Archive for November 2016

2017 Bike Buyers Guide: Cycle On

Remember when you got your first bike? For a lot of us, it might have been under a Christmas tree, shiny, new with a big bow! Now, imagine your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, adult child or maybe your parent when they see a bike under the tree this year! Fit941’s Bike Guide can…

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Holiday Shopping for the Fit-Minded

Massage Envy Whatever the reason, we’ll help you manage the side effects of this wonderful thing we call the holiday season. Pick up a gift card for the ones you love at any Massage Envy location. MassageEnvy.com Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 voucher* towards services and products. Buy $150 in gift…

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X 30 Fit for Charity Christmas Campaign

The Holidays are almost here!!!! We are super excited to announce Our 1st Annual sponsorship for kids in need in our local community!!!! We are teamed up with Brentwood Elementary School and we are challenging each of you to donate $5, $10, $20 or more this holiday season. This year our goal is to raise…

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Benefits of Anti-Inflammatory Supplements for Athletes

The benefits from regular exercise and fitness maintenance are immeasurable. A good workout produces increased energy, higher self-esteem, better athletic performance and overall improved general health and well-being. Unfortunately, rigorous exercise can also generate joint pain and muscle soreness caused by inflammation. The ability to bounce back from a long run, intense game or marathon…

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YAY–BURPEES

Jim Denofa is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 sports performance coach And an ISSA certified personal trainer. In the 1930s, a physiologist named Royal H. Burpee developed, and then illustrated, an “exercise test” for his PhD. dissertation. Later, what would become a very popular exercise also became a tool for…

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Holidays ‘Fit for a Kid’

In the 941, there are myriad camps and programs to help keep your kids active and moving during both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks. Plus, many folks are working during the holiday breaks and in the case of the winter break for local schools, that break is long; both Manatee and Sarasota county school…

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Body Composition: Get Tanked, & Get Results

If BMI had its way, every ripped gym rat would be called obese. You know the body mass index drill; the old height and weight calculation that tells one if they’re healthy or not, just-right or obese, at risk for heart disease and diabetes or fit as a fiddle. The problem is, since BMI only…

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Love Your Gut And It Will Love You Back

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts naturally found in the body and are really important for one’s overall health, especially digestive health. And while the very word bacteria is for some synonymous with something bad, think all that anti-bacterial stuff on the market, our bodies are full of bacteria; most good, and some not so…

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The Ultimate Workout Playlist? You Tell Us!

We are really into science, so going to Five-Thirty-Eight to see its best workout playlist made a lot of sense: its method was to gather data from streaming music services to gather songs that were searched for using the key word workout. Makes sense. We’ll get to that in a minute, but local trainers shared…

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Avoid Holiday Depression & Anxiety with Exercise

You may know the feeling: down-in-thedumps, blue, gloomy. Even people who have never experienced clinical depression can suffer from what’s known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder; indeed, 3 million Americans are afflicted every year. SAD is essentially depression that hits the same time every year, usually from late fall until the end of winter,…

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Doing Something Different at GymSRQ Fitness & Fuel

Bryan Lieberman, co-owner of GYM SRQ Fitness & Fuel, slated to open this month, says the experience at Sarasota’s newest gym will be an unparalleled one. “We are taking advantage of a lot of the technology out there now. The cryotherapy is a big one. We have the first cryotherapy sauna in South Sarasota and…

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Lace Up & Leash-Up for Doggies 4 Duchenne!

Grayson is 13 now; his family, friends, anyone who has ever met him, and many that never have, pray he lives a long life. Gray’s best four-legged friend Hooch certainly does. So make sure you (and your dog!) are in Lakewood Ranch on Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 on what will likely be a Florida-cool and…

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The CANDance-ing Queen of Giving

Alix Redmond was the top fundraiser of the night, a night that brought in some $200,000 for the Community AIDS Network (CAN). For more than a quarter century, CAN has been serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community regionally. A private, not-for-profit organization, its Comprehensive Care Centers provide treatment, care and continual wellness of people…

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Fitness Gives Back

It’s that time of the year and we believe at Fit941 it’s true that to give is better than to receive. It just feels better. In our communities, people are generous and giving generally, but in the fitness community, the generosity knows few bounds, so we’re taking a look at the many ways that Fitness…

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Flying High with Circusoul

Circusoul has a new acroyoga class on Tuesday’s at 6:15 p.m. And don’t forget that every Sunday evening, weather permitting, CircuSoul holds acroyoga jams from 5 p.m. until dusk at Marina Jacks. The event is open to all ages and levels. The jam is donation-based. There’s no registration required; just show up. In the event…

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Village Bikes

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Village Bikes says the redesigned specialized Roubaix road bike, “completely new for the 2017 model year is just an amazing bike.” Mountain Bikes have been very popular, including specialized Stumpjumper and newly redesigned Enduro full suspension mountain bikes “have caused quite a stir and excitement,” owners say. Plus,…

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New Yoga at Healsci-Sarasota

Healsci-Sarasota has recently added new yoga, yoga-rolling, meditation classes and workshops to its schedule, and additional classes will begin in January 2017. Many Healsci-Sarasota instructors have clinical backgrounds, including exercise physiology, massage therapy, physical therapy, and nursing. The classes are suitable for all levels, and are great for cross training, improving students’ performance in other…

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Holiday Health & Wellness at Contour

A client who had been suffering from what he described as “chronic pain” says the deep tissue massage he received at Contour Health and Wellness at once provided pain relief and was the “best” he’s had. Owner Angela Fox says the deep tissue and her other massages and services can help not only with pain…

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Suncoast Half-Marathon Canceled, but ‘Celebration’ Isn’t

The Active Suncoast Foundation’s annual Suncoast Half Marathon road race on Lakewood Ranch will not take place this January, 2017, according to its website. “Newly established road closure requirements along the course and in the communities would present a hardship to the residents who host the event and the logistics required make it impractical to…

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Very Cool Cryotherapy

Whole Body Cryotherapy or WBC is a therapy originally developed in Japan as a healthy alternative to harmful drugs for reducing inflammation. Studies have shown a wide variety of health benefits from this three-minute regenerative therapy. During a WBC session, the air temperature in the chamber is dropped to -250° F and while inside the…

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