Posts by Ellyn Santiago

School Days Fitness

A lot is going on at the beginning of the school year. The transition from summer isn’t always easy. For starters, readjusting schedules has likely been a chore since kids often stay up later and sleep in during summer. And there’s the transition back to academia in general. Researchers and educators have known for decades…

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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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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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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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