'Extreme' fitness, niche or new norm?

Oct 4, 2013

Crossfit trainer Jared Wagner coaches his clients through a "WOD", or workout of the day.
Credit Cass Herrington


We’re approaching two starkly different annual events here in Evansville, the YMCA Half Marathon and the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.

This week’s segment is about on extremes in health and fitness. As you’ll hear in today’s interviews, there appears to be a growing interest in high-intensity, nearly punishing exercise.

First, we’ll take a trip to a Cross fit gym, or “box” as they’re called, to hear about a workout that’s gaining speed, here and around the world.

University of Evansville Director of the Public Health Program Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi will stop by and talk about the possible economic reasons for the raging interest in extreme fitness.

Finally we’ll visit a physical therapy clinic that is offers boxing sessions to clients with Parkinson’s disease.


More Information:

Evansville Crossfit

1449 Kimber Lane, Suite 103A

Evansville, IN 47715

812-401-5210 Phone

812-401-5220 Fax



Rock Steady at Rehab for Life

1449 Kimber Lane, Suite 103A

Evansville, IN 47715

812-401-5210 Phone


Liked a song you heard on today’s program? Here’s the playlist:

“Mile Ten, Let’s Do It Again” – The U.S. Marine Corps

“Fireproof” – The National

“Good to Lose” – Darwin Deez

“Weightless” – Washed Out

“Freakish Strength” – The Alchemist

“Ivan’s Workout Plan” – The Alchemist

“The Final Bell” – Bill Conti