Issue 20 • January 2014

Navigating the Overwhelming World of Nutritional Supplements

Get fit. Maximize nutrition. Recover smarter. These phrases are mantras for my NEW YEAR, NEW ME plan; so, naturally, I recruited help from my local supplement store. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to find a magic pill to make me leaner, faster, stronger. Stepping into the …

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Issue 20 • January 2014Local Inspiration

Losing by Example

When treatment for cancer causes nausea, doctors encourage you to eat whatever you can keep down, even when it’s comforting carbs. Battling the disease is more important than battling your weight but eventually Stacy’s 75-pound weight gain became a potential health issue. When her oncologist said she had to lower …

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Issue 20 • January 2014

In Shape Hair

Contributions by Kimberly Clark, Melissa Hersh, and Tracey Waldeck Women have plenty of motivation for staying in shape…the LBD, swimsuit season, achieving that PR. However, when it comes to turning heads with workout hair, the truth is messy – the standard workout hairdo usually consists of a high ponytail and …

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Issue 20 • January 2014

Product Reviews

110% Flat Out Compression Sox A post-run recovery favorite – 110% Flat Out Compression Sox. While the red, pink or green and white graphic against a black background add distinction, the gradient compression is the real selling point. 110% is an MVP in sport compression that, according to the product …

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904's FittestIssue 20 • January 2014

904’s Fittest: Laura Davie

904F: How did you get into weightlifting and CrossFit? LD: After my junior year at Emory University, I started Weightlifting and fell in love with the sport. From 2008-2010, I competed nationally, even after graduation. When I went back to school for my Masters’, I had to take a break from Weightlifting because I …

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Issue 20 • January 2014Local Inspiration

Daryl Walker: Forsight for a Goal

Despite limitations, there’s always opportunity for competition. Ironically, we often face our greatest limitations when competing with ourselves. Although Daryl Walker is nearly 6 feet tall and hits the court almost every day, he has never competed against Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or Vince Carter. In fact, the day he …

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Issue 20 • January 2014

Heading Things Up

If you’ve lived in Florida for long, you’ve probably gotten wimpy in the cold. Floridians tend to bundle up at the first dip below 70 degrees. Maybe you’ve adopted Mr. Roger’s layering technique to stay warm, moving right from an outdoor jacket to an indoor wrap when coming in from …

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Issue 20 • January 2014

Step Up Your Training

It might be the most popular thing in the gym – the stair climber, aka the step mill, the stepper. This machine attracts a variety of fitness enthusiasts, and for good reason. It provides an effective cardio and strength training workout. 904Fitness talked with First Place Fitness Equipment (FPFE) to …

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Issue 20 • January 2014Recipes

To Detox or Not to Detox?

With New Years offering a fresh start, you’ll probably ask yourself, “Do I need to detox?”. I have to admit, I’ve asked this question a few times. At first glance, the idea delivers wonderful benefits – immediate weight loss, a “cleaner” body and more energy. Unfortunately, most detoxes will only …

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Issue 20 • January 2014Local Inspiration

Year After Year Friendship Keeps Us Running

Last July, I was in Nashville for 5 days with my family while my 10-year-old son’s team played in a baseball tournament. As I do in most cities when I travel, I explored the neighborhoods around our hotel on a morning run. My good friend and running partner Sara happened …

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