You Want to Try Crossfit?

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:11 PM Written by
So you’ve been thinking about trying CrossFit but maybe you’re feeling a little nervous about joining in. You’ve done your homework: read the blog posts, checked out the main site, even gave the Workout of the Day a try, but you’re still on the fence. Maybe you’ve seen videos of…

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For Immediate Release

Pittsburgh Fitness Council Founding Member Selected to Headline at Upcoming Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference

Richard Butler Serves as Event’s Bold+Brave He-Man Ambassador

Pittsburgh, PA (September 21, 2016) – Richard Butler, founding member of the Pittsburgh Fitness Council (PFC), a networking group of Pittsburgh-based health and wellness professionals, was selected as a featured speaker for the Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference, which will take place at Hotel Monaco-A Kimpton Hotel on Sunday, October 9.

In addition to speaking, Butler also serves as the event’s Bold+Brave He-Man Ambassador.

“Fearless Warrior is not only a great opportunity for me to share my passion for living a healthy, active lifestyle, but also to encourage men to attend the conference with me and perhaps seek out a way to incorporate a yoga practice into their lives,” Butler said. “I am hoping that my presence and role at this event will inspire men of all ages to realize the benefits of yoga.”

Butler will be presenting “From Fearful to Inspirational: How I Used Fear to Inspire Others” in the afternoon and speaking on how to use fear to make significant changes in our lives, which coincides with the event’s theme, Get Fearless Pittsburgh, and challenges the audience to explore – and ultimately calm — their fears by using yoga, meditation and storytelling.

“I will highlight how I use my own mental fears as fuel to keep myself moving toward the things I love most in life,” Butler said. “I will teach the audience how to transcend their biggest setbacks when they acknowledge that every bit of themselves matters. Beyond the mountains of fear is a beautiful world waiting for all of us. We can step out from behind the darkness of fear and feel the warmth of new opportunities and possibilities.”

The full-day conference will encourage attendees to examine what triggers fear and how to approach it mindfully to find clarity in all of life’s surprises. Attendees also will learn how to develop the tools that will help them to break down the walls of fear to find authenticity and move closer to their life’s deeper purpose.

“We are excited to open this safe container of fear exploration in October and are really ecstatic to have Richard and PFC assist in drawing in more men,” said Hayley Beth Worthman, founder and conference director. “The energies that both women and men bring are distinctly different and have different effects, so having a strong male demographic can shift some of the female energy into a nice balance.”

There are several conference packages available for purchase. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit #GetFearlessPittsburgh

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Here's a new twist on TV reunions: A 9-minute episode of a one-time sitcom hit returns as an election-themed promo for the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

This "Will & Grace" reunion, which debuted online Monday, offers a trip down memory lane and sure seems to have been written by, if not the writers of the original sitcom, people who are at least familiar with the characters, who come across as true to how they are remembered.

Setting aside politics, it's a pretty entertaining micro-episode, albeit one that reminds viewers how "Will & Grace" was of a specific era. Some of the jokes that might have played then fall a little flat not. Others hold up well though.

Watch the episode after the jump. ...

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WTAE airing Arnold Palmer special tonight

Monday, 26 September 2016 02:09 PM Written by

WTAE will pre-empt today's edition of "Entertainment Tonight" at 7:30 tonight to air "The Life and Legacy of Arnold Palmer."

Palmer, a Latrobe native, died Sunday in Pittsburgh.

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Louisiana Class: Buckwheat Zydeco's Legacy

Monday, 26 September 2016 09:24 AM Written by


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Stanley Dural, Jr.. aka "Buckwheat Zydeco," died Saturday of lung cancer at age 68. Like so many Louisiana musicians before him, from Louis Armstrong and Guitar Slim to Dr. John and the Neville Brothers helped burn that region's music into the world's DNA. Over three decades, and began in his days as a Funk keyboard player, the Grammy-winner, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana took the hybrid Creole style of Zydeco (blending Cajun, R&B, blues and country) from regional and national popularity to the world beyond.

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TV Q&A: 'Grimm,' 'Chesapeake Shores' and local TV news

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John D. Loudermilk: American Songwriter

Friday, 23 September 2016 09:42 AM Written by


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A post-RCA Victor LP for Warner Brothers

John D. Loudermilk was truly a Great American songwriter, albeit one whose songs were known to the public but whose name was not. The 82 year old died Wednesday at his Tennessee home of bone cancer. While many who knew him associated him with country music, and both hard country and country-pop singers recording his songs, the videos reveal they transcended any specific genre. 

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