Archive for May 2017

Exercising for Two

Working out while pregnant isn’t just good for mom, baby benefits too. We may be preaching to the choir here, but suffice to say essentially everything a pregnant woman does, her unborn does too; they’re along for the ride. So it stands to reason the healthier a soon-to-be mom is the healthier too will be…

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The Best Summer Ever!

For Sarasota students, the last day of school is June 6 and for Manatee County school kids, the last day is May 31. YMCA summer camps begin in Sarasota on June 7 and in Manatee County, on June 5. There are so many options for a summer camp experience at the Sarasota and Manatee county…

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More Than a Fighting Chance

Alexa Baroncelli, a soft-spoken and petite high schooler, drilled like the Israeli Special Forces at Krav Maga Manatee with one goal in mind. “I [wanted to] feel safe in any situation,” Alexa says in a video about her experience. “It’s especially good for a young girl like me.” Alexa’s decision to take the All Women…

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A Fit, And Healthy, Vacation Adventure

How about a vacation fit for, well, a fitness aficionado? Maybe it’s extreme mountain climbing tens of thousands of feet into the sky in Asia, like Himalayas — Everest or Karakoram (K2). Or jet south to scale the 4,000 mile-plus Andes in any one of seven South American countries from Bolivia to Venezuela. What about…

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Metabolism Boosting Snack Attack

Want to boost your metabolism beyond the kick-in-the-butt from exercise? Besides the non-stimulant thermogenic supplements a good protein and good carb snack before or after a workout is a great option. After a workout, while you may feel pumped and not thinking about eating a thing, your muscles need a fillup of nutrients if you’re…

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Profile: Endurance House

Endurance House is your local one-stop-shop for running, cycling, and swimming in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. It is a national franchise with 16 stores across the country. Jerry Johnson had a 25 year career in engineering and information technology. He’d completed his first triathlon in 1987 sans training, and something clicked, as he says, and a…

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Loving Your Healthy (Any)Body

There’s a lot of talk about body positivity these days; women realizing that the so-called ‘ideal’ is just that: so-called. It is possible to love yourself if you’re underweight or overweight and we should love ourselves and our bodies, but we should also make sure the body we love is a healthy body – no…

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Girlz on Fire

The Girlz on Fire Women’s Sports & Fitness Festival Weekend kicks off this month with the Bra 5K, the Girlz on Five 5K and the Girlz on Five Triathlon. These events are a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day by running, biking, swimming and just having fun while bringing awareness to, and supporting, women’s health.…

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Yoga for Fertility

Pineapple Yoga now has a monthly workshop called Yoga for Fertility, a “healing journey” which is designed to “delve into how yoga can enhance overall health and wellbeing and readiness for fertility.” Owner Claudia Baeza says in the workshop “we will explore yoga poses that reduce stress, improve circulation and energy flow, balance hormones and…

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Open in SRQ: Fitlife Foods

Fitlife Foods, a Florida-based performance, lifestyle and weight loss brand known for its portioned, indulgent, made from scratch meals for performance-minded individuals opened recently across from UTC. Fitlife Foods gives customers an easy and convenient way to meal prep and plan for the week with healthy, premade meals such as chicken enchiladas, BBQ beef with…

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Good Food, Good People

Sprouts Farmers Market, where “healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice,” has just opened in Sarasota. With 250 stores nationwide, the South Sarasota location is the latest Sprouts grocery store to bring healthy foods at affordable prices, it says. The “ bright and cheery neighborhood stores offer fresh, natural and organic…

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Sarasota YMCA Sharks Win 16th National Championship!

The Sarasota YMCA Sharks Swim Team won the 2017 YMCA Short Course National Championships held in Greensboro, NC, April 3-7. Over 70 teams competed in the four day event which featured swimmers ages 12 to 18. The Sharks have won 16 YMCA National Championships since the late 70’s and 2017 marks their third consecutive win.…

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Next Stop: Sarasota

Sarasota County Commissioners recently agreed to a $8.6 million purchase of land for the Legacy Trail 7.5 mile extension. The plan is to extend the existing near 11-mile trail into a multi-use paved pathway to Payne Park. Friends of the Legacy Trail say “Once built, the 175,000 annual users could quickly double as the trail…

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(Blu)Fit for a Queen

The Thermogenesis Health Pod™ better known colloquially as infrared anti-aging pods at Blufit Recovery & Nutrition detoxify, increase your metabolism, reduce stress and improve your well-being. The anti-aging far and near infrared sauna technology is an aerobic massager that converts rotation energy into vibration energy. The Thermogenesis Health Pod has solenoid circulation enhancing massagers, Chroma…

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Barefoot Massage

A shiatsu is a unique style of barefoot massage, inspired by the traditions of India, Thailand, and the Pacific islands. Supported by overhead bars and assisted by gravity, the therapist uses her feet to deliver comfortable compression to the deep muscle layers. The broad pressure and flowing strokes induce relaxation and assist the flow of…

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All Hail, Anna Neal!

Fit941 cover model and personal trainer Anna Neal was just named Ms. Health and Fitness 2017! Anna took home the First Place prize, which includes $20,000 and a feature spread with a cover reference in Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine, which is read by more than 500,000 fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes. The contest helps…

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Safe Shots

Vaccines without toxins, and often vegan-friendly, exist. You just need to know where to find them. Now you don’t have to go far, especially if you’re planning on an overseas sojourn, because depending on where you’re headed, vaccines may be required. And if the disease is typhoid or cholera, you don’t want to take chances.…

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