Archive for March 2016

Weighted Sit-Up Cross Punch

This exercise primarily works the abdominals, indeed, the entire core, essentially the whole body save the limbs and neck. Secondary muscles involved include the shoulders. The Move Start by lying on the floor on your back, elbows bent holding the weights straight up. Sit up, bend your knees and feet go flat on the floor.…

Read More

Extremely Awesome – “Extreme Fitness Challenge”

The inaugural Fit941 Extreme Fitness Challenge, a 5K with fitness tests throughout the race, will be held Saturday May 21, 2016 at Sarasota’s Celery Fields. Formerly known as the Pinwheel Fitness Challenge, the Fit941 Extreme Fitness Challenge’s goal is to promote ‘Breathe Easier Life’ for kids with Cystic Fibrosis and will benefit Kristina’s Cure Finders…

Read More

All that glitter is not just for show in competitive dance

The decision to enter their child into a competitive dance program can be a perplexing proposition for parents. Competitive dance today is not a new option for children; however it has become a more popular option due to many television programs and today’s media. These popular television programs both romanticize and deglamorize competitive dance, often…

Read More

Let’s Dance!

Dancing does a body (and a mind, heart and soul) good. Dance is a brilliant way to improve your overall fitness, improve muscle tone and strength and increase endurance. Dance is an effective stress reliever, is a great way to meet new people, and it’s a whole lot of fun! In the 941 we’re blessed…

Read More

Fit941 Profile: MASSAGE ENVY SPA

Take it from the Mayo Clinic, a massage can help with anxiety and headaches, insomnia and stress, digestive disorders and fibromyalgia, and, not surprisingly, can greatly help in healing sports injuries and soft tissue strains. But beyond the physical comfort the body enjoys during and after a massage is the feeling and sense of relaxation,…

Read More

STEP RIGHT UP! For Circus Fitness

Circuses are magical places filled with artistry. And the bodies of the performers too are works of art. Circus goers marvel not just at the illusions, tricks and skill of aerialists and trapeze artists but also the sculptured beauty of their bodies. “Those breathtaking flourishes of circus performance — suspension, weightlessness, flips, tricks and inversions,”…

Read More

Take a Hike!

Late winter and early spring is a perfect time of the year to hike the 941. And with so many options – from leisurely one or two-mile walks through and under live oak canopied hammocks to good-stretch-of-the-legs multi-terrain hikes through natural, wild and exotic wetlands, prairies and pinelands – there’s a trail and road less…

Read More

Laser-Focused on You

The newly opened Laser Lounge Spa located in Sarasota is laser-focused on making clients’ look and feel beautiful. Owned and operated by certified physician’s assistant Jeff Goldstein, he and his team of licensed beauty technicians are about far more than just skin care. Their goal is to make you not only look, but feel better…

Read More

Heavenly Cupcakes in Paradise

Sometimes in life, you just have to have a cupcake (or two). And since fitness-minded folks are generally pretty judicious and discriminating in their food choices, if it’s time for a cupcake, it better be the most amazing cupcake ever; something like heaven. Luckily for us, there’s Heavenly Cupcakes in Sarasota, whose mission it is…

Read More

CrossFit LWR: Thinking Globally, Rowing Locally

In solidarity with fitness aficionados across the planet participating in the Global Marathon Row Challenge this May, Crossfit Lakewood Ranch is hosting its own event May 14 at its Paylor Lane facility where participating members will row a marathon. Yes, a 42,195-meter row in one workout. And while CrossFit LWR understands not everyone will be…

Read More

But Live Training Center Offers Much More

“Live Training Center in Palmetto, formerly Fit Lorenzo, is currently the only certified and dedicated official facility in Central and Southwest Florida that trains and prepares American Ninja Warrior contestants, aspiring contestants or folks that simply want to experience next-level training. But Live Training Center offers much more. “One of the things that makes our…

Read More

What’s the KETO//OS Buzz About?

By now you’ve probably heard Keto this, Keto that, but you are not sure about how it works. Come meet the professionals from Pruvit, the makers of KETO//OS and they’ll fill you in on all science behind this revolutionary product that puts your body into Ketosis in under 60 minutes. Reserve your space at the…

Read More

Everything’s New at Sarasota’s Oldest Yoga Studio

What’s old is new again. The longest continuously operated downtown Sarasota yoga studio has new everything: a new, second location, new owners, new energy, a new logo, a new website, a new number, and a dramatic facelift at the downtown studio. It’s the new Bikram Yoga and it is hot. Indeed, Bikram Yoga is the…

Read More

Welcome Whole Self Weight Loss, Bradenton

Utilizing all the tools in its kit, newly opened Whole Self Weight Loss helps people achieve weight loss goals by customizing an individual plan for each client that includes a full medical assessment and evaluation of dietary habits and preferences. A weight loss plan is created for each person and includes prescription and non-prescription appetite…

Read More

New Owner at Bradenton Pure Barre

New Pure Barre owner Alexandra Nickolai wants folks to know she’s bringing an exciting and awesome new energy to the studio where in less than an hour, “you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms.” The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting…

Read More

Sweetest Hangover

There’s a new hip, and smart way to recover after an epic, one-for-the-record-books girl’s night out where maybe there was a little too much wine or one too many martinis. “Wine, any alcohol, is a diuretic and causes dehydration,” Fernando Vega of Hydr8 Hydration Center and Recovery Lounge says. Dehydration occurs when your body loses…

Read More

You Get and You Give at Around the Clock

Opening in April at Sarasota Commons, Around the Clock Fitness is holding a pre-sale event both to promote the new location and to support its charity, Around the Clock Caring, a 501c3 charity. “Providing world-class health clubs is what we do, enhancing each community is who we are,” is their mantra. The newest fitness venue…

Read More

Summer in Motion, Kids!

The mission of Kids in Motion is to introduce children of all ages and abilities to proper fitness techniques that will build a strong foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle. Along with physical gains, we promise that mental, emotional, and social developments will dramatically increase in a safe and positive environment that will promote…

Read More

B.Y.O. Body!

New at Def Fit every Friday, Pro Kick Boxer Johnny “Speed” Garcia and Fitness Competitor Daemian Mains are teaming up to bring a full body blast that includes kickboxing cardio mixed with plyometrics, strength intervals with weights, Kettle Bells, Med Balls and more. The class ends with a blend of Pilates and yoga, also known…

Read More

Power of Flowers …For Your Face

In homage to spring, Jana Marie’s Esthetics is offering a ‘Flower Power’ facial for March and April. Jana says the flower mask “harnesses the power of 12 flowers including rose hip, cactus flower, hibiscus, blue lotus, white frangipani, magnolia, passion flower, and Japanese honeysuckle.” “Flowers and pampering, a combination that is slightly dreamy. The exotic,…

Read More