Archive for January 2016

Could This Be The Fountain of Youth

According to a study done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), almost 10 million patients in the United States received cosmetic treatments in 2014. Laser/light/energy based treatments accounted for over 2 million of these patients. Photofacials, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), achieved popularity many years ago. Since then it has become…

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Ride the Tour de Cure to ‘Stop Diabetes’

The Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraiser, is commemorating its 25th year in 2016 and Lakewood Ranch is pulling out all the stops in the annual ride, which over the decades has raised tens of millions of dollars for diabetes research in hopes of finding a cure. “Tour de Cure is an…

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Work It: Mommy or Daddy & Me

There are so options today for moms (or dads) to incorporate a part of their own fitness program with one especially geared towards their young child or children. Dubbed ‘Mommy and Me,’ or ‘Daddy and Me,’ classes, some in the 941 include a focus on the mom’s fitness (or the dad’s) while others are geared…

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Alkaline Foods Vs. Acidic Foods

In order to function properly, the body works tirelessly to keep organic chemicals and compounds in a balanced state known as homeostasis. As a result, the body needs to keep nutrients and certain fluids, like blood, slightly alkaline. When it comes to alkalinity most people have heard of the benefits of having a high alkaline…

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Underlying Causes of Weight Gain

Our bodies gain and hold onto weight for a number of reasons. In order to successfully lose weight, it is wise to address the underlying cause of why the body is gaining in the first place. The first step is in understanding that fat is stored in the body as a defense mechanism. Before society…

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RENEGADE ROW WITH PUSHUP

Liz Lowe, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont, is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. A longtime personal trainer, her exercise expertise has been featured in Men’s Fitness magazine, Muscle and Fitness, and Schwarzenegger.com. Liz is also a presenter for the…

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941 Power Couples

Kelli & Adam Jaco About the Jaco’s A native of Sarasota, Kelli was a Division I competitive swimmer at Boston University. After graduating, she competed as an ‘elite’ in triathlon. Adam, who was raised in Sarasota, began boxing as a young boy. In 2002, he turned pro and competed successfully for a decade. The couple…

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Getting Ready for the Ski Season

The last time Sarasota saw snow, albeit fleeting flurries, but snow nonetheless was in December of 1989. In 1977, snow fell in Miami and actually stuck to the ground long enough for front page photos. Fortunately, for skiers and snow-sports lovers, the Ski Club of Sarasota doesn’t wait for the rare snowflake to arrive. Since…

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Local Boot Camps Keeping You Fit!

Idyllic weather is just one of the reasons the 941 is a boot camp paradise, since the great outdoors is an ideal boot camp venue. But there are myriad other reasons including the fact that there are so many offerings – from boot camps for babies to brides. So lace up, grab a water bottle…

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New ‘Endurance, Strength, Power’ Gym

Scorch Fitness will open the area’s first ‘Endurance, Strength, Power’ gym in south Sarasota in January. Ryan McDonald and Liz Lowe, co-owners of Scorch Fitness, are proud to announce the 4638 Clark Road location is now accepting new members. “Scorch Fitness is centered around result-driven total body workouts,” Ryan says. “There are no plateaus with…

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Hot Yoga on Fire

If the testimonials are any indication, Sarasota’s newest hot yoga studio is well, blazing hot. Designed for novices and advanced yoga practitioners and aficionados, the new Clark Road yoga studio, Hot Yoga 4 You, is counting the five-star reviews: “The classes offered here are perfect for both beginner and experienced,” writes Margie. She explains that…

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Dragon Boating in the 941

The inaugural Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival will take place at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, March 19, 2016. This exciting and interactive community event promotes the new paddling/rowing venue at Nathan Benderson Park, while celebrating a healthy lifestyle and team spirit. Organized by SANCA, In the Pink, and Pan Am Dragon Boat Association, the…

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New Year Blood Analysis Specials

Just a prick of the finger can reveal how diet and lifestyle may be affecting your health, says Virtue Of Health’s Jaqlyn Tinaro, CNC/Microscopist. Using 1-hour Live and Dry Layer Blood Analysis, blood samples are taken and immediately placed on a microscope and projected onto a screen for the client and practitioner to view which…

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Oldest Studio, New Owners

Husband and wife team Farky and Timi Fuszfas, recent St. Louis, MO transplants, have purchased Bikram Yoga in Sarasota. In business for 18 years, Bikram Yoga is the longest continuously running yoga studio in town. In addition to taking over the downtown Bikram Yoga Studio located at 1501 2nd St., the Fuszfas’ have also announced…

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Welcome GrindFit

Grind Fit in Sarasota describes itself as a private, exclusive gym where members are welcome 24-7 in a “crowd-free relaxed atmosphere.” At GrindFit, members can exercise, utilize the space as a satellite office, or “simply to get away,” in a welcoming, laid-back environment outfitted with two 55-inch HDTVs and an 70-inch HDTV all set-up with…

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Boar to Your Door

Three Suns Ranch in Punta Gorda is now shipping their grass-fed, clean and antibiotic- free meats—bison, cow and wild boar— across the state. Three Suns Ranch describes itself as the premiere grass-fed, hormone-free, no antibiotics, all natural ranch in Florida. “We are one of only a few ranches in the country that raise our animals,…

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Celebrating Love at Massage Envy

Massage Envy’s couples massage rooms, introduced last fall in their Clark Road location, have become so popular and in-demand, Massage Envy is introducing a new couples room in their Sarasota Midtown Plaza location as well. And, on the theme of celebrating couples, give a truly feel-good gift and pamper your very special someone with Massage…

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LIVESTRONG Launches at Y

The Sarasota YMCA has been selected to receive LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Implementation Grant Initiative designed to improve quality of life for cancer survivors and their families to launch in early 2016. In partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the YMCA will launch the 12-week physical activity and well-being initiative helps to empower adult cancer survivors…

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Welcome the Inaugural ‘Fit941 Elite Fitness Challenge’

The Fit941 Elite Fitness Challenge is slated for April 9, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch. Formerly known as the Pinwheel Elite Fitness Challenge, the new incarnation welcomes elite athletes from various disciplines, including boot camps. This family-oriented athletic event includes a standard 5K Run/Walk, a fun kid’s fitness Challenge,…

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Dynamic Dance at Powerhouse

Forget everything you think you know about dancing. At Powerhouse Dance of Sarasota, instructors are helping dancers build strength through dance – and not just physical but mental and emotional health and well-being. At Powerhouse Dance, which has just added a number of new and exciting classes to their existing variety of course offerings, owner…

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