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Extremely Awesome – “Extreme Fitness Challenge”

The inaugural Fit941 Extreme Fitness Challenge, a 5K with fitness tests throughout the race, will be held Saturday May 21, 2016 at Sarasota’s Celery Fields. Formerly known as the Pinwheel Fitness Challenge, the Fit941 Extreme Fitness Challenge’s goal is to promote ‘Breathe Easier Life’ for kids with Cystic Fibrosis and will benefit Kristina’s Cure Finders…

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All that glitter is not just for show in competitive dance

The decision to enter their child into a competitive dance program can be a perplexing proposition for parents. Competitive dance today is not a new option for children; however it has become a more popular option due to many television programs and today’s media. These popular television programs both romanticize and deglamorize competitive dance, often…

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STEP RIGHT UP! For Circus Fitness

Circuses are magical places filled with artistry. And the bodies of the performers too are works of art. Circus goers marvel not just at the illusions, tricks and skill of aerialists and trapeze artists but also the sculptured beauty of their bodies. “Those breathtaking flourishes of circus performance — suspension, weightlessness, flips, tricks and inversions,”…

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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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Ride the Tour de Cure to ‘Stop Diabetes’

The Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraiser, is commemorating its 25th year in 2016 and Lakewood Ranch is pulling out all the stops in the annual ride, which over the decades has raised tens of millions of dollars for diabetes research in hopes of finding a cure. “Tour de Cure is an…

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Work It: Mommy or Daddy & Me

There are so options today for moms (or dads) to incorporate a part of their own fitness program with one especially geared towards their young child or children. Dubbed ‘Mommy and Me,’ or ‘Daddy and Me,’ classes, some in the 941 include a focus on the mom’s fitness (or the dad’s) while others are geared…

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RENEGADE ROW WITH PUSHUP

Liz Lowe, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont, is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. A longtime personal trainer, her exercise expertise has been featured in Men’s Fitness magazine, Muscle and Fitness, and Schwarzenegger.com. Liz is also a presenter for the…

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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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Local Boot Camps Keeping You Fit!

Idyllic weather is just one of the reasons the 941 is a boot camp paradise, since the great outdoors is an ideal boot camp venue. But there are myriad other reasons including the fact that there are so many offerings – from boot camps for babies to brides. So lace up, grab a water bottle…

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Inspiring Kids to be Active

Exercise. Let’s face it, exercise sounds like a chore for adults and for kids. Same. Try changing the word; make it simple and say to your kids you’d like to see play for a couple of hours every day, be it with friends outside, or jogging with your dog, maybe throwing a Frisbee or even…

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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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Every Day Excuses Not to Work Out

Excuses, excuses! We each have different fitness goals and workout needs, and we’ve all come up with reasons not to meet them. Whether you’re not going to the gym as much as you should or you’ve decided to wait until next week (and then the week after that) to start a new routine, it’s time…

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Lunge to Twisting Press

Daemian Mains, co-owner of Definition Fit of Sarasota, is surely the very well recognized face of fitness in Sarasota. Daemian, certified as both a group and personal trainer, has been in the fitness field for more than 20 years; from her beginnings as a Y cardio boxing instructor to being an International Federation of Body…

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Getting Back to Basics: Building an Aerobic Base

Understanding the importance and relevance of aerobic base is not just for athletes and people training for specific events like marathons, but for anyone interested in fitness. The key to effective aerobic base, trainers say is discipline; it takes an abundance of patience and focus to switch gears from high intensity training and workouts to…

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Clubs Rule at the Suncoast Half Marathon

There’s still time to register for the January 2016 event at Lakewood Ranch “Yes, you can,” says Karen Haynes, the face behind the race, Active Suncoast’s ‘Suncoast Half Marathon’ set for Jan. 24, 2016. “A lot of people look at these events and think you have to be fast, skinny, and Kenyan, a runner. But…

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Swing Yourself to Fit

One of the oldest, yet still highly effective movements around; any “old school” weightlifter has worked with kettle bells at some point, but anyone can benefit from this goodie. The kettle bell swing is a great tool, especially if done properly, to generate force and power from the hips and core. Once mastered, individuals can…

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Learn to Swim Programs for Kids

School is back in session, the temperatures are still high, and the kids need activities to keep them moving. Summer has past, but there is still no time like the present for your children to learn to swim. This skill is a critical one, especially for anyone living here on the Gulf Coast of Florida….

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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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Athletic Performance System: Strap, Clip & Go!

In this increasingly hectic world the demand for a complete self sufficient wellness system has never been higher . When originally creating the Athletic Performance System, developers formulated a 750 page manual and converted it into HTML5 software compatible with all devices. Over 10,000 hours were spent producing this perfect all in one fitness system….

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Climb Your Way to the Top

Summer is coming to an end but SRQ is heating up! Does adventure course through your veins? Have you ever wanted to get down and dirty for a cause all while building a better community? Coming this November Green Zone Heroes, an innovative adventure race management company with a focus on building veteran community relations,…

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