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Milwaukee Magazine has devoted many pages to health stories in past years. But this year, the publication is exploring health in a slightly different way. For example, you’ll find a local dentist who surfs on the cover of the May issue, which focuses on fitness. Carole Nicksin is editor-in-chief and publisher of Milwaukee Magazine, and she joined us in the studio to offer some background on the magazine's special issue.

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There’s no question that the millennial generation, roughly 80 million strong, is shaping the future. They often get a bad rap portrayed as entitled and narcissistic, but most researchers say the evidence points to a generation that is highly educated, self-confident, technologically savvy and ambitious.

Audrey Nowakowski

Crossfit, the high-powered, high intensity interval-based workout, has been very popular in recent years, with gyms devoted to the program popping up all over the fitness landscape.

But for a lot of people, CrossFit can be intimidating. Often the images people are exposed to involve an elite athletes in competition, making the sport appear to be inaccessible and/or high risk.

However, CrossFit at its very base is simply "constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity."

Claire Moseley

As you get older, you might notice your flexibility decreasing and injuries increasing. Long gone are the days of effortlessly swinging on the jungle gym, at least without warming up first.

One fitness clinic in Brookfield, Momentum Movement, works to teach, train and heal what they say are the natural, primal movements our bodies crave.

Mike Sharafinski

There’s invariably a flurry of stories about personal fitness near the first of the year – around the time people make a commitment to eat better, spend less time on the couch and generally get into shape.

But by mid-May, that commitment can fall by the wayside for various reasons. Featured in Lake Effect's first fitness segment, Fit For You, is the Latin-inspired and infused exercise Zumba Fitness.

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Milwaukeean Rik Akey and New Yorker Jennifer Roe are among a dozen people around the country who have essentially reinvented themselves, turning their struggles with weight into lives as fit, dedicated runners.

And the latest chapter in their lives is a film they’re making on the journey the dozen runners are sharing – metaphorically and literally, as they prepare to run in the Ragnar Relay race from Miami to Key West next month.