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Build the Ultimate Body – Gym Free

Life can get in the way causing many well-intentioned exercisers to miss a trip to the gym. Stress, guilt, and anger can come in waves leaving many feeling horrible about missing a workout. But what if the gym is anywhere and the fitness equipment is your body? Bodyweight training is an effective way to build…

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Ho Ho Holiday Shopping for Healthy Folks

A year’s supply of jam delivered monthly? A stack of DVDs? A big fleecy couch potato sack? Think again … it’s 2017! And Christmas is almost here. What will you be wrapping up for loved ones? If you shop smart and healthy this holiday season, you might just replace Santa as the most popular person…

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Yoga Shredding – A Total Fitness Regimen for Body and Soul

For all its commonly accepted cerebral and physical benefits, yoga is still sometimes, somehow seen as the not-so-fun “odd man out” in the realm of physical conditioning. Too brainiac? Too stretchy? Too counter-culture? Now, in this modern world of blended families, new-age fabric combinations and fusion food fads, the world is primed for Yoga Shred….

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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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Taking Up The Challenge of Juggernaut X

Imagine that instead of plugging along on a treadmill in the gym you are running up a warped wall like one of those ninja warriors on television. Or, instead of pushing yourself into downward facing dog in yoga class you are climbing up a salmon ladder. In December, you could be one of 100 athletes…

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F45 – The Toughest Workout You’ll Ever Love

We apologize for borrowing a line from the famous Peace Corps ad a few years back, but that twist of logic and truth just seems to fit F45 training so well! Originating in 2014, this Australian workout system—45 minutes of intense cardio, strength and endurance exercise— is catching fire here in the United States, with…

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Healthier U Challenge – A BETTER YOU IN 35 Days!

Dates updated as a result of Hurricane Irma. New dates are: Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 Want to change your life for the better in only five weeks? Want to feel healthier, stronger, and more attractive? Want to be more focused, organized and alert? Want to take home some really nice prizes and make some…

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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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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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Train Like a Ninja

The American Ninja Warrior TV show was spun-off eight seasons ago from the Japanese completion series Sasuke. And while since its first season only two competitors have actually won the course, a number of local warrior hopefuls are waiting for a call-back for the ninth season of the popular obstacle course show as Fit941 goes…

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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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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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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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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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YAY–BURPEES

Jim Denofa is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 sports performance coach And an ISSA certified personal trainer. In the 1930s, a physiologist named Royal H. Burpee developed, and then illustrated, an “exercise test” for his PhD. dissertation. Later, what would become a very popular exercise also became a tool for…

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