Archive for January 2015

Total Nutrition – Nutritional Samples Station On Wheels

Total Nutrition makes it easy for people to get their nutrients. People can sample anything in the store; attend Crunch or L.A. Fitness clubs on customer appreciation days and try out samples from a TN station. Or, flag down that camper, with the Total Nutrition signage wrapped around it, and ask for a free sample.…

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Ton of Fun

“The biggest Loser” won’t be an individual, but an entire community, when Fleet Feet Sports presents the “Ton of Fun” challenge to lose a ton of weight!  We’re talking 2,000 pounds! The challenge runs Feb. 2nd to Apr. 3, 2015, and members of a current training program at Fleet Feet pay just $25. For those…

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Music on the Move

When a 65-piece high school marching band and flag team lines the Ringling Bridge on Feb. 8, 2015, we don’t “got trouble in River City,” as Professor Harold Hill claims. What we’ll have is the Sarasota Music Half Marathon, the first citywide moving music festival. From high school marching bands to rock, country, soul and…

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7th Annual Fit2Run 5K Run

If you missed out on some holiday parties, look forward to a grand celebration at the Robinson Preserve, the largest conservation property located in northwestern Bradenton, FL. Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore, will produce the 7th Annual Fit2Run Robinson Preserve 5K run, now featuring a highly anticipated 10K course. The familyfriendly race takes place at twilight…

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Avoiding Boomeritis

Some say that 50 is the new 30, but, was it that hard to get moving in the mornings at 30? Joints ache, muscles are stiff. These are the suffering signs of “Boomeritis,” a physical, seemingly falling-apart-at-the seams malady that afflicts those born between 1946 and 1964. Today, Baby Boomers participate in sports and exercise…

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Bouncing for Fun

What kid doesn’t love jumping on Mom and Dad’s bed or hitting the sofa with leaps and bounds? This early introduction to bouncing is actually the beginnings of a fitness program that can last through adulthood. Bouncing for fitness is becoming a popular way to release stress, get a good cardio workout, strengthen leg and…

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Health Assessment & Functional Testing

Medical doctors, fitness gurus and media outlets all advise potential new exercisers to get a health assessment prior to starting a new exercise routine. Many adults ignore this advice assuming it does not apply to them. But regardless of age and fitness level (which people tend to overestimate), it is wise to approach a new…

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Making it Stick: Six Things to Do BEFORE You Start a Diet

The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” has given way to one of the most hopeful. A host of New Year’s resolutions are waiting, and since the number-one resolution is weight loss, here are six tips for before your diet begins. IDENTIFY WHY YOU’RE DIETING How did you get to a place where you’re unhappy…

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Immune Boosters

Hold onto your seats. It’s going to be a bumpy flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, “It’s too early to say for sure that this will be a severe flu season, but Americans should be prepared,” says CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Especially since recent reports of the vaccine from last…

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Basics of Healthy Eating

Holiday indulgences spur the #1 New Year’s resolution: beginning a healthy eating routine. But, where do you start? Instead of seeking “quick loss” diets that boomerang back to bad eating habits after the weight drops, you can go back to the basics. You can develop a lifestyle of eating well and keeping the weight off.…

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Mixing it up on the Suncoast

As 2015 approaches, there are workout programs here on the Suncoast for every fitness level, age, body type; even the fitness aerobaphobic. Let’s start at the very beginning. There is prenatal yoga. After the birth, how about Strollersize, Mommy and Me classes, from walking with the pram to yoga. Not enough? Several Suncoast facilities offer…

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A New Fit For A New You

The New Year is upon us, and with it people from all walks of life will begin working off the holiday sweets they ate, getting back into tiptop shape or getting there for the first time. With the fresh start of the New Year, maybe it’s time to switch up your workout or find one…

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Let’s Play at Nathan Benderson Park

Situated just west of Interstate 75 in Sarasota, Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre county park providing the public access to a picturesque 400-acre lake and an array of recreational opportunities. Athletes look forward to rowing on the park’s world-class 2,000-meter sprint rowing and training course, while families and visitors can get on the…

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When You’re a Trend Setter, You Know It

Tiffany Liashek, founder and chief visionary of Studio South Fitness, in Sarasota, Florida, already knew fitness enthusiasts were stepping up their game at area gyms. They want specialized. They want luxury. They want technology. They want personalized. And, according to the Top 20 Fitness trends by the American College of Sports Medicine survey, the #3…

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Ninjas in Our Midst

American Ninja Warrior is set to kick off its seventh season early this year. Aspiring champions all across the country are training hard and submitting entry tapes, hoping their personality and athletic prowess are enough to earn them one of the few limited spots. Ninja Warrior is a grueling obstacle course event that originated in…

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Uppercut Offers Sunday Morning Cardio Classes

Uppercut Boxing & Fitness in Sarasota has launched a new Sunday morning cardio/resistance training class designed to help people stay fit and lose weight. “The Blast Class is that high-intensity cardio mixed with a resistance program,” says Aaron Jaco, the head trainer at Uppercut. “The moves are basically strategically placed to complement each other and…

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Definition Fit Adds A Little Madness to Working Out

Bring madness and take it out on two new fitness classes at Definition Fit in Sarasota. The new Mexican Madness class with Javier Torres is an MMS style workout using heavy bags, weights, bands, ropes and mitts. The class called Strength, Stamina and Stability with Dave Weiner, is a course designed to help build stronger,…

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Environeers is Expanding Their Inventory, Adding Fitness Classes

Environeers Adventure Outfitters in Sarasota has expanded their inventory to include ski clothes and women’s active wear. They’ve also begun offering morning fitness classes on Saturday to accompany the new offerings. “We are adding women’s active wear …the main thrust for us is premium yoga pants, and we’re bringing in accessories around that,” says Stan…

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Christmas Abbott Comes to Sarasota

From “Misfit” to Ms. Fit, Christmas Abbott has lots of tales to tell and will be sharing her past, and present fitness accomplishments in “The Body Review Nutrition Seminar” held on Feb. 21 at Real Fitness Sarasota. The one-day seminar will cover a nutrition plan geared toward any body type, from obese to professional athletes,…

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