January 2014

In the January issue of Plymouth Magazine, you'll meet Tiger Fit Studios' Stacie Clark, a nationally recognized fitness expert and former advertising executive who is fully committed to offering an excellent wellness regimen to the Plymouth community. We've also put together a guide to the best uses of citrus in the kitchen during these winter months. Grab a copy today!

Local church. Inspiring architecture. Ideal lighting. After several visits to Plymouth’s Mount Olivet Church last summer, and just-not-right photo opportunities, Max Foster captured a scene that checked all his photo-quality boxes.


Plymouth was honored at a Key Community Partners award luncheon, hosted by Senior Community Services of Minnetonka.


The city of Plymouth opened its fire stations October 12 as part of fire prevention and awareness month. All photos by Henry Hendricks.


At first glance, fire and ice appear to be strongly opposing forces. Plymouth combines these elements each year to create the quintessential warmth that only a wintry Minnesota festival can provide.


When it comes to piles of snow and subzero temps mid-winter in Plymouth brings, most of us tend to be wimps. But maybe we just need a bit of inspiration, a little nudge to get us off that couch and into the city we love. The winter might be cold, but it’s also a great time to explore.


Minnesota mid-winter days are anything but cheery: Between white snow and gray skies, the outdoor environment is void of color. Luckily, Plymouth florists are ready to help.


When a school or sports program needs funding, students and their parents are often recruited to traipse through neighborhoods selling a product door-to-door, a burden to both time-strapped families and solicitation-weary neighbors.


Plymouth Magazine: What’s the secret to making a good New Year’s Resolution?


Thirty-one million Americans suffer from sinusitis, or the inflammation of tissues lining the sinuses, causing congestion, headaches and fatigue. When drug treatment isn’t enough, as many as 525,000 of these patients undergo surgery, where doctors cut away inflamed nasal structure.  


Doctor of obstetrics Gina Wesley never stops adding the newest technology to her practice. “My patients always say that whenever they get their eyes checked, I have something new to try on them,” she says with a laugh.


1. The Exercise Pyramid
Orangetheory’s Kristi Gess calls this routine “the Exercise Pyramid” because “you build to the peak of 60 seconds, then come back to the starting point.” All you need is a stopwatch; perform these exercises for the amount of time specified:


To say Stacie Clark’s had a whirlwind year might be an understatement.


Orange you glad it’s January? Amid the snow and the cold and the winter white, we’re finding bright pops of color on our plates. That’s right—it’s peak season for citrus fruit, from lemons and limes to oranges and grapefruit, and everything in between.


Football fans, get ready: The Super Bowl is fast approaching, which means it’s time to make some plans for watching the big game. And almost as important as your viewing destination is the mouth-watering array of food you’ll be devouring.


Arts educator Julia Zimmerman dreams of one day opening a storefront art studio where people with disabilities can drop in and create art. A portion of the space would be used to exhibit and sell the items created by students.