Be Your Best You.

Some people say an entire life can change in a moment.

Wishes Do Come True

Henry Becker got his wish, thanks to Make-A-Wish Montana. The wish reveal was a fun affair, filled with gratitude, friends and family, happy tears, and pizza. Initially, his wish was to take a trip, which he soon realized would end. A tree house, however, could be the site of many adventures he, his siblings Lydia and Liam, and friends could take. He wished for—and…

January 2018 Around Town

World-renowned audiologist Dr. Neil Shepard, Ph.D., has joined the team at Element Physical Therapy. Dr. Shepard is working 2-3 days per week, offering consultative services to the complex vestibular patients. He has published more than 75 research articles in the field of balance and dizziness. These efforts have been in the realm of postural control issues in the last five years with…

Fitness on Fleek

B eing an athlete calls for physical fitness—strength in our limbs, in our core, in our breathing, in our bellies, and without question, in our dedication. It’s no wonder that our local athletes have these qualities, and use them to not only fuel their passion but to maintain a healthy lifestyle, too. 

Easy Rustic Dutch Oven No-Knead Crusty Bread

Rising to the occasion during a Montana winter sometimes means kneeling on the floor before the oven and watching a soft cloud of dough blister into a flaky, golden brown dome of 
perfection. There’s just something about fresh baked bread that will always be magical to me, especially following an invigorating ski through the woods. 

Studio COWBOY

As a Montana ranch manager, I’m probably not your typical Pilates practitioner. I would wager that there aren’t many people in the ranching community who prioritize a weekly Pilates workout, but I do. 

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

Coaching Confessions with the Y’s Kirby Beierle


 1. When a swimmer tells me at morning practice that she woke up and her entire body is crazy sore from the last night’s practice, I inwardly give myself a high five.
 2. I was a terrible kicker when I was a swimmer. As a coach, my goal is for my team to be known for having outstanding kicking. Therefore, we…