Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

No Turning Back

Looking back over the last 5 years and the missing 100 pounds, Ashlee Hunt knows that she doesn’t ever want to go back to the person she was. It wasn’t until she saw herself tagged in a Facebook picture that the reality of her size sunk in. Right then she …

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Corporate WellnessIssue 23 • April 2014

Leading By Example

Welcome to Martin Gottlieb and Associates. Business owner and philanthropist Mel Gottlieb takes his health seriously. He takes the health of his employees seriously too. Twelve years ago, Mel suffered a heart attack. Fortunately he survived, but it was a wakeup call to change a few habits. Through diet and …

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904's FittestIssue 23 • April 2014

904’s Fittest: The Austin Twins

When we try to determine the strongest triathletes, we look at swim, bike and run splits. But when determining the most powerful innovators in our community, we look closely at social reach. For identical twins, Ryan and Aaron Austin, the record is even. The brothers have been competing side by …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Benefits and Risk in Exercise

As is true with everything we do in life there is a risk and a reward associated with each endeavor. If there wasn’t a reward we wouldn’t do them, right? And if there wasn’t a risk then we’d all have everything we want. The same is true of any sport …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Down Dogs for A Cause

Megan Weigel is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and like many women in this community, she is also a yogi. In 2010, Megan attended a MS Society Luncheon and was introduced to Cheryl Russell. Little did these women know that two years later, they would …

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CoreIssue 23 • April 2014Total body

Tri a Core Workout

Core training isn’t everyone’s favorite; however, all three disciplines of triathlon require core strength and stabilization. Whether you love crunches or hate them, this article will give you a much better idea of how to correctly train and strengthen your core while triathlon training. It’s important to remember that the …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Delfina Women’s Racing Team

Jacksonville Addressing Gender Imbalance on 2 Wheels If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a uniquely pink peloton around town racing the sunset. After attending Delafina’s launch party on March 7 at Open Road however, I’m sure these extraordinary women cyclists and their supporters will be hard to …

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Food & NutritionIssue 23 • April 2014

Not Just A Diet

Whether you call it Paleo, Primal, Caveman, Weston A. Price, Ancestral Health or Real Food, the bottom line is a growing number of people are embracing a lifestyle that emphasizes going back to our roots, both in terms of what is on our plates as well as how we live …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Ragnar Team Quotes

While running and traveling are nearly synonymous, Ragnar Key West offers you and your closest running partners a chance to see 192.6 miles of Florida scenery on foot.  Ragnars are long distance relays staged over 2 days and 1 night, generally run by teams of 6 or 12.  Each runner completes a …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Track Training Schedules

In Jacksonville, where the beaches and river paths rule, it’s easy to forget about the good old track.  Track your running progress at any of the local track club meet-ups – you’ll find rain or shine workouts, tips and camaraderie for runners of any level. Florida Striders Track Club Floridastriders.com The Florida Striders …

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