Archive for January 2017

Super Hero 5K

Grab your cape because it’s time for the awesome 6th Annual Superhero 5K and 1k Fun Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Super Hero 5K & 1K Fun Run is a local Foster Care Awareness Event; even Superman needed foster parents!…

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Second annual UNAA Ninja Warrior at Live!

Live Training Center is hosting a multi-stage Ninja Warrior Competition on Jan. 28. With a 3-stage format, the first two are UNAA qualifier. The event is governed by the UNAA rulebook, with the overall winner being decided by time and progress on the final stage. Who Is Eligible? — any man or woman 18 and…

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Ass Kicking Workout

There are workouts and then there are literal ass-kicking workouts. Boxing, kick-boxing, mixed martial arts, and Kava Maga are some here in the 941 that are guaranteed to kick some butt. Guillermo Gomez calls his process Martial Fusion® For Guillermo, who spent 30 years as an Aikido practitioner, the fusion he describes “incorporates the three…

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Fit for Survival

Maybe it’s the zombie apocalypse or just woefully lost in the woods as the sun is setting, or maybe it’s a perfectly civilized and well-planned hiking or camping trip, having the right survival gear – just in case – is a must. And some survival skills wouldn’t hurt either. “Be it a hurricane or when…

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Get Back to Lean

If stretchy pants and big tops are your best friend’s right about now, this article is a must-read. We know that for the most part, you’ve been relatively faithful to your fitness regimen, but it’s next to impossible to avoid indulging during the holidays. It’s hard to say no to every appetizer and appletini, Christmas…

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Cleansing Ingredients to Aid Removal of Toxins

Whether training for a marathon, a long distance bicycle race or simply wanting to play longer stretches in a casual game of basketball, all athletes seek additional energy and strength to help maximize their enjoyment and performance. Natural options abound that can help the body prevent injuries while also increasing recovery time from injuries, if…

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Super Smoothies: Just blend and enjoy!

Very Berry Beet 1 tbsp fresh ginger 1 peeled cut beet ½ cup organic unsweetened apple juice 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup freshly frozen blueberries 1 large kale leaf or ½ cup baby spinach Note: Blend the beet first to get it smooth and then add remaining ingredients. Seriously Citrus with…

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Serving up Super Smoothies

A Polish immigrant, Stephen Poplawski, invented the blender in 1922 in Wisconsin specifically to create blended drinks, albeit for drug store soda fountain shakes and malts. By the 1930s, health food-conscious Californians omitted ice cream, malt and sodas and added fruits to the mix, essentially creating the smoothie we know today; a blended healthy beverage…

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Body Plyometric Combo: Lunge Jumps and Squat Jumps

This exercise is a combination move using plyometrics and body weight exercises. At the starting position, we are in a neutral standing pose then use a squat jump to get over a barrier of modest height, landing on the other side of the barrier and performing two lunge jumps. In this demonstration, the barrier is…

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Let the Games Begin!

Boxtribe Games: The People’s Competition Described as the “People’s Competition,” the BoxTribe Games slated for Feb. 11 and 12 at Feld Entertainment Studios in Palmetto promises to be unlike any you’ve seen before. “The unique thing about this particular event is that it is focused on the everyday athlete. This one is about the people.…

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Weighing-In on New Year’s Resolutions

How many New Year’s resolutions do you think you’ve made over the years? And of those, how many have you stuck to? Not surprisingly, the number one New Year’s resolution made is to lose weight and get fit. Or fitter; even people in good shape determine to do better — lose more weight, build muscle,…

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Cryotherapy is Super Chill

Translated from the Greek, cryotherapy literally means the ‘cold cure.’ Likely used as early as the 1600s, it wasn’t until 1978 when the first whole body cryo chamber was introduced in Japan. But aficionados of the popular therapy can thank scientists in Poland, who in the late 1990s recognized the physical healing benefits of ‘Ganzkoperkaltetherapie’…

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Tune up for Music Half Marathon

The 13.1 mile moving party with 4,000 of your friends will kick off Sunday Feb. 5 at 6:30 a.m. Along the route through Selby Botanical Gardens, St. Armand’s Circle, and over the Ringling Bridge you’ll pass live music more than 40 times played by 20-plus bands. Run Gourmet post-race brunch is provided by Mattison’s Bayside,…

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If We’re Lucky …

Local reports indicate that the Colorado-based boutique grocer Lucky’s Market, which provides “organic for the 99 percent,” may be moving to Sarasota’s Westfield Southgate plaza in late 2017. Lucky’s Market’s anthem is: “At Lucky’s, we love good food. Not just natural and organic food, but the food that’s so much a part of our fondest…

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Battle of the Boxes Bradenton

The Battle of the Boxes is set for Jan. 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at CrossFit Bradenton, located at 3210 59th Ave., East in Bradenton. This is the third annual one-day competition for Manatee County CrossFit affiliates; indeed, all competitors must be members of a Manatee County CrossFit affiliate to enter. Each…

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Experience Sarasota’s Historic Bobby Jones Golf Course

In December of 1885, John Hamilton Gillespie landed in the small fishing village of Sarasota, his hickory golf sticks from Scotland with him. Six months after he arrived, Gillespie built a “two-hole golfing ground” near what is now Main Street and Ringling Boulevard. So while several communities across the country claim to be the home…

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Step On for Health

Easy and effective, Juvent’s Micro-Impact Platform® is an effective solution that promotes musculoskeletal health, joint pain relief, and improved balance. About the size and shape of a large bathroom scale, Juvent sends low-magnitude mechanical impulses passively exercising bones and muscles while increasing blood flow. Once on the machine, a user will feel a subtle, pleasant…

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SPD Endurance Club Created for Community

In October of 2016, the Sarasota Police Department created its ‘Endurance Club’ and has since already competed in a number of community races, Officer 1st Class Robert A. Morrison of the SPD Training Unit says. The SPD Training Unit thought it was important to start a group that focused on the overall wellness of the…

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Sharks Sixth in Nation

The Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team was recently ranked as 6th in nation by the USA Swimming Club Excellence program. In its 16th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top 20 clubs earn Gold level ranking. “Earning Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking is…

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Pop-Up Fitness

The most unique feature of Eszti Fitness is that it’s different every time and in various locations, typically Sarasota parks. Lifelong athlete Eszti has vast knowledge and experience in the fitness and wellness industry and that, coupled with her love of the outdoors and passion for full body cardio workouts are an ideal match for…

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