Issue 21 • February 2014Total body

Playground Workout AKA The “Playout”

Gorgeous weather typically translates to an invitation to a playground for my daughter and me. Being a child at heart, I look forward to these outings just as much as I did when I was 8 and in pigtails. Whether I am racing my daughter across the monkey bars, sliding …

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Issue 21 • February 2014Local Inspiration

A Run a Day… Keeps the Marriage Counselor Away

Meet Bill and Elizabeth. They’ve been happily married for 31 years, and when asked if they ever have “marriage encounters”, the answer is YES. They’ve established a protocol though that differs from most marital advice – TAKE IT OUTSIDE. For over 20 years, they’ve been lacing up running shoes instead …

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Issue 21 • February 2014

Ready, Set… Wait, Don’t Go!

Ladies, we have all been there – in boot camp class doing jumping jacks when you notice a little leak. It can happen while running, lifting weights, doing plyometric activities or during less strenuous activities like picking up a child.  As a former fitness instructor, avid distance runner and Urology …

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Issue 21 • February 2014

Product Reviews

The New Balance High Visibility Beacon Jacket Available in Men’s and Women’s from: 1st Place Sports 3931 Baymeadows Rd 904.731.3676 Like a beacon of light, the High-Visibility Beacon Jacket features three levels of visibility details, making you visible from top to bottom during those early morning and late night runs. …

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Issue 21 • February 2014

Clinton Health Matters Initiative

As a 904Fitness representative, I attended a community gathering on December 18, put on by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI). CHMI is one of the Clinton Foundation’s initiatives dedicated to reducing the prevalence of preventable health outcomes, closing health disparity gaps, and increasing access to healthy environments (be it …

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904's FittestIssue 21 • February 2014

904’s Fittest: Patt Sher and Lanier Drew

Where were you in 1984? Maybe you hadn’t even attempted your first tentative steps to becoming an athlete. Two Jacksonville women, Patt Sher and Lanier Drew, remember exactly where they were: participating in the historic 1984 Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials, along with elite female runners, such as Joan Benoit Samuelson …

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Issue 21 • February 2014Recipes

Avoid Nutrition Fads

To some people, just the word “nutrition” can sound incredibly complex, even scary at times. This is no surprise, as each year there seems to be an onslaught of coverage surrounding the latest fad diets and ‘healthy’ information. But when you break it down into how our bodies use nutrients, …

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Issue 21 • February 2014Recipes

Fit For Cookies

Contributions by Dawn Hutchins and Dana Merrill Just because we lead fit and healthy lives doesn’t mean we can’t share in the sweet side of life. Try these heart healthy cookie recipes and see how wholesome ingredients add flavor dimension and bonus nutrients. Share them with friends or keep them …

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Issue 21 • February 2014Local Inspiration

Perfectly Normal

Swimming, Surfing, Soccer and Flag Football. Those are Jonathan Dutton’s sports, and he’s excelled in all four. Jonathan is a 37-year-old Special Olympics Florida – Duval County athlete. He’s been an athlete for most of his life. Beginning at age 12, Jonathan’s family introduced him to Special Olympics while living …

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Issue 21 • February 2014

Coffee for Me, Coffee for You. Run for Me, Run for You.

Have you ever made it to the Starbucks drive-thru window only to learn the person ahead of you paid for your coffee? Have you ever paid it forward? This sort of reciprocal giving, be it small, has a way of making a difference in my day. I’m suddenly aware someone …

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