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Jen Coughlin is Paying It Forward

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There’s something amazing about the human spirit. It shines brightly in what might seem like unexpected places and shares its warmth and hope. Jen Coughlin is beaming with this spirit – it’s just part of who she is. For the last several months, Jen has fought a personal battle with cancer and watched a good friend go through the same …

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The Personal Touch of Barb’s Metal Magic

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Every time I sit down to talk with someone for this blog, I’m never quite sure what story I’ll hear or what story I’ll share. Yet, I’m always entranced by everyone’s story and amazed by all the fascinating people living here in Portland. It was the same with Barbara Brosh of Barb’s Metal Magic. Barbara’s got a pretty neat story. …

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Xtend Barre Studio Portland – A Welcoming Community for Fitness

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Jessica Natonick, owner of  Xtend Barre Studio Portland, is passionate about her studio. Jessica is creating an environment where everyone is welcome, regardless of age or fitness level. She is providing a fitness program that is challenging, yet safe and fun. Jessica is building a community of fitness, support and encouragement right in the heart of SE Portland. What is …