Archive for May 2015

Kids Summer Camp! When School is Out, Camps are in Session!

As usual, Florida has gone from winter to summer weather in the blink of an eye, temperatures steadily creeping into the high 80s and soon, 90s. This means that the school year is nearing its end, which also means yourkids will be looking for things to do. When the heat rises, sitting in an air…

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Mastering the Warm-Up

No matter what sport or form of exercise you choose, you should always warm up. Proper preparation allows your body to perform at its best. Skipping a warm up can put you at greater risk for injury or a poor performance, and as athletes “age up” into new divisions, such as masters (over age 40…

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Feel the After Burn

You may have heard the term ‘Afterburn Effect,’ especially if you frequent the gym, but what exactly does it mean? In the scientific community, it is known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC. Essentially, it is the oxygen debt built up during a burst of anaerobic exercise, which turns your body into a calorie…

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Beach Workout: Mix It Up A Bit

Studies have shown that soft sand running takes about 1.5 times the effort as running on a hard surface like asphalt. If you’ve found that your workout routine has gotten stale or your motivation is lacking, a trip to the beach may be exactly what you need to get back in the groove. Sarasota and…

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The Power of Protein

The debate on which is better for you, plant or animal protein, shouldn’t matter unless you have dietary restrictions to consider, whether by choice or doctor ordered. Both offer great sources of protein, though a myth persists that plant proteins lack certain amino acids. Ask someone what protein is and you’ll likely hear responses such…

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Navy Seal Olympic & Sprint Triathlon at Siesta Key Beach

On June 27th, MultiRace once again brings a triathlon toSiesta Key, the Navy SEAL Olympic & Sprint Triathlon (formerly Tri Siesta Key #1). MultiRace’s first event on Siesta took place in 2010, and they continue to use this venue because of its unbelievable beauty and also because they have such a great working relationship with…

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Why Everyone Needs Customized Medical Care

The ambulance arrives at the ER. Several hospital staff members receive a gurney carrying a man, the victim of a gunshot wound. The attending surgeon takes one look at him and says, “This man needs a hysterectomy!” How ridiculous would that be? Surgeons know that each case is unique. Every human body is different. Sure,…

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High Intensity Interval Training

Fat Blaster or Risky New Fad? Like most people, you probably get bored at the gym on occasion, but a method of training long known to runners has made its way into the mainstream and can add some serious spice to your routine. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a form of cardiovascular exercise that involves…

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Sarasota Fitness Community Rallies for Josh Hill

On March 11, 2015, local Parkour legend, Josh Hill, was in a motorcycle accident that nearly took his life. In fact, it would have likely killed anyone lacking the body movement skills and control Josh spent many years cultivating, and helping others to do the same. To aid in his recovery, people from all around…

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CrossFit Bradenton Set to Expand

CrossFit Bradenton is growing in more ways than one! Not only are they moving into a new facility (just 100 feet from the present one) with double the space at 7,000 square feet, additional classes and programs will also be available. Owners, Paris and Beth Vannata, as well as the rest of CrossFit Bradenton’s training…

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Don’t Let This Happen to You…: Common Exercise Injuries

Learn some of the most common exercise injuries and how to prevent them on Wednesday, May 20th from 5-6:30pm at Studio South Fitness. Dr. Paul H. Lento of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates will be the guest lecturer for this informative session. Dr. Lento, who is a physician for the U.S. Marathon and Olympic teams, is triple…

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Home to the Fountain (Pen) of Youth!

941 Wellness, a sports injury treatment and fitness company located at 4921 Ringwood Meadows in Sarasota, is now offering a noninvasive facial therapy called Eclipse MICROPEN Elite that is guaranteed to remove wrinkles, dark spots, and scars. Dr. Deena Hackett, co-owner along with husband, Dr. Joseph Hackett, markets the treatment’s use of micro-needling technology as…

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The Sarasota IV Lounge Opens Inside the DaSilva Institute

The majority of us are in a constant state of toxicity, malnutrition and dehydration—and we don’t even know it. Environmental toxins, high-stress lifestyles, illness, and poor diets paired with damaged digestive systems deplete our supply of vitamins and nutrients on a daily basis, setting us up for chronic conditions and disease. And we never truly…

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Learn the Proper Running POSE at CrossFit LWR

On Saturday, June 6, CrossFit Lakewood Ranch is holding a free POSE Running clinic from 10am to 11am at its 5261 Paylor Lane location. The clinic will be led by Rachael Colacino, CrossFit LWR’s Endurance Coach, and will focus on how POSE can help you maximize your running performance and efficiency, prevent injuries, and correct…

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Vertical Ventures Opens in St. Petersburg

Vertical Ventures rock climbing gym has opened a second Florida location in downtown St. Pete, spurred on by the success of their Tampa location. Before Vertical Ventures arrived, the area most definitely had a dearth of indoor rock climbing facilities. Their goal is to make the sport of rock climbing accessible to everyone, giving them…

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Legacy Trail Extension Approved by County

Legacy Trail, a nearly 11 mile paved jogging and biking path in Sarasota County, was approved for extension on April 1. Presently, the trail runs between Sarasota near Palmer Ranch and Venice, built on a former railroad corridor. The extension will add to the trail north of Palmer Ranch into downtown Sarasota, putting the Legacy…

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Fast N Fresh Opens New Location

The hardest part of eating healthy for most people is without a doubt meal preparation. Finding time to shop is problematic enough, given the average person’s hectic lifestyle, so carving out the minutes or even hours to create healthy meals for you and your family, and then clean up, can feel next to impossible. That’s…

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Paddleboarding in Paradise

You’ve probably seen them glide by along the shore while at the beach, standing on a surfboard and propelling forward using a paddle, and thought to yourself, “That looks like fun. I’d love to try it.” Well SurfIt USA wants to teach you how, and offers a variety of ways to get going, including exciting…

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Endurance House Grand Opening

Endurance House, the increasingly popular triathlete full service franchise, will be opening a new location in Bradenton early this summer! Endurance House is the first specialty franchise specifically geared toward the multi-sport endurance athlete, combining traditional retail sales with proprietary training, fitting, and coaching programs. This all encompassing approach allows Endurance House to meet the…

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