Author: Edge Staff

Fitness Buffs

IThinkFit Gym offers 11,000 square feet of space to work up a sweat, but rows of treadmills, elliptical machines and conventional gym equipment are strikingly absent. Instead, women push a hundred-pound sled across the room. Men flip tractor tires. High school athletes do squats while balancing atop an unstable Bosu […]

Seasoned to Perfection

John Horvatinovich’s first restaurant logo involved a guy riding a taco. Horvatinovich, executive chef of the hip and modern Salt in Eagle Run, was a taco-obsessed Michigan kid when he first imagined owning a restaurant (he dubbed it Ándale Tacos). Opened in May, Salt is a far cry from the […]

5 Steps To The Perfect Cocktail

THE BAR: Mahogany THE BARTENDER: Elizabeth Vicary THE DRINK: Ginger Mule 1. What you need: 2 Gingers Whiskey, ginger beer, lime garnish and, of course, a copper cup. 2. Pour a two-count of 2 Gingers Whiskey over ice in the copper cup. 3. Top off with ginger beer. 4. Squeeze […]

The Jansens

You could say dirt runs in Rich Jansen’s blood. A third-generation farmer with nearly 8,000 acres of land spanning six counties, this Gretna native is no stranger to a little elbow grease, cultivating the soil that produces corn, soybeans and wheat—the family’s livelihood. “I’m going to die with my boots […]

Surviving Stroke

Aear ago, then-39- year-old Michelle Reitz was in her athletic prime. A working mother of twins, Reitz counted dozens of half- and full marathons, triathlons and an Ironman among her accomplishments. She ate unprocessed, healthy foods. She had enviably low cholesterol and blood pressure. But one day, she realized she […]

HUG Evangelist

As a little girl, Mary Clare Sweet watched her mother practice yoga with a sense of awe. In the 1980s, yoga wasn’t yet mainstream, and Lincoln yogis like her mother met in basements to practice an ancient art form that felt exotic and special. Watching her mother, Sweet would sometimes […]

Real Estate Tycoon

Adam Briley strives daily to be a better leader. He’s read dozens of books on the topic – author John Maxwell is a favorite – and has crisscrossed the country for leadership seminars and conferences. A tattoo on Briley’s right shoulder reminds him to “burn the boats,” a phrase inspired […]

Matchmaking Maven

Courtney Hawkins knows first – hand how hard the dating game can be. “I met a lot of frogs be – fore I met my fiancé,” she confesses. Meeting the right person and falling in love takes time, Hawkins affirms. It’s tough. So for Hawkins, who honed her skills helping […]

Makeover Master

Some days, Omaha stylist Kirby Keomysay uses shears and a blow – dryer to make women look beautiful. Other days, he uses chicken wire, hot glue and Styrofoam. Keomysay, owner of Kontempo salon, has mastered the spectrum of hair styling. He’ll give women a killer blowout during Kontempo’s Happy Hour […]

Omaha’s Young & Talented

Omaha is the kind of town where a kid from Grand Island who grew up styling mannequins can win a reality TV show and start a salon – all before turning 25. Omaha is a city where a 25-year-old with a talent for love connections can count hundreds of relationships […]