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Welcome to our holiday edition of Fit941.
he holidays are a time for giving, and no one can say that fitness enthusiasts don’t give back, in our feature story, Fitness Gives Back we hope you will be as inspired as we are by the generosity of people in the fitness industry and every person in the 941 that has moved —walked, run, worked-out, or danced—for a cause. In Fitness Gives Back, we visit with local gyms that use fitness, from burpees and dri-tri’s, to boxing and Zumba, to raise funds for worthy causes. The feature also provides a guide to a number of 941-based walks, runs and other fitness-related events that raise awareness and funding for diseases and important causes, like breast cancer and Alzheimer’s awareness. And, of course, CANDance, which outraised itself after nearly two decades of the event. Our local celebrity TV news medical and health reporter and fitness trainer Alix Redmonde speaks with us about her decades devoted to raising awareness and funding for AIDs and HIV. She recently danced her heart out to Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive,” at CANDance, and was the top fundraiser of the night. And speaking of giving back, be sure to check out our Compete article about Doggies for Duchenne, which will at once tug at your heart strings and have you signing up to register for the two- and four-legged run and walk to help save boy’s lives. In particular, the story about a local boy and his dog Hooch will move you. We thought it was important in this issue to talk about that part of the season that’s not so welcome. For a lot of people, depression and anxiety are a holiday given, but there are ways to beat the blues by including exercise. We explore the ever-dreaded burpee in Strength, and ideas for keeping young people active during the long winter break in our Kids department. So exercise, but remember the holidays are a time for good cheer, good food, and family. Hopefully all of them will keep you feeling healthy and motivated this season.
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Read our feature about the benefits of incorporating probiotics to your diet in Fuel and, a number of awesome holiday recipe ideas that are trim, lean, fit and festive. And after the holidays, or maybe before, you’ll learn more about how-best-to check your body composition in Lean.
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Fleet Feet Goes to Work
mericans spend an average of 50 hours a week at work and more and more businesses are adding workplace wellness programs to their corporate culture, knowing that healthier employees are happier and more productive. Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota wants to help. In a recent statement, Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota says it is “driven by the mission to engage and inspire our community to get healthy, fit, and active.” “Our experienced, professional staff is available to provide your workplace with personalized fitting, coaching, and advice based on your company's needs,” the statement reads. “The staff at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota is eager to help your company promote a healthy lifestyle which can in turn produce a more enthusiastic and productive workplace.” Fleet Feet provides material for company meetings, customized training programs, brings its in-store FIT process to businesses with on-site fittings and gait analysis, and supports companies’ health fairs and more. Owners say they are “flexible and want to make this work” for companies looking to include workplace wellness into their corporate culture.
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shton Elementary Astro Care and the Sarasota YMCA have partnered together to recognize the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. The children in Astro Care (run by the YMCA) made survival kits to present to the officers. The students decorated bags and filled them with assorted items to thank the Sheriff’s office for their dedication and commitment to our citizens. These bags were presented on Oct. 14 at Ashton Elementary School.
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“Caring is one of our core values at the YMCA and to see these students come together and show the officers that they care is really what being part of a community is all about,” says Theresa Serr, Youth Development Director at the Sarasota YMCA. For more information about the Y, visit SarasotaYMCA.org.
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Success Story Accolades for Freedom 4 Electric Bikes
reedom 4 Electric Bikes of Sarasota, which sells Pedego electric bicycles (Ebikes), was awarded Pedego’s Outstanding Dealer of the Year award for two years, has been the brand’s top seller every year since 2011, and has generally been the top seller of Ebikes on Florida’s West Coast for seven years. If you are curious about, or in the market for, an Ebike, Freedom is the place to go, owners say. Freedom 4 Electric Bikes also provides repair for all makes and models of electric bikes, and does rentals on Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island. You don’t have to be a tourist or Snowbird to check that out, Fit941’ers.
Stephen Selph Stephen Selph’s story is an inspiration. When doctors told him he’d likely never be able to do any exercise save swimming, he bought it. He was obese and miserable. His doctors suggested bypass surgery. That was the moment that changed his life. So he emailed CrossFit Bradenton. Stephen was born with very flat feet that made it painful for him to walk. He’s had many surgeries and even had both ankles fused as well as having tendons lengthened. Because of his difficulty in walking, he’d gained a lot of weight. But when it was suggested he consider a gastric bypass, “for me was the click’ moment that made me really decide I needed to make fundamental changes to my lifestyle habits,” Stephen says. Stephen started doing Internet research to find some low impact exercise to minimize the impact on his feet and ankles, as, he says, he was “in constant pain even walking to and from the mailbox, literally. It was a vicious cycle; constant pain made getting around at all miserable but not exercising coupled with depression made for tons of weight gain.” He contacted CrossFit Bradenton, saying in an email, “It's getting to the point now where I am killing myself with this obesity, and I am sick and tired of being in pain all of the time.” CrossFit Bradenton opened its arms; Stephen joined and soon was hooked, with the entire gym cheering him on. “I have lost 120 pounds since August of 2015. It has been quite a journey, that's for sure.”
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heatre-goers rejoice, before, or after the show at the Asolo Rep, West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, The Players, Florida Studio Theatre, the Van Wezel and others, bring your ticket to the Starliht Room and be rewarded with discounts of 10 and 15 percent. “We cater to people going to the shows because of our love the arts and the community,” says Mandy of the Starlite. “We want people to have a place close by to enjoy great food and drinks before or after their evening out.” The Starlite Room is also slated to present a ‘Theatre Menu’ of items that are quick and light for theater goers. The Starlite Room also donates venue space to the Starlite Players, which hosts four short comedies every month, Thursday to Sunday. The Starlite “will be dark in December due to holiday parties,” she says, but shows for November and January are scheduled. For more information, visit StarliteSrq.com.
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ol FX Sunless Tanning of Sarasota is a mobile spray tanning company specializing in custom tans done by hand. Owner Ashley Holland has more than five years of experience in the tanning industry. The tanning spray product is formulated using all natural, vegan and is a cruelty and paraben-free product.
Over the past decade, GW Burns has emerged as one of the top new glamour and fitness photographers in print, his work being featured in over 50 different photo by Ray Sopczuk international magazines. For more information, visit GWBurns. com.
Cover Model Alix Redmonde is a health & wellness journalist, a professional fitness trainer, an equestrian, and an advocate for causes close to her photo by GW Burns heart, including HIV/AIDS. When Alix was 27, she lost 63 pounds by committing to a lifestyle change that led her to a career in fitness. Moving from California to New York City, Alix was an “A-list trainer” started to appear on NYC TV as a rep for the New York Sports Club and American Health magazine, she “managed the largest Y in the world, NYC’s West Side Y,” and as a hip-hop instructor, she and dance crews would frequently appear TV. Alix moved to Sarasota, did a radio guest spot as a fitness guru and was offered a job. Now, Alix is the voice and face of fitness for ABC7 news. We’re thrilled she’s our November-December cover model.
According to Holland, the benefits of an airbrush spray tan by hand include the ability to have customized tanning, it’s a far better option than a UVA/UVB-lit tanning bed, the formula Holland uses has, “Zero risk of the dreaded orange effect,” and spray tans last longer.” Sol FX’s mobile spray tans are done in a large private tent with the necessary accoutrements like hair caps and sole-protecting foot pads, even throw-away bras/thongs are available upon request. Holland applies an ultra-fine mist tanning mist formula for all skin tones that dries almost immediately creating a “natural” looking tan, and add-ons including body shimmer and contouring. Rates range from $25 and up and depend on whether the tan is half or full body, a single session, or, to save more, packages of multiple sessions start at $120, which translates to a $45 savings and up. And, Sol FX offers significant discounts for students, military and people willing to do before and after photos or provide reviews. And since November is National Healthy Skin Month, customers will receive $5 to $20 off single and package sessions, respectively. That special will continue through December as a holiday promotion. For more information about Sol FX Mobile Tanning visit SolFxSunlessTanning.com, call or text 941-957-8790 or check out their Facebook.com/solfxsunless.
Zumba With No Strings
umba Sarasota has some news that should rock your day. How about no forms, no paperwork, no monthly credit cards charges, and no expiration date on class punch cards? It’s $7 a class. And for those that purchase a 20-class card, it’s only $6 a class.
And the punch cards, which can be purchased directly off the website, also include Pilates and their weightlifting class called ‘Strong & Sexy.’ Or try Beth’s ‘Booty Blast.’ All classes are drop in, walk-in's and vacationers are always welcome. Remember, at Sarasota Zumba, it’s ‘No divas, no drama, just dance!’ Also, Zumba Sarasota has the area’s only week-daily dance class especially for seniors or anyone who wants a slower pace. Held Monday to Friday from 11 to 12, drop-in classes are $10, but can be as low as $6 with a punch-card. Meet new friends or just come for the joy, fun and dance fitness. And if you order clothing on Zumba.com, get a 10 percent discount with the code SARASOTA. Zumba Sarasota is located at 4900 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. For more information, visit ZumbaSarasota.com, email Beth@ZumbaSarasota.com or call 941-374-1560.
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X 30 Fit is also adding classes, which include two certified trainers and coaches, as membership grows. And its announced its ‘21- Day Fat Furnace’ program designed for maximum fat and weight in loss in the shortest time possible and they guarantee that if clients do not get results, “we will give you your money back no questions asked.” The program rate is $47.
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Where’s the (Good) Beef?
ocated in Bradenton, the Sarasota Beef Company, is owned and operated by “family and friends” and has “been in Florida for more than 75 years.” The company provides “local families with natural, healthy, local grass fed beef.” Their cows are local, too; all are Manatee and Sarasota-county cows and all are grass-fed, with no steroids, no hormones, no antibiotics and no GMOs. The Sarasota Beef Company “hand selects each cow and ages the meat in its shop at 3134 53rd Avenue. The Sarasota Beef Company stresses that its “natural, fresh beef offers more ‘good’ fats and fewer ‘bad’ fats; rich in antioxidants, vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C and contains important minerals that “promote healthy bones, skin, blood, muscles, nerves and metabolism.” “It also includes elevated levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA has abilities to prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease,” the Sarasota Beef Company says on its website. “Studies have shown that women with higher levels of CLA are 60 percent lower risk of breast cancer. Invest in your health by switching to grass fed beef today.” Bonus: free dog bones! For more information and pricing, visit SarasotaBeefCompany.com or call 941-254-7453.
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Bands Battle for Marathon Slot Lose, Detox and Tighten
he Sarasota Music Half Marathon announced its 2017 band lineup which includes 20 course bands and an after-party headliner. Runners and walkers will pass live music 42 times while completing the 13.1 mile journey slated for Feb. 5, 2017, including the Lakewood Ranch Marching Mustangs Band, The Cherry Bombs, Wild Root, Someday River, Lesa Silvermore, RJ Howson, Treedom, Kid Red, Aural Alchemy, Babyl, Sandi Grecco, Over The Line, Spark Notes, Jen & Ray, Hatley Band, Andres Colin, Elizabeth Bright Band, DJ Tony Foradini-Campos, and the Del Couch Music Foundation Band. And there’s an open slot, too up for grabs. Partnering this year with Rock for a Cause, that slot will be filled by the winner of the 2016 Rock for a Cause Battle of the Bands, set for Nov. 12 from 2 to 9 p.m., Main Street, Sarasota, who are also competing for a cash prize of $1,500. Rock for a Cause proceeds will help send Del Couch students to Berklee College of Music summer programs. The bands competing are Bl3nded, Trey Wanvig Band, David Smash Band, South Trail Band, Rickey Tadesco, and The Tattered Saints. Visit SRQRocks.org for more details.
lue Door Spa and Salon now offers the M'lis Professional Contour Body Wrap. It may be used for inch-loss and diminishing of cellulite, or for detoxification and lymphatic cleansing. This amazing body wrap does both. The contour body wrap helps to free and remove trapped waste in the connective tissue, eliminating internal disfiguring deposits and stimulate inch loss. The contour cream helps stimulate the lymphatic circulation while the plastic wrap acts as an acupressure to push the lymphatic fluid up into the thoracic valve, circulating the toxins back into the bloodstream to get filtered out through the liver and the kidneys, promoting permanent inch loss. The Contour Body Wraps are often done in a series of treatments to maximize inch loss and cleansing. Call the Blue Door for more details and exceptional series savings at 941-7470111, visit its website at BlurDoorSpaAndSalon.com or location at 5234 E State Road 64, Bradenton.
Body Heat Yoga’s New Classes and Holiday Deals
ody Heat Yoga, a hot yoga studio that practices Bikram Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga has now added Yin Yoga and Journey Into Ashtanga Yoga to its schedule of 26 classes weekly, beginning at 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Its new special offers include $20 for 10 days of unlimited yoga for first-time students and its December-January holiday deal is six months or one year of unlimited yoga for $545 and $900, respectively. Body Heat Yoga invites people to “bring a mat, towel and water and be prepared to sweat.”
For more information, visit BodyHeatYoga.com. Body Heat Yoga is located at 4924 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
Renew, Refresh, Restore with Morales
ith the New Year upon us, consider a little rejuvenation: massage, facial rejuvenation, B12 injections, and Lipo-Mino injections for weight loss perhaps? With Morales Acupuncture & Holistic, it’s much more than acupuncture. Morales has been practicing holistic medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic and vitamin injections, guasha, cupping and more in Sarasota for more than 12 years. If not for yourself, give a gift of health and rejuvenation to a loved one or friend.
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ou heard it here first. In addition to the Nov. 10 free Empire Ballroom guest party at its studio and the special ‘Ballroom to Broadway’ event set for Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, Empire has announced the Sarasota Challenge Ballroom Dance Championship slated for March 26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Empire is also extending its holiday gift certificates for two private lessons, a value of $200, only for Pulse readers; sop make sure you mention Fit941’s Pulse news for that amazing deal. Visit EmpireBallroomStudios.com to learn more, and book those free classes.
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n Wednesday’s Eszti Fitness offers a free class in Sarasota. Personal trainer Eszti Bazso says her experience with clients and having an understanding of their different health and fitness concerns was the primary reason she came up with the free Wednesday Fun Outside Intense Cardio class, and to say “fitness can be fun and different.”
“As personal trainer I’ve visited many gyms and have found that many people just simply don’t like the atmosphere and give it up after couple of weeks,” Eszti says. All of Eszti’s outdoor classes, including the free Wednesday class, are focused on improving body strength and, she says, the workout can “play a big role in someone weigh loss plan as well.” The free Wednesday classes are held at 6:15 p.m. at Fruitville Park, 5151 Richardson Road, in Sarasota. On occasion, the venue may change, so check Eszti’s Facebook page for updates. No special accoutrements are needed for the class: just a towel, water and some hand weights. Eszti says her classes are “where sport becomes your lifestyle.” For more information, Eszti Fitness on Facebook or EsztiFitness.com.
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Suncoast HalfMarathon Canceled, But ‘Celebration’ Isn’t
he Active Suncoast Foundation’s annual Suncoast Half Marathon road race on Lakewood Ranch will not take place this January, 2017, according to its website. “Newly established road closure requirements along the course and in the communities would present a hardship to the residents who host the event and the logistics required make it impractical to hold the race,” the announcement reads. “While it was a difficult decision to place the race on hiatus and look into alternatives for 2018, we want to thank our past participants, volunteers, sponsors and residents of the Country Club West communities for supporting the event for the last four years,” the statement continues. “We also still want to encourage everyone to remain active and provide you a way to show your support for Active Suncoast. Just because we aren’t holding the race in 2017 doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate the accomplishment of finishing a half marathon. Whether you do one before January 15, planning to do one after, or rack up your 13.1 one mile a day, the party is still on at the 2017 Suncoast Half Marathon Celebration,” according to the website. A call for volunteers for the celebration is posted as well as is a note that “We will be publishing more about volunteering in the coming months.” For more information, visit ActiveSuncoast.org.
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Very Cool Cryotherapy
hole Body Cryotherapy or WBC is a therapy originally developed in Japan as a healthy alternative to harmful drugs for reducing inflammation.
Studies have shown a wide variety of health benefits from this three-minute regenerative therapy. During a WBC session, the air temperature in the chamber is dropped to -250° F and while inside the body “shifts all of its resources to preservation mode, stimulating a systemic healing reaction,” say CRYOSRQ owners. “While other cold therapies can be of benefit, they all have a local effect, only benefiting the application site,” owners say. “WBC is systemic which means it benefits the entire body. Studies have shown decreased pain and inflammation, faster recovery and healing from injuries, reduction of depression and anxiety, improved restorative sleep, increased metabolism, improved skin tone due to collagen production, and an improved immune system.” To learn more, or to schedule a session contact CRYOSRQ by calling 941-777-4242 or visit CRYOSRQ.com.
Holiday Health & Wellness at Contour
client who had been suffering from what he described as “chronic pain” says the deep tissue massage he received at Contour Health and Wellness at once provided pain relief and was the “best” he’s had. Owner Angela Fox says the deep tissue and her other massages and services can help not only with pain but especially during the holidays when stress is as common as shopping for toys and gifts, help to ease that stress. Contour Health & Wellness also sells Young Living Essential Oils, which Angela describes as beautiful gifts, so win-win; massage and shop at the same time. See Contour Health & Wellness’ ad for holiday promotional code. For more information, call Angela at 941-363-1876, visit ContourHealthAndWellness. com. Come to Angela at 423 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, or she’ll come to you.
New Yoga at Healsci-Sarasota
ealsci-Sarasota has recently added new yoga, yoga-rolling, meditation classes and workshops to its schedule, and additional classes will begin in January 2017. Many HealsciSarasota instructors have clinical backgrounds, including exercise physiology, massage therapy, physical therapy, and nursing. The classes are suitable for all levels, and are great for cross training, improving students' performance in other sports and keeping them injury free. Healsci also offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher training program. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings Monday through Saturday, and special topic workshops are offered on Sundays. Teachers are also available for private classes. For the full schedule, visit Healsci.com, or contact Linda Tambone, RYT 500, at email@example.com. Healsci-Sarasota is located at 3807 Belmont Blvd., Sarasota.
ust in time for the gift-giving season, Village Bikes says the redesigned specialized Roubaix road bike, “completely new for the 2017 model year is just an amazing bike.”
Mountain Bikes have been very popular, including specialized Stumpjumper and newly redesigned Enduro full suspension mountain bikes “have caused quite a stir and excitement,” owners say. Plus, Cannondale has a full carbon fiber ‘Bad Habit’ 27.5+ bike that has “a lot of people hitting the mountain bike trails.” And, Village Bikes reminds that with the change in season and the loss of daylight, now’s the time to grab a bike light to stay safe. And, because in Florida when the temperatures drop all the way down into the high 50s, some find it too chilly, “bike trainers are popular, and we are the only shop that carries the Wahoo Kickr trainer, lets you take your indoor training to a whole new level.”
RSVP for Holiday Fashion Event at Fleet Feet
his just in: This holiday, get a jump on the deals and join us for Fleet Feet’s ‘Holiday Fashion Shopping Event’ on Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Beat the rush this holiday season and get your Black Friday deals early. The event will include special offers, giveaways, drinks, and a chance to mix and mingle with your friends and running buddies alike.
Visit VillageBikes.com to learn more. Fleet Feet’s Brooks representative will be joining the event to answer Brooks Running questions and will be showing off new items.
Golf Tournament Benefits Veterans
Register or RSVP today at EventsAtNewBlanaceSarasota.com or call 941-894-3338.
The Third annual Heroes Welcome Home Golf Tournament is slated for Nov. 19 at the Rolling Green Golf Club in Sarasota. eroes Welcome Home is a non-profit whose mission is to honor veterans with the American Dream of home ownership: “It is our goal to help those who have given a great service to our country in their vocation with the reward of home ownership. By assisting our heroes of society with the reward of home ownership, we plan to be a great service to our community.”
Art of the Dance at MDC
So grab your friends and family for fun, networking, and competition for the tourney that not only benefits vets, but includes 18-hole Golf Scramble open to all golfers, beverage tickets, event T-shirt, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, awards ceremony, and a BBQ lunch at Rolling Green Golf Club, 4501 North Tuttle Ave., Sarasota from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person or $380 for a golf foursome. Purchase tickets on EventBrite.com, visit us at HeroesWelcomeHomeFl.com or call 941-448-8651.
Flying High with Circusoul
ircusoul has a new acroyoga class on Tuesday’s at 6:15 p.m. And don’t forget that every Sunday evening, weather permitting, CircuSoul holds acroyoga jams from 5 p.m. until dusk at Marina Jacks. The event is open to all ages and levels.
ystical’s Dance Company offers classes for ages two to adult in all skill levels for those who wish to learn to dance recreationally or professionally, but also for good health and fitness. The adult program includes Tap, Cardio Barre, Hip Hop and Zumba. The recreational program includes Ballet, Tap, Tap Turn, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, Aerial Dance, Musical Theater, Children's Classes, Acro, Strength & Conditioning, Modern and Lyrical as well as threeleveled competitive teams: Mini, Junior and Elite.
The jam is donation-based. There’s no registration required; just show up. In the event of rain, meet at CircuSoul Yoga studios, 4141 S Tamiami Trail Suite #11.
“We welcome the opportunity to provide you with a positive and selfrewarding experience at Mystical's Dance Company,” says owner and teacher Nicole Calabrese.
For more information about Circusoul, visit CircuSoul.com.
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Fitness Gives Back By Ellyn Santiago
t’s that time of the year and we believe at Fit941 it’s true that to give is better than to receive. It just feels better. In our communities, people are generous and giving generally, but in the fitness community, the generosity knows few bounds, so we’re taking a look at the many ways that Fitness Gives Back, keeping in mind that this is by no means a complete look at all the ways folks get fit while giving back in the 941, but from walks, runs, marathons, triathlons and other multisport events, to events held in local gyms like burpee challenges and Zumba-thons, or gyms that donate portions of member fees to charity or hold silent auctions as charity fundraisers, fitness is about getting and giving; getting healthy while giving back. Talk about win-win.
The Big Ones (Walks)
The October 2016 Making Strides of Sarasota-Manatee Walk had more than 1,700 participants in 240 teams raise more than $200,000. “The Walk is one day in October. The fight is every day 26 HOLIDAY 2016
before and after.” Visit MakingStrides. AcsEvents.org for details.
raise its $150,000 goal. Visit Act.Alz. org for more information.
Before the ice bucket challenges of a couple of years ago, most people knew amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The Sarasota 2017 ALS Walk is slated for March 4 in Phillippi Estates. Walkers raised more than $50,000 in 2016, so it’s a big event and helps bring much needed research funding dollars. If you’re looking to lace up for ALS, visit alsa.org for more information on how to participate.
March of Dimes’ March for Babies of Manasota-Englewood is held annually and raises tens of thousands of dollars. The walk supports programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funding research to find causes and preventions. The 2017 walk is set for April 29, 2017. Visit MarchForBabies.org to learn more.
Walks to End Alzheimer in both Sarasota and Manatee counties held in November raise tens of thousands of dollars every year. The Manatee County walk exceeded its goal in its October walk raising nearly $65,000. At press time, the Sarasota walk at Nathan Benderson Park was on target to
The JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) One Walk is the “flagship fundraising event draws more than 900,000 people who raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research each year,” according to the JDRF One Walk site. The April 2017 Lakewood Ranch JDRF Walk has a fundraising goal of around $216,000. To learn more, visit Jdrf.org. The 2016 Suncoast Heart Walk held at Nathan Benderson Park in September raised more than $230,000. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Associa-
tion's “premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.” Learn more at HeartWalk.org The MS Walk in Sarasota last March exceeded its goal, too raising more than $57,000. According to the MS website, the goal of the annual walk held nationwide is to “end multiple sclerosis forever.” Visit NationalMsSociety.org for more information. A walk not often heard about is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk. Held on Siesta Key Beach in October, the walk exceeded its goal and raised more than $40,000 to help “save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.” AFSP helps fund research, raise awareness about mood disorders and suicide prevention as well as promote
policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention. Visit Afsp.org for more information.
Big Ones (runs)
The Active Suncoast Foundation, a community-focused non-profit, features races and marathons that are designed to “encourage physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy diet.” Fitter people are healthier people. Among the myriad activities the foundation sponsors and support include its very own Sharks Tooth 10k, Frosty 5k and Suncoast Half-Marathon. The Active Suncoast Foundation’s events have raised $65,000, according to its website, and all that money remains in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Frosty 5K will be Saturday, December 17, the 8th annual Shark's Tooth 10K will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The Suncoast Half Marathon slated for January of 2017 has been placed on “hiatus” because of “road closure requirements along the course.” To learn more visit ActiveSuncoast.org.
Achieva Run for Good Foundation has raised some $250,000 for area schools with its annual Sarasota Run for Good, slated for Jan. 28, 2017, Payne Park in Sarasota. Achieva says on its website that one of its core principles is to do the right thing: “As a credit union, that means volunteering and giving back to our local communities have raised over $255,000 to benefit local schools.” ALSO Youth’s 7th annual Turkey Trot 5K slated for Thanksgiving morning is a beautiful way to help support ALSO’s mission to provide Advocacy, Leadership, Support, and Outreach (ALSO) to LGBTQIA youth and their allies and ensure “all persons live their lives with dignity, honesty, and pride, regardless of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” The 5K has raised thousands for the ALSO mission. Learn more at AlsoYouth.org.
Altruistic Local Gyms Jacos vs. Autism
In April 2017, the bell will ring on the
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4th annual Jacos vs. Autism, 24-hour boxing marathon to both help fight, and raise awareness, about autism. All the proceeds from the event, which last year raised more than $50,000, go to Sarasota’s ABA Academy, a nonprofit that works to help develop the full potential of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities. Kelli Jaco, co-owner with husband Adam, of Jaco’s Boxing, says the Jacos vs. Autism event is one part festival with games for kids, music, food, drink, auction and fun and one part non-stop boxing. Last year nearly 1,000 people showed their support. “Adam and I, along with our event co-chair Amy Tanaka, are so honored to host each year and look forward to our 2017 event.”Kelli said. Since the inaugural Jacos Vs. Autism event, they have raised more than $110,000 ($20,000 in 2014, $40,000 in 2015, and $52,000 in 2016) for the ABA Academy. Kelli and 28 HOLIDAY 2016
Adam says their collective “hearts are full of gratitude” for the ABA Academy and are “honored” to be able to help and give back.
reps of body weight exercises and finish with a 5K (3.1 mile) run, nearly $1,000 was raised to help children in Haiti attend school.
The April 2016 24-hour event had some participants buying a 30-minute private training session for $100 and non-stop amateur fights and, as if they had any energy left, Kelli says she and Amy did a “burpee challenge” where over the course of the 24 hours, did a burpee for every donated dollar: “We passed 4,800 this year.”
“That we were able to donate that money to Love & Grace ministries and tell nine more kids in Haiti that they could go to school this year, that was a big deal for them,” says Heather Flanagan, regional manager and coach for the Sarasota OTF locations.
To be involved, show support, or get in the ring for an awesome cause, contact Kelli Jaco at 941-586-2355 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange Theory Helps Educate Haitian Kids
At Orange Theory’s August Dri-Tri, a timed and competitive event where participants row 2000 meters, perform 300
Orange Theory also helps to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. In October, Sarasota OTF studios designated a day where they donated $5 for every member that came in to work out to go to breast cancer awareness. At press time, OTF Sarasota had raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research. “We have great challenges and events all year long at Orange Theory Fitness
The CANDance-ing Queen of Giving By Ellyn Santiago Diminutive in stature but a powerful force, Alix is no stranger to giving back to her community and to the causes she holds dear, like fighting for AIDS and HIV awareness, education and research funding. And, Alix is also no stranger to fitness; she is a certified instructor. “I’ve been rehearsing my little toes off,” Alix said just days before the event. “It’s a very different athleticism than what I’m used to as a fitness instructor; this is a completely different way of moving for me.” Alix, who has taught hip-hop dance but has no experience with ballroom dancing, is also a spin class instructor and an equestrian. Ballroom dancing, she says requires “a different strength; you’re using a lot of core strength and a lot of balance.”
Alix Redmond was the top fundraiser of the night, a night that brought in some $200,000 for the Community AIDS Network (CAN). where we donate monies raised for great causes,” Heather says. “This is what it is all about, giving back.” To support OTF charitable giving, email Heather at Heather.OtfSarasota@gmail.com.
Zumba-thon for Breast Cancer Research
In October, A Better Fit A Better You held a four-hour Zumba-thon to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Instructors, including ‘That's Dancing’ teachers, led the Zumba-thon which also featured vendors providing massages and skin analysis. More than $500 was raised, says owner Beth Ann Savoy. For more information visit ABetterFitABetterYouFitnessStudio.com
For more than a quarter century, CAN has been serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community regionally. A private, not-for-profit organization, its Comprehensive Care Centers provide treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases and as of April 2016, owns and operates 23 medical clinics all over Florida. The CANDance 'Dancing with the Stars’ fundraiser was held in midOctober and featured six professional dancers working the floor with six area celebrities, the latter not professional dancers. The 17th annual event, which sells out every year, raised the most money it’s ever raised during the event, organizers say. Alix, the ABC 7 news’ health and medical reporter, may have helped take it over the top.
Alix says the CANDance ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fundraiser was her “first time dancing for a cause, but not my first time being active for a cause.” “And it wasn’t my first time completely committing to an AIDS/HIV charity,” she says. Alix did the ‘City of Hope’s Workout for Hope,’ in the 1990s, which benefitted City of Hope National Medical Center and its Alpha Clinic which is “dedicated to the rapid research and development of stem cell-based therapies for cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.” Alix was the ‘Workout for Hope’ New York regional chair team leader. Out of the 60 competing U.S. cities in ‘Workout for Hope,’ Alix’s team was the number one fundraiser. “We brought in more than $275, 000,” she says, adding that fundraising for AIDS/HIV-related charitable organizations is “near and dear to my heart. I have lost more friends (to AIDS) than I can count on my fingers and toes.”
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rayson is 13 now; his family, friends, anyone who has ever met him, and many that never have, pray he lives a long life. Gray’s best four-legged friend Hooch certainly does. So make sure you (and your dog!) are in Lakewood Ranch on Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 on what will likely be a Florida-cool and crisp morning. That day hundreds of two and four-legged runners and walkers, will lace, and leash, up for the ‘Doggies 4 Duchenne’ 5K run (or 1-mile walk) fundraiser.
The second annual race raises money to help find a cure for Duchenne, the disease that may claim young Grayson’s life, as well as for the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch. It’s a great partnership because Grayson was recently paired with a service dog, Hooch, who is not only a now-beloved companion, but helps Grayson navigate the world a little better. Grayson hopes people will come out again for what he says is the, “Best race ever to save me and my furry friends.” Grayson’s mother Jennifer Tullio, who began the ‘Another Day for Gray,’ foundation to help educate and advocate for Duchenne research and finding a cure, says “Grayson's first love is his service dog Hooch, but his heart and spirit shines around any furry, four-legged animal.” Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in boys and results in progressive loss of strength and muscle weakness which leads to serious medical problems, particularly issues relating to the heart and lungs. Young men with Duchenne typically live into their late 20s. There is no cure. Yet. “And it goes without saying that finding a cure for Duchenne will ultimately save Grayson's heart,” Jennifer says. Doggies 4 Duchenne was created by best friends Rebekah Boos and Monika Oberer, both runners; one with a passion for helping animals and the other a devotion to helping fight Duchenne. 30 HOLIDAY 2016
“For me personally, I’m a huge animal rights person,” says Rebekah who is a Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch board member, vegetarian and frequent animal rescuer. Rebekah says she and friend Monika first met while training for a race and became fast friends. And the more they got to know each other, the more they discovered their respective devotion to charitable causes. “Animals are my passion and ‘Another Day for Gray,’ is Monika’s. It’s so essential we find a cure soon,” Rebekah says. “We thought, ‘why not just put the two together,’ especially (since) Grayson loves animals and has his service dog. It’s always been a dream to organize a 5k for animals and Monika is a go-getter, so she was the right person to partner with. It’s just been so great, such a great synergy.” Monika says she and Rebekah founded Doggies 4 Duchenne, “Because we love dogs and we love Grayson and we want to give back to the community.” Jennifer agrees: “Doggies 4 Duchenne couldn't be a better marriage if you tried. Monika and Rebekah have put together an amazing event that promises to be fun, family-and petfriendly all while making a difference.” Monika says it felt “amazing” to be able to present $4,000 checks to both the humane society and the foundation for Grayson.
“My heart warms up giving back to the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch and to my buddy Grayson, he has a special spot in my heart, and the dogs, too.” Monika is quick to add that while she and Rebekah founded the event, there would be no Doggies 4 Duchenne without help. “We are so grateful for all the support and all the sponsors. Something as amazing as this doesn’t happen without a lot of people helping and sponsoring,” she says. Like CrossFit Lakewood Ranch, which hosts Doggies 4 Duchenne and many, many more, all of whom can be found on the Doggies 4 Duchenne Facebook page, Monika adds. At the 2016 event, where more than 200 people and canines participated, over $8,000 was raised and split evenly between both ‘Another Day for Gray’ and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch. Duchenne can be passed from parent to child, but approximately 35 percent of cases occur because of a random spontaneous mutation. In other words, it can affect anyone. Although there are medical treatments that may help slow its progression, there is currently no cure for Duchenne. If you can’t make the February 2017 race, you can donate on the same site where on registers for the race: RunSignUp. com. And make sure to ‘Like’ Doggies 4 Duchenne Facebook page for updates and all the details at Facebook/ Doggies4Duchenne. And don’t forget the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch’s, too, at Facebook/Humane-Society-atLakewood-Ranch.
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DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT By Ellyn Santiago
ryan Lieberman, co-owner of GYM SRQ Fitness & Fuel, slated to open this month, says the experience at Sarasota’s newest gym will be an unparalleled one.
“We are taking advantage of a lot of the technology out there now. The cryotherapy is a big one. We have the first cryotherapy sauna in South Sarasota and everybody is pretty excited about that,” he says. “The beautiful thing is it’s not torture; you’re in there for 30 seconds to three minutes, tops. We’ve had a lot of people sign up excited about being able to use the cryotherapy sauna.” But it’s not just the very cool cryotherapy chamber that’s different. GYM SRQ will also feature 3D body scanning, a 13,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment, a power rig athletic area, group and personal training and member discounts. Bryan has more than 25 years of experience in the fitness field. It is his passion. When he moved to Sarasota more than 12 years ago, he helped transform the face of fitness here beginning with his work as a personal trainer at then32 HOLIDAY 2016
Lifestyle Family Fitness, later an LA Fitness franchise. After LA Fitness, Bryan and his wife, partner and fellow personal training director Sohni took Crunch to new heights, he says, “playing a large role into developing the Sarasota location into the most successful club and personal training department of all Crunch franchises nationally.” Following that success, Bryan decided to go in a different direction and pursue a locally-owned club not bound by franchise or corporate policies, which hamper innovation, he says, and the idea of GYM SRQ was born. “We feel there’s a huge void in the fitness industry at the moment meaning service and really paying attention to what clients want and need. And, what employees want and need. Everyone knows the problem in this industry is retention; it’s hard to keep members year to year only 30 percent will stay and as far as trainers go, only 12 percent will stay from year to year. There’s a lot of turnover in the industry. We consider turnover failure,” Bryan says. "It seems like, especially the big companies, they just kind of build turnover into their business plan. If a company was only keeping 30 percent of the cus-
tomers year to year that would be considered utter failure. But for whatever reason, in this industry, it’s considered the norm. We want to change that. We want to make an impact.” And with GYM SRQ, he believes they will. “So since we all have been in the industry for so long, we wanted to accomplish a few things: create a place that is a career path for the professionals; to eliminate that turnover, to compensate them properly for their work and cross-train all employees – eliminate departmental divisions and have one team that is cross-trained. Our trainers are not only crosstrained each is nationally accredited and certified. Everybody in the building is educated to training members, assisting members, touring members, and signing-up members,” Bryan says. “So that’s one thing we’re doing different than just about everybody else.” Different by taking its mission even further, he says. Welcome RENEW SRQ, a partner health café and wellness center located next to the gym at Beneva Village Shoppes. Slated to open in late December/early January, RENEW SRQ, which aims to “improve the life of your body,” will provide sports
nutrition, fresh-pressed juices, organic smoothies, meal prep services, dietary supplements, Rx weight loss, as well as massage therapy, hormone therapy, botox injections, even ant-aging stem cells. Bryan’s wife and GYM SRQ co-owner Sohni, a former collegiate volleyball athlete, earned a Bachelor’s degree in management, is a certified personal trainer, and certified assisted stretching expert. Another co-owner, Drew Adkison is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, with decades of experience including gym operations in Florida and Georgia. Former tennis pro Vamsee Chappidi is GYM SRQ’s sole investor and CEO. Chappidi is a co-owner of the Sarasota Tennis Open and owns a number of other successful Sarasota businesses. For more information about GYM SRQ, RENEW SRQ, specials, opening dates, and a lot more, visit GymSRQ on Facebook, call 941-FITNESS or check out the website at GymSRQ.com.
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The holidays are wonderful! But can be really stressful on the body. So this holiday season, give the gift of relaxation with Contour Health & Wellness’s therapeutic massages including our popular Deep Tissue Massage. Visit us or we’ll come to you! Young Living Essential Oils are a relaxing gift, too. Contour Health & Wellness, Call or Text owner, Angela Fox 941.363.1876, or visit ContourHealthAndWellness.com 423 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL Use promo code Fit941CW, get $15 off massage
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Blue Door Spa
At Blue Door Salon and Spa, we embrace the holidays with treatments that evoke the aromas of the season from Pumpkin Body Treatments and Facials to Chocolate Peppermint Pedicures; you’ll get into the spirit beautifully! Treat a loved one, friend or co-worker to a holiday gift of festive luxury at Blue Door with a holiday gift card and be rewarded:
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Our gift to you! This holiday season, unwrap an experience! Our gift cards are perfect for beginners. Everyone will have the time of their lives! They will be exercising and actively improving the health of their minds. This multipurpose gift shows your loved one that you truly care! Give the gift of THREE private ballroom lessons for only $99! No partner required. Call Empire Ballroom Studios for information, 941.922.1444, or email us at email@example.com
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Give your loved ones a gift of acupuncture and holistic medicine for the holidays! And Ricardo Morales, A.P., Doctor of Oriental services also include Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Weight Loss, B12 Injections, Lipo Mino Injections, Herbal Medicine, Cupping and Injection Therapy (APIT). Dr. Moralesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; therapies are perfect for injury victims. Dr. Moralesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; office is located at 1241 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Call 941-266-4735, email MoralesAp@Live.com or visit MoralesAcupuncture.com.
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Mystical’s Dance Company
Mystical’s Dance Company has become an SRQ favorite due to our MANY forms of dance that we teach, and our nurturing style for all levels from children beginners, to adult masters! Purchase $50 or more of dance classes and Mystical’s Dance Company will waive the registration fee (regularly $35!). Just mention the fit941 ad. We offer numerous forms of dance to fit any any persons style or needs. Surely we’ve got the perfect style for you! *This offer is for new students only* Mystical’s Dance Company, 5664 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231, 941.809.0054
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Kickstart The New Year Right
The Starlite Room
The Starlite Room is a mid century american themed venue. We offer happy hour, discounts with purchase of local theater tickets, and a late night menu. We also have gift certificates for purchase which make the perfect holiday gift for friends and loved ones. Why not give the gift of a great experience this year? We offer great food, live entertainment, theater performances, and much more.
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Depression & Anxiety WITH EXERCISE By Anna Panzarino
ou may know the feeling: down-in-thedumps, blue, gloomy. Even people who have never experienced clinical depression can suffer from what’s known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder; indeed, 3 million Americans are afflicted every year. SAD is essentially depression that hits the same time every year, usually from late fall until the end of winter, though SAD is less common in our neck of the woods since the seasonal change is not nearly as dramatic as say, Maine’s. That said, here in the 941, we too suffer from depression seasonally, though it’s more closely related to the what of the season: the holidays, Thanksgiving to New Year’s. The holiday blues are real and it hurts. But why does it happen?
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exercise, too much food and too much booze, unrealistic expectations about ourselves and our families, and the overall stress of the whole shebang: shopping, cooking, partying, overscheduling, and for a lot of us, the holidays are a sad reminder of those we have lost, be it a death, a horrible tragedy or even a bad breakup. Any or all of these factors may play a role in a case of holiday depression. So how do you know if you’re depressed? The symptoms may include many of those found in major depression like feeling down, sad or discouraged, hopeless or worthless, having little interest in activities, irritability and mood swings, little to no energy, oversleeping and overeating,
problems with relationships, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, withdrawal from others, and agitation among myriad others. There’s no shortage of advice about how to beat the holidays blues but some of the best comes from the Mayo Clinic beginning with cutting yourself some slack. You’re sad, it’s ok. But at the same time, you need to “acknowledge your feelings.” Cry if you need to, but don’t isolate if possible. Let someone you love know how you’re feeling. The Mayo Clinic suggests doing something like volunteering; helping others may help to lift your spirits. It also recommends lowering your holiday expectations; it’s not always going to be amazing and perfect. And, let things go, especially with family differences. And for sure try not to overspend because who doesn’t get depressed when they’re broke.
Lose weight over the Holidays!
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Join me and many other like-minded people in getting Healthy. I know that it is possible to get control and lose weight over the holidays. In 2007 I was overweight, felt bad about myself and had given up. Then from the week before Thanksgiving till the week after New Year’s I lost 30lbs. I have never found them again look at my after picture that is NOW!
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We are having a free event to help all that want to learn the secret to long term success! Call me for the details. Jill A. Greber, CPC Certified Health Coach Take Shape for Life 941-302-3613
One of the best ways to try and help bring yourself out of the dumps is by really sticking to healthy habits like eating right, sleeping and, perhaps most importantly, through regular exercise. While science admits that the link between depression (and anxiety) and exercise are not entirely clear, what is known is that physical activity can ease some symptoms primarily through better sleep, for starters. The Mayo Clinic and WebMD agree that chemicals in the brain including endorphins and endocannabinoids can help people feel better. But perhaps the benefits that are most striking are less physical than they are psychological and emotional. Increased confidence is a big one. If you feel better physically and feel good about your appearance, that’s a boost. Social interaction is huge, too. Working out with others while at first may seem like the last thing you want to do when you’re depressed, is helpful. And then there’s just the basic distraction factor; you don’t have the time to dwell when you’re sweating your butt off on the barre. And bottom line, it’s a healthy coping mechanism. However, if none of these suggestions are effective, please seek out help from a professional. Sometimes, we just need some help. But bottom line, exercise is known to help so flip through the pages of Fit941 and you’re sure to find a great gym, class, or event.
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You Tell Us!
We are really into science, so going to Five-Thirty-Eight to see its best workout playlist made a lot of sense: its method was to gather data from streaming music services to gather songs that were searched for using the key word workout. Makes sense. We’ll get to that in a minute, but local trainers shared their go-to jams to power your workout.
ADAM JACO, JACO BOXING
3. Chris Brown
1. Rob Zombie
Take You There’
Beautiful People’ (Ultimate High Club Remix)
4. Jack U (Feat. Kiesza)
More Human Than Human
5. Static X
Kickstart My Heart
6. Fallout Boy
2. Motley Crue
3. AC/DC Hells Bells
7. Ed Sheeran
8. Rob Zombie
KAREN BRUGGEMAN, AROUND THE CLOCK
FIVE-THIRTY-EIGHT.COM ULTIMATE PLAYLIST
4. Guns N' Roses 5. Notorious B.I.G.
FITNESS SARASOTA 1. Scooter Nessaja
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workouts. What’s your ultimate workout playlists? Tell us on our Facebook page!
ULTIMATE PLAYLIST? 1. Desiigner Panda
5. Kanye West
Never Gonna Stop
1, 2, 3, 4
7. The Chainsmokers
FiveThirtyEight does the math. Literally. Nobody does Internet data better. Scanning Spotify data these geniuses (for real) calculate that the following 10 songs are the ultimate playlist” because of the number of appearances on Spotify for
Don’t Let Me Down
8. Rihanna Work
9. (Seeb Remix) Mike Posner
I Took A Pill In Ibiza
10. Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For
Sources: FiveThirtyEight.com & Spotify
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Mashed Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
It’s just mandatory that there be mashed on the table at Thanksgiving, am I right? But subbing out sweet potatoes (and no butter!) for white potatoes (keeping in mind potatoes are not your enemy; tubers are beautiful foods, in moderation) means less calories, less carbs, more fiber, tons more Vitamin A and lots of other nutrients. We love these sweet, savory rich-tasting and delicious mashed sweet potatoes. No marshmallows, please. This recipe will serve 8.
4 medium- large sweet potatoes 3 ½ tbsp. high-quality, extra virgin organic olive oil 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 3 of them minced Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
So there’s two ways to do this. You could boil your potatoes with a sprig of rosemary until tender or, like we prefer, roast them instead. If you choose the latter, preheat oven to 400. Rub (or brush) sweet potatoes with 1 ½ tbsp. of the olive oil and sprinkle with a little sea salt and ground black pepper and roast until tender, probably around an hour, give or take. When done, mash (skins on or off; we suggest keeping them on, but it’s up to you) with the rest of the olive oil. Then add the rosemary slowly and uniformly, folding into mashed sweet potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste if needed and garnish with a sprig of rosemary, if desired.
Citrus Green Beans With Pine Nuts & Shallots
So easy, so delicious and so good for you and the only real calories come from the olive oil, so …’nuff said. One note: since we’re in the state that knows citrus better than any other, there are a number of citrus varieties you could substitute for the basic navel orange—that are in season November and December, like Hamlins or Pineapple Oranges, tangelos or tangerines, or even the super sweet and juicy White Marsh Grapefruit. Experiment!
1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed ½ cup thinly sliced shallots ¼ cup grated orange rind (or other favorite citrus fruit) ¼ cup fresh orange (or other favorite citrus fruit) juice 1 tbsp organic extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts Coarse sea salt and ground fresh black pepper to taste
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In a large pot, cook fresh green beans in rapidly boiling, lightly salted water for about 2-3 minutes. Rinse and drain in cool water. In a very large non-stick sauté pan over medium heat, add EVOO and sauté shallots until they are nice and tender. Next add green beans and stir to evenly distribute the shallots. Finally, add the juice and rind stirring gently and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and ground fresh black pepper to taste. Top with crunchy pine nuts. Serve.
Super Low-Carb Turkey Stuffing
There’s no bread, cauliflower stands in, but the taste is on point. This recipe delivers tons of flavor while being very low carb (about 5 net carbs per serving) and gluten-free. Yummy.
1 lb. sausage, (pork or turkey, and the flavor is up to you; mild sweet Italian works nicely.) 1 large head cauliflower, chopped 1 cup sweet onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped 1 tsp fresh sage, torn ½ tsp dried fennel 1 tsp fresh thyme, torn 1 cup white wine ½ cup walnuts, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Cook sausage over medium heat in a large sauté pan, making sure it’s really crumbly. Once the meat is cooked through (no pink showing), add the onion and celery and cook until the onions and celery are soft, about 5 or 6 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook for about 10 minutes so the cauliflower becomes nicely caramelized. Add the wine and cook until the liquid is gone. Add the walnuts and stir gently cooking for another minute or so. Remove from heat and add the herbs and sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve!
Sweet & Tart Apple Cranberry Crisp
What we love about this recipe, besides that it’s spectacular, is that it works for Thanksgiving or Christmas nicely.
Filling: 1 ½ cups tart peeled apples 1 cup whole, fresh cranberries Stevia or similar sugar substitute to equal ½ cup 1 ½ tbsp. whole wheat flour
Topping: ¾ cups quick-cook whole oats ¼ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup brown sugar (if you can find a good, organic brown sugar substitute, use that) ¼ cup Vegan margarine, melted (or ghee) ¼ cup chopped pecans
Pre-heat oven to 350. Combine all filling ingredients and put in baking dish. Combine all topping ingredients until crumbly and layer on top of filling. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
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» by Ellyn Santiago
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AND IT WILL L VE YOU BACK
robiotics are living bacteria and yeasts naturally found in the body and are really important for one’s overall health, especially digestive health. And while the very word bacteria is for some synonymous with something bad, think all that anti-bacterial stuff on the market, our bodies are full of bacteria; most good, and some not so good. Probiotics are found in foods and when one needs to balance out that good gut bacteria, supplements are available.
“Probiotics are essential to our health because most of our immune system is housed in our gut,” says Danielle Russo, manager of Richard’s Foodporium on Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota. “Diet and environmental factors can upset the balance of good bacteria.” Danielle says she regularly takes supplements. “I take a probiotic every day to ensure my good bacteria outnumber the bad,” 46 HOLIDAY 2016
she says. “I also try to incorporate probiotic-rich foods, such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir.” Bonni London, owner of Sarasota-based London Wellness, is a New York University-trained nutritionist and has been an accredited, registered and licensed dietitian for the past 17 years. Bonni does not mince words when it comes to probiotics. “Bugs are your friends,” she says and advises that if “you haven’t befriended these microscopic creatures, otherwise known as bacteria, now is the time.” “There is a battle going on down in your gut, and you need to think about that every time you open your mouth, because you are not the only one who is eating,” Bonni says. Most of the bacteria inside us are beneficial, Bonni says, and “need support for their survival.” But she goes further: “Our survival is actually dependent on
these bacteria. We are constantly bombarded with pathogens, dangerous or even at times deadly bacteria. However, we rely on beneficial bacteria to keep these pathogens at bay.” But the bacteria also play a major role in not just controlling but determining our weight. Research suggests that the type and species of ‘bug,’ or bacteria living in our gut determine whether we’re lean or tend toward obese and, for the latter, at risk for Type 2 diabetes. There’s a fix, though. We can re-condition our metabolisms by exacting revenge on the firmicutes (which are directly associated with obesity) and replace them with the lean-loving bacteroidetes, which love fiber. Firmicutes adore sugar, so we know they’re evil because when you have an overgrowth of them you crave sugar and carbs. They are strong, too, sending messages to your brain to eat more simple processed carbohydrates. So, if you’re the person that’s been fighting
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“Starve the bad guys and feed the good guys,” Bonni says and the science agrees. “Since we need to support the growth of these bacteria with appropriate provisions, vegetables are good, everyone agrees, and now we have more reason to seek them out. The undigested fiber in vegetables, fruit, grains, and legumes are fuel to support your microscopic support team,” she explains. “In addition, it has been shown that adding fermented foods to you diet, which contains naturally occurring bacteria, is an additional strategy to arm your team.” Bonni, like Danielle, suggests more fermented foods in one’s diet, like sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kefir, kombucha tea, or apple cider vinegar. To learn more about probiotics, visit one of the many Richard’s Foodporium locations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties; you’ll find a list on the website RichardsFoodporium. com or check in with the very knowledgeable Bonni London at LondonWell ness.net.
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» By Ellyn Santiago
GET TANKED, & GET RESULTS
f BMI had its way, every ripped gym rat would be called obese. You know the body mass index drill; the old height and weight calculation that tells one if they’re healthy or not, just-right or obese, at risk for heart disease and diabetes or fit as a fiddle.
The problem is, since BMI only calculates a healthy body based on that simple formula, and well, a pound is a pound be it fat or muscle, that metric can be very deceptive, especially for the uber fit. But body composition, ah, now that’s another story. While not as easy to determine, body comp is a measure of how much of one’s weight is made up of lean mass – muscle, bone, tissue and water -- versus fat. It is at once a more accurate, and complex, analysis of a healthy body. One way is to literally do the math: 1/ Db = w/Dw + f/Df + p/Dp + m/Dm. If you can answer this equation, or at the very least explain it, go to the head of the class. For the rest of us, basically everyone, there’s hope because there are myriad ways to determine body composition. From air or water displacement total body imaging, ultrasounds, skin folds or even the good old tape measure method. 48 HOLIDAY 2016
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SCALE
One way to determine body composition is though Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). In this process, a painless electrical current is sent through one’s body on a BIA machine or scale. The rate that current travels through the body is used to calculate the amount of fat-free mass and percentage of actual body fat. There’s a far more complicated definition, but that’s the gist. And many trainers and nutritionists employ that data rather than simply BMI when helping clients. If you ask personal trainer, sport nutritionist and GYM SRQ staffer Cody Pleszewski, he’ll tell you that knowing a client’s body comp is an important tool when he’s advising on nutrition. Especially when gathered from BIA. “It’s crucial to look at what makes up most of someone’s weight, body fat, water weight, lean muscle,” he says. “Without these numbers it's hard to set up a proper diet.”
Cody provides examples: “Maybe you don't drink enough water and that could be a reason you feel like you're gaining weight without having the scale change numbers, but without checking your body composition, I can't tell as fast what the problem could be.” At Complete Nutrition, owner Jeff Bueth says, they use the state-of-the-art InBody BIA machine to determine body comp. InBody was founded in the mid-1990s by a Harvard Medical School-trained physician. The InBody machine at Complete Nutrition uses Direct Segmental Multi-Frequency BIA with an Eight-Point Tactile Electrode Method to accurately measure body compositions, according to the InBody website. “No matter the goal, weight loss, maintenance, or muscle growth, the InBody scale will hold you accountable,” Jeff
says. “Printouts of your body analysis show you muscle versus fat, strength and hydration, and also basal metabolic rate.” Jeff says, “We set you up for success," by providing the correct meal plan based on body composition.
Ever been to a carnival or charity event or kid’s party with a dunk tank? We’re talking the total body water (TBW), also known as the dunk tank method of gauging body comp. Actually called a hydrostatic tank, this method takes about 10 minutes and following that dunking, you get a detailed report that shows fat and fat-free body mass, as percentages and in actual weight, how much fat, if any, you need to lose to achieve your desired body composition, how many calories per day you burn without exercising or how many you burn from different exercises and, tells you what’s your ideal body fat based on age and gender. Chris Giese, Southwest Florida BodyFatComp franchise owner says, the “hydrostatic method is the gold standard for measuring body density.” “A hydro-static tank is not an instrument, so it doesn't need to be calibrated like other methods,” he says. “It uses the known unchangeable densities of water at any given temperature, adipose (fat) tissue, and fat-free tissue as necessary mathematical variables.” Chris says the “test results are incredibly reproducible time and time again.” “This makes tracking body composition trends with the hydro-static method over time very easy and accurate,” he says. The mobile BodyFatTest ‘dunk tank’ will visit Sarasota for hydrostatic body composition testing at Real Fitness on Nov. 11. For more information on body composition analyses and nutrition, visit CompleteNutrition.com, GymSrq.com or BodyFatTest.com.
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Holidays ' Fit for a Kid'' » By Ellie Mae Johnson
14+), and RC sail-boating. Visit NathanBendersonPark.org, email Programs@ Sanca.Us or call 941-358-7275. In the 941, there are myriad camps and programs to help keep your kids active and moving during both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks. Plus, many folks are working during the holiday breaks and in the case of the winter break for local schools, that break is long; both Manatee and Sarasota county school children have an 11-school day winter break, so local programs and camps are a win-win: kids will be super active and are not at home without you. Score!
Fall/ Thanksgiving Break Nathan Benderson Park
Thanksgiving Aquatic Camp, Nov. 21 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 10 to 18. Camp activities include kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, rowing, boater's education, powerboat driving (ages 50 HOLIDAY 2016
Manatee County YMCA (All branches; Bradenton, LWR and Parrish)
Fall Break Camp, Nov. 21-23, as early as 7 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m. Kindergarten age to 5th grade. Camp includes athletics, games, crafts and more. Visit ManateeYmca.org or call 941-792-7484.
Fall/Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 23 and Nov. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 14. Kids can expect to play sports and games and do lots of cool arts & crafts, at the Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch, 8301 Potter Park Dr., Sarasota. Visit SarasotaYmca.org for more information.
Mystical Dance Company
For all of November, it’s ‘Bring a Friend’ month where the first class of dance is free. Owner and teacher Nicole Calabrese says the idea is to allow people from age 2 to adult who have never taken dance to be welcomed. “Why sit
when you can become fit and dance,” she says. For more information, visit MysticalDanceCompany.com or call 941-809-0054.
NXT Generation Turkey Day Field Day
Ok, it’s not a camp, but this looks awesome. The inaugural Turkey Day Field Day will be held Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Definition Fit in downtown Sarasota. The field day is for kids from four to 15 and includes a ‘Downtown Turkey Trot,’ yoga and meditation at Marina Jacks, a ‘Gratitude is Attitude’ discussion, an ISO dynamic Fitness Class, healthy snacks, and a ‘personal gratitude journal,’ all presented by Coaches Dani and Chase. There are not many spaces left, so check with Coach Dani Williams at DaniNxtGeneration@gmail.com.
Winter\ Christmas Break Nathan Benderson Park
Holiday Aquatic Camp, (3 sessions) Dec. 19-22, Dec. 27-30 and Jan. 3-6,
Where Kids Move To Improve! • Fitness and yoga classes available for all children ages 5-12. • Qualified coaches provide fun, upbeat, and health-minded sessions to meet every child's goals.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 10 to 18. Camp activities include kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, rowing, boater's education, powerboat driving (ages 14+), and RC sail-boating. Visit NathanBendersonPark. org, email Programs@Sanca.Us or call 941358-7275.
Winter/Christmas Break Camp, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages K-5th grade. Activities include sports, games, swimming, crafts and more. Campers must bring lunch, two snacks, plenty to drink and a swim suit and a towel to swim (when weather permits). Visit ManateeYmca.org or call 941-792-7484
Winter Break Camp has two sessions: Dec. 19-23; 7:30 a.m. to as late as 5:30 p.m. except 12/23 where camp ends at 12 noon. The second session is Dec. 26-Dec. 30 (Dec. 30 from 7:30 a.m. until 12 noon) otherwise all days are 7:30 until as late as 5:30 p.m. Winter Break Camp is for kids from 5 to 11 (K-5) and is held at Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch, 1075 South Euclid Ave., Sarasota. Activities include sports, games, arts & crafts, STEM, and field trips may be available. An afternoon snack is provided but campers should being a bag lunch. Visit SarasotaYmca.org or call 941-9529533, ext. 201.
Sarasota YMCA Winter Break Sports Camp
The Y’s Winter Break Sports Camp is Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-30 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The Sports Camp will be held at the Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch, 8301 Potter Park Drive, in Sarasota. For more information on the Sports Camp visit SarasotaYmca.org or call 941-952-9533.
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YAY–BURPEES 1. Start in a stand-
JIM DENOFA is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 sports performance coach And an ISSA certified personal trainer.
ing position. 2. Drop into a squat with your hands flat on the floor.
n the 1930s, a physiologist named Royal H. Burpee developed, and then illustrated, an “exercise test” for his PhD. dissertation. Later, what would become a very popular exercise also became a tool for the U. S. military dubbed the “Burpee Test” to assess the fitness of men headed to battle in World War II. So it's not surprising that the exercise is as popular today and effective as it was back years ago.
According to Jim Denofa, owner of CrossFit Havoc of Palmetto, the burpee is a “great way to increase your heart rate in a short amount of time, or keep your heart rate up for extended amounts of time. And it is in essence when one jumps to and from the floor.” “You can get an extremely intense workout doing burpees alone or, you could increase the difficulty of other movements by adding burpees into the mix,” Jim says. The burpee perfectly illustrates the simplicity of a really perfect exercise that can be quickly learned and mastered, and is extremely effective.
3. Kick your feet
back as if to plank but keep your arms extended. 4. Quickly return to feet to squat and then jump up from the squat position.
The explanation of how to execute a burpee may sound difficult when you break it down into steps, but it could not be any simpler to execute.
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he benefits from regular exercise and fitness maintenance are immeasurable. A good workout produces increased energy, higher selfesteem, better athletic performance and overall improved general health and well-being.
Unfortunately, rigorous exercise can also generate joint pain and muscle soreness caused by inflammation. The ability to bounce back from a long run, intense game or marathon bicycle ride is essential to being fit, happy and healthy. Well, there is good news for athletes. There are several anti-inflammatory supplements on the market that can help to alleviate pain. Most are available at any local health food store and when combined with a healthy, balanced diet can ensure your body has the necessary nutrients to exercise and recover. Consult your physi54 HOLIDAY 2016
cian, of course, before taking any of these supplements.
Fish Oils - These omega-3 fatty
acids are commonly known for their ability to help lower cholesterol and improve circulation. Recent studies have also lauded their anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, fish oil helps ease joint pain and other symptoms related to arthritis. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it has fewer side effects than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. When taken daily, fish oil can reduce short-term back, shoulder and neck pain. Typically, fish oil comes in a gel capsule or liquid form.
Turmeric - Make sure that the turmeric has curcumin listed prominently on the bottle since it is the anti-inflammatory molecule in the turmeric root. It's a relative of ginger, which is also available as
a supplement. Most people are familiar with curcumin as a spice in curry or other Indian food. Turmeric does not easily absorb into the bloodstream so it should be taken with a black pepper extract which accelerates absorption properties. It is a powerful antioxidant that blocks NF-kb molecules and reduces enzymes that cause inflammation. Turmeric is available in capsules and liquid form.
CoQ10 - Or the co-enzyme, Q10, is also a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals in the bloodstream. A report from the Journals of Gerontology, Study A, showed that CoQ10 could be effective when paired with a Mediterranean diet (olive oil, fruit, and vegetables) in helping to reduce joint pain and arthritic symptoms. CoQ10 can also enhance the anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin E, reducing blood levels of C-reactive protein, which are an accurate indicator of inflammation.
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Probiotics - We all have probiotics
living in our digestive tracts. Fermented dairy products and pickled vegetables are excellent sources of probiotics, which fight infection sources like harmful microbes. Probiotics are beneficial for athletes because they also reduce C - reactive protein that creates inflammation. Probiotic supplements are available in capsule, tablet and liquid forms and are available in any natural foods or nutrition store.
Golden Milk - This is the only milk athletes should drink. It's a combination of coconut oil, almond milk, water and turmeric, which is made into a paste by blending the ingredients in a pot and cooking it slowly on a stovetop. Honey or ginger can be added for flavor. Drink it in the evening or after a workout and the curcuminoid will block the inflammatory pathways preventing the protein that triggers pain and swelling in muscles and joints. Each of these supplements will help reduce inflammation. But avoiding certain
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Inflammation inflammatory foods and food groups is equally important for athletes. All processed foods are harmful. Limit the intake of refined grains, such as pasta, pizza, cereal or white bread. Milk is another product that can create problems. The more it is processed the more inflammatory it becomes. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are prevalent in snack foods and soft drinks. Sugar is more addictive than some narcotics. By the time it's refined and processed it contains none of the original, natural elements of sugarcane. Synthetic sweeteners are not a viable alternative either. Vegetable oils, such as soy, corn, sunflower, canola or any other hydrogenated oil, should be avoided and the fried foods which are often prepared with those oils. When preparing meals, stick to extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, whenever possible. Staying healthy and fit demands not only routine exercise and athletic activities, but a keen sense of nutrition.
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Wine & Spine Event – 6-8pm. Receive a spinal thermoscan and postural test by Dr. Caceres, Chinese tongue and pulse diagnosis and ear seeds by Dr. Rene Ng. Also, a Juvent micro-vibration platform session which exercises your skeleton, Bemer bioelectricmagnetic mat healing session, mini-facials, and body fat analysis. All of the above are free! Come and have fun networking and enjoy the free treatments. Catered by Paleo Connection & White Horse Pub. $5/includes 2 glasses of wine. The event will be held at Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa, 3510 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota. Please RSVP Pamela Kirscher at 941-330-8100. SuperSlowSRQ@yahoo.com. SszDowntownSarasota.com. BRC Monthly Board Meeting – 6:30-7:30pm. If you’ve got some fresh, new ideas or are interested in what’s going on in our group, or maybe you have some questions, join us! We welcome all visitors. After the meeting, enjoy some of the finest crafted beers, and get something to eat from a local food truck. The board meets monthly and is hosted by Darwin Brewing Company, 803 17th Ave West, Bradenton. Check out our website at BradentonRunnersClub.com. Donation Yoga at JDub’s – 7-8pm. Yoga with Meg. Class is held out on the deck and the beer garden. Great for beginners or seasoned yogis. Donations accepted. JDub’s Brewing Company & Tap Room, 1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota.
Beach Fit – 8-9am. What better way to exercise then at the beach? Grab your towel, a bottle of water and wiggle your toes in the sand. Then start your workout which will incorporate strength, conditioning, plyometrics and some heart-pumping activities to get your day started. Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach.
2 - 4 Gyrontonic Psoas Principles Course – 10-6pm. With AMT Juergen Bamberger. $200/ registration, studio fee, $350/course tuition. Checks made payable to Aryssa Inc. Please mail checks to the address below. Suncoast Center for Movement, Pilates, Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis training. 3 Locations: 1071 South Tuttle Ave, Sarasota.
Free Diabetes Screenings Day – 10am-1pm. If you’ve never had your blood sugar checked, or maybe you just haven’t had it checked in a while, stop by and see us. You never know. The life you save could be your own. Free. Meridien Research, 8043 Cooper Creek Blvd, #107, Bradenton. Tickets are available at MericienResearch.net. One Year Anniversary Party – 4-8pm. Come celebrate with us at Crunch! Enjoy BBQ, give-a-ways, vendors, fitness competitions and enrollment specials. Open to the public. Free. Crunch Fitness, 4836
14th St W, Bradenton. For more information call Eduardo Lopez, 267-210-3806. EDulop79@Gmail. com. AcroYoga Jam at Ringling Underground – 8-10pm. Join us for an evening of fun and exercise. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re in for a surprise! We all know how great yoga can be for you and your body, now, pair it up with some gentle acrobatics! You will feel amazing after your first workout. The Ringling Underground, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota. 4 Richard’s Run for Life – 5pm. Registration begins. Ybor City, beautiful and historic, wants you and your friends to walk or run through its streets. Join us for one of the best post-race parties in the Tampa Bay area. Food to rave about for weeks, great tasting beer, music and so much more. Your donations help research for AYA and APCC. Join in for an event and an evening
Building Bone with Body Rolling – 10:30am-12:30pm. Lengthening your spine by freeing the surrounding muscles with regular myofascial release can optimize the flow of your life force energy, resulting in remarkable changes to your health, vitality and self-confidence. Create better functioning of all internal organs, lower stress, and blood pressure and live in peace and serenity. $30/pre-registration and pre-payment requested. Limited space. Yoga Libre, 2801 Fruitville Rd, Ste 220, Sarasota. BRC Fall Pasta Party – 6-8pm. You can run before, or you can choose to run after, but not at this event! This is the event where we hang out and with friends or maybe make some new ones. Talk about what will be coming up in the New Year and other club updates. The food will be catered and some will be potluckstyle. Please bring a dish to share such as bread, salad, or dessert. The club will be sponsoring the main dish. We ask that you bring your own beverages. Cortez Villas Clubhouse, 4110 36th Ave W, Bradenton.
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BradentonRunnersClub.com. 5 & 6 Rowing Festival – 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-2pm Sunday. This is it! Not only two days of a nonstop rowing festival, but think of all the food, live music, community displays, the kid’s fun zone, beer gardens, the great weather and so much more! Something for everyone in the whole family. Free/admission, $5/parking. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. For more information please go to NBPRowingFestival. org.
Gulf Coast Cyclefest 2016 – You choose what route you want to ride, and what distance. Opt for 20-, 35-, 62-, or 100-mile routes, which are all new this year. This is not a race, so take your family, or come alone, but come out and enjoy the day traveling through the panoramic, southwestern area of Florida. Breakfast is provided, and lunch will be served by the Polo Grill & Bar. Routes close at 3pm. Join in on the fun; you and your family will be glad you did. $45-$50. Main Street LWR, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, Lakewood Ranch. More information and registration visit Active.com.
Urban Rooftop Yoga with Circusoul – 5:15-7:15pm. Kerry Tice will be lead instructor this evening. Take in the scenic views of the Sarasota bay front from the rooftop, as you enjoy your evening yoga workout. All levels welcome. One hour class, then lite bites and socializing. $15/pre-registration. Studio South Fitness, 55 S Palm Ave, Sarasota. Tickets are also available at StudioSouthFitness.com.
Tippecanoe Trail & Mud Run – Not only a 5K course, but you’ll also have to concur eleven obstacles strategically placed throughout the course. Proceeds will benefit the Park and promote environmental awareness. Don’t forget the fun, food and entertainment at the post-race party. Event is for individuals or teams so bring a gang from work and receive a discount! $15-$145. Tippecanoe Environmental Park, 2400 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte. Lots more information is available, and registration is at Active.com. Myakka River Half-Marathon/5K Run for the Memories – 6:4511:30am. This event is for everyone! Many categories and age groups. Cross the finish line and receive ice water or chocolate milk. Post-race party will be a blast! The food is provided by Publix, so you know it’s good. Live music by the R Anthony
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Band, cold beer, prizes, give-a-ways and a free fun area for kids of all ages. $35-$120. Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota. More information is available at MyakkaHalf.com. Register at RunSignUp.com. Tour of Homes: Bike Ride – 8-10am. Join us for this casual 2-hour ride through the lovely, scenic area of Lakewood Ranch. A Great way to take in the sights, hang out with friends, and get in a good ride. Hope to see you there. Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton. Tickets are available at LWRTourOfHomes.com. Game Day 5K – 8-10am. A few different ways to play at this race. Let’s see how creative you can be. First let’s start by indicating your alma mater or maybe just your favorite college or university team. The top three teams represented by participants will win college scholarships for their corresponding alumni groups! There will also be a best game day sign contest. If that wasn’t enough, a best fan costume contest. $25. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota. More information and registration available at ManasotaTrackClub.org. Walk to End Alzheimer’s – 9am. This is the world’s largest event held to raise awareness and funds for the care and support of those who suffer from this disease. Free. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. For information contact, Summer Reyes, 941-365-8883. Reyess@AlzFLGulf. org. To register please go to ALZ. org/FLGulfCoast. Chalk Festival 5K Fun Run – 9am. Everything about this day and event is fun and peaceful, and is for all age groups. A looped course will have you pass all the colorful artwork, along the intra-coastal waterway and over near to the turtles. This is a pedestrian route, safe for everyone. Since it’s a love and peace theme, feel free to dress the part – bellbottoms, love beads, head bands, etc. Included in your entry is Chalk Festival day pass, drink ticket, event t-shirt, peace necklace, snacks and more. $30. Gathering at 900 Airport Ave East, Venice. Information and registration at RunSignUp.com/Race/ FL and RoadRaceRunner.com. 6v6 Soccer Tourney – 9am-5pm. An adult event. Entry fee includes a guaranteed 3 games, referees and prizes for the winners. We’ll also have a party following the tournament included with entry
fee. Robert L Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC), 1845 34th St, Sarasota. Purchase tickets at SocoClubSport.com.
Back Pain Seminar – 6-8pm. With Dr. Rene Ng and Dr. Caceres. Understand major causes of back pain from the Chinese and Western perspective, and what you can do for relief. A natural approach to treat back pain. Learn exercises and stretches that you can do at home. Attendees will get copy of the slide presentation. Free. At SuperSlow Zone, 1509 State St, Sarasota. For more information please contact Pamela Kirscher, 941330-8100. SuperSlowSRQ@yahoo. com. DowntownSarasota.com.
& 19 Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club Pasta Bash – 25-, 50-, or 100- kilometers you choose the distance. Ride along flat and only lightly traveled roads, and enjoy the scenery and the weather of beautiful southwest Florida. Friday is the Pasta Dinner and Social. Saturday is a continental breakfast. Please note, this is not a mass start. There will be post-ride refreshments. $10-$35. Village of Holiday Lake Recreation Center, 7500 Loris Court, Port Charlotte. For full details and registration, please go to Active.com or CoastalCruisers.net.
Harvest Hustle – 8am. This is a looped course that begins and finishes at the Harvest United Methodist Church. You’ll enjoy the scenic views of the beautiful neighborhoods throughout Lakewood Ranch, and the landscapes of the Country Club. This run/walk will benefit All Faiths Food Bank & the Food Bank of Manatee. We are also adding a children’s race for ages 3-12, and a 1-mile fitness walk. Please join us. $10-$40/race day. Lakewood Ranch, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch. More information and registration, visit Active.com. Tour of Homes Nature Walk – 8-10am. A great way to start out the morning in the beautiful weather our area has to offer at this time of year. Take in all of the natural sights. You might just be amazed at just how much there is out there to see. Greenbrook Adventure Park, 13010 Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton. Tickets are available at LWRTourOfHomes.com. Stomp & Chomp – 8am. The gates will open earlier. We know everyone is psyched! This 6K run around the lake on a paved surface will host three water stations spaced throughout the course. Afterward,
stick around for some great tasting food from the vendors, and hang out with friends while enjoying some good music. $5/parking per vehicle, $25/registration, $30/at door. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota. Email RegattaDirector@SarasotaCrew.org with questions. More information and registration at Active.com and NathanBendersonPark.com.
Crunch Open House – 7am-7pm. Beat the heat and check out all that Crunch has to offer. Enjoy a full day of fitness in our expansive facility, and enjoy enrollment specials all day long! Free. Crunch Bee Ridge, 3762 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota. For more information call Katherine, 941-8939648. KatherineC.Crunch@gmail. com. Crunch.com. Holiday Hustle 5K Run/Walk – 8am. An out and back course that takes you only steps from the beach. If you’re an avid 5K runner or someone who just likes to get out and take a nice walk, or anyone in between, come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather autumn in Florida offers! Strollers are welcome. The post-race party will include awards, music, door prizes, refreshments and fun. Come on out and burn some of those pre-holiday calories, you’ll have lots of fun! Proceeds to benefit Venice Youth Soccer. $25. Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 S Harbor Dr, Venice. Information and registration at Active.com. Turkey Raffle Run – 9-11am. A raffle run you ask? Each participant runs a marked, looped course for one hour. In this case, around the park. Every time you complete the course, or go over the so-called finish line, you will collect a raffle ticket. The times you complete the course, the more tickets you receive, the more chances for you to win in the drawing! It’s that simple. Zoomers will be raffling off turkeys and items brought in by the contestants. Items to bring? Gift cards, plants, crafts, wine, books, CD’s, etc. $5/ members, $8/non-members, or items of equivalent to those amounts to raffle. South Gulf Cove Park, 10150 Amicola St, Port Charlotte. More information and registration is available at ZoomersRun.com.
Youth Turkey Trot 5K – 7:30am. This is event is for youth 15 and younger. Why not start out this Thanksgiving on a healthy note, and join us on a walk or run over the Ringling Bridge? Breathable tech shirts and a great post-race party. Due to large turnouts, there will be two waves. Second wave will
start at 8am. $30-$45. Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Lots more information and registration available at Active.com. Turkey Trot 5K Run / Fun Walk – 7:30-10am. This is an annual event that has been going on for nearly twenty years. What better way to give thanks for all we have, then to give to those who are less fortunate. Bring the whole family and teach your children the benefits of helping and doing for others! $30/adult, $35/at door, $25/youths 14 and under. Florida Southwestern State College, 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda. Information and registration available at ZoomersRun.com, RunSignUp.com, Active.com or CharlotteCountyHFH.org. Bradenton Runners Club 5-Mile Turkey Trot – 8-9:10am. Gathering with friends and family on this holiday morning is sure to fill your heart joy. Stop for a moment and see how grateful you can truly be. In the spirit of this holiday, instead of a registration fee, we ask that you make cash donations or gifts of canned foods. Your offerings will benefit Turning Points and the Food Bank of Manatee. For the post-race celebration, we ask that everyone bring something to share with your fellow runners, favorites such as energy bars, assorted fruits, bagels, pastries, sport drinks and water. Free. 8300 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton. More information and registration at BradentonRunnersClub.com.
toy, and something to share for breakfast. Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Register at ManasotaTrackClub.org.
Crunch University EOM Party – 5-8pm. You won’t want to miss this! Food, vendors, DJ, and a fitness competition will be held for prizes! Crunch Fitness
University, 8440 Lockwood Ridge Rd. For more information call Daniel Pasquariello, 941-355-1908. Crunch. com/Locations/Florida/Sarasota. Crunch Bee Ridge EOM Party – 5-8pm. Celebrate with Crunch at our end of month party. Enjoy BBQ, give-a-ways, vendors and enrollment specials. Open to the public! Free. Crunch Fitness Bee Ridge, 3762 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota. Katherine 941-893-9648. KatherineC.Crunch@ Gmail.com. Crunch.com.
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Jingle & Jog 5K & 1 Mile Walk – 7-10am. Whether you’re a walker or a runner, please come out and join us in our effort to support the Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities. We’re sure you’ll have a good time. $25-$35. Jingle & Jog 5K, 4405 Desoto Rd, Sarasota. Register at ManasotaTrackClub.org. BBQ Poker Run 5K – 10am. Come on out, have some fun, and try to win some extra cash for Christmas! Not only do you get your run in for the day, you’ll hang out with your friends and your family, play some poker and have some great tasting, smoky, pulled pork BBQ. $20/adults, $25/at door, $10/18 and under not playing poker. 2579 N Toledo Blade Blvd, North Port. More information is available and registration is at RunSignUp.com/Race/FL or RoadRaceRunner.com. Pelican Rugby – 2-5pm. At this moment, we are still working on building and putting our club together. We know you’re as excited as we are, so we’re giving you what information we have at the time. We will continually update you as we receive any new information. Check our Facebook page for updates. Sarasota International Cricket Club, 7401 University Pkwy, Sarasota. 941-920-1036. SarasotaICC@gmail. com.
Run for the Birds – 8-11am. Come out to help support Save our Seabirds. The 5K and the 1-mile run start out in the parking lot at the stadium. Both finish by entering the outfield gate, and running from third base, to the home plate. When you cross home plate, you’re finished! Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota.
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& 10 Ragnar Trail Alafia River – 7am Friday-8pm Saturday. Run the lush trails of the Alafia River, taking in the breathtaking, stoic trees, indigenous to the area. This race will take you back to your childhood days of summer camp! A fun weekend away from it all! Alafia River State Park, 14326 County Road 39 S, Lithia. For more information and tickets, please go to Bit.ly.
Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run – This is definitely a race you don’t want to miss! Whether you decide to set your pace on that hard-packed, white quartz sand, or stroll along the beautiful shore, come out and have some fun. Best of all? The post-race party with music, raffle prizes, a holiday themed costume contest, holiday photo op, and food and beverages. $20-$85. Siesta Beach Park, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. Lots more information and registration at Active.com. Jingle Paws Jubilee – 11am-5pm. This fun-filled day is for everyone in the family. Not only dogs and puppies, cat and kittens ready for adoption from local rescue groups, but a variety of holiday gift shopping with area vendors, agility demonstrations, raffle prizes, holiday pet photographs and best of all, the pet parade! Five Points Park, 1 Central Ave, Sarasota. Boat Parade – 6-7pm. This is an annual event that is now in its 31st year. Several areas for viewing the parade are available so take your pick. Marina Jack Restaurant, Bayfront Park, City Island, Centennial Park and MarineMax Sarasota, 1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota.
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trail, great scenic views of Sarasota and you’ll finish on a hill top. If you walk or run, kids or adults, you will want to be here. Post-race party will have awards, music by Everyone Rocks, a live teen band, food and fun. Come join us! $10-$45. Celery Fields, 6799 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota. Lots of information and registration available at Active.com.
just have to come out and join us to find out the rest! There will be a post-race award ceremony with a raffle, photo-ops and snacks. $20$30. Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave, Venice. More information about this event and registration at Active. com. Say NO to Drugs Holiday Classic 5K, 10K & 1 Mile – 8am. This event is fun for all ages, and there is a postrace party with pancakes and awards. Awards are given 3-deep in standard age categories. The 1-mile kids’ race is an all-time favorite, as it gives every child a chance to show what they can do, or just try running to see if it’s a sport they may be interested in joining. $5-$29. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St, Clearwater. More information and registration at Active.com.
Tampa Pride Holiday Fun Run – 10:30am-2pm. Rain or shine a fun-filled day! Starting with the 1.5-mile fun run, be sure to don proper holiday attire. Costumes and racing-style swimwear are more than welcome. Then the kids will run next. Open to children 2 to 12, and all kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Their race will end with a visit from Santa Claus. The festivities will end with the notorious High Heel Trot. Again, proper holiday costumes are always welcome, but most of all, don’t forget your high heels! (Some say this is the best part of the race day!). Free-$30. Ybor City Historic District, 7th Avenue, Tampa. You may purchase tickets at TampaPride. org.
Donut Dive – 9am. Before the group dive, come out and join us for some coffee and donuts. Come alone, bring a friend, or maybe make some new friends and new divers. Free. Venice Public Beach, 101 The Esplanade S, Venice.
Blue + You Movie Night – Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family. It will be fun for everyone to sit, relax, and enjoy a movie that’s suitable for everyone! Keep watch on our Facebook page as more details will follow. Free. Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Ln, Sarasota.
The Frosty 5K – A onetime single loop starting and finishing at the Twin Lakes Park. As always, some folks can’t decide if they like the race better or the post-race parties. This postrace party features festive music, a costume contest, door prizes, great beverages and tasting noshes from our sponsors and supporters. Come out and join us, as we run in the holiday spirit! $25-$50. Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Rd, Sarasota. For more information or to register go to TheFrosty5k.com or Active.com.
and do it! Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples. Lots of information and registration at EliteEvents.org/Christmas-SprintTriathlon-And-Duathlon.
Jingle 5K – One of the largest 5K races in our area. Start your training and be there with your bells on, so you can jingle all the way! (We supply laces, bells and lighted flashers.) Listen to holiday music as you run along the course, then a post-race party complete with adult beverages. Proper ID required. This event benefits LWR Medical Center Auxiliary and Josh Provides. $11-$40. Lakewood Ranch, Main Street, Lakewood Ranch. More information and registration at Active.com.
Manatee River Run 5-Mile Championship Race – 8-9:30am. The last race of the year is to help raise funds for local student runners. One of the most breathtaking, panoramic courses to run as you travel on the terrain of a hard, shell-packed surface, take in the beaches, lagoons, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, tropical hardwood hammocks and then, the last 1.5-mile stretch of road is paved, taking you to the finish and to the post-race party! Awards, raffles, refreshments and great tasting food from your local area restaurants. All participants and their families are welcome. Emerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto. More information and registration at BradentonRunnersClub.com or Fit2Run.com.
Dr, Sarasota. For more information please contact Stacey Monroe at 941-320-9837. StaceyMonroe1@ hotmail.com.
-22 Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion – 6-9PM. This yin yoga immersion weekend is designed to introduce the poses and philosophical background of yin yoga, to students and teachers with all levels of yoga experience. $300/pre-registration, $350/ after December 21. CircuSoul Yoga, 4141 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 6, Sarasota. Call Kerry Tice, 941922-9642. CircuSoul@gmail.com. YinYogaSarasota.com.
- 4 Thai Yoga Training – 9am6pm. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Early bird registration; $399/if registered by Dec. 3, 2016, $449/after Dec. 3, and $50/discount for couples and returning students. CircuSoul Yoga, 4141 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 6, Sarasota. Kerry Tice, 941922-9642. CircuSoul@gmail.com. CircuSoul.com.
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Team Tony Walk and Talk – 8-9:30am. Join cancer survivors, fighters, caregivers, friends, and family for a walk over the Ringling Bridge. Connect with your cancer community. All are welcome. RSVP. Free. Kissing Statue, Sarasota Bayfront Park. For more information, contact Michelle Musset, 941-3209559. Info@TeamTony.org. Spin Class – 9am. With Steve Luscko. Around the Clock Fitness, 935 Beneva Rd, Sarasota. 941-2103247. Check out our website at AroundTheClock.Fitness. 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 please. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com. Pure Barre – 9:45am. Low impact, full body workout focusing on toning, lengthening and burning fat in record time. Pure Barre Lakewood Ranch, 5275 University Pkwy, Ste 131, Bradenton. 941-351-4040. Heather Jaco’s Blast Class – 8:309:30am. A combination of resistance training mixed in with high intensity cardio. A high intensity format to challenge your body to sculpt muscle and burn fat. $10. Uppercut Fitness, 1919 Southwood St, Sarasota. Aaron Jaco, 941-228-5147. UpperCutBoxingSarasota.com. Breaking Down the Barre – 1:252:55pm. Transform your body to a new slender, lean and fit form. Sweat away any negative thoughts you may have, and feel your muscles stretch while your mind gets lost in the music. You’ll feel renewed and energized. Pure Barre, Crossroads Shopping Center, 3800 S Tamiami Trl, #16, Sarasota. 941-953-2323. Silky Sundays – 4pm. In Sarasota 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. Each class is 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 please. Doors are locked at the start of class. Bikram Yoga Sarasota, 1501 2nd St, Sarasota. 941-330-2632. BikramYogaSarasota.com. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota.
Boot Camp – 5:30am. Held Monday-Friday at this time and at 5:30pm. You must attend an orientation before attending a session. Every workout at our Boot Camp combines high intensity interval training with active rest periods, giving you the best workout possible. Each session is high energy and coached by certified personal training team members. Designed to keep you motivated and on track for your fitness goals. X30Fit, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. 941-932-4440. X30Fit@Gmail.com. Visit our website for more information at X30Fit.com. X 30 Fit Boot Camp – 5-5:35AM. Group personal training program. Fun and challenging 30 minute sessions. Workouts that challenge your body every time. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Contact Dan, 941-932-4440. Ispr@x30Fit. com. X30Fit.com. Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the blue 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 Reformer Level 2 – 7:458:45am. Level 2 is for those who have a very good grasp of the basics, and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. (Level 1 is a prerequisite.) The focus at this level is on core strength, stamina and more complex patterns of movement. Many clients remain at this level and feel huge benefits from regular sessions. Other equipment used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mats.) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. 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. 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. X 30 Fit Boot Camp – 9-9:35am. Group personal training program. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. Workouts that challenge your body every time. X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Call Dan, 941932-4440. ISPR@x30Fit.com. Gyrotonic Tower Level 2 – 9-10am. 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, Sarasota. 941-955-5533. PilatesSRQ. com. Pilates Reformer Level 2 & 3 – 9-10am. For those clients who are ready for even more challenging moves for the core and co-ordination. This is a fast-paced class working towards increasing stamina as well as flexibility and strength. The aim at this level is for movement to become more flowing and dynamic, so the body becomes evenly strengthened and toned. It is essential to have a complete grasp of previous levels and know the correct use of breathing. Other equipment is used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mat.) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Bag Class – 9:15-10:15am. With Meghan Wicks. Kick and punch your way to a healthier, stress free you! Strengthen your body as you work punch combinations on your own bag, and burn calories through
circuit training cardio, and staying light on your toes. def:FIT 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information, please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. Pilates Level I - Introduction Level – 10:15-11:15am. For those who are new to Pilates, or want a refresher of equipment use and a gentle class. This level focuses on the basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. You will improve your core strength and reduce muscle stiffness. Suitable for clients with restricting medical issues, or who need to keep exercises at a gentle level. Other equipment used for added challenges are bands, balls and a mat. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. Senior Zumba Dance Class – 11am-noon. Not just for seniors. This daily weekday class is designed not only for a mature group, but for anyone who would like to move at a slower pace. $10/drop-in, $6/with our punch-card. Zumba Sarasota, 4900 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 941374-1560. Beth@zumbasarasota. com. ZumbaSarasota.com. X 30 Fit Boot – 4-4:35pm. Group personal training program. Fun and challenging 30 minute sessions. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. Workouts that will challenge your body every time! X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Contact Dan, 941-932-4440. Ispr@x30fit. com. X30Fit.com. Mexican Madness with Javier – 5:30pm. A high intensity cardio boxing, MMA class taught by Javier Torres, UFC fighter. def:FIT, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.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. Body Pump – 5:45pm. Jaco’s Boxing & Fitness, 5708 Lawton Dr, Sarasota. 941-586-2355. KelliJaco@ Gmail.com.
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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. POUND – 6-6:30pm. Channel your inner rock-star and use our weighted drumsticks to transform your body into a fat burning machine. Free/ first class with membership. Crunch Fitness, Sarasota Village Plaza, 3762 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota. Patti-Linn Stanley, 941-355-1908. X 30 Fit Boot Camp – 6:05-6:40pm. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Call Dan, 941-932-4440. ISPR@ x30Fit.com. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. 941-364-2600. Fit2Run.com. Fit2Run – 6:30-7:30pm. The sign ups start at 6pm, and the run starts promptly at 6:30. This run is open to all levels. Free. The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota.
Galloway Training Program – This program is suitable for all ages and all levels. We train to achieve your goals, injury free, but having fun while staying fit, and to get you ready for a half or full marathon. Come alone or with friends. Prices vary, first class free. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota. Inquiries please email ChanelC@ Fit2Run.com. Registration at JeffGalloway.com/Training or Active.com. Group Run – 4:45-6:10am. This run has two starting points, for those who don’t want the extra miles. Start at Summerfield Community Park in LWR. If you sleep a little later, meet up with us at Braden River Nature Park, between University Parkway and SR70, on LWR Boulevard. Run is approximately 7-8 miles. If interested or would like more information, contact GroupRun_Early@ LakewoodRanchRunningClub.com. Classical Reformer Class - Level I & 2 – 7-8am. Level 1 is for those new or returning to Pilates. Learn basic principles, improve posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. Great if you have restricting medical issues, or just need a gentler level. Level 2 is for those who have a very good grasp of the basics, and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. Focus on core, strength, stamina and complex patterns of movement. Some remain at this
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level and feel huge benefits from regular sessions. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Sarasota Ride – 8am. Pace is 2023mph and a 40 mile ride. Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota. For more information, contact Doug F, 941-921-6820. Stretch, Strength & Stability – 8-9am. Enjoy a class designed for people who want to improve balance, strength and flexibility. This is a complete body workout. A great class for someone just beginning, getting back into fitness or illness/ injury recovery. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Magic Circle Madness Pilates – 9-10am. Intermediate-advanced class of madness. Magic circle is incorporated during both Pilates reformer and mat exercises. This is a challenging workout that will strengthen you from head to toe. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-2038156. CindeCarroll.com. Better Than Coffee Yoga – 9-10:15am. Slow, gentle asanas for beginners, focused on functional alignment and breathing exercises. First session free. $15/drop-in, packages available. Healsci Sarasota, 3807 Belmont Blvd, Sarasota. If you would like more information call Elena Morbini, 941-567-8092. Elena@Healsci.com. Healsci.com. Zumba – 10am. Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Free. Body R&R, 4702 Cortez Rd West, Bradenton. For more information, call 941-6778399. Ronnie@BodyRandR.com. BodyRandR.com. Intro-Beginner Classical Reformer Class – 10-11am. For those who are new to Pilates or want a refresher of equipment use and a gentle class. This level focuses on the basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. You will improve your core strength and reduce muscle stiffness. Suitable for clients with restricting medical issues who need to keep exercises at a gentle level. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. 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. 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 941961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail. com. Endurance House – 6-7:30pm. Endurance House hosts a 5k fun run. Endurance House, 5434 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Bradenton. For more information please call 941-7274411. EnduranceHouseSunCoast. com. Group Boxing – 6:15pm. Jaco’s Boxing & Fitness, 5708 Lawton Dr, Sarasota. 941-586-2355. KelliJaco@ Gmail.com. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Dr #110, Sarasota. 941-3585100. 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.
Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the blue 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. YogaRolling – 8-9am. A combo of body-rolling and yoga stretches resulting in improved function, body alignment, flexibility and sports performance. $15/drop in. Healsci Yoga Shala, 3807 Belmont
St, Sarasota. Tanya, 352-514-7150. Tanya@Healsci.com. Healsci.com. 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 941-306-5452. Pace 12-14, 24 miles. Call El P 941-201-6201. Pace 14-16, 28 miles, Call Cindy M 302-7571304. Pace 16-18, 31 miles. Call Paul P 941-388-8427 or Bill N 941378-5511. Pace 18-20, 34 miles. Call Mike H 941-378-4416. Pilates Reformer Level 2 & 3 – 9-10am. For those clients who are ready for even more challenging moves for the core and for coordination. This is a fast-paced class working towards increasing stamina as well as flexibility and strength. The aim at this level is for movement to become more flowing and dynamic, so the body becomes evenly strengthened and toned. It is essential to have a complete grasp of previous levels and know the correct use of breathing. Other equipment used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mat.) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Yoga with Rebekka – 9:3010:30am. 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 941-8943338. Info@FleetFeetSarasota.com. Pilates Level I - Introduction Level – 10:15-11:15am. For those who are new to Pilates or want a refresher of equipment use and a gentle class. This level focuses on the basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. You will improve your core strength and reduce muscle stiffness. Suitable for clients with restricting medical issues who need to keep exercises at a gentle level. Other equipment used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mat.) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D, Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact
meeting. Serendipity Racquet Club, 3600 Torrey Pines Blvd, Sarasota.
Galloway Training Program – This program is suitable for all ages and all levels. We train to achieve your goals, injury free, but having fun while staying fit, and to get your ready for a half or full marathon. Come alone or with friends. Prices vary, first class free. Fit2Run, 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota. Inquiries please email ChanelC@ Fit2Run.com. Registration at JeffGalloway.com/Training or Active.com. Early Group Run – 4:45-6:10am. This run starts at the Summerfield Park in LWR. Late sleepers, or those who don’t want the extra miles, can meet up with the group at the Braden River Nature Park. This run is approximately 7-8 miles. Summerfield Community Park Pavilion in LWR, 6310 LWR Blvd, LWR. GroupRun_Early@ LakewoodRanchRunningClub.com. Classical Reformer Class - Level I & 2 – 7-8am. Level 1 for those new or returning to Pilates. Learn basic principles, improve posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. Great is you have restricting medical issues, or just need a gentler level. Level 2 is for those who have a very good grasp of the basics, and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. Focus on core, strength, stamina and complex patterns of movement. Some remain at this level and feel huge benefits from regular sessions. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. 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. Stretch, Strength & Stability – 8-9am. Enjoy a class designed for people who want to improve balance, strength and flexibility. This is a complete body workout. A great class for someone just beginning, getting back into fitness, or recovery from illness or injury. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Emerson Point Ride – 9am. A variety of paces and miles. Pace 1416, and 27 miles. Start at Popi’s III, 10508 Hwy 41 N, Palmetto. Contact Jim W, 813-774-9940. Pace 16-18, ride is 34 miles. Contact, Patty R, 757-615-1104 or Dave C, 941-7762769. Pace 18-20, ride is 34 miles. Contact John F, 214-417-7107. Magic Circle Madness Pilates – 9-10am. Intermediate-advanced class of madness. Magic circle is incorporated during both Pilates reformer and mat exercises. This is a challenging workout that will strengthen you from head to toe. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-2038156. CindeCarroll.com. 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. Better Than Coffee Yoga – 9-10:15am. Slow, gentle asanas for beginners focused on functional alignment and breathing exercises. First session free. $15/drop-in, packages available. Healsci Sarasota, 3807 Belmont Blvd, Sarasota. If you would like more information call Elena Morbini, 941-567-8092. Elena@Healsci.com. Healsci.com. Intro/Beginner Classical Reformer Class – 10-11am. For those who are new to Pilates or want a refresher of equipment use and a gentle class. This level focuses on the
basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. You will improve your core strength and reduce muscle stiffness. Suitable for clients with restricting medical issues who need to keep exercises at a gentle level. Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, Ste 2886 D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. Spin Class – 6pm. With Steve Luscko. Around the Clock Fitness, 935 Beneva Rd, Sarasota. 941-2103247. Check out our website at AroundTheClock.Fitness. Fun Runs – 6pm. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. Neighborhood routes vary. All finishers receive water & popsicles. Free. Meet at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota, 711 South Osprey Ave, #1, Sarasota. (Across from P.F. Chang). For more information, call or go to 941-894-3338. FleetFeetSarasota. com. Group Run or Walk – 6pm. Join us, all paces are welcome. Three routes are available, on paved surfaces. The distance is 3.5 miles, approximately, depending on which route is chosen. After the walk/run, join us for refreshments and music. Englewood Beach, 2100 North Beach Rd, Englewood. Across from Flounders. Pilates Mat – 6-7pm. Exercises for the mind and body. Precise movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Focus on core musculature to enhance and support spinal alignment and joint mobility. Results are almost immediate. People will notice the difference in your overall appearance. The Pilates Body, 3512 North Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota. 941-955-5533. PilatesSRQ.com. Insanity – 6-7pm. With Coach Donna. Join Fleet Feet’s newest cross training offering, Insanity. A revolutionary new workout. $15/ drop in $72/6 weeks, $120/12 weeks. Fleet Feet Sports, 711 S Osprey Ave, #1, Sarasota. 941-894-3338. FeetSarasota.com.
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Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. TRX Power – 11:30am-12:30pm. With Tom Johnson, Jr. 60 minute TRX Power Set Workout, will test your endurance, strength and core. Using a combination of dumb bell exercises and TRX sets, you never stop moving until hitting the core workout, 30 minutes in. If you’re looking for a different workout, this is it! def:FIT, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. For more information, please call 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@ Gmail.com. Ryder Bikes Ride – 6:00pm. 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. Mr Beery’s Hump Day 5K – 6pm. All levels are welcome. For a simple out and back run, come out and join our group of about 50 runners. A 3.1 mile run around the Gulf Gate area, that ends at a bar. Free. Mr. Beery’s, 2645 Mall Dr, Sarasota. POUND – 6-6:30pm. Channel your inner rock-star and use our weighted drumsticks to transform your body into a fat burning machine. Free/ first class with membership. Crunch University, 8440 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota. Patti-Linn Stanley, 941-355-1908. Bray Fitness Beach Yoga Series – 6-7pm. The last Wednesday of every month. Sunset beach yoga. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat or a towel. Free. Manatee Beach Park, (Holmes Beach), 4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach. Meet by the picnic tables just south of the cafe. Jeff Lightburne or Mallory Carteaux, 941-742-5923. MyManatee.org/ parks. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. Fit@Run, The Runner’s Superstore, 1400 Main St, Sarasota. Monthly Club Meeting – 6:307:30pm. Every fourth Wednesday of the month, the Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club holds their monthly
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Sunset Beach Ride – 6:30pm. Don’t miss the scenic sunsets in Sarasota. Enjoy an easy paced ride to Crescent Beach, and take in the sunset while doing so. Start and end at Mr Beery’s. Route is led by a team member. Must be 21 or older. Helmets and lights suggested. No drinking while riding. Every week, weather permitting. Mr Beery’s, 2645 Marr Dr, Sarasota. Pilates with a Twist – 6:30pm. With Karen, classically trained in Pilates. 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, 2/free classes. Integrated Fitness and Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Call Cinde Carroll at Integrative Fitness, 941-203-8156, cell 941-724-5193. Cinde1@Me.com. Visit our website at CindeCarroll.com. Fun Run – 6:30pm. All levels welcome. It’s a good way to meet other runners in the area and exchange information about any topic on running, things to do in our beautiful community, and just plain making friends. After 10 completed runs, you can get a free Fit2Run Tech shirt. We are open to suggestions for weekly route choices. This run is followed by smoothies from the Fitness Bar. It’s free to participate. Fit2Run University Center. For more information, please call Melissa, 941-893-1197. MelissaH@Fit2Run. com. Half & Full Marathon Training – 6:30pm. The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Dr #110, Sarasota. 941-3585100. LuLuLemon Run Club – 6:307:15pm. Beginner to advanced runner’s welcome for 5K-ish run around Benderson Park. Come train with other runner’s every Thursday evening. Free. Nathan Benderson Park, 150 University Town Center Dr (Parking Lot 3). For more information, contact Jessica Amaya, 941-256-3860.
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. Siesta Sunrise Swim – 7-8am. Come alone or bring your friends and family. Gather around the blue 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
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swim cap. Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key. 941-861-5000. Pilates Reformer Level 2 – 7:458:45am. Level 2 is for those who have a very good grasp of the basics, (Level 1 is a pre-requisite) and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. The focus at this level is on core strength, stamina and more complex patterns of movement. Many clients remain at this level and feel huge benefits from regular sessions. Other equipment used for added challenge (Bands, balls and mat.) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll. com. Palmer Ranch Route Ride – 8am. Pace is 17-19 and the ride is 23 miles. Location is Honore. From I-75, exit 205, go west on Clark Rd, 9/10 of mile. Turn left on Honore, 3.2 miles, parking on left. For more information, contact Doug F, 941921-6820. 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. Ride the Palm Aire Route – 9am. The pace is 14-16, the ride is 28 miles. Location is at Honey Tree, 8315 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota. (NE corner of Lockwood Ridge and University Pkwy) For more information call Colin H 941-3556159. Pace 16-18, 28 mile ride. Call Paul P, 941-388-8427, or Bill N, 941-378-5511. Pace 18-20, and a 34 mile ride. Call Bud G 941-232-5678 or David L, 412-610-0815. Pilates Reformer Level 2 & 3 – 9-10am. For those clients who are ready for even more challenging moves for the core and co-ordination. This is a fast-paced class working towards increasing stamina as well as flexibility and strength. The aim at this level is for movement to become more flowing and dynamic so the body becomes evenly strengthened and toned. It is essential to have a complete grasp of previous levels and know the correct use of breathing. Other equipment used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mat) Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D, Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Contact Cinde Carroll, 941203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. Tabata Protocol – Noon-12:45pm. Tabata training produces a maximal calorie burn followed by an increased metabolism that burns calories hours after the session. It involves eight continuous bouts of 20 second work periods, followed by 10 seconds of rest periods for a single exercise.
Studio South Fitness, 55 S Palm Ave, Sarasota. 941-365-4584.
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. OutRival Racing Group Bike Ride – 7-10am. This event is open to all the public. There are many route options and varying groups of speeds 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. X 30 Fit Boot Camp – 8-8:35am. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Call Dan, 941-932-4440. ISPR@ x30Fit.com. CPR/AED Pro Training – 8amnoon. Class held the first Saturday of every month. Ages 13 and older. Everyone could and should attend this class! Learn to administer CPR, use an AED, and administer oxygen by guidelines of the American Health & Safety Institute. Taught by Ken Diffenderfer or Ciera Lipps. $45/ member, $65/non-member, includes online book and certification. YMCA Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch, 1075 S Euclid Ave, Sarasota. Questions or concerns may call Lauran DeLagrange, 941-955-8194 x122. 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. X 30 Fit Boot Camp – 9:10-9:45am. Specialized after burn workouts use a combo of HIIT and active rest to get your body to burn more fat. X 30 Fit Bootcamp, 5140 Clark Rd, Sarasota. Call Dan, 941-932-4440. ISPR@ x30Fit.com. Yoga Body Sculpt – 9-10am. With Val S. Helping to build inner strength in this vinyasa flow class. It focuses on flattening your belly and sculpting your buns. It also helps toning and sculpting your thighs. A great way to strengthen your core. Crunch Gym, 3762 Bee Ridge Rd,
Sarasota. 941-923-4653. Yoga R&R – 9:30am. Restorative yoga class is perfect for the beginner, injured and advanced student. Body RandR, 4702 Cortez Rd West, Bradenton. For more information, call 941-677-8399. Ronnie@ BodyRandR.com. BodyRandR.com. Punch and Kick – 9:30am. With Meghan and Reggie. Cardio kickboxing extreme! Heavy bag work, weights, gliders, trx, etc. def:FIT, 1477 5th St, Sarasota. 941-961-3271. DaemianMains@Gmail.com. 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. Platform – 9:45am. Low impact, high intensity cardio interval training. Heart pumping, full-body workout. Pure Barre Lakewood Ranch, 5275 University Pkwy, Ste 131, Bradenton. 941-351-4040. Gyrokinesis – 10-11am. The Gyrokenesis method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing strength through flowing movement sequences. Gyrokenesis classes may be adapted to fit anyone’s ability and incorporate balance and cardiovascular exercises. Other equipment used for added challenge. (Bands, balls and mat) Contact Us at Integrated Fitness & Movement Arts, 2886 Ste D Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. 941-203-8156. CindeCarroll.com. 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. Kids Tae Kwon Do – 3-4pm. For children 8-10 years of age. Class is on a first come first serve basis. Please be on time. If you are new to class, please inform your instructor. Around the Clock Fitness, 935 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota. 941-320-7574. Self-defense Class – 3:45-4:30pm. Each class is 45 minutes and runs throughout the day, until 8:15pm. Classes provide basic to advanced martial arts and self- defense. Instructions are for children and adults. Clark’s Self-defense, 4952 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 941-3776453. D.M.C@Comcast.Net.
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