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Junior Golf Hub Attention all junior golfers – Junior Golf Hub, which has nearly 10,000 athletes as members and is utilized by 875 college golf programs, announced a new version of its mobile app. Made for junior golfers, their parents and college coaches, the update helps parents and players track golfers’ growth and development. There are also added tools and education for players on the road to college golf, such as blogs and guides. The app begins with a LinkedIn-style profile for both athletes and college programs. Golfers can then tailor their searchable profiles to include both athletic measurements and academic information as well as utilize the “Find a College” function, filtering to narrow down results of the best fit. College golf hopefuls will receive push notifications when a collegiate program starts following them on the app. www. juniorgolfhub.com.

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Fitness Fix With gyms closed, many are turning to the internet for their fitness fix but want to keep things local. Valley certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist and TRX professional Nicky Bustamante is turning up the heat with her virtual full-body HIIT classes this month via Zoom. The group classes require little to no equipment and will be held every Tuesday (medicine ball needed), Thursday (TRX needed) and Saturday (no equipment needed) at 8 a.m. Private sessions are also available upon request. To book, visit www.facebook.com/zoomfitbynicky.

Sustainable Masks In response to COVID-19, fitness and athleisure brand Onzie launched Mindful Masks as well as a Mindful Mask initiative, donating thousands of masks to hospitals as well as a portion of proceeds to healthcare workers across America through Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Now, the brand recently released unisex and cotton masks. Coming in packs of two, the cotton masks ($28) are made with a super soft cotton fabric that is breathable with adjustable tie straps. The new unisex masks ($24), which also come in packs of two, are made with performance fabric that’s breathable and made from upcycled activewear material. www.onzie.com.

Wellness at Hand Keeping up with an at-home fitness routine can be tough, especially with distractions like kids, work, laundry and more. Workout apps are quickly gaining in popularity and Openfit is one to keep on your radar. With a team of fitness, nutrition and wellness experts, the app can prove to be a resource for quarantine and beyond. Openfit offers live fitness classes where the instructor can see you (via your phone’s camera) and give real-time feedback and motivation. The app also has on-demand programs, such as barre, strength training and yoga classes, as well as personalized nutrition programming, mediation guides, foam rolling videos, and more. Openfit is offering all new users 14 days free on the platform, after which the cost is less than $15 per month. www.openfit.com.

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Scottsdale Health August 2020