Archive for November 2015

Giving Back Year-Round

Many businesses look to give back to the community during the holidays, but at Garden of the Heart, that mission is year-round. Owner Cheryl Chaffee and Harriet Roberts created the Karma Yoga Outreach Program which provides four free yoga classes weekly to veterans and their families in Sarasota, Bradenton and North Port, five yoga classes…

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CROP Organic Juice Bar & Cafe Opens Third Location

CROP Organic Juice Bar & Café is opening it’s third location at 8211 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton, FL 34201, across University Parkway from University Town Center. Since opening their first store in the Gulf Gate area of Sarasota in January of 2014, CROP has consistently been recognized as one of the areas premier cold-pressed organic juice companies. Founded by…

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Survive the Season

The holidays are at once a spirited and for many, stressful, time of the year. There’s plenty of excitement and lots to look forward to: family and friends flying in; gift giving and receiving and some holiday ‘cheer.’  And with those tempting spirits, think Christmas punch, festive champagne cocktails and warming hard ciders, it’s possible…

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Inspiring Kids to be Active

Exercise. Let’s face it, exercise sounds like a chore for adults and for kids. Same. Try changing the word; make it simple and say to your kids you’d like to see play for a couple of hours every day, be it with friends outside, or jogging with your dog, maybe throwing a Frisbee or even…

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Pickleball: Sweet Game, Sour Name

Necessity is the mother of invention they say. So when you want to play a game, but find yourself without the proper equipment what do you do? Invent a new game, of course. According to the USA Pickelball Association, in 1965 in Washington state a family longing to play badminton but without a set of…

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Every Day Excuses Not to Work Out

Excuses, excuses! We each have different fitness goals and workout needs, and we’ve all come up with reasons not to meet them. Whether you’re not going to the gym as much as you should or you’ve decided to wait until next week (and then the week after that) to start a new routine, it’s time…

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Lunge to Twisting Press

Daemian Mains, co-owner of Definition Fit of Sarasota, is surely the very well recognized face of fitness in Sarasota. Daemian, certified as both a group and personal trainer, has been in the fitness field for more than 20 years; from her beginnings as a Y cardio boxing instructor to being an International Federation of Body…

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Getting Back to Basics: Building an Aerobic Base

Understanding the importance and relevance of aerobic base is not just for athletes and people training for specific events like marathons, but for anyone interested in fitness. The key to effective aerobic base, trainers say is discipline; it takes an abundance of patience and focus to switch gears from high intensity training and workouts to…

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Low T Got You Down?

A famous Park Avenue urologist has been quoted as saying a guy’s testosterone level is the dipstick of his health. And while it’s tempting to joke about the unfortunate side effects men suffer when their testosterone levels are low, this is no laughing matter. What’s testosterone and why is it important? The sex hormone testosterone…

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Clubs Rule at the Suncoast Half Marathon

There’s still time to register for the January 2016 event at Lakewood Ranch “Yes, you can,” says Karen Haynes, the face behind the race, Active Suncoast’s ‘Suncoast Half Marathon’ set for Jan. 24, 2016. “A lot of people look at these events and think you have to be fast, skinny, and Kenyan, a runner. But…

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PNF Stretching

If you’re like everyone else, you’ve probably given up on stretching altogether. You’ve stretched  ‘til the cows come home with zero results. Perhaps it’s important to decide what results you want. There are stretches that are specifically designed to increase range of motion and strengthen muscle groups. For example, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a…

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Fit941 Profile: Hot Yoga 4 You

YOGA IS HOT, FIGURATIVELY AND, IN THE CASE OF ‘HOT YOGA 4 YOU,’ OPENING THIS MONTH IN SARASOTA, QUITE LITERALLY, TOO. Hot Yoga classes at the new Sarasota studio, which include a series of traditional hatha yoga poses and breathing exercises, are done in a Far Infrared-Heated Room set at 100 to 105 degrees. That high heat…

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Hurried During Holidays? Sunday Night Prep to Eat Healthy All Week

It’s a Sunday. With the holidays here, the week ahead is busy, busy so planning the week’s healthy meals, to avoid fast food temptation, may be challenging. Taking a couple of hours on a Sunday prepping and cooking for the week may not sound like much fun, but with some creative and smart time-saving steps,…

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Climb the Bolivian Andes; Change a Veteran’s Life Here at Home

The 10-day trek into the Bolivian Andes promises to be an epic and once-in-a-lifetime adventure, albeit one with a mission that will at once humble and forever change the adrenaline-seeking soul. Touching the cloud forests atop Aguja Negra and Cabeza del Cóndor, soaring nearly 18,000 feet into the heavens, adventurers who make this journey will…

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Massage your Worries Away

Just like the skin cells on the face, the cells on the body shed to reveal new and healthier skin underneath. As the scrub is massaged over the body, the granules help to get rid of dead skin; as a bonus it boosts circulation by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. And just in…

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Crunch: Hello, Bradenton!

Crunch has opened its new Bradenton location. The brand spanking new gym features personal training, group fitness, a ride studio, cardio, strength training, tanning and Kids Crunch. Crunch Bradenton is packed with more 70 pieces of cardio equipment, a wide variety of selectorized machines and free weights, specialty personal training and group fitness equipment and…

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State, County in Legacy Trail Land Purchase Discussions

Last spring Sarasota County Commissioners endorsed a plan to extend The Legacy Trail into downtown Sarasota and gave the go-ahead to begin land purchase negotiations to begin. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Transportation had begun its own negotiations with CRX on the possible purchase of 100 miles of rail corridor, which happens to include the…

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Running Through the Gardens

The 2nd edition of the Sarasota Music Half Marathon course will include a loop through Selby Gardens and West of the Trail neighborhoods. This is the only race in Sarasota that includes Selby Gardens or West of the Trail communities. The race, which benefits 25 community based non-profits, will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016…

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Reverse the Damage

Revitalife Vitality Center is now offering IPL Laser, which focuses on pigmentation reduction, making it ideal for those with lighter skin types. This laser, also known as intense pulse light laser, decreases brown and red pigmentations, also known as age spots. The ILP laser can also be utilized for permanent hair removal on the face,…

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Paramedical Spa Opens in Bradenton

Manscaping, skin scrubbing, micro-needling, cellulite body wrapping, acupuncture and a plethora of other unique and enticing skin, facial and body treatments are available at the new Paramedical Skincare Spa in Bradenton. With myriad services for girls of all ages, women and men, the spa offers beauty camps for teen girls, wedding and party beauty and…

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