Archive for July 2016

Do Try This At Home!

Looking to replicate some delicious dishes from a favorite restaurant? Try this scrumptious and super-healthy dish from Gecko’s. Gecko’s Ahi Tuna Appetizer Rare Sesame-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce and Asian Noodles Preparation Coat fresh Yellowfin Tuna with Tuxedo sesame seeds Sear until seeds slightly toast on each side, not over-cooking the…

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BMX is Great Exercise for Kids

Born from imagination and creative invention, BMX got its start when 1970s California kids began riding (and stunting) their bikes on dirt tracks and desert hills and terrain a la motocross performed by motorcycles. Bicycle motocross soon became wildly popular and a sports industry was born. Four decades after being invented by kids, in 2008…

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Ton of Fun

You’ve got nothing to lose but weight! Healthy habits begin at home and with more time off due to summer breaks and vacation time, there is no better time to start taking steps to adopting healthy behaviors, including increasing physical activity. To help families access information on leading a healthier lifestyle, including exercise and menu…

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Catering to Your Macronutrients

For anyone looking to build and retain muscle while slimming down, macronutrients like glutamine (also known as L-glutamine) and BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are essential for the body to metabolize protein, gain energy, prevent muscle loss, maintain intestinal functioning and boost their immune system response. It’s critical for anyone on a strict training regimen…

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Your Cheat Day: ‘Cheat Sheet’

Everyone needs a cheat day. A day to eat like it’s 1999. Ok, well maybe not that dramatic, but fit folks need a respite; a day to indulge …but not too, too much. Fit941 asked a few local eateries about how they approach healthy eating and what dish from their menu they’d suggest for a…

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Flying High with Acroyoga

If you have kids, you’ve probably done it. Or maybe, you remember it yourself. Up on Mom or Dad’s feet, flying like a bird or an airplane …weeee! As Sarasota’s CircuSoul Yoga’s class description reads, “Acroyoga is this for adults, plus so much more.” Combining the yoga you know, the acrobatics you remember as a…

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Partner Body Weight Exercise

This is a partner body weight exercise where one partner is doing an elevated feet push-up and the other is doing a squat. WHAT ARE WE WORKING? The partner doing the squat, believe it or not, is working the entire body. When we work our largest muscles, we release testosterone which helps us build muscle…

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The Word on the Herd

Why joining a running group may be your best motivation ever! If you are a javelin thrower or high jumper, you are on your own for training. If you are a football, softball or soccer player, you are definitely going to have to practice with others. If you are a runner, however, you can have…

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X30Fit Bootcamp – Maximizing the Burn

Dan Van Dine stepped on the scale, and at 299 pounds, he made a decision that would not only change his body, but his career path and indeed his life forever. “I knew I had let myself go way too much,” he says, so he committed to losing weight and getting fit and he did…

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WORKING (OUT) to Raise Awareness about Veteran Suicide

Exercise can help veterans with depression and may decrease suicide risk The devastating and heartbreaking statistic was a tremendous wakeup call for many. Every day somewhere in America, 22 U.S . military veterans take their own lives. The Veterans Administration 2012 Suicide Data Report, which calculated the frightening rate of veteran suicide, was at once shocking and a call to action. One way to…

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Fit for Duty First Responders Train Like Our Lives Depend On It

The term ‘first responders’ became very much part of our national lexicon after Sept. 11, 2001, when firefighters, EMTs and police officers ran in to the devastation to save lives as they risked their own. But it happens every day, in every town and city, be it a house fire or car wreck, and in…

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Shaping Up With Jill

“Take Shape For Life is a thriving community redefining the path to health and wellbeing, and creating Optimal Health,” says Jill Greber, CPC, Certified Health Coach, Take Shape For Life Global Director. “We help people achieve results that are simply extraordinary, and we are excited for you to be part of our community.” To that end, Greber says she is…

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Messenger Wins Ms. Bikini Universe Title

At the Fitness Universe competition in Miami Beach, Sarasota’s Heather Messenger was named 2016 Ms. Bikini Universe Tall Class Champion. Heather, who is a local Isagenix performance line rep, won her division at the international competition not just based on beauty, though Ms. Bikini Universe describes the competition as a “beauty contest,” rather she won for body shape, condition and overall attractiveness.…

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Sarasota Master Swimmers Set New World Record

A world U.S. Masters Swimming record was set in June by Sarasota master swimmers at the Bumpy Jones Classic Long Course Meet. The men of the Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 240+ 400 Medley set a new world record of 4:44.34 breaking the old record set by Ventura County Masters of 4:44.58. Swimming for the Sharks were Steve Newman (1:11.56), Bill Brenner (1:20.08), Jack Groselle (1:06.98) and…

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Walk, Lift, Swim, Dribble, and Clog.

Clog? The Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department has an eclectic mix and range of recreation offerings this summer for kids and adults of all ages. From nature walks for exploring native fungi during Summer FUNgus hikes, to morning pickup basketball, to Zumba classes in Venice and weight-lifting in Englewood, open swimming in Arlington Park and kid’s clogging classes in Colonial Oaks Park. And there’s myriad…

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‘Remember the Fallen’ 5 & 10K

The North Port Fire Rescue Honor Guard host their 6th annual ‘Remember the Fallen’ 5K Memorial Run and the Inaugural 10K Memorial Run on Sept. 10, 2016 at 7:30 am in North Port. Family-friendly and open to all skill levels, walkers and runners, it’s a flat, fast, loop course with displays of fire trucks, police and military vehicles throughout and post-run celebration with awards…

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Mock Classes at Mantra

Some of Mantra’s newest instructors in training are beginning their first phase of mock classes and will complete final training certification in July at the Lagree National Headquarters in Los Angeles. And local mock class participants are needed. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Mantra Fitness exercises, form and the MegaFormer. The first stage of these practicetraining sessions will be…

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WOD to End Veteran Suicide at CrossFit Bradenton

In an effort to help raise awareness about the tragedy that is veteran suicide, CrossFit Bradenton has announced an August event you do not want to miss. Slated for Aug. 20, you can help make a difference by participating in the WOD to End Veteran Suicide at CrossFit Bradenton. Every day, 22 veterans take their…

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SRQ Cosmetic Surgeon’s TV Debut

Sarasota Surgical Arts’ Dr. Alberico J. Sessa recently appeared on ABC 7’s Suncoast View to discuss his “unique approach to cosmetic surgery” and how he’s able to provide such “spectacular results.” “My job is to give people back what they used to have,” he says. “Most people don’t want to look different; they just want…

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White Picket Produce Expands

White Picket Produce, the Sarasota organic produce delivery company, is now delivering to Bradenton and Parrish. In addition, White Picket Produce has also announced its new partnership with two local bakeries, Glenn Family Bakery and Ugg Bakery, to offer organic sprouted grain breads, gluten-free cookies, Paleo/gluten-free sandwich bread and vegan baked goods. White Picket Produce…

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