Outdoors

Fishing & Boating

Boat show offers plenty of fishing education

I love boating and fishing shows. I’m not talking about the ones on TV, although there are many good ones, but the shows that fill up convention centers and fairgrounds with informative seminars, innovative tackle, new boats and all the other goodies that give fisherman the kid in the candy store feeling.

Outdoors

Looking for an all-around ability snowshoe? Check out Atlas Treeline

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the outdoors when the snow comes, offering the ability to trek through both serious backcountry or walk through the local forest preserves. Much like skis, you can find a snowshoe designed for specific winter activities and conditions, from sleek racers to bulky shoes for deep and steep terrain. The Atlas Treeline (or the Elektra Treeline for women) is part of the trail series and is a good all-around shoe that can do just about anything.

Outdoors

The best beginner workout gym machines

Maybe you've been away for some time, or it's your first time stepping foot in a gym, but mastering a few basic gym machines and a mix of cardio and strength training moves will get you started on your meeting your goals.

Sports

Weekly photo gallery of fish caught inshore and offshore of Manatee County

Changing water and weather conditions over the past week may have made fishing more challenging, but it didn’t stop locals and visitors from landing a number of notable catches in area rivers, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A collection of images submitted by area captains (note: captains are encouraged to email photos to sports@bradenton.com by noon on Sunday each week in order for the images to be considered for inclusion in the weekly gallery):

Outdoors

Best apps to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

You're not the only one who thinks resolutions are tough. Research indicates that 92 percent of them fail. Part of the problem may be how you're thinking about your goals. Whether it's losing weight or saving money, we've got ideas on how to make (and keep) your New Year's resolutions. But you don't have to go it alone. Sometimes, it's necessary to call for backup.

Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Work each side of your body equally

Whether you're an athlete or not, your body will adapt to the way you use it. Do weightlifting resistance work, and you'll get stronger. Spend most of your time sitting in front of the TV, and you'll get fatter. You'll always have a dominant arm or a dominant leg, and that's where a problem can begin.

Outdoors

North Face slipper shoes great after a day on the slopes

While spending a day on the slopes is about as much fun as you can have in the winter, taking off your ski boots at the end of the day produces a moment of relief that can't be beat. So why ruin that feeling by putting on a pair of cold, bulky boots? The North Face has created a combo slipper/shoe that can be worn outside and offers insulated and cozy comfort in the lodge or walking around town. The high-traction rubber outsole means you can walk around outside in comfort without slipping.

Videos

IMG Academy's top-rated point guard Trevon Duval receives McDonald's All-American Game jersey

The undecided guard is a top-five prospect nationally, according to 247sports.com's composite rankings.
David Wilson Bradenton Herald
IMG Academy's top-rated point guard Trevon Duval receives McDonald's All-American Game jersey 0:33

IMG Academy's top-rated point guard Trevon Duval receives McDonald's All-American Game jersey

Betty White says her first job convinced her to stay in television 0:43

Betty White says her first job convinced her to stay in television

IMG Academy's Rellah Boothe gets emotional receiving McDonald's All-American Game jersey 1:50

IMG Academy's Rellah Boothe gets emotional receiving McDonald's All-American Game jersey

Woman narrowly escapes as car slams into salon 0:21

Woman narrowly escapes as car slams into salon