Issue 09 • January 2013

What To Do In The “Off-Season”

For most triathletes the racing season is over for the year.  There are many terms for this time of year but most people call it the “Off-Season” or the “Out-Season”.  While it may only have two “names”, there are BUNCHES of theories of how to spend this time and how …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Clean Up Your Eating In 5 Simple Steps

Clean eating is the idea of eating the way nature intended it – without additives, preservatives and as little processing as possible. It is a good paradigm to help guide your eating as it calls people back to food in its most natural state. Following this style of eating can …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Runner’s guide to managing calf pain

Calf Strain Made Easy Ten days ago I started my day with a calf strain 3 miles into an early 5 mile run. When I look back at the run that started the pain in the calf, the reasons it happened were obvious. I suffered a calf strain because I …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Dr to Dr: Skin Fitness

Heard the saying, “look good, feel good or feel good, look good”? As you go through the paces of your workouts striving for a healthy heart, dynamic body and energy, how do you treat your skin? How often do your clients ask about skin solutions? Clients, body builders and professionals …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Creating a Fit Future

It’s a busy time of year at the Shannon Miller Foundation! Now that we’ve passed the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we are preparing for our own special “season”. The Shannon Miller Foundation is a grassroots organization that seeks to teach Jacksonville’s kids a lifelong love of physical …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

One Spark: A sit down with co-founder Elton Rivas

One Spark 2013 is an event that will take place in downtown Jacksonville in April, featuring Creators from all over the world. The original idea for One Spark was created in 2011 by three friends (Elton Rivas, Dennis Eusebio, and Varick Rosete) who wanted to connect ideas with resources. Despite …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Why We Run

As a parent to two young kids, there is nothing harder than to see them sick. We spring into action with things like medicines or herbal treatments, keeping them home from school, laying on the couch and watching movies all day. We’d do just about anything to make our kids …

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904's FittestIssue 09 • January 2013

904’s Fittest: Troy Alston

When you look at the Jacksonville skyline do you ever wonder, “how fast could I climb to the top of the tallest building downtown?” I didn’t either until last month when I heard about local athlete Troy Alston and him being a world known Tower Climber. Tower Climbers are athletes …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Stronger the Iron in 2013

I am. Two of the most powerful words in the English language. What you put behind them has a profound impact on the choices you make and what you become. With the holiday season behind us and New Year’s resolutions in full swing what do you want to achieve in …

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Issue 09 • January 2013

Carbo-Loading before a race. Friend or foe?

Told by science, sport-nutrition guru’s and your training buddies, carbo-loading before a long-distance event will saturate the body with carbohydrates in order to leave you with plenty of available fuel on race day. Due to increased energy stores in the body’s primary fueling storehouse (muscles and the liver), if you …

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