Archive for May 2016

What Protein is Right for You?

When it comes to diet, one key element stands out for fitness and health above all others: protein. Protein is absolutely essential for muscle repair, immunity and balanced blood sugar. Consumption of a minimum quantity of protein daily is mandatory for overall health. Potential sources of protein are plentiful. For decades, debate has raged about…

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Healthy Feet are Happy Feet

Leonardo DaVinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Indeed, with 26 bones in each, the foot is a marvel that at once propels us and keeps us steady. We rely on our feet for support in virtually every activity we do from the pedestrian like standing, walking…

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Time for a Spring Cleaning

To most, the mention of a “cleanse” will have people flinching at the word; running to assumptions that it’s all about being stuck on a toilet for days. Although there are some cleanses that are exactly that, not all cleanses are the same yet all are equally important. To simplify the concept of rapid aging,…

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So, You Wanna Do Your First Triathlon?

Have you been curious about the triathlon lifestyle, but not sure where to start? Feeling a bit intimidated? Wondering where you will find the time? This article will guide you through some tips to get started in the sport of triathlon. There are four distances of triathlon. Most first timers start with the sprint distance…

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Local ‘Spartans’ compete for cash – and glory!

The producers of NBC’s wildly successful American Ninja Warrior are back with a brand new show that pits athletes against grueling obstacles for a cash prize of $250,000. Inspired by the worldwide Spartan Race franchise that sees would be warriors from all walks of life competing in a long-distance runriddled with rope climbs, rock walls,…

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“Stretchability” is it for you?

Does stretching improve athletic performance? Although there is substantial amount of research on the subject, it is still an area up for debate in the fitness world. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, “The latest research published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise helps answer the question of how pre-exercise static…

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Train Together Remain Together

T hemed weddings are hot but none are more fire than fitness-themed weddings. Even before the walk down the aisle, pre-ceremony traditions can be fit-focused; think bridal party boot camps, a little sweating before the wedding, and bachelor parties at the gym. But it’s the actual wedding where the fit fun happens. Engagement Parties/Photos Kayla…

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Fitness & Sexual Fulfillment At Any Age

There are many components in a healthy sex life—energy, desire, honesty, agility, emotion, communication and imagination among them. A healthy sex life requires balancing these components to find joy and gratification for yourself and your partner. A plethora of books have been written on healthy sexuality, but this focus is on the benefit of how…

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M.A.T. at Def Fit

Definition Fit is offering Muscle Activation Technique (MAT™) at its Sarasota studio. Developed by Greg Roskopf, MAT™ was created out of his frustration with traditional approaches to athletic strength and conditioning. Roskopf holds a master’s degree in Health and Fitness and has experience and expertise as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist who’s worked alongside physical…

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Megaformer Challenge Under Way

At Mantra Fitness, the Megaformer Challenge has participants taking ‘before’ pictures then following at least two classes at Mantra, at the end of May heading back in to the studio for final measurements and ‘after’ pictures. Winners are chosen based on the most amount of physical and mental transformation. First prize is a Megaformer! Created…

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X 30 Boot Camp

X 30 Fit Boot Camp is coming to Sarasota. With results that are “guaranteed,” X 30 Fit Boot Camp is offering an “ultimate fitness experience” with 30-minute fat loss workouts. “We are the experts in fat loss and functional fitness,” says Victoria Van Dine. “We specialize in 3-minute fat loss workouts and are the best…

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Sarasota Names Parks/ Rec Operations Chief

Nicole Rissler has been named Sarasota County’s new Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources deputy director of operations. Rissler will oversee five divisions including sports development and athletics and recreation. Rissler, who earned a degree in sports and exercise science and master’s degree in business administration, was most recently chief operating officer for Suncoast Aquatic Nature…

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Double Dare at Crossfit LWR

A Double Dare Partner Competition is being hosted by Crossfit LWR June 11. Registration closes May 27. The competition begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. So grab your swolemate and join Crossfit LWR for this two-person, same-sex competition. Slated to include three divisions, Fitness, RX and Scaled Elite and with three WODs…

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LWR Football League Delays Start Until 2017

Lakewood Ranch-based Major League Football, a new, professional spring-football league, recently announced 2016 will be its ‘development season’ and has rescheduled its inaugural year to begin March of 2017, according to a MLFB media release. The statement read, in part, that “In closed-door sessions MLFB management, coaches, player representatives and the league’s business partners agreed…

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Amplify Your Performance, Naturally!

Even with the high demand for natural and clean products today, many gym-goers have faced challenges finding the right ones that meet their needs. The Answer? Meet the newest performance line, AMPED by Isagenix. Free of gluten, soy, artificial sweeteners, stimulants, colors, and flavors, this family of products is the natural athlete’s favorite choice. Scientifically-formulated…

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That ‘Crazy Wrap Thing’

What’s your problem area? Your stomach, legs, butt, arms, thighs, or chin? Jen Peters suggests trying an application of It Works! Crazy Wrap. “It will tighten, tone, and firm with minimized appearance of cellulite,” Peters says. Adding users will see “fast and lasting results in as little as 45 minutes.” But for those that are…

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Sarasota Day Camp Choices Abound!

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources offers 11 weeks of summer fun and fitness for children in grades 1 through 12. These camps provide a variety of safe and enjoyable summer recreation opportunities for children. Day camps include junior tennis, swim camp, junior lifeguard, beach volleyball, skateboarding, surfing, paddle boarding, and a lot more.…

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Love Your Skin

Nerium products’ goal is to have clients “love their skin.” As featured on its website, Nerium says its mission is to “Love your skin. Reflect your youth. Our innovative age-defying products will have you loving your skin at any age.” Sarasota-based Nerium Brand Partners Ryan Hayes and Mackenzie Schmitzerle say the company has “been recognized…

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OTF Launches ‘OTBeat’ App

Orangetheory Fitness is taking another step in employing technology as a cornerstone in advancing fitness and a healthy lifestyle for their members. Members are now able to track their entire fitness lifestyle, inside and outside of Orangetheory Fitness studios, with their OTBeat App, recently released to the public. Orangtheory Fitness has taken the nation by…

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Just A Basket Case Premiering New Baskets

Just a Basket Case event planning and specialty gift baskets is set to launch a new line of Baby and Kid Baskets in St. Petersburg’s Ansley A/Z store which will have its grand opening in May. Just a Basket Case owner Lori Davis says details will be announced soon. “Details and invites will emerge soon,…

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