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Dive In a Pool Near You

If you are looking for a lap pool for a solo swim workout or a master’s program, check out one of Jacksonville’s public pools. While our directory lists local pools with available masters programs, you’ll learn additional information regarding suggested equipment, class times, and pool dimensions on the pool’s website. …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

“See Timmy Swim, Bike, Run”

Introducing kids to the life-long sport of triathlon is a community effort that has paid off. This year’s First Coast Kids Triathlon at Jacksonville University hosted a record number of participants, ranging in age from 6 to 15. The reasonable distances are meant to expose kids to the fun of …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

904’s Fittest:Teale Beckenbach

Swim Suit Provided by Isla James [foogallery id=”3060″] Name: Teale Beckenbach Height: 5’2 Weight: 123 Age: 24 Race stats: Tomoka Sprint Triathlon: 2nd Place overall Female St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon: 1st place age group 2:25:23 The Great Clermont Triathlon: 2nd Place age group 2:21:45 Bone Island 70.3 Triathlon: 1st place …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

Swim Sets for Success

Planet Swim instructor, Leo Hobi, shares swim sets for improving your technique, speed and endurance in the water. It’s easy to get in a workout rut. However, avoiding complacent laps in the pool can be as easy as having a plan before jumping in. Leo Hobi, swim instructor of Ponte …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

Kid’s Play

 What can motivate kids to leave behind technology and video games and become more physically active? How about signing them up for not one but three sports – Kids Triathlon! Local brothers, Steven Cartwright, who just turned 10, and Philip Cartwright, 6, compete in kids triathlons throughout Florida. This year …

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featuredIssue 25 • June 2014Local Inspiration

Brandi Acree – On a New Road

[foogallery id=”8361″] Having always been a bigger girl, I thought it was normal. It wasn’t until the scale hit 327 pounds that I realized I was “overweight” yet in reality I was morbidly obese. I guess I knew I was overweight, but now I realize how big I really was. …

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featuredIssue 24 • May 2014

VooDoo Flossing

We all know what to do for general aches from training, right? A little ice maybe a hot bath with some Epsom Salt. What if there was a way to get similar relief and over time actually alter and enhance your movement efficiency? We’ve all rolled around on a foam …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

How One Woman Uses Her Story, Her Voice and Her Health

Moms are good story tellers. They stitch narratives in the fabric of our lives starting with a sharp-toothed, hairy grandmother, a red cape and maybe even a burning bush. Melinda Henry is a mom who understands the power of a story that bubbles with trouble. For her, stories are brilliant …

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904's FittestIssue 24 • May 2014

904’s Fittest: Jennifer Hauser

Name: Jennifer Hauser Age: 40 Height: 5’2” Weight: 128 lbs Results from CrossFit OPEN 2014 Masters Division – Southeast Region: 5th place Masters Division – Worldwide: 49th place Qualified for next level of Masters on April 17th-21st Personal Records Snatch: 135# Clean and Jerk: 160# Clean: 180# Overhead squat: 170# …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Shoulders

Summer Shoulders

I am a woman, a runner, a nurse, a personal trainer, a dog lover, and a stair mill junky. I have legs. All of my fit friends have knock out legs. As women, we tend to focus on our lower half by default and therefore become unbalanced. It shows in …

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