Issue 10 • February 2013

Cirque Dreams

The best part about being a part of this magazine is getting to see all the cool stuff our fitness community is doing. This month I had a chance to meet Summer Vyne and check out her facility Bittersweet Studios. They offer a variety of untraditional fitness classes like pole …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

Another Way to Work the Love Muscle

The heart is by far the most important muscle of all. It provides the other muscles and organs everything they need to function. It does this by circulating blood, which carries vital oxygen and nutrients to all of the cells in the body. What do you do to exercise your …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

Genetics: An Old Excuse on Its Way Out

Research is now showing that how people choose to live (lifestyle habits) can, in effect, turn on or turn off genes. That’s right. If you consistently put down the donut during snack-time and reach instead for a cup of yogurt with blueberries, you could literally change the course of your …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

Are You Afraid to Run in the Dark?

Invisible pot holes, stealth curbs, cracked sidewalks or even being attacked by another person. There are a lot of things to be concerned about while running in the dark. The average person would just say “well don’t run in the dark” but if you’re a runner you know that’s not …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

What to Get Her for Valentine’s Day

Of course all of the typical things – flowers, candy, jewelry; But if she’s into fitness, these few suggestions just might be the icing on the cake. The first thing to do is to identify the type of relationship that you have. If you’re considering getting her a Valentine’s Day …

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904's FittestIssue 10 • February 2013

904’s Fittest: Kacie Cleveland

Athlete Profile Age: 27 Height: 5’6” Weight: 127lbs Birthdate: 05/07/1985 World Record for fastest crossing of America on inline skates, beating the previous record by more than 22 days First female to inline skate across America World Record for most elevation climbed in a stairwell on a team of 4 …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

Are you the Fittest on Earth?

Fittest On EARTH — this is the title given to the man & woman who win the CrossFit Games. So how does one earn this title? And what does it even mean? CrossFit has become one of the fastest growing sports on earth. The CrossFit Games are a grueling test …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

It’s been my longstanding joke that my husband and I fight the most about food. Not money or schedules, but food. We have countless food memories of our first years of marriage about my version of jambalaya (made with lentils), hockey puck pancakes (made with buckwheat), and “ruined” nights out …

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Issue 10 • February 2013

Should I Be Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?

A heart monitor is a great tool that can be used for a variety of things, such as assessing your current fitness level, tracking your progress, and measuring the intensity of your workouts. There are several different brands out there, but I recommend the Polar or Garmin brands. From personal …

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