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Doing Something Different at GymSRQ Fitness & Fuel

Bryan Lieberman, co-owner of GYM SRQ Fitness & Fuel, slated to open this month, says the experience at Sarasota’s newest gym will be an unparalleled one. “We are taking advantage of a lot of the technology out there now. The cryotherapy is a big one. We have the first cryotherapy sauna in South Sarasota and…

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The CANDance-ing Queen of Giving

Alix Redmond was the top fundraiser of the night, a night that brought in some $200,000 for the Community AIDS Network (CAN). For more than a quarter century, CAN has been serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community regionally. A private, not-for-profit organization, its Comprehensive Care Centers provide treatment, care and continual wellness of people…

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Fitness Gives Back

It’s that time of the year and we believe at Fit941 it’s true that to give is better than to receive. It just feels better. In our communities, people are generous and giving generally, but in the fitness community, the generosity knows few bounds, so we’re taking a look at the many ways that Fitness…

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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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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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Gyrotronic Expansion System®

The Gyrotonic Expansion System is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Students who study the Gyrotonic Methodology are young and old, recovering from illness or injury or healthy. Some of the benefits of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercises include increased strength and flexibility,…

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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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Fit941 Photo Contest

Here’s a look at some of our recent winners. Under way in the spring of this year, the Fit941 Photo Contest was a hot kick-off to the new year! And so were the prizes! To date, winners have been awarded prizes ranging from gift certificates for spa treatments, yoga apparel and juices, to massage gift…

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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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Ton of Fun

You’ve got nothing to lose but weight! Healthy habits begin at home and with more time off due to summer breaks and vacation time, there is no better time to start taking steps to adopting healthy behaviors, including increasing physical activity. To help families access information on leading a healthier lifestyle, including exercise and menu…

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Partner Body Weight Exercise

This is a partner body weight exercise where one partner is doing an elevated feet push-up and the other is doing a squat. WHAT ARE WE WORKING? The partner doing the squat, believe it or not, is working the entire body. When we work our largest muscles, we release testosterone which helps us build muscle…

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The Word on the Herd

Why joining a running group may be your best motivation ever! If you are a javelin thrower or high jumper, you are on your own for training. If you are a football, softball or soccer player, you are definitely going to have to practice with others. If you are a runner, however, you can have…

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X30Fit Bootcamp – Maximizing the Burn

Dan Van Dine stepped on the scale, and at 299 pounds, he made a decision that would not only change his body, but his career path and indeed his life forever. “I knew I had let myself go way too much,” he says, so he committed to losing weight and getting fit and he did…

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Fit for Duty First Responders Train Like Our Lives Depend On It

The term ‘first responders’ became very much part of our national lexicon after Sept. 11, 2001, when firefighters, EMTs and police officers ran in to the devastation to save lives as they risked their own. But it happens every day, in every town and city, be it a house fire or car wreck, and in…

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So, You Wanna Do Your First Triathlon?

Have you been curious about the triathlon lifestyle, but not sure where to start? Feeling a bit intimidated? Wondering where you will find the time? This article will guide you through some tips to get started in the sport of triathlon. There are four distances of triathlon. Most first timers start with the sprint distance…

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Local ‘Spartans’ compete for cash – and glory!

The producers of NBC’s wildly successful American Ninja Warrior are back with a brand new show that pits athletes against grueling obstacles for a cash prize of $250,000. Inspired by the worldwide Spartan Race franchise that sees would be warriors from all walks of life competing in a long-distance runriddled with rope climbs, rock walls,…

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Train Together Remain Together

T hemed weddings are hot but none are more fire than fitness-themed weddings. Even before the walk down the aisle, pre-ceremony traditions can be fit-focused; think bridal party boot camps, a little sweating before the wedding, and bachelor parties at the gym. But it’s the actual wedding where the fit fun happens. Engagement Parties/Photos Kayla…

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Fitness & Sexual Fulfillment At Any Age

There are many components in a healthy sex life—energy, desire, honesty, agility, emotion, communication and imagination among them. A healthy sex life requires balancing these components to find joy and gratification for yourself and your partner. A plethora of books have been written on healthy sexuality, but this focus is on the benefit of how…

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Making Waves Swimmingly Fit.

About the photographer – GW Burns Over the past decade, GW Burns has emerged as one of the top new glamour and fitness photographers in print, his work being featured in over 50 different international magazines, and online, as the only photographer to have been awarded “featured” status in all five major online websites (Model…

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Weighted Sit-Up Cross Punch

This exercise primarily works the abdominals, indeed, the entire core, essentially the whole body save the limbs and neck. Secondary muscles involved include the shoulders. The Move Start by lying on the floor on your back, elbows bent holding the weights straight up. Sit up, bend your knees and feet go flat on the floor….

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