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Fit941’s Hot And Fit

Who’s the best in 941’s fitness, health, and wellness scene? Let us know. Winners are revealed in the Holiday issue! Tell us your favorites in any or all categories, and submit your survey online before nominations close on November 1st. Nominees will then be listed for voting on Fit941.com. Find out the results in the…

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Kiteboarding Takes Flight

Whether the seas are calm or the surf’s up, where kitesurfing comes from, you’re on a board which is attached to a kite. Off you go! Kiteboarding, as it is most commonly referred, especially here in Southwest Florida, is a watersport that’s an epic combination of wake and snow-boarding, windsurfing and traditional surfing, with a…

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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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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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Heart Pumping, Frightfully Fun Halloween Runs

The ancients Celts celebrated the end of harvest season with a festival then called Samhain, now known as Halloween. They used the festival, in part, to “take stock and prepare for winter.” Sounds like a good time to prepare the body for winter, too (although in the 941 we can hardly claim to have to…

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Flying High with Acroyoga

If you have kids, you’ve probably done it. Or maybe, you remember it yourself. Up on Mom or Dad’s feet, flying like a bird or an airplane …weeee! As Sarasota’s CircuSoul Yoga’s class description reads, “Acroyoga is this for adults, plus so much more.” Combining the yoga you know, the acrobatics you remember as a…

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Let’s Dance!

Dancing does a body (and a mind, heart and soul) good. Dance is a brilliant way to improve your overall fitness, improve muscle tone and strength and increase endurance. Dance is an effective stress reliever, is a great way to meet new people, and it’s a whole lot of fun! In the 941 we’re blessed…

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Take a Hike!

Late winter and early spring is a perfect time of the year to hike the 941. And with so many options – from leisurely one or two-mile walks through and under live oak canopied hammocks to good-stretch-of-the-legs multi-terrain hikes through natural, wild and exotic wetlands, prairies and pinelands – there’s a trail and road less…

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Getting Ready for the Ski Season

The last time Sarasota saw snow, albeit fleeting flurries, but snow nonetheless was in December of 1989. In 1977, snow fell in Miami and actually stuck to the ground long enough for front page photos. Fortunately, for skiers and snow-sports lovers, the Ski Club of Sarasota doesn’t wait for the rare snowflake to arrive. Since…

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Pickleball: Sweet Game, Sour Name

Necessity is the mother of invention they say. So when you want to play a game, but find yourself without the proper equipment what do you do? Invent a new game, of course. According to the USA Pickelball Association, in 1965 in Washington state a family longing to play badminton but without a set of…

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The Game of Physical Chess

There is a reason many of the participants in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (“BJJ”) are doctors, lawyers, and successful business owners. BJJ is a fitness game of chess played in a fight with the winner being the most intellectual player. BJJ, also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (named after one of the pioneers: Helio Gracie), was born in…

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Cyclo-Cross: The Coolest Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

Are you looking for a new recreational activity to try, something different that will get your heart pounding and adrenaline skyrocketing? You may not have heard of Cyclo-Cross, but it’s beginning to gain serious popularity in the United States. As its name implies, Cyclo-Cross combines elements from several different sports; started by Europeans in the…

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Kids Summer Camp! When School is Out, Camps are in Session!

As usual, Florida has gone from winter to summer weather in the blink of an eye, temperatures steadily creeping into the high 80s and soon, 90s. This means that the school year is nearing its end, which also means yourkids will be looking for things to do. When the heat rises, sitting in an air…

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Beach Workout: Mix It Up A Bit

Studies have shown that soft sand running takes about 1.5 times the effort as running on a hard surface like asphalt. If you’ve found that your workout routine has gotten stale or your motivation is lacking, a trip to the beach may be exactly what you need to get back in the groove. Sarasota and…

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Bouncing for Fun

What kid doesn’t love jumping on Mom and Dad’s bed or hitting the sofa with leaps and bounds? This early introduction to bouncing is actually the beginnings of a fitness program that can last through adulthood. Bouncing for fitness is becoming a popular way to release stress, get a good cardio workout, strengthen leg and…

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Let’s Play at Nathan Benderson Park

Situated just west of Interstate 75 in Sarasota, Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre county park providing the public access to a picturesque 400-acre lake and an array of recreational opportunities. Athletes look forward to rowing on the park’s world-class 2,000-meter sprint rowing and training course, while families and visitors can get on the…

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