Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

I am an Athlete

Weight loss journeys may take people to places they never expect. Laura Flynn had been through running, gym workouts and bootcamps, and when the weight finally came off, she sought a new challenge. Three years later and 85-lbs lighter, she tried CrossFit one day when a light bulb went off …

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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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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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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Training for a Faster 5K

So you have mastered the Couch to 5k plan and now you want to get faster. Running faster is easy, right? It is not quite that simple! With science and media pushing new ideas at you on every internet search, training can be overwhelming. After 20 plus years of running …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Fit Picks for March

Addaday Type C Massage Stick A new recovery product, the Type C Massage Stick is similar in design to other products on the market, with one exception – the “Gears”.  The gears, nooks that simulate the human elbow, are spaced to maximize muscle stimulation. The surface of the gears does not …

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904's FittestIssue 22 • March 2014

904’s Fittest: Chris Roman

Ultra-runners are different than you and me. They run more, way more. While running gargantuan distances seems like a mile addiction, local ultra-runner, Chris Roman, is surprisingly well-balanced. Most of us would consider his latest accomplishment, running a grueling 135 miles in Brazil, a superhuman feat, but running is to …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Running Injuries and Prevention

With race season here, there’s more mileage, more speed work, fewer days off, and all too often more injuries. An injury during training can be frustrating or even worse, force you to forfeit a race. Don’t fret! There’s a lot you can do to stay injury free while setting new …

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