Ronni Gordon is a freelance writer in Western Massachusetts. She was a longtime arts and features writer for a regional daily newspaper. She specializes in health and fitness and also writes about dogs and for college and university publications. Credits include The New York Times, PBS’s Next Avenue, Forbes, espnW.com, Chicago Health and Family Dog magazines, Smith, Vassar, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She loves playing tennis and has three children, two grandchildren, and one Labrador Retriever.