Archive for January 2017

The ‘Art’ of a Boxer

After 15 years in the ring, with an impressive 17 wins in 20 ring match-ups held in Florida, Germany, Texas, and other locations, Sarasota’s Aaron Jaco will box his last professional fight this spring. “One more, then done; like a curtain call to feel that excitement one more time,” says the super middle-weight owner of…

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Clear Your Head, Rock Your Body

Whether or not you get to the gym three or four times a week, eat healthy and even have a personal trainer, often results can be “slow to none,” says Life Coach Allie Chambers. “Sometimes, what is holding you back are seemingly unrelated issues in your life, ones that are perhaps blocking your path to…

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IBE Barter: Grow a Healthy Bottom …Line

The health of the local economy is being strengthened through the use of International Barter Exchange (IBE Barter), a “private currency; the IBE business community uses IBE currency to create commerce,” says director Mary J. Unger. Unger says IBE Barter can help make a business “lean and profitable, while making your cash reserves fat by…

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Sign-Up Now for SWAT Challenge

In its seventh year, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight’s Corporate SWAT Challenge is unlike anything you’ll find on Florida’s west coast. Inspired by professional SWAT-style events, this exclusive competition requires strength, endurance and mental fortitude. With challenges such as hostage rescues, downed officers, and military-style obstacle courses, this competition will demand the best from participants.…

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Battle of the Gyms

The Super Sprint Triathlon Team Relay Challenge and Individual Super Sprint Challenge is slated for March 26, 2017 at Nathan Benderson Park. A Hiit series presented by Advanced Sports and Wellness, The high-intensity team challenge event is an opportunity for gyms, clubs and wellness franchises to compete against one another with only one team crowned…

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Pro Basketball Comes to 941

The recently-founded Sarasota Manatee professional basketball team puts the 941 on the court thanks to tech entrepreneur Andre Spivey and partner Mike Pitts, a longtime basketball trainer. Started just five months ago, in August of 2016, the Sarasota Manatee team is part of the professional men’s basketball league, the American Basketball Association (ABA). The ABA,…

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Grant for Y Youth Shelter

Ameriprise Financial has continued its longtime support of the Sarasota YMCA’s Youth Shelter with a $5,000 grant. The Y Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care for Southwest Florida youth ages 10 to 17 who have run away, are experiencing family conflict or have been locked out of their homes. The Y Youth Shelter…

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SRQ Wins Sports Tourism Award

Fit941 is cheering the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department for receiving the Excellence in Sports Tourism Award by the Florida Recreation and Park Association. Presented this past summer by the Florida Sports Foundation, the honor was in recognition of the 79 sporting events that Parks and Rec hosted in 2015, which the…

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SAAKA Athlete Soars

Innovative Sarasota-based sweatband manufacturer, SAAKA, whose products are created for everyone but especially for fitness enthusiasts and athletes, sponsors local ultra-runner Claire Kelley. Claire, of 360 Degree Health, was born with clubfoot. When she was young, doctors said she’d be lucky to be able to walk, and that running was out of the question. Claire…

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ADVANCED REJUVENATION

Beginning in the late 90’s Advanced Rejuvenation started using regenerative medicine in orthopedics as an alternative to cortisone and surgery. Repairing the damage and strengthening the body was the goal first using prolothrapy and prolozone then evolving into PRP and stem cells about eight years ago. The clinic was one of the first in the…

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New Year, New You at X30Fit

Don’t miss out on X30Fit’s New Year’s Resolution Transformation Challenge, its first challenge of 2017, which begins Jan. 16. Any fitness level is welcome. “If you are familiar with our challenges you know that they not only deliver incredible results but they always sell-out fast,” says X30Fit. The number of participants is limited to ensure…

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ATC’s $10K Challenge

Want to transform your body for the New Year? Go into 2017 as a brand new you? Need an incentive, some motivation? How about $10,000 worth of motivation? Around the Clock Fitness’s 90-Day Challenge has begun and is open to all including non-members. The challenge, which began Jan. 2, 2017, ends on May 1. Here’s…

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