Rise To 5K Success: The Stine Family

By Jessica Frost, RiseVT FGI Program Manager RiseVT wrapped up another session of Rise to 5K this fall. Led by local running enthusiast, Bill Simmons, the group met for 12 weeks at The St. Albans Bay Park, gradually increasing their mileage. Simmons knows what it is...

Health coaching teaches action and accountability

As RiseVT expands across the state, it’s essential to review impacts that the wellness initiative has made on the communities of Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The RiseVT Health Coaching program facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging...

Simple tips for biking to work

Biking to work can be a great way to add exercise into your day, mentally prepare for your day and decompress at the end of the day, and to decrease your carbon footprint.  It is also kind of fun.  If you’ve never done it, however, here are a few tips to make it...

The Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation

Come take a walk with RiseVT this Thursday evening, May 3 at Mystic Waters Day Spa in St. Albans. ‘A Soul Inspired Walk to New Beginnings,’ a workshop facilitated by Nathan Wiles and Christine Favreau, will introduce you to the labyrinth as a tool for personal and...

Staying healthy during the holidays

If your house is anything like mine, the sugar begins to mount in piles of Halloween candy in mid to late October and the sweets continue to arrive throughout the months of November and December disguised as baked treats and bottles of wine. The holidays are one of...

Brownway River Trail

Winter is just around the corner and there is no better time to try something new. Winter can be a challenging time to fit in your 30 minutes of outdoor physical activity due to slippery snowfall, shorter days and colder temperatures. Over the past few weeks RiseVT...