Fitness

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Residents of Carrboro looking for a good time can attend a Dance Jam session at Carrboro Century Center, at 100 N. Greensboro St, once a month on a Friday night at 7:30 p.m. These unique sessions cost $3 and feature a wide variety of dances, including rhythm, Latin and Zumba. Robbin Justice-Jones, the recreation specialist and head coordinator of Dance Jam at… Read more →

Fleet Feet Inc. encourages healthy lifestyles for Carrboro's community

Fleet Feet Inc. encourages healthy lifestyles for Carrboro’s community

  With over 150 locations in 37 states, Fleet Feet Inc. is the largest franchisor of running specialty stores in the United States. But the headquarters isn’t located in the sunny city of San Francisco, the bustling market of Baltimore or the humongous metropolis of Houston. The brains of the operation are comfortably nestled above the Fleet Feet store located… Read more →

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

No cars could be found on Weaver Street Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t mean the heart of Carrboro wasn’t bustling. Instead, hundreds of local residents took to other means of transportation — including walking, bicycling, in-line skating and riding scooters — for Carrboro’s third annual Open Streets event. Started by the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition in 2013, Open Streets seeks to… Read more →

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

On Saturday, April 12, the second annual Carrboro Open Streets festival was held on Weaver Street, emptying the road of its usual traffic and opening it up to residents to participate in various activities. Weaver Street was a sight of celebration on the beautiful, sunny Saturday morning.  Families flocked around with their strollers while children drew with sidewalk chalk, tossed… Read more →

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

Thirty years after the establishment of UNC-Chapel Hill’s rowing team, the women’s varsity team continues to call University Lake home, despite recent suggestions that the team should find a larger practice space. Formerly owned by UNC-CH, University Lake, located in Carrboro, is now owned by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. The lake serves as the town’s primary water supply… Read more →

Yoga and Pilates and barre- oh my! Local fitness studio offers students a fusion of three techniques

Yoga and Pilates and barre- oh my! Local fitness studio offers students a fusion of three techniques

On the sidewalk in front of an inconspicuous blue door, nestled between two colorful storefronts on Carrboro’s E. Main Street, sits a sign. “Meet your new addiction. Barre,” it reads. A photo of a group of women gripping a pole with legs extended in the air rests beneath the words. The sign may confuse someone unfamiliar with barre, a new… Read more →

Carrboro Elementary launches wellness program to boost student fitness, nutrition

Carrboro Elementary launches wellness program to boost student fitness, nutrition

By Tyson Leonhardt Carrboro Commons Copy Editor/Staff Writer Students at Carrboro Elementary School will soon have more chances to be active and eat healthy, thanks to the school’s new Wellness Team, which launched Saturday at Carrboro’s Kidical Mass bike ride event. The Wellness Team — founded by school nurse Rita Crain, physical education teacher Terry Oakes and first grade teacher… Read more →