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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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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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