Archive for September 2016

A ‘Food Fix’

I chose my favorite salad from my menu at Word Of Mouth. The “superfood” salad is my favorite. I try to eat healthy, but at the same time, have been lifting heavy in the gym for years, and usually feel like a bear coming out of hibernation after a gym session. This salad has everything…

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Gyrotronic Expansion System®

The Gyrotonic Expansion System is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Students who study the Gyrotonic Methodology are young and old, recovering from illness or injury or healthy. Some of the benefits of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercises include increased strength and flexibility,…

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Def: Fit Expanding So You Don’t Have To

Definition Fit, the downtown Sarasota fitness fixture, is expanding both its space and its client’s options. Still located at 1471 5th St., Def Fit is increasing its footprint, virtually doubling its size, enabling the gym to expand its current offering and variety of classes, increase personal training space, separate and apart from group classes, which…

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Improve Your Fitness With Magnesium

When it comes to supplement nutrients for athletes, one element in particular stands out for strength, power, hormone balancing, body composition and recovery: magnesium. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that today is in shorter supply in the body than ever before due to factors such as pesticides on plants, depleted soil stores, and extensive food…

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Fit941 Photo Contest

Here’s a look at some of our recent winners. Under way in the spring of this year, the Fit941 Photo Contest was a hot kick-off to the new year! And so were the prizes! To date, winners have been awarded prizes ranging from gift certificates for spa treatments, yoga apparel and juices, to massage gift…

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Ditching The Scale

Numbers don’t lie. Or do they? Using a scale to weigh yourself and then relying on that number to gauge your progress may be detrimental. Weight fluctuates during the day, sometimes by several pounds. Your weight on a scale isn’t static. Sometimes that scale lies a bit, especially if it isn’t calibrated properly and since…

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Build A Better Bootie

If you have a flat butt, chances are it’ll remain flat. Blame your genetics. But you don’t have to surrender completely. There are workouts and very specific glute exercises that can help make that posterior a little rounder and firmer, and while maybe not beautifully bulbous like those found on women with the natural gift…

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Cupping It Really Sucks!

If you watched the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, you may have noticed swimmer (and most decorated Olympian ever) Michael Phelps and other athletes with round dark purplish marks on their shoulders, torsos and backs. One athlete, a female Chinese swimmer had her back peppered with the mysterious bruise-like circles. It turns out there’s no mystery:…

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Can’t Beat Beets

We know them as table, garden, red or golden. What you may not know is that beets are packed full of awesomeness. The National Institutes of Health funded research study is a tough read, unless you have a command of Latin, know intimately the periodic table of elements and are a chemist, but one simple…

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360 Degree and SAAKA Team Up

Talk about a ringing endorsement: Breaking Muscle writer and Becca Borawski Jenkins praised SAAKA sweatbands for preventing “sweatinduced blindness” during a workout and said the brand is functional, comfortable and “ridiculously soft.” But that recommendation is no match for the commitment of local fitness authorities and owners of 360 Degree Health, Stephen and Claire Kelley,…

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Celebrate ‘Better’

A Better Fit, A Better You celebrates its second anniversary Oct. 1 with a fitness celebration at its Cortez Road studio. Owner and fitness instructor Beth Ann Survoy, who has been in the fitness industry for 23 years, says her studio is a “place to release stress, boost inner confidence, and participate in a healthy…

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Because We Love Art Festivals

The 22nd annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival is set for the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23 in downtown Sarasota at Central Avenue and Five Points. The fest supports breast cancer awareness and research, the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and local arts community. Free and open to the public, the festival features “100 of…

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Just A Basket Case Opens New Showroom, Store

In opening the brand new showroom and storefront, Just A Basket Case owners Lori Davis and Randy Lane have partnered with onsite wedding/event planner Jennifer Matteo Event Planning. The team has more than 35 years of combined experience as well as unquestionable taste. Located in Gulf Gate, adjacent to “good business friends Heavenly Cupcakes and…

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Music Half Marathon Supports Non-Profits

Since 2014, the Sarasota Music Half Marathon raised more than $57,000 for local non-profits. Organizers say many of the non-profits that work with the event are small and may not receive the attention larger organizations do. Local non-profits help staff the half marathon with volunteers who play myriad roles leading up to, during and after…

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Open House at Pure Barre LWR

Pure Barre Lakewood Ranch is holding an Open House for the community Sat. Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 at Pure Barre 5275 University Parkway, #131. The open house event will feature free classes both days, raffles, prizes and more. Owner Alexandra Nickolai says “come to our event at Pure Barre and see what we…

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Season to Remember Kicks Off

Endurance House wants to help folks keep those summer run memories alive with its ‘Season to Remember’ promotion. “Dig up this summer’s race bibs, medals, and T-shirts,” Endurance House says. Bring bibs from a summer race and get a free race sticker while supplies last. Endurance House, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary, this…

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Bradenton’s First Ever Half Marathon!

Introducing the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society’s inaugural Bradenton-Area Half Marathon and Conquistador 1 Mile Fun Run, slated for Oct. 15, 2016. The Bradenton Runners Club (BRC) is partnering with the historical society for the event. The signature event, which is also part of the 2016 BRC Racing Series, will also feature live music, cheerleaders, DJs,…

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Renowned Olympic Coach Joins Manatee County Gym

Aimee Boorman, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles’ longtime coach, has accepted the post of executive director of women’s gymnastics at Evo Athletics. Boorman, who coached Biles for more than a decade, recently told People magazine she’d no longer be coaching the four-time gold medalist and was taking the post at the gymnastics center on 15th…

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Workplace Wellness Works

When You Work It With obesity and its related side effects and conditions, think diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and plenty more, at epidemic levels in the U.S. – some argue in measure propped up by a sedentary workforce tied to desks – workplace wellness programs have never been more popular and important, not just for…

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Get Off the Couch and Get to CrossFit

At CrossFit Bradenton, Couch to CrossFit, known as C2CF, is a four week program that focuses on exercise, nutrition, and teamwork to get people moving around and having fun. There’s absolutely no previous fitness experience necessary, in fact, this class is specifically designed for folks who don’t exercise. All the movements are scaled to meet…

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