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USING EXERCISE TO RE-ALIGN POSTURE, SO YOU MOVE BETTER!

What is Re-alignment Therapy? It’s called the Egoscue Method and it’s a holistic approach to changing posture through whole body exercise. It’s no secret that muscles move bones. If your body has lost its designed posture, it’s because muscles have moved your bones into a new, dysfunctional position. Pain is the body’s way of alerting you to the fact that your body isn’t aligned, and therefore isn’t moving, properly. We use a series of gentle exercises and stretches to return musculoskeletal balance and symmetry back to your body. Correct Functional Alignment

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KEY POINTS ABOUT PAIN AND POSTURE: THE SITE OF THE PAIN IS NOT THE SOURCE OF THE PAIN. THE ACTIVITIES WE DO ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF OUR PAIN. THE BODY IS A UNIT AND MUST BE TREATED AS ONE. MISALIGNED POSTURE AND HABITUAL MOVEMENT PATTERNS CAUSE PAIN. POSTURE AND PAIN CAN BE IMPROVED QUICKLY.

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OntheCover

publisher's note Welcome to 2016! May it be everything you hope for, but most of all, everything you need. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. Losing weight and getting or staying fit, rank as the top two New Year’s resolutions.

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Chief Editor l Ellyn Santiago Calendar Editor l Cid DeStefano Graphic Design l Michael Paladino Shannon Barrett Magazine Layout l Jason Cross Contributing Writers Ellyn Santiago Jaqlyn Tinaro Jennifer Trent, MD Anna Panzarino Ellie May Johnson Fit Media LLC 4305 62nd St E Bradenton, FL 34208 941-538-7237

Keeping just a few things in mind can help make your goals for the year a reality. The key to success is to not go in gung ho; easing in to a new routine will help ensure longevity and progress. And progress is what it is all about. Usually the reason the best laid New Year’s resolution fails is when one tries to do 2015 Superbowl Y-Tri too much too soon. Shift your mindset from the ‘all or nothing,’ zero to 60 mentality. Be realistic about your current fitness situation and start at a reasonable pace. If you are not able to stick with the unrealistic expectations you set for yourself, you may end up doing nothing at all. If you are like most of us, you’ve done the ‘I’m so sore I can’t walk for days’ routine enough times to know better. Ease into your new routine and build the intensity as you go; after a month of sticking to a routine, working out will be the new normal. If you’re finding it hard to get motivated, work out with a friend. This allows for a little friendly competition and increased accountability. Choose goals together and get to work. It’s always a little easier when you know someone is up and waiting for you at the gym. If fitness-oriented friends are not in abundance, or your schedule does not accommodate this, group classes or personal training may be the way to go. If sticking to a routine and staying fit isn’t the issue for you, you may still need to keep things fresh to bring you to a higher level of fitness. Mixing it up helps motivate and reinvigorate a stale routine. Challenges and goal events can keep you going harder than you normally would. Last January, my goal for 2015 is illustrated by the photo of me above. The Super Bowl Y Tri was the perfect event to push me, to add some additional endurance back into my routine. Whether you choose a triathlon, a half marathon or the CrossFit Open, go for something that will challenge you to do more. The ‘Fit941 Elite Fitness Challenge’ we talk about in this issue (please see page 51) is geared just for that. It’s a great way to push yourself and challenge your fitness on different levels. Expect to see another article in our next issue or visit Fit941EFC.com for more information. If a fun group challenge is what gets you moving, there is nothing like a good Dragon boat race (please see page 20) to inspire the whole office or gym. No experience is necessary and you are sure get a good workout while having a blast. We hope this issue inspires you and helps you reach your 2016 fitness goals and make sure to check back with us each issue for motivation, encouragement and everything fit in 941.

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Flex Appeal Launches Physiques

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nternational Sport Sciences Association (ISSA)-certified personal trainer Zach Hamam specializes in total body conditioning, strength training, weight-loss, and calisthenics at his new

Zach says, “No matter what your fitness goals are, whether you are trying to lose weight or build muscle mass, I will design a personal training program customized to fit your needs and lifestyle.” Services include: studio training, in-home/location training, online coaching, beach boot camp, nutrition and custom supplement plans. “My goal is to help guide you to become a stronger, faster, leaner, and healthier version of you,” Zach says. For more information visit FlexAppealPhysique.com or call 813-391-4858.

Re-aligning in New Year

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inging in the New Year with chronic aches and pains? Re-align exercise therapy focuses on the whole body, says Lauren Chadwick-Sonnen, who has 15 years of experience in corporate and commercial fitness, collegiate strength conditioning and personal training. In her re-alignment studio located at GrindFit in Sarasota, she says, “We treat the underlying cause of your chronic pain and injuries.” “Many types of chronic pain and injuries are caused by the slow deterioration of your posture and the only way to get complete, longlasting pain relief is by correcting your postural mis-alignments through exercise therapy,” she says. “Surgery, manipulation, injections, braces, exercises, and stretches designed to target your symptoms are only going to offer, at best, short term relief because they are doing nothing about correcting the cause of your pain – which is your postural alignment. When we locate any mis-alignments or compensations, we will educate you on the findings and prescribe you a menu of exercises to correct any of the found deviations. Each change the muscles make, receptors send new signals and the central nervous system re-calibrates.” For those who’ve tried everything, Lauren suggests re-align exercise therapy. By appointment only, contact Lauren at 941-504-1630, via email at l.sonnen78@gmail.com or visit her website at RealignExerciseTherapy.com.

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“Even though we’re a pharmacy, we educate the doctors and try and let them know your patients may not need (a litany of medications). Why write a prescription for a Z-Pac (antibiotics) for a patient when they have a cold, instead, why not actually make their body stronger so they can fight off the sicknesses?” Wilkins says her pharmacy services “the entire U.S.” and is licensed in 27 states and anticipates being licensed in all 50 states by February. AgeVital’s new pharmacy, wellness and research center will be at 1618 Main St. Sarasota. For more information visit AgeVital.com, email info@AgeVital.com or call 941-388-0800.

Get Moving, Sarasota and Manatee It’s a New Year and perhaps, a new you. To get on the road to healthier and more active lifestyle, you need not look further than your own backyard. If you haven’t checked out Sarasota and Manatee counties parks and recreation departments you’re missing out. The lists of athletics that are offered at each are at once voluminous and varied.

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For more information about athletics, special events, and programs and classes designed for folks from 1 to 100, visit the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department’s website at Scgov.net/prnr and the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources website at MyManatee.org.

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“We have a research lab for the study of vitamins, minerals, hormones – research opportunities for every different type of practitioner you can think of from podiatrists to pediatricians to psychiatrists. We are leaders in neurological research; we are running clinical trials to get people off Big Pharma and that’s pretty much my mission, to educate and empower the consumer and give doctors the tools they need to be better practitioners and helping doctors to not be so quick to prescription-write,” she says.

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lated to open by Feb. 1 in downtown Sarasota, AgeVital’s brand new compounding pharmacy and wellness center, the second location for wellknown pharmacy in St. Armands Circle, will be, as owner Jenny Wilkins says, not just a compounding pharmacy and wellness center but a “one-stop shop source for research and wellness for all health care practitioners and consumers who can come for wellness information, seminars and more.” Jenny says AgeVital has a “nutraceutical line that’s not available anywhere else.” And the wellness center will include personal trainers and even cooking classes.

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Athlete Profile Believe the Oxygen Hype

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ana Marie is a practitioner so she’s obviously sold, but so too are Madonna and throngs of celebs that swear by a good oxygen facial.

Merrill Mundy Taking the World by Storm, One Barrel at a Time

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errill Mundy was just a toddler when she first saddled up. The 13-year-old from Parrish recently won the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association 2015 Junior World Championship in barrel racing. Merrill, who rode her 8-year-old mare ‘Smoke More Money,��� not only won the championship, but in 2015, attended and competed in 25 rodeo events winning nearly $20,000. “You definitely have to be athletic. Not just anyone can do it. You put someone on a horse and they wobble all around. You have to have the balance, the strength and especially the determination to do it,” Merrill says. “It takes a while to get used to it and then overcoming the fear of going fast.”

Oxygen facials claim to smooth and plump the skin without leaving red splotches. Pure oxygen combined with a serum is delivered to the skin via a high-pressure airbrush. A non-medical procedure, first the skin is exfoliated to make sure it’s dirt and oil-free. Next comes a gentle steam and then the serum infused oxygen is introduced directly to the skin. Painless, your skin rebounds and heals quickly. And the fact that there are no side-effects like redness or itching, means one can apply makeup right after. The skin looks and feels rejuvenated since an oxygen infusion may assist the skin in new cell creation. “They are absolutely changing my client’s skin in the way it looks and feels,” says Jana Marie Lyons of Jana Marie Esthetics, who’s been providing facial skin-care services in the Sarasota area for nine years. “Beginning when I learned oxygen facials were Hollywood’s secrets of the stars, I was completely intrigued and then did my homework and research for years.” Lyons uses a ‘pharmaceutical grade skincare line’ of serums that are certified organic extracts and contain vitamins, minerals, peptides and amino acids. The line is paraben-free, Vegan and employs no animal testing. “It’s important,” she says. “Being aware of what you are pushing into your skin is crucial.” For more information visit FloridaEsthetician.org.

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When Merrill was just 3 or 4 she was “really good at gymnastics” and was a “really fast runner.” Her coaches encouraged her to consider competing in both but she had to make a choice: “Dad said I couldn’t run to three or four places every day. Even though my (track) coach said I was the fastest kid in the school and wanted me to compete and begged and begged, I had to make a choice and really I didn’t have the love for (running) that I needed to have.” That love was in the barn. Merrill wants to be a professional rider or professional horse trainer: “I want to make a career out of it. It’s what I love.” Giddy-up, Merrill! 12 JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2016

he just-announced band line-up for the 2016 Sarasota Music Half Marathon includes rock, reggae, soul, country, steel and marching; music for every taste will be the soundtrack of the race. With a total of 20 bands, runners will encounter live music all along the 13.1 mile race route through downtown Sarasota. Performers include the Sarasota Might Sailor Marching Band, Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul Featuring the Hellacious Horns and Shantel, Jah Movement, the Kara Nally Band, Boss Hawg, Wild Root, Kettle of Fish, Spark Notes, Soul Sensations, The John Patti Project, Hatley, Jen & Ray,Dean Johanesen, John Denver’s Ghost, Steel Relic, Aural Alchemy, Matt Gerhardt, Patrick Stoutenborough, Justin Layman. Indie band, and Trash Fence, with its Sarasota native member Grady Lee, is traveling all the way from San Francisco to be a part of the lineup The Sarasota Music Half Marathon, billed as a ‘13.1 Mile Moving Party,’ sold out its inaugural race with 2,000 athletes and to date, the race has already passed 2,000 entrants and is on its way to a capacity of 3,000 entrants. For more information and to enter the race visit SarasotaHalf.com.

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Success Story

Dynamic Dance at Powerhouse

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orget everything you think you know about dancing. At Powerhouse Dance of Sarasota, instructors are helping dancers build strength through dance – and not just physical but mental and emotional health and well-being.

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n the spring of 2004 on a California roadway Janet Oberholtzer’s life was shattered, literally and figuratively. A six-vehicle accident involving a number of tractor trailers left her body crushed; she was traveling in a motor home and the corner where she was sitting took the brunt of the impact. Her injuries included a fractured pelvis and multiple fractures and tissue damage in her leg and ankle. She remained in the hospital for nearly three months. Around 12 weeks after she was released, Janet took her first step with the assistance of a walker, a month or two later with crutches and a cane. Seven months after leaving the hospital, she took her first unassisted steps. She also had a surgery-a-year for four years following the accident to help increase her range of motion in her feet and ankle and to help decrease the great pain she suffered. Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” became her mantra. Janet began doing regular walks, 10 minutes at a time daily, until her body began to grow stronger and stronger. Four years after the accident, she took her first running steps. Eight years to the day after the crash, in May of 2012, Janet competed in her first post-accident marathon in Pennsylvania. She used the Jim Galloway method, ‘Run, Walk, Run’ to avoid a re-injury. Now, Janet is in training for the Sarasota Half Marathon in March. “I find if you continually stay active it helps,” she says. “You know that saying, if you don’t use it you lose it? Well with an injured body that’s even truer.” We at Fit941 are inspired by Janet’s story and will be cheering her on at the Sarasota Half Marathon!

At Powerhouse Dance, which has just added a number of new and exciting classes to their existing variety of course offerings, owner Kourtney Kalahar says, “We believe that dedication and discipline in a healthy, positive and loving environment motivates students to realize their potential as dancers, athletes and people.” Powerhouse Dance offers classes for children and adults. They also offers conditioning and stretching classes as well as traditional dance including ballet and lyrical and even ‘Mommy and Me’ classes. For more information about Powerhouse Dance, contact Kalahar at 941-685-3486. Visit their website at PowerHouseDanceSRQ.com.

Welcome the Inaugural ‘Fit941 Elite Fitness Challenge’

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he Fit941 Elite Fitness Challenge is slated for April 9, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch. Formerly known as the Pinwheel Elite Fitness Challenge, the new incarnation welcomes elite athletes from various disciplines, including boot camps. This family-oriented athletic event includes a standard 5K Run/Walk, a fun kid’s fitness Challenge, plus the feature 5K Fitness Challenge. This challenge tests your fitness levels in different ways by offering mini workouts at select points over the 5k course. The fitness challenge includes different levels for elite to beginners. This year the gym/box division has been added. Each individual competing will add to their gym’s total points and will contribute to overall standings for the fittest gym. If you’ve never been a part of a fitness challenge before, we encourage and welcome you to what promises to be a unique challenge for area fitness enthusiasts. Look for more details in the next issue of Fit941, or call Jason Cross at 941-726-6235 for more information.

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LIVESTRONG Launches at Y

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he Sarasota YMCA has been selected to receive LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Implementation Grant Initiative designed to improve quality of life for cancer survivors and their families to launch in early 2016. In partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the YMCA will launch the 12-week physical activity and well-being initiative helps to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength offered in a supportive, small-group setting.

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“The Y is the perfect collaborator for the program because of its national reach, commitment to meeting the needs of all community members and history of program innovation in support of health and wellness. Through our partnership, we’ve now been able to widely expand the program into more than 450 cities throughout the country to ensure survivors have access,” says Chandini Portteus, President and CEO of the LIVESTRONG® Foundation.

“We are honored to bring LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to Sarasota and share the passion of the LIVESTRONG® Foundation for inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. We look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families,” says Kurt Stringfellow, President and CEO of the Sarasota YMCA.

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EVO Tumbles Into Sarasota

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VO Athletics, a new facility for recreational and competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and Ninja Warrior training, acquired Dynasty Elite Cheerleading Company, Manatee and Sarasota counties’ largest All-Star and recreational cheer and dance training establishment. In addition to acquiring the company and its equipment, EVO Athletics has hired Jim Lassiter, owner of Dynasty Elite Cheerleading since 2010. EVO’s new 32,000-squarefoot building is located near SarasotaBradenton International Airport. Dynasty Elite will remain in its current location until the EVO facility is open. EVO Athletics Vice President and Chief Athletics Officer Jason Collins says Lassiter has more than 20 years of experience, is a well-respected coach and choreographer with a long history of training some of Sarasota and Manatee’s most successful cheerleaders and tumblers. The newly added cheerleading and tumbling programs will include: recreational cheer program, competitive All-Star cheer teams for all ages and levels, strong tumbling curriculum, high school cheer prep classes and nationally-recognized coaches and choreographers. “I’m excited to join EVO Athletics,” Lassiter says. “Like EVO, I am committed to coaching excellence, the safety of my athletes and helping young people reach their full potential.”

Boar to Your Door

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hree Suns Ranch in Punta Gorda is now shipping their grass-fed, clean and antibiotic-free meats—bison, cow and wild boar— across the state. Three Suns Ranch describes itself as the premiere grass-fed, hormone-free, no antibiotics, all natural ranch in Florida. “We are one of only a few ranches in the country that raise our animals, harvest them, and cut and wrap them under U.S.D.A. inspection,” owners say. Its bison have lots of space to roam and plenty of grass: “Twice a year we round them up and run them through the system for checkups and sorting. for the remainder for their time on the ranch we keep our interactions to a minimum. We try to let the bison be bison,” Three Suns Ranch owners say. Its cows are locally raised, grass fed. With several different breeds including the original Florida Cracker, and Angus, Brahma and Herford: “We raise and care for our cattle from the day they are born to the day they are harvested, and can therefore vouch for the cleanliness of our beef. We are one of only two ranches in the country that can make this claim.” Its pigs are actually Florida wild boar purchased from local trappers. Wild boar in Florida – with their rooting, especially -- are, in a word, detrimental but oh so tasty. Three Suns Ranch helps control the wild hog population but adds that wild hogs have a great flavor, is much leaner than pork from commercial pork found in supermarkets. Three Suns Ranch will now ship meat to your door. For more information, call 941-639-7070 or visit their website at ThreeSunsRanch.com.

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rind Fit in Sarasota describes itself as a private, exclusive gym where members are welcome 24-7 in a “crowd-free relaxed atmosphere.” At GrindFit, members can exercise, utilize the space as a satellite office, or “simply to get away,” in a welcoming, laid-back environment outfitted with two 55-inch HDTVs and an 70-inch HDTV all set-up with full cable and sports packages as well as Netflix. Plus, the venue has plenty of free high-speed Wi-Fi. Currently in what’s described as a “soft opening” the location at 5211 S Tamiami Trail, will include locker rooms, showers and an office area. In terms of exercise equipment, GrindFit is adding additional cardio and several Hammer Strength machines. For more information or to become a member visit GrindFit’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/GrindFitSarasota, email info@grind.fit or call (636) 484-0112.

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Benefiting non-profits ‘1-2-3 Runners’ and the ‘Tender Hearts Partnership,’ the race and open-to-the-public chocolate tasting event is set to kick off at 8 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. This year’s run features Golden Tickets hidden in a small number of chocolate bars for sale which are entered into a drawing for a chocolate diamond necklace donated from Wrigley's Jewelry, valued at $970. Chocolate bars are available for purchase for $5 at the Foot Landing prior to the event. Runners receive an additional chocolate bar when crossing the finish line.

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The 1-2-3 Runners foundation is committed to building a strong America and the Tender Hearts Partnership was chosen for its mission of providing free, peer-based dances and activities for adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization relies solely on the donations and volunteer hours of local businesses, community organizations, friends and family.

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our de SRQ is a food and drink trolley tour through Sarasota and its islands. Grab your friends for an exciting ride. The Wine and Chocolate Trolley Tour de SRQ is slated for February 6. With three trolley pickups, event goers will tour a number of restaurant venues for wine and chocolate tastings, and surprise menu items. Beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m., ticket-holders can hop aboard the trolley and visit fine dining and casual café experiences in venues including Café Gabbiano and Red Clásico and gourmet and specialty shops including As Good As It Gets on South Palm Avenue and Kilwins chocolatiers among others. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local non-profits. Prior event beneficiaries have included the Historical Society of Sarasota County whose mission is to foster public awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County. This year’s event will benefit Sarasota Arts. Tickets for the 5-hour event are $105. For more information and ticket purchase, visit TourdeSRQ.com.

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Hot Yoga on Fire Dragon Boating in the 941

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he inaugural Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival will take place at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, March 19, 2016. This exciting and interactive community event promotes the new paddling/rowing venue at Nathan Benderson Park, while celebrating a healthy lifestyle and team spirit. Organized by SANCA, In the Pink, and Pan Am Dragon Boat Association, the festival will host 50 teams with more than a thousand athletes. Proceeds from the event benefit In the Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping men, women and children heal, cope and survive the effects of cancer, both physically and emotionally.

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f the testimonials are any indication, Sarasota’s newest hot yoga studio is well, blazing hot. Designed for novices and advanced yoga practitioners and aficionados, the new Clark Road yoga studio, Hot Yoga 4 You, is counting the five-star reviews: “The classes offered here are perfect for both beginner and experienced,” writes Margie. She explains that the 60-minute ‘Hot Series,’ “takes the best 26 healing postures for your body and mixes in a few key standing postures leaving you feeling amazing.” She also praises instructors as “outstanding.” Margie is joined by numerous others who have very recently reviewed the studio which opened in November. Owner Yolanda Nash says so far, business at the new yoga studio is “really great.” And to not only expand its reach but to offer locals a break on costs, Yolanda has announced a special for local residents and new clients: $25 for 15 consecutive days of yoga. Hot Yoga 4 You is also offering one-week of yoga specials for folks just visiting the 941. Call for more details at 941-626-6396 or visit the website at HotYoga4You.com.

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corch Fitness will open the area’s first ‘Endurance, Strength, Power’ gym in south Sarasota in January.

Ryan McDonald and Liz Lowe, co-owners of Scorch Fitness, are proud to announce the 4638 Clark Road location is now accepting new members. “Scorch Fitness is centered around result-driven total body workouts,” Ryan says. “There are no plateaus with our workout regimens because we’re constantly evolving our group fitness programs to better our clients.” Scorch workout programs are based on ‘ESP methodology,’ which focuses on endurance, strength and power to balance clients’ bodies by burning fat and building lean muscle. The owners even tout that the workouts will have you burning calories long after you’ve left the Scorch facilities. “Our workouts are uniquely designed to create continual progress. We also pride ourselves on our ability to modify our workout to every fitness level,” Liz says. “Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone who is taking their first steps towards fitness, we are able to customize our ESP program to fit your needs.” Each workout session is an hour long, with workouts modified for each individual’s ability levels. Classes are offered in small groups only, adding a personal training touch to every workout. Pre-launch memberships are available. For more information contact: 941-925-9500 or ScorchFitness.com.

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LOCAL

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Boot camps should begin with a pretty basic fitness assessment done by the trainer.

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 and a towel (or two) and explore boot camps in the 941.

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A typical fitness boot camp is less intimidating and friendlier than say,

the USMC Parris Island depot where no mercy is the mantra, but it is an exercise class where one is pushed far harder than they’d ever push themselves, but with limitations – the trainer isn’t a drill sergeant albeit close, though s/he’s more likely than not to be pushing one beyond while offering loads of encouragement – a passiveaggressive approach that keeps the ‘camper’ motivated and moving. And boot camps are about team; modeled after military-style boot camps where exercise-group unity and support for

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each team member is the foundation the camp is built upon. The typical boot camp is an outdoor group class that combines traditional calisthenics and weight exercises with strength and interval training. Generally a set period, say four, six or eight weeks at a time, a classic boot camp session might include sit-ups, push-ups, sprints, lunges and more with virtually no rest in between. The workouts are at once demanding, potent and supremely productive – with fast results not uncommon - and often, very reasonably priced. Boot camps should begin with a pretty basic fitness assessment done by the trainer. The groundwork for the regimen is usually addressed and the work begins. Classes typically run 30 to 60 minutes and the exercises that are incorporated run the gamut but often include a warmup, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, lunges, plyometrics (jump training), burpees,


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Yvette's Health and Fitness Center Yvette Bernosky, C.P.T. 1743 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota 941-376-9599 YvettesFitness.com Yvette's Bay Front Boxing High energy boxing fitness camp meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 9am during the season! The group meets under the bridge at the park at Hart's Landing.

sprinting, speed training, obstacle courses, partner exercises and finally, a cool-down. Keep in mind that every trainer is different and may have his or her own combinations or style, but it’s not unlikely that all or some of these may be included. You will sweat. Buckets. JD Doyle, director at ShapeUp Sarasota Boot Camp, is an expert with years of experience and a plethora of glowing client testimonials and awards.

to increasing your metabolism,” JD says. “Most boot camp programs rely heavily on body weight exercises; they are safer and more appropriate for the general population than some of the other popular fitness programs around these days.” Some say boot camps aren’t for everyone. But with variations and boutique-style offerings, they just may be for everyone.

Women

One industry study shows a boot camper burns almost 600 calories during a workout and another found boot campers acheive far greater gains in muscle strength and endurance and far more weight loss over conventional weight training and treadmill running, JD explains.

Boot camps designed specifically for women are gaining in popularity. Nokomis Adventure Boot Camp for Women provides a safe, supportive environment where women, beginning at their comfort level, engage in weight training, cardio and endurance drills, obstacle courses, and par courses as well as exploring kickboxing, martial arts-based workouts, Pilates and yoga. This camp and similar boot camps for women often feature body fat analysis, measurements and nutrition seminar. And there’s a sense of welcoming for women at all fitness levels.

“But more significantly, boot camp includes specific muscle strengthening exercises- in addition to the aerobic work- which not only increases muscle tone and definition, but is also the key

“There’s no pressure to come in as an athlete. I have people that have never worked out in their lives, competition marathon runners, and MMA women fighters, so there aren’t levels you have

“Because a good boot camp uses high intensity intervals of both resistance and conditioning exercises, you will get results faster with boot camp compared to any other type of program,” he says.

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Sarasota Boot Camp Director: JD Doyle 941-685-1081 SarasotaBootCamp.com Going strong since 2007, this program is proven to get you the fastest results in the least amount of time. Because we offer BEFORE & AFTER body fat & strength testing every 8 weeks, your fat loss or fitness goal is guaranteed! You will never do the same workout twice. Expect to be pushed to your limits but never over the edge. Our obstacle courses, relays, tug of war, team challenges, and games make fat burning FUN! See our FREE TRIAL offer at www.sarasotabootcamp.com

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to come in on. Whatever level you’re at is a fine place to start,” says owner and coach Charlie DeFazio. “Athlete Jane may be doing 20 cup jumps in a row, but it is fine for inexperienced Sally to do just a few static squats. There’s no pressure to keep up although it can be a friendly competition; we welcome that, too. But really, you’re going up against yourself. It’s you versus you. And it’s a progression. You start here and you get there. Progression is what we look for and what we hope women who come in achieve.”

focus and concentration and provide a sense of emotional well-being.

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Seniors

Perhaps the conventional wisdom is that boot camps designed for seniors are slowed-down. Not true. Trainers working with seniors focus on muscle retention and cardiovascular health while avoiding high-impact force – joints are not what they used to be for many older adults. Boot camps for seniors should include a fitness assessment that gathers

Run Your Way Fit with Coach Rae Ann Riverwalk Pavilion, 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton RunYourWayFit.com 941-586-9375 coach@runnergirl.com Fitness classes for all ages and abilities that include running, walking, speed, agility, and strength. Improve fitness and prevent injuries. Train with the area’s top certified running coach to achieve your personal best.

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Kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. childhood obesity rates have more than quadrupled in the past three decades. In the short term, obese kids are at risk for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but they often become obese adults and the long term health effects include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Boot camps designed specifically for kids are an ideal way to help kick start a commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. A kids-specific boot camp often includes fun activities like obstacle courses in addition to traditional warm-ups, stretches, and group conditioning exercises that focus on strength, agility, balance, and coordination. A boot camp can also help kids develop and/or strengthen social skills and self-esteem, increase

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information on general health but looks closely at past injuries and joint pain and health. Many senior and community centers feature group exercises, think ‘Silver Sneakers,’ but senior boot camps can incorporate the intensity of a vigorous workout with modifications like step jacks versus jumping jacks, full body extensions versus jump squats. You get the idea. Boot camps for seniors balance active and healthy lifestyle goals against each person’s capabilities based on health.

We have over 50 different formats so you never get bored! Classes are for ALL fitness levels. No membership required. We also offer a complete nutrition program customized to your goals.

Even brides …

Camp Gladiator, the fastest growing, most dynamic fitness program in the nation, promises a four-week boot camp experience where people of all ages and fitness levels can push themselves to reach their goals.

Looking to shed before you wed? There’s a boot camp for that. Bridal boot camps are usually eight to 10 or 12 weeks and include exercises that focus on the core with attention to the arms for all those stunning sleeveless gowns. Nutritional counseling including diet plans are also often a feature. Some are not just for brides but also often for the bridal party.

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941 BRADENTON APPAREL Endurance House 5434 Lockwood Ridge Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203 941-727-4411 EnduranceHouse.com

SALON & SPA Blue Door Salon & Spa 5234 East State Road 64 Bradenton, FL 34208 941-747-0111 TheBlueDoorSpa.com

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CHIROPRACTIC Health Source 6156 S.R. 70 (53rd Ave) East Bradenton, FL 34207 941-755-9355 HealthSourceManatee.com CROSSFIT CrossFit LWR 5261 Paylor Lane Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-907-0005 CrossFitLakewoodRanch.com CYCLING Ryder Bikes 1905 Cortez Rd W Bradenton, FL 34207 941-756-5480 RyderBikes.com HEALTH & WELLNESS Reformavi 8733 E State Rd 70 Bradenton, FL 34202 941-345-7289 Reformavi.com

ACUPUNCTURE 941Wellnes 4921 Ringwood Meadows Sarasota, FL 34235 941-377-4325 941Wellness.com APPAREL Fit2Run 140 UTC Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243 941-893-1197 Fit2Run.com Fit2Run 1400 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2600 Fit2Run.com Fleet Feet 711 S Osprey Ave #1 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-894-3338 fleetfeetsarasota.com New Balance 8204 Tourist Center Dr, University Park Location 941-921-3696 NewBalanceSarasota.com

Stretch Zone 872 62nd St. Crl E. Unit 105 Bradenton, FL 34208 941-773-3698 StretchZoneOfTheSuncoast.com

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GYMS Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch YMCA 8301 Potter Park Sarasota, FL 34238 941-922-9622

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Frank G. Berlin Sr., Branch YMCA 1075 S. Euclid Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 941-955-8194

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Babe Weiller Branch YMCA 1991 Main St., Ste 200, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6778

Whole Foods 1451 1st St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-4700 wholefoodsmarket.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Sarasota IV Lounge 1250 S. Tamiami Trl Ste 203 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-388-0940 SarasotaIVLounge.com RevitaLife 5664 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota, Fl 34233 941-377-4555 RevitaLifeSarasota.com Jaqlyn Tinaro CNC/Microscopist 73 S. Palm Ave, Ste 303 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-724-6399 VirtueOfHealth48@gmail.com Re-Align 5211 South Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34231 941-504-1630 ReAlignExerciseTherapy.com MASSAGE Massage Envy 2855 University Pkwy Sarasota, FL 34243 941-556-6400 MassageEnvy.com Massage Envy 1279 South Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-308-7600 MassageEnvy.com Massage Envy 4055 Clark Rd Sarasota, FL 34233 941-927-6200 MassageEnvy.com

ORTHOPEDIC S.O.A 6230 University Pkwy #203 Sarasota, FL 34240 941-951-2663 SOA.md S.O.A 2750 Bahia Vista St #100 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-951-2663 SOA.md PILATES Cinde Carroll 2886 Ringling Blvd. Ste. D Gold Tree Plaza Sarasota, FL 34237 941-203-8156 CindeCarroll.com Pilates Plus 7354 S. Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34231 941-400-7422 PilatesPlusSRQ.com SALON & SPA Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa 3510 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota, FL 34234 941-351-0670 AngelasPureSalon.com SKINCARE Jana Marie Esthetics 73 S Palm Ave Ste 303 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-840-0119 FloridaEsthetician.org

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Getting Ready For The Ski Season by Anna Panzarino he 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 the snow doesn’t come to them, they take their members to the snow.

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For the past 25 years, the Ski Club of Sarasota has provided well-planned ski trips to snowy peaks across the U. S. and the globe, from Aspen to ZalAm-See, Austria. The excursions to “fabulous resorts” include: January trips to Snowmass, Colorado and Whistler/ Backcomb, British Columbia; a February sojourn to Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; and March trips to Zell-am-See, Austria and Steamboat, Colorado. Need the gear? Shopping online, while perhaps convenient, might not be the best choice for ski gear given the importance of a good fit. Shopping locally for the stuff you’ll need on the slopes is covered by Environeers in Sarasota. With brands including North Face, Patagonia, Arcteryx and Helly Hansen, they’ve got you covered. Trip is booked and the gear is packed. But you’re not quite ready. To get the most out of a skiing sojourn, some strength training is a must. And whether a novice or experienced skier, it’s wise to train focusing on core and leg exercises, not only to ski your best, but importantly, to avoid injury. Sarasota-based personal trainer Blaine Bott, who has trained many a skier, says “any fitness program you can do before your ski trip is beneficial.” But he adds that incorporating a multi28 JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2016

planar program “will deliver a complete workout that not only involves every major muscle group but includes movement at each joint through every plane of motion.” Bott says the balanced training a few weeks prior two to four times a week “will improve the rough movement patterns brought on by skiing.” Bott suggests incorporating four movements into one’s existing exercise program.

Mini Band Lateral Walks (2x10 each) Standing in a quarter squat position with feet shoulder width apart and mini band above the knees. Moving to the right, push with the left leg while stepping laterally with the right. Bring the left foot back to the starting position and continue for the prescribed number of repetitions. Repeat while moving to the left.

Chop from Half Kneeling with Cable Bar (2x8 each) Set up in a half kneeling position so that the hips, knees, and ankles form a 90 degree position on both the left and right sides; the stance width will vary from 0-8 inches apart. The head should be and remain in a neutral position throughout the exercise. Once the beginning position has been accomplished, grab the cable bar with both hands and place the top hand at the top of the cable bar. With the down hand, begin to pull the cable bar down keeping it close to the chest until the arm is straight. Then take the top hand and press it down until the arm is also straight.

Inverted T-Balance (2x6 each) Stand on your left leg with your arms raised out at your sides. Keeping your back flat, slowly bend forward at your waist while reaching your right heel back

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Step-Back Lunge with Rotation (2x6 each) Step backward into lunge with left foot and contract left glute. Twist over the front leg by taking left elbow to the outside of the right knee. Reverse the twist back to neutral and return to standing position by pulling through with left hip flexor, and immediately step into lunge with other leg. Bott says the second phase of getting ready for your ski trip is introducing a plyometrics routine for 3 to 6 weeks prior to leaving. Having huge benefits for reducing lower extremity injuries in skiing when combined with the multi-planar training, the goal is to train for maximum force production in the shortest period of time, reps are low and intensity and effort are high. Incorporate these four progressive movements to maximize your abilities:

Jump Rope - 1x20 each of 4-5 exercises Increase your foot quickness, improve your balance, and improve your handeye-foot coordination. Always use flat smooth surface. Ideal surfaces should absorb your jumping movements. Jump on the mid-foot, always keeping a slight bend in the knees never landing straightlegged, starting slow and mastering few types of jumps.

Box Blast (3x10 each) Standing with one foot flat on a box


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and arms bent at the elbow to 90 degrees and cocked back. Jump vertically by throwing arms and exploding through the front leg, extending your hip, knee, and ankle. Land in the same starting position, without pausing, and immediately take off the same foot, repeating the jump for 10 repetitions. Repeat with the other leg.

Lateral Jump to Stabilization (3x6 each) Standing with hips perpendicular, on two legs in athletic stance, hop laterally over one hurdle and stabilize. Reverse direction and repeat. A more advanced version can be increased to a continuous movement.

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Lastly, Bott says, incorporating an intensive stretching routine in order to both protect the joint and make it more receptive to the plyometric benefits is a must. Always start your sessions taking the first 10-15 minutes to perform Dynamic Mobility movements to increase body temperature, activate the nervous system, increase range of motion, and correct limitations. For more information on getting your gear, check out Environeers at 5373 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, call 941-3716208 or visit the website at Environeers.com. For more about the Ski Club of Sarasota visit SkiClubOfSarasota.com or call 941.951.8516.

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About Lisea and Vince Lisea was born in Virginia and with three brothers, it’s not a surprise she became a tomboy with a love and passion for physical fitness. In fact, she began teaching group fitness when she was just 18. After majoring in physical education and teaching at a Tampa-based high school, she taught Jazzercise at a community center in Tampa and then transitioned to her role as a manager for Shapes Total Fitness, which is where she met and fell in love with founder and owner Vince Julien. The two wed in 1993. Vince, who grew Shapes into a nationally prominent and successful franchise, is president and CEO of Crunch Fitness Florida.

About Claire and Stephen Both Claire and Stephen are certified personal trainers and TRX-certified instructors. Claire and Stephen are both endurance runners who love weight training and hot yoga.

Professional Achievements Adam and Kelli were recently selected from 10,000 athletes to compete on the new NBC TV show ‘The Spartan Race Ultimate Challenge.’ They joined 180 elite athletes from around the country to race and film in Atlanta. They also hold an annual fundraiser ‘Jaco’s vs. Autism.’ Last year they raised $40,000 during the 24-hour boxing event with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Sarasota’s ABA Academy, a non-profit that strives to develop the full potential of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Philosophy of Success “Now, whoever has courage, and a strong spirit in his breast, let him come forth, lace up his gloves and put up his hands.” ~Virgil

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Professional Achievements Lisea and Vince have been in the health and fitness industry for decades; she as an instructor and manager, Vince as founder, owner manager, and instructor who grew Shapes Fitness for Women, Crunch Fitness Florida and Southside Athletic Club into multi-million dollar fitness destinations for thousands. Philosophy of Success The couple, who regularly exercise together say, “We work to improve ourselves, individually and as a pair.” And, adds Lisea, in their lives, “God is first.”

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Professional Achievements “Helping people accomplish goals they never thought were possible,” the couple says. Claire and Stephen have also raised thousands of dollars for local families in need through their charity boot camps. Philosophy of Success “You have to focus on each other’s strengths and on what each of you bring to the table. You can't force the other one to conform to a certain style of training. You have to allow each other to be who they are in all aspects of the business.”

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RENEGADE ROW WITH PUSHUP iz 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 National Strength and Conditioning Association. And, she’s co-owner, with Ryan McDonald, of Scorch Fitness, which opens in January in Sarasota. The new gym is centered around result-driven total body workouts.

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Underlying Causes Of Weight Gain

by Jaqlyn Tinaro

ur bodies gain and hold onto weight for a number of reasons. In order to successfully lose weight, it is wise to address the underlying cause of why the body is gaining in the first place. The first step is in understanding that fat is stored in the body as a defense mechanism. Before society became what it is, our bodies didn’t know when the next meal was coming our way, so as a defense mechanism we stored our foods as fat just in case. Today, society, food accessibility and food quality has changed drastically. Along with the changes in environment, stress and toxin exposure, a number of diseases and disorders have developed over time. A lot of these disorders have a very common side effect—weight gain.

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Let’s start with the basics, eating habits and diet. Digestion starts in the mouth, i.e. chewing and saliva production. A common issue for many is not properly chewing foods; this leaves large chunks of food unable to fully break down, leading the body to store it as fat. The next aspect to consider is under eating or not eating often enough to keep the metabolism going. When the body doesn’t get an adequate amount of fuel, the body will immediately assume that it has to store fat in order to survive. Starting the day off without breakfast or going hours without eating is the biggest offender to weight gain. (A quick side note—coffee is absolutely not breakfast or a meal replacement.) On the other end of the spectrum there is over eating, or eating “empty calories.” It is unlikely to have too many vegetables, but it is most definitely possible to over eat processed or over cooked foods that have little to no nutritional value. The majority of people who are constantly hungry are the ones that have a very low nutrient dense life style. Frequently consuming high nutrient dense foods in low or even large amounts will rarely cause weight gain. It is the aspect of absorption, food combination and food quality that determines weight gain.

When the body doesn’t get an adequate amount of fuel, the body will immediately assume that it has to store fat in order to survive. Starting the day off without breakfast or going hours without eating is the biggest offender to weight gain.

There are many individuals out there that already have active, high nutrient dense life styles and still have an issue with losing weight; this is where mental or physical stresses come to play. Depression is known to be a viscous cycle, it can be caused by external stressors or internal imbalances that people might not be aware of. Thyroid imbalances, adrenal stress, lymphatic congestion and high toxicity exposure can not only cause depression, but also be the number one cause to


stubborn weight gain. Depression can manifest into lack of motivation, low energy and therefore lack of mobility. The most effective way to address this is to go to a doctor that will test for thyroid, adrenal, female and male hormone imbalances. There are many ways to naturally boost the thyroid and adrenal system, for example, taking a Lugol’s iodine solution in conjunction with vitamin E and Selenium can help naturally boost the thyroid. For adrenals, taking bio-available B vitamins, amino acids (BCAA’s), Moringa Oleifera extract and trace minerals can naturally boost the health of your overall system, but if levels are clinically low it would be wise to be treated by a professional. Heavy metal and chemical toxicity exposure can also cause the body to store fat as a defense mechanism to protect the organ system—this makes exercise a difficult task for the body. Since the fat is contaminated with an over load of toxins, it does not want to release the fat as energy, and therefore the body utilizes muscle, inhibiting fat loss. The best way to address this is to encourage the body to detox itself. Hot yoga, Aerial yoga, dry saunas, natural whole body detox kits, natural heavy metal chelators like cilantro, Fulvic-Humic minerals and chlorella will help detox the lymphatic system, release water weight and toxins out of the body.

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The last aspect of weight gain to consider is joint pain, injury and inflammation. When the body is inflamed, the ability to get nutrients to the affected area becomes debilitated, causing the injury to sustain for longer periods of time. Maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates foods such as dairy, canola and soybean oil, processed sugars and breads will not only assist the body with inflammation but also encourage the body to lose weight. Assisting with supplements like super critical extracted Turmeric, omega 3 fatty acids, MSM, L-Glutamine and Acetyl L-Carnitine will also assist in weight loss and overall inflammation. When it comes to injury the body needs assistance internally as well as externally. Looking into techniques such as rolling out the fascia tissue with a foam roller and lacrosse ball to increase mobility will encourage the body to promote healing and increase chances of weight loss.

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n order to function properly, the body works tirelessly to keep organic chemicals and compounds in a balanced state known as homeostasis. As a result, the body needs to keep nutrients and certain fluids, like blood, slightly alkaline. When it comes to alkalinity most people have heard of the benefits of having a high alkaline diet, but the clarity of details can become a bit confusing to some. When measuring a person’s acidity levels, science refers to a Ph scale. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline and anything below 7.0 is considered acidic, for a healthy body, the ph measures at approximately 7.4. When the body’s fluids become imbalanced or too acidic, in defense to maintain homeostasis, the body will pull alkaline minerals from neighboring areas such as the bone. According to Dr. Howard F Loomis Jr, D.C.,F.I.A.C.A., if the body continuously stays in a state of acidity the body will be forced to continue to pull minerals, leaving the bones brittle and the body at risk for disorders like, Osteoporosis. In addition to skeletal function, the Ph of the body directly affects the functions and health of the digestive system, circulatory system, immune system and respiratory system.

What causes acidity in the body? There are many factors when it comes to throwing off the balance between acid and alkalinity. The main disorder that excess acid in the body is referred to is called Acidosis. Acidosis is increased acidity in the blood, blood plasma and other body tissue. There are many different types of acidosis that can occur, the first is Metabolic Acidosis. Let’s begin with where everything in the body starts; with diet and digestion. An inadequate amount of mineral water or consumption of poor quality water can be the first offender. Another offender is consumption of too much protein without the consumption of alkaline foods to balance it out. Protein is a very beneficial nutrient, but at extremely high amounts it can cause severe kidney stress. The kidneys are what convert your nutrients into an alkaline state, but if the system is inundated with acids and proteins, it inhibits the kidneys from functioning properly. This causes the kidneys the release acids such as uric acid into the blood. Uric acid builds in the body and blood causing slow muscle recovery, muscle soreness and stiffness, gout and arthritis. Protein is not the only food source that is considered acidic; refer to the acid and alkaline food chart.

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Prolonged or excess exercise without properly fueling the system with alkaline foods such as greens will also cause the body to become acidic. When the body is exercised, muscles are being forced to be metabolized, torn and grow. Muscles are essentially protein, therefore making sure alkalizing the body with greens, minerals before, during and after workouts will prevent acidosis, fatigue, muscle cramps and pains. It is a common fact that when the body is exercised the muscle produce lactic acid as a byproduct. But lactic acidosis can occur for many different reasons; including chronic alcohol use, heart failure, seizures, liver failure, prolonged lack of oxygen, and low blood sugar. The other type of the acidosis that can occur is Respiratory Acidosis. This occurs when too much CO2 builds up in the body. Normally the lungs remove CO2 through breathing. However, sometimes the body can’t get rid of enough CO2. This may happen because of: chronic airway conditions, like asthma, smoking, injury to the chest, obesity, which can make breathing difficult, sedative misuse, overuse of alcohol, muscle weakness in the chest and problems with the nervous system. The overall symptoms of Acidosis are yeast and bacterial overgrowth, heart burn, acid reflux, indigestion,


ATHLETES TREATING ATHLETES headaches, chest pains, rapid shallow breathing, confusion, fatigue, lack of appetite and jaundice. If acidosis is suspected, going to a doctor to diagnose acidosis can be done with a series of blood and urine tests. There are also urine ph strips that can be purchased for at home use.

How to balance alkalinity through diet The rule of the thumb is 80% alkaline foods like vegetables and dark leafy greens and 20% acidic foods like protein and fats. The consumption of fruits on an empty stomach in the proper food combination will also assist in increasing alkalinity. Food combining and absorption is another major factor in alkalinity. Certain foods help each other break down and others will inhibit each other; an example of this is proteins and starches. In order to insure both food groups break down properly it is best to separate them from meal to meal. For example, one meal will consist of a type of animal protein, lightly cooked vegetables and a large salad. Your next meal will could consist of a plant based protein like quinoa or a grain or starchy food like rice or sweet potatoes. These foods will also be paired with lightly cooked vegetables and a large salad. For clearer understanding see the alkaline and acid foods chart. Regardless of whether acidosis is present or not, following simple dietary guidelines like above assist in many health benefits, including preventing future acidosis. Knowledge and awareness of what is put in the body through diet is the key to maintaining a healthy life style. For a clearer understanding see an alkaline and acid foods chart at VirtueOfHealth.com.

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by Ellie May Johnson

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Baby Boot Camp Ever hear of strollga? At Baby Boot Camp it’s a yoga-inspired stroller fitness class that incorporates a stroller (with baby inside!) as a prop for improved posture, strength, and balance. Mommy and me groups, classes and events are everywhere, especially in the 941. Speaking of Baby Boot Camp of Sarasota, the 60-minute ‘Strollfit’ class is the most popular. Among myriad other options, at Baby Boot Camp the

free Mom’s group is a place where mom’s passionate about health and fitness meet to connect, share ideas and allows their children to enjoy a fun playdate. Baby Boot Camp holds classes in Lakewood Ranch, Rothenbach Park, Benderson Park and Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church. Call Paula Casane at 941.350.0633 for more information.

Dance, Swim, Gym At the Y Manatee County, Lakewood Ranch: A dance, movement and stretch class where children will learn fun dancerelated activities, basic dance, steps, stretches and dance room etiquette in a fun, safe environment with mom and or dad. For more information, call 941.782.0220. Sarasota County, Frank G. Berlin, Sr. branch: Mommy and Me Gymnastics focuses on parents and children working together to build gross motor skills and flexibility in a gymnastics environment. Parents are encouraged to help their children through obstacle courses and basic moves on gymnastics equipment such as the tumble track, pit, balance beam, and bars. For more information call, 941.955.8194.

Mommy and Me Yoga Rosemary Court Yoga offers ‘Mom and Baby Yoga’ classes. The class offers benefits for both mothers and their babies. Mothers re-build core strength and find relief from neck and shoulder tension as they bond with their child. The class is designed for babies from 6 weeks to 3 years, but all are welcome. For more information about the classes held at the studios in downtown Sarasota, visit RosemaryCourt.com or call 941.942.5280


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Ride the Tour de Cure to ‘Stop Diabetes’ By Ellyn Santiago

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he 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 opportunity to engage families, businesses, local clubs and various members of the medical community together to train, raise awareness and raise funds to support the mission,” says Melissa Parsons, American Diabetes Association (ADA) manager of fundraising and special events. “The Tour de Cure offers a fun and friendly place for beginners or long distance cyclists to encourage one another and those who have diabetes to stay strong, knowing they have a community behind them, they are not alone,” Melissa explains. 40 JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2016

The southwest Florida Tour de Cure has grown rapidly over the past five years, and, Melissa says, that would not have happened without the “dedication of our teams and sponsors.” She points specifically to teams including the ‘Village Idiots.’ The ‘Village Idiots’ team was the number three fundraising team in 2015, raising more than $23,000. ‘Village Idiots’ team captain Paul Troyer has a personal connection to diabetes and that connection is what propels him. “I ride for my mother, my grandson, and several of my cousins that have diabetes,” he says. “I dream of the day they don't have to give themselves injections and test their blood several times a day.” Melissa describes Paul as a “born leader and encourager; the type of guy who always sees the glass half full.” “Paul motivates the cycling club to do

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better, help more people and have fun,” Melissa says. “This group has grown and continues to grow.” ADA Tour de Cure Red Riders are participants who live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and, as the ADA says, “Showcase the courage it takes to live every day with this difficult disease. It's time to recognize those women with diabetes who get on their bikes and ride because they are our true heroes.” ‘Village Idiot’ team member Tony Incardona is a Red Rider. “As a diabetes fighter, the Tour is one the most important things to me to help others understand the importance of fighting this terrible disease. I got involved in cycling three years ago with the tour as my goal; it has changed my life in regards to my long term health,” Tony says.


“The Tour de Cure gave me the opportunity to set goals and achieve those goals. My first year allowed me the opportunity to help financially fight a disease that I am affected by. It also gave me the opportunity to train and reach my goal of riding 30 miles on a bike. In year two, I set my goal to ride 60 miles in the Tour and do a century ride in the same year. I fight diabetes and raise money for this outstanding cause to help find a cure that will allow everyone to live a healthy life.” Melissa says Tony has an “awesome attitude and outlook.” “As a Red Rider, he is constantly managing his diabetes, but stays positive and is always willing to encourage other Red Riders,” she says. Tony was the number seven top fundraiser raising more than $3,000 in 2015.

Tour de Cure at Lakewood Ranch The ADA Tour de Cure includes 10m, 20m, 35m, 62m, and 100m route distances. The latter is designed to be a family ride – just 10 miles with all the bells and whistles attached. Slated to be held Sunday April 10, 2016 beginning at Lakewood Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, the Tour de Cure is celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than just a cycling event, it’s a day packed with excitement and energy where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to ‘Stop Diabetes’ and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the ADA. The registration fee is $15 with a fundraising minimum of $200. For more information visit Diabetes.org/swfloridatour, call (813) 885-5007 x 3358 or email Melissa at mparsons@diabetes.org.

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YMCA Resolution 5K Run – 6-10am. Start the year out healthy. Participate in this event that is perfect for all fitness levels. $25$30. At Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Drive S, Venice. For more information please call 941-3759113. SStewart@VeniceYMCA.org. SWFlYMCA.Org/Programs/VeniceResolution-Run-5k/. 5K Fun Run – 7-9am. Out and back loop runs through the local neighborhood, over the South Bridge onto Siesta Key, to Crescent Beach Marina and back. All levels welcome, walkers and runners. New Balance Sarasota, 1872 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota. For information call Tonya Getzen Gowan, 941-921-3696. Events@ NewBalanceSarasota.com.

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Ironhead Team Trail Run – 20 miles of running! Some of the best trail running that you’ll ever find in Florida. Run in teams of 2 or 4 on this single-track of trail that offers natural beauty of the area. Carlton Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice. To register or get more details of team options, go to RunSignUp.com/Race/FL/Venice/ IRONHEADTEAMTRAILRUN.

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Fun 2 Run Resolution – 6:30pm. Bring A new friend to the fun run and earn a prize. Start the New Year out with the best running community around. Fit2Run, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-364-2600. Fit2Run.com.

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Body fat summation scoring, $10/ members, $20/non-members. Seminar and summation scoring, $40/members, $60/non-members. Seaward CrossFit, 1490 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. 941-365-2308. SeawardCrossFit.com.

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2015 Havoc Games Winners of the most popular ride events, often drawing over 50 riders during the season. From 10-20 mph. Bicycle helmet is required. Non-members must sign a release agreement. Publix Lakewood Ranch, 8330 Market St, Sarasota. WTDiet1944@Yahoo.com, KRellnow@Comcast.net.

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Potter Park Ride – 8am. If you’re looking for a small group and a heavy workout, you’ve found it. You must be able to keep up, or you will be dropped from this group. YMCA Potter Park, back parking lot, 8301 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota. Ride leaders’ phone, 941-921-6820. DFrancis112@Comcast.net. Dash for a Difference Sign-Up Party – 5-8pm. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run. First Run of the New Year – 6:30pm. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run.

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3rd Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial 5k/1Mile Fun Walk – Please bring a can of food for ‘Mayors Feed the Hungry’ on race day. The race will be held at 948 Beach Rd, Sarasota. Contact

Stacey Monroe at 941-3209837. StaceyMonroe1@Hotmail. comAndrewMonroe.com. Register at ManasotaTrackClub.org. Wilde Family Ringling Bridge Run – 7:15am-12noon. To benefit the Sarasota YMCA. This event starts at the Van Wezel’s parking lot. There is a 4-mile, and a 1-mile walk/fun run. More information to follow. Wilde Ringling Bridge Run, 777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. ManasotaTrackClub.org. Viva La Margarita Race – 8:30am. It’s a 3.1 mile race, and what better way to reward yourself after the race? Have a Margarita. Water stations throughout. Bring friends and family in race clothes, or better yet, dress like a Mariachi! Postrace fiesta will include live music. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. VivaLaMargarita5k.com. Performance Based Nutrition Clinic and Body Fat Summation Scoring – 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us for a nutrition clinic specifically for those of you who want to maximize their athletic performance and body composition. $35/members, seminar only, $55/non-members.

Piggy’s Revenge – 8am. Riders choose the 20 or 40 mile mountain bike route, or the 60 mile epic endurance race. Varied terrain is well marked. MTB path includes 8-plus miles of twisty single track. All racers receive an event t-shirt. Everyone gets to enjoy homemade bratwurst, snacks and cold drinks. Contact Sarasota County Off-Road Riders. SCORRider. com. Direct any comments to our Facebook page.

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Packet Pick-Up – Noon-7pm. Packet pick-up for 2016 Wilde Automotive Family Ringling Bridge Run. Fit2Run, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-364-2600. Fit2Run.com. Fun Run – 6:30pm. Featuring a Hoka Demo. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run.

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-17 Walgreen’s St Pete Beach Classic 1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K – The weekend is full of races for walkers, runners, and those in between pacers. Not only races but bonfires, concerts and a couple of post-race parties. $20-$140. St Pete Beach, St Pete. Information and registration at StPeteBeachClassic.com.

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in the park. Water, fruit and cookies will be available every 2 miles. Lunch is also provided. Dogs are permitted if on a leash. $10/includes park admission. Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey. FriendsOfOscarScherer.com. Dolphin Dash 5K & 1 Mile – 7am. Packet pick up and registration. Whether you run the 5k or the mile, join in for a post-race party. Awards and refreshments. $15-$30. Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Dr N, Holmes Beach. For information and registration, go to RunnerGirl.com. Ringling Bridge Run – 7:30am. Benefitting Sarasota’s Y. Enjoy a fun day with Florida’s 4 mile road race and a 1 mile run/walk. Bring friends and family together for the test of running across the Ringling Bridge. Open to all ages and all levels. A great post-race festival that everyone will enjoy. Ringling Bridge, 777 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. Information at RoadRaceRunner.com. Register at Active.com.

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Color Vibe 5K Run – 9am. Get your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you can think of. All will have a blast! A color blast that is. Get blasted at every color station on this fantastic 5k run. Get ready to run, and be tagged with color! $15-$70, team discounts available, not valid with any other discount. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. Register at TheColorVibe.com.

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Packet Pick-Up – 4-8pm. Sarasota Gateway Rotary 5K Dash for a Difference packet pickup. The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-364-2600. Fit2Run.com. Nutrition & Fitness Session – 5-7pm. Learn about proper nutrition and try out some samples. Fit2Run,

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Sarasota Gateway Rotary 5K Dash for a Difference – 7:30am. Fun for all ages. Certified 5k course with a terrific post-race party. Entertainment, food and drinks for all participants. $25/increase on race day. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. To register go to RunSignUp.com.

Achieva Run for Good – 7:30am. Whether you walk or run, walk with your dog, or just the kids run, don’t miss this event. Do it for a good cause, to support local schools. Fun for the entire family. Pets can compete in a costume. $10$25/before race day. Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. For more information contact Richard Mullins of Tucker/Hall 813-2280652. RMullins@TuckerHall.com. AchievaRunForGood.com.

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Suncoast Half Marathon – 7am. Single loop, certified course, with chip timing, and 6-deep age group awards. Great fitting tech shirt and custom bib. All finishers get a medal and custom embroidered running hat. Best post-race celebrations around. Featuring local restaurants and craft brews. Big Top and Darwin’s serve compliments of World of Beer, and Gold Coast Eagle. (Must have ID) Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. For information call 941-312-4955. SuncoastHalfMarathon.com. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop – 12:30-3pm. Join Liz Owen and learn how yoga can help ease back pain and sustain a healthy, happy lower back. Take away a well-rounded array of techniques. All are welcome. Garden of the Heart Yoga Center, 2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. 941-341-9781. Info@ GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com.

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Fit2Run Fun 2 Run – 6:30pm. Featuring Nike demo and Nick Pahl from CORA Physical Therapy. The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-3642600. Fit2Run.com.

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“ON” Fun Run – 6:30pm. Demo run on clouds. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run.

5K for Kicks – This run/ walk will benefit the Venice High School’s soccer teams for boys and girls. Event to take place on the beautiful island of Venice, right near the beach. Start at Sharkey’s, go to Caspersen Beach, and ends at the park. Post-race will include refreshments, prizes, and music. $25. Maxine Barrett Park, 1800 Harbor Dr S, Venice. You may register at Active.com. facebook. com/5kforkicks/Register at.

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The Real Ride – 9am. Gather with the group and take in the sights of Casey Key and the Legacy Trail. Cruise along at an average of 15 mph, 40 mile ride. Stop and take a break at Real Bikes in Venice. Best Friends Veterinary Center, 5110 Clark Rd, Sarasota. More information and rides available at SMBC.com.

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Sarasota Music Half Marathon – This event tells what our city is all about. Beach life, family, fun, and togetherness. Also enjoy the musical diversity. Sarasota. For more information call or email. 201-8888916. John@SarasotaHalf.com or Ryan@SarasotaHalf.com. Superbowl Y Tri XIII – 6:15am. Designed for the first-time racers experience. A lot of fun with a low key atmosphere. Many local Storm members started out right here, and once you try it, you’re sure to

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continue. So get ready to swim, bike, and run, you’ll be glad you entered. $25-$40, kids ages 5 to 11 are free. Potter Park YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. Organized by Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club. Register at Active.com. Chilly Willy Duathlon – 8am. Held in one of the best parks in Pinellas County. The whole family will enjoy the day. Begin by running a marked 5k course, followed by a 10-mile bike, followed by a 5k course. Ft. De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bay Way, North Beach, Tierra Verde. ChillyWilly.RaceHawk.com.

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Honor Ride Florida – 6:45am. Routes are 20, 40, or 60 miles. All courses open to all levels of cyclists. With registration, receive Ride 2 Recovery cycling socks, drinks and snacks are available before the ride. Post-race consists of a festival-like atmosphere which includes music and lunch. $55/early registration, $60/race day. Start and finish at Tropicana Field, (home of the Tampa Bay Rays), 1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg. Information and registration at R2R. Convio.net. Annual Scrub Jay 5K and 10K – 8am. Arrive early to avoid parking issues. Hard packed sand and grass trails through the park’s rare, scrubby

flat woods with lots of shade trees. Last stretch is on the paved Legacy Trail, with the finish in the park. Chip timing for both races. Postrace party will include T-shirts, refreshments, and tons of door prizes. $20-$30. Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey. FriendsOfOscarScherer.com. Totally Rad 80s 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run – 8:30am. 5k begins. Organized by Have Fun for Kids. This is an 80’s themed event. Be sure to dress in your favorite 80’s attire, including anything neon, leggings, scrunchies, and don’t forget big hair! There will be a costume contest. $15-$30. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa. Shelter #315 for starting line information. Register at Active.com.

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Flatwoods 10M & 5K – Ramble Race will begin at Flatwoods entrance and uses a new single and double track. Enjoy a fun post-race celebration with a waffle breakfast and a DJ for entertainment. $30-$45. Lake Townsend Regional Park, 28011 Lake Lindsey Rd (CR 476), Brooksville. More information is available and registration is at TampaRaces.com.

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MTC Ultra 25K & 50K – 7am-noon. Save the date for this sanctioned event. More information to come. Held at Oscar

Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey. ManasotaTrackClub.org. 27 Lamarque Lion 5k Run & 1-mile Fun Run – Come out and run and have some fun! All proceeds are going to support Lamarque Elementary student programs, and to the completion of our playground and sunshades. Lamarque Elementary, 3415 Lamarque Ave, North Port. You may register at ManasotaTrackClub.org, or at ImAthlete.com.

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Sasquatch 15K Trail Run – 8-11:45am. This event is a single track, jeep trail combination. Carlton Preserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice. Contact and information available at 941-5393756. Rouillard64@MSN.com. Register at ManasotaTrackClub.org.

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-28 Sarasota Invitational Regatta – A great and beautiful location for this race. Straight shorelines, buoys every 10 meter, attentuation wave system reduces chop and cross wind. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. Information and general questions may go to Info@SarasotaInvitational.com. SarasotaInvitational.com.

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Shark’s Tooth 10K – This singleloop, scenic, certified course is flat and fast. Boasting tech shirts or embroidered custom hats choose both with the premium registration. Custom bibs and finishers medals for all finishers. Post-race celebration featuring First Watch and music. Finishers get free admission to Shark’s Tooth Festival on April 8, 9 or 10, with their race bib. Venice Airport Festival Grounds. More information at 941-312-4955. SharksTooth10K.com.

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Tour de Parks Options include 20, 35, and 62-mile routes. Entry includes breakfast, lunch, rest-stops, SAG support, and a T-shirt for the first 500 participants. $35/before Feb. 20, $40/before March 18. Start and finish at Venice Train Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave, Venice. Online registration at Active. com. FriendsOfTheLegacyTrail.org.

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CLASS CALENDAR body & core exercises done with and without weights. Great music & motivating instructors will keep you pumping harder, and sweating more than ever. def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com.

Sunday Pure Barre – Classes held daily. Check our online schedule for class times and sign up online. In just 55 minutes you will achieve a full-body workout targeting trouble areas. Pure Barre Sarasota, 3800 S Tamiami Trl, #16, Sarasota. Lindsay Lancaster 941953-2323. Sarasota@PureBarre.com. Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 9am. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com. Silky Sundays – 4pm. In SRQ at Marina Jack’s Island Bay Park, you can find people hanging from trees, balancing on slacklines, flipping in the air and enjoying life! We aspire to inspire anyone interested in acrobatics and the art of movement! Marina Jack’s Island Bay Park, 2 Marine Plaza, Sarasota. For more information go to SarasotaWarrior.com. Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 4pm. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear Light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com.

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Ignite 360 Fitness – 5:30-6:30am. With Nicole Carson. Ignite Performance Training methodology and programming is designed to enhance your readiness, for whatever physical challenges lie ahead, or athletic goals you wish to achieve. def:FIT, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. CrossFit – 6-7am. 9-10am. Noon1pm. 5:30-6:30pm. 6:30-7:30pm. Constantly varied functional movement at high intensity, scaled for each individual. CrossFit Manatee, 5757 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton.

Lucas Ogen-Davis 941-545-8074. Info@CrossFitManatee.com. Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the yellow lifeguard stand to meet. Then get out there and start your 1 mile, or 1 mile plus swim. For safety purposes, it is suggested to wear a bright colored swim cap. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. 941-861-5000. Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 8am. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Cycle X – 8am. With Dave. Traditional heart pumping indoor cycling, mixed with exercises on and off the bike. Definition Fit, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Ryder Bikes Ride – 8:30am. Start the morning with a 40 mile ride, at 17-19 mph pace. Meet at Best Friends, 5110 Clark Rd, Sarasota. 941-400-2710. Boot Camp – 9:30-10:30am. Boot Camp with more than 50 different formats. For all fitness levels! Stephen Kelley Fitness, 4728 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-4002841. KelleyRak187@Gmail.com.

Pilates Beginner Reformer Classes – 10am. A great introduction to Pilates and using the reformer. This class introduces you to all the traditional Pilates exercises. Learning body awareness and working on strengthening your deep core muscles. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Pilates Beginner Reformer Classes – 5:30pm. A great introduction to Stott Pilates, for those new to Pilates and using a reformer. Form a healthy foundation to build from. Learn proper body mechanics, and to create muscular connections, needed to balance and tone the body, and move towards more advanced exercises. $40/single class, $175/5, first time clients get 2 extra free classes. Integrated Fitness and Movement Arts, 2886 Ringling Blvd, Ste D, Sarasota. For more information call 941-203-8156, cell 941-724-5193. Cinde1@Me.com. CindeCarroll.com. Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 5:45pm. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Cycle X – 5:45-6:45pm. With Steve Luscko. A non-stop heart pumping calorie scorcher! This low impact, high intensity cycling class, combines cycling with upper

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Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 6pm. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear Light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com. Booty Barre – 6pm. Join Beth for an hour of strengthening and toning your hips, thighs, arms, abs and booty. This 55 minute class will shape and tone your entire body. Class is limited to 6 participants. $12/class. Pilates Plus 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-4007422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Fun Run Monday – 6-7pm. Remember, these runs are every Monday. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. Neighborhood routes vary. All finishers receive water and refreshments. Prizes and give away items every week. Fleet Feet Sports, 1830 S Osprey Ave #104, Sarasota. 941-894-3338. Pilates with a Twist – 6:30pm. A two part workout beginning with toning exercises on the Pilates reformer, and then moving into a gentle introduction of Gyrokinesis. This involves spiraling, flowing movements that will unwind you after a long day. The best of both worlds rolled into one class. $40/ single class, $175/5, first time clients get 2 extra free classes. Integrated Fitness and Movement Arts, 2886 Ringling Blvd, Suite D, Sarasota. Call Cinde Carroll Integrative Fitness, 941-203-8156, cell 941-7245193. Cinde1@Me.com. Visit our website at CindeCarroll.com. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-3642600. Fit2Run.com.

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Group Run/Early – 5:30-6:30am. We start our run at the Summerfield Community Park in Lakewood Ranch. This run is approximately 7-8 miles long. For information, please contact GroupRun_6AM@ LakewoodRanchRunningClub.com. Sarasota Ride – 8am. Pace 2023. 40 mile ride. Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. For more information contact Doug F, 941921-6820. High Intensity Resistance Training (H.I.R.T.) – 9:30-10:30am. With Daemian Mains. All new class format! This class will focus on high intensity resistance training. Weights mixed with short intervals of high energy output. A great platform to increase your power and endurance! def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Booty Barre – 11am. Join Beth for an hour of strengthening and toning your hips, thighs, arms, abs and booty. This 55 minute class will shape and tone your entire body. Class is limited to 6 participants. Just $12/class. Pilates Plus 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-4007422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Brick Workout – 5:30-7:15pm. Come on out for a nice ride up Longboat Key, then have a great 30 minutes of running. Meet at the kissing statue. This is open to all levels. Based on time, not mileage. A great workout, and just have some fun. This event is held by the Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club. Marina Plaza, Sarasota. For more information please go to SarasotaStorm.org.

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Extreme Circuit – 5:45-6:45pm. With Sally Hritz. Build a lean, tight, toned body with use of the resistance tubing, stability balls, gliders, dumb bells, steps, ankle weights and more. You will never get the same workout twice. Leave your body and mind waiting in anticipation of the next move. A fun, fast, calorie scorching workout. All levels welcome. def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-9613271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 6pm. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear Light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of

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class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com. Tap & Cork 5K Run – 6-7pm. Run the same course every week. We may be looking to add different routes this year. Tap & Cork, 101 W Venice Ave, #16, Venice. SarasotaStorm.org. Endurance House – 6-7:30pm. Endurance House hosts a 5k fun run. Endurance House, 5434 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Bradenton. For more information please call 941-727-4411. EnduranceHouseSunCoast.com. Endurance Training – 6:30pm. Learn how to run a 5k all the way up to a marathon. Fit2Run, 140 University Twn Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run. Weight Training – 6:30-8pm. The weight room is available year round, and is held Monday through Friday. (Except during a rental) Free. Newtown Estates Park, 2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota. In the gymnasium. 941-316-1161.

Wednesday

Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the yellow lifeguard stand to meet. Then get out there and start your 1 mile, or 1 mile plus swim. For safety purposes, it is suggested to wear a bright colored swim cap. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. 941-861-5000. Cycle X – 8am. With Dave. Traditional heart pumping indoor cycling, mixed with exercises on and off the bike. Definition Fit, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Sunrise Beach Walks – 8-9:30am. Take yourself or a friend on a fun, fitness walk. If you register and walk four times, you can earn an event t-shirt. Suited for adults. Siesta Beach and Nokomis Beach. For more information call 941-861-5000. Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 9am. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net.


Cardio Pump – 9am. This 60 minute workout will challenge all your major muscles groups. With a bar bell and great music, we will work each muscle group for 5 minutes. You will see significant changes in your body. Class is limited to 6 clients. $12/class. Pilates Plus 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-400-7422. PilatesPlus@ Comcast.net. Lakewood Ranch Bike Route – 9am. A variety of paces and miles. Pace 10-12, 20 miles. All start at Publix Lakewood Ranch, 8330 Market St, Sarasota. Call Tom D 941306-5452. Pace 12-14, 24 miles. Call El P 941-201-6201. Pace 14-16, 28 miles, Call Cindy M 302-757-1304. Pace 16-18, 31 miles. Call Paul P 941-388-8427 or Bill N 941-3785511. Pace 18-20, 34 miles. Call Mike H 941-378-4416. Yoga with Rebekka – 9:30-10:30am. Come Lengthen and strengthen! The hour will include options for everyone, whether it’s to crank up the intensity and build heat in the body, or slow it down and find release, this class will include it all. No experience necessary. Yoga can be for everyone. $10/drop in, 4/$32, 8/$56. Fleet Feet Sarasota, 711 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota. If you have any questions, please call 941-894-3338. Info@ FleetFeetSarasota.com. Gyrotonic Tower Level 1 – 11:30am12:30pm. Work your entire body through 7 elements of the spine. It gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. Postures are connected through breath, making the exercise appear effortless. Those who exercise with this method tend to be more relaxed in daily living and move with increased flexibility and ease. The Pilates Body, 1071 S Tuttle Ave, Ste 2, Sarasota. 941-955-5533. PilatesSRQ.com. Pilates Beginner Reformer Classes – 5:30pm. A great introduction to Stott Pilates, for those new to Pilates and using a reformer. Form a healthy foundation to build from. Learn proper body mechanics, and to create muscular connections, needed to balance and tone the body, and move towards more advanced exercises. $40/single class, $175/5, first time clients get 2 free classes. Integrated Fitness and Movement Arts, 2886 Ringling Blvd, Ste D, Sarasota. For more information call 941-203-8156, cell 941-724-5193. Cinde1@Me.com. CindeCarroll.com. Strength, Stamina and Stability – 5:30pm. With Dave. Strength exercises, balance activities, cardio

intervals and toys. Definition Fit, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 5:30pm. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/ class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Ryder Bikes Ride – 6pm. Come on out for a 20 and 28 mile ride, at a 14-16 and 17-19 mph pace. Meet at the Kissing Statue, by Marina Jack’s, Sarasota. For more information please contact HammerBonnie@Gmail.com. Finch Run – 6pm. Darwin Brewing Company, 803 17th Ave. W, Bradenton. 941-747-1970. DarwinBrewingCo.com. Village Idiots Cycling Club Ride – 6-10:30pm. Daylight savings time is over! The return of the Wednesday Night Worlds followed by the traditional #EpicAfterParty! Brought to you by the paid members of the VICC and our awesome sponsors! Food sponsored by Village Bikes LWR. Beer sponsored by Ryder Bikes. DJ, Rob Bryja. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. Race day is February 7th. Fit2Run, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-364-2600. Fit2Run.com.

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Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 6:30pm. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear Light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota. com.

Thursday

Sarasota Route Rides – 8am. Two different paces, and two different lengths. For a pace of 12-24, this route is 27 miles. Start at Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. Contact is Marsha W 740-352-5021. Pick up the pace to 20-23. This route is 40 miles long. Start at Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. Contact is Doug F 941-921-6820. Booty Barre – 9am. Join Beth for an hour of strengthening and toning your

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Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the yellow lifeguard stand to meet. Then get out there and start your 1 mile, or 1 mile plus swim. For safety purposes, it is suggested to wear a bright colored swim cap. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. 941-861-5000. hips, thighs, arms, abs and booty. This 55 minute class will shape and tone your entire body. Class is limited to 6 participants. $12/ class. Pilates Plus 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. OWS at Siesta Key – 9-10am. An OWS is for any level of swimmer, and swim whatever distance you choose. Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. Meet at the yellow lifeguard stand. Sarasotastorm.org. Butts & Guts – 9:30-10:30am. With Daemian Mains. Booty need a pick me up? Abs need some tightening? This class is for you! Come join Daemian as she leads you through a high energy, fun class that focuses on these common problem areas! def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Fun Run – 6pm. All levels of runners/walkers welcome. Distance varies with different neighborhoods, various paces. Weekly guests/ vendors so you can test run different running shoes, apparel and nutrition products. Free. Fleet Feet, 711 S Osprey Ave, #1, Sarasota. 941-8943338. FleetFeetSarasota.com. Bikram Yoga Sarasota – 6pm. Classes are held every day of the week at this time. Classes are 90 minutes. Wear Light, athletic clothing, and be ready to sweat. Class is done barefoot. First timers to the studio, please arrive 15 minutes early. No late arrivals, and no leaving early. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com.

Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 8am. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Cycle X Circuit – 8-9am. With Dave Weiner. A circuit workout including cycling mixed with weights, TRX, Corebar, Boxing and Def WOD’s alternating. def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Ryder Bikes Ride – 8:30am. Enjoy a 25 mile ride at a 17-19 mph pace, or a 25 mile ride at a 15-17 mph pace. Also, a 23 mile ride at a 12-14 mph pace. Meet at Albertson’s, NE corner of Lockwood Ridge and University Parkway, Sarasota. For more information call 941-388-8427. Pilates Reformer Class Level 2 – 9-10am. Strengthen, tone, and stretch your muscles using the most popular Pilates equipment called the reformer. A good resistance training emphasizing the core area. Most important for your posture, alignment and spinal health. We have 2 levels. 1-2 is perfect for beginners, it’s gently paced class. Level 2-3 is for the more advanced as it is paced faster. Focus on full body integration and deeper stretches. The Pilates Body, 3512 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota. 941-955-5533. PilatesSRQ.com.

Endurance Training – 6:30pm. Learn how to run a 5k all the way up to a marathon. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run.

Insanity Challenge Group – 9:1510am. Think explosive cardio and plyometric drills with non-stop intervals of strength, power & resistance! Red Tiger, 4581 Ashton Rd, Sarasota. Donna Dodd 941-5869863. PositivelyDiesel@Gmail.com.

Fashion Friday – Check it out on our Facebook page. Colors, prints, and more. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, #110, Sarasota. 941-358-5100. Fit2Run.

Yoga with Rebekka – 9:3010:30am. No prior yoga experience needed. If you need to slow yourself down, stretch and relax, or feel the heat build in your body, this class is for you. $32/4 classes, $56/8 classes, $10/drop in. Fleet Feet Sarasota,

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Boot Camp – 9-10am. Boot Camp with more than 50 different formats. For all fitness levels! Stephen Kelley Fitness, 4728 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-400-2841. KelleyRak187@Gmail.com.

Saturday Group Run – 6-8:30am. This run winds through Summerfield, River-walk, and country club neighborhoods. At its longest point, the route is between 10 and 14 miles. There are water stations on this course, and water and Gatorade at the end. Occasionally we have fruit, cookies, and/or bagels. Summerfield Community Park Pavilion in LWR, 6310 LWR Blvd, LWR. LakewoodRanchRunningClub.com.

Punch and Kick – 9:30am. With Meghan and Reggie. Cardio kickboxing extreme! Heavy bag work, weights, gliders, trx, etc. Definition Fit, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@ Gmail.com.

Saturday

Sarasota Music Half Marathon Walking Training Program – 6pm. The fastest growing distance race in the country is the half marathon. Have our coaches train you from start to finish. Learn proper nutrition, correct gear, how to avoid injuries, and much more. You’ll be ready for that big race day. $105-$125/ training registration, race registration fee is additional. New Balance, 1872 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota. Call the store at 941-921-3696, or email Coach Whitney at Training@ FleetFeetSarasota.com. OutRival Racing Group Bike Ride – 7-10am. This event is open to all the public. There are many route options and varying groups of speed are available. It all depends on who attends, and the training skills they have. Celery Fields, 6799 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota. For more information please go to SarasotaStorm.org. Group Boxing – 8am. Jaco’s Boxing & Fitness, 5708 Lawton Dr, Sarasota. 941-586-2355. KelliJaco@ Gmail.com. Sarasota Route Ride – 8am. Pace is 20-23, and the route is a 40 mile ride. Start at Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. Contact Doug F, 941-921-6820. Donut Dive – 9am. Monthly donut dive held on the third Saturday of every month rain or shine. All divers are welcome. Expect donuts, coffee, dive briefing and dozens of new dive buddies to meet. Spanish Rocks, 3300 Block Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach. Cardio Pump – 9am. This 60 minute workout will challenge all your major muscle groups. With a bar bell and great music we will work each muscle group for 5 minutes. You will see significant changes in your body. Class is limited to 6 clients. $12/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net.

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CrossFit WOD – 9:30-10:30am. With Beth Vannata. Drop-ins are always welcome. CrossFit Bradenton, 3220 59th Dr E, #104, Bradenton. 941-405-0023. Info@ CrossFitBradenton.com. Pilates Intermediate Reformer Classes – 10am. Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Class is limited to 6 clients. If you are new to Pilates, you must complete 3 private sessions before entering a group class. $27/class. Pilates Plus, 7454 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941400-7422. PilatesPlus@Comcast.net. Gyrotonic Tower Level 2 – 1011am. Work your entire body through 7 elements of the spine. It gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. Postures are connected through breath, making the exercise appear effortless. Those who exercise with this method tend to be more relaxed in daily living and move with increased flexibility and ease. The Pilates Body, 1071 S Tuttle Ave, Ste 2, Sarasota. 941-955-5533. PilatesSRQ.com. Adult Silks Open Beginner Level – Noon-1pm. For those ages 18 and over. Learn the basics at this class. Arm and core strength needed. $20/ class, per student. Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota. For more information please call 941-556-5486. CircusArts.org.


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