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Issue 23 • April 2014

Product Reviews: April 2014

Lizard Skins Handle Bar Tape $41.99 Available from Bicycles Etc. What’s a cyclist to do about road shocked, sweaty palms? Never fear! Lizard Skins DSP (Durasoft Polymer) road handlebar tape is here! The patented, grippy texture differentiates Lizard Skins from other handlebar tape. Along with great grip, it is available …

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featuredIssue 23 • April 2014Recipes

Road Ready Endurance Bites

Making your own portable fuel for workouts is easy and tastier than most pre-packaged snacks. While training may take away from valuable family time, prepping and preparing energy bars for the week’s workouts doesn’t have to. Here’s a quick recipe packed with natural energy, fruit goodness and protein. Ingredients 2 …

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Sharon-Pills
Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

Taking Time For A Healthier Me

Between raising 4 children and caring for her ill mother, time slipped away from Sharon Steele and one day she realized she was overstressed and overweight. Making time for herself had not been a priority and now her own health was at risk. For a time anti-depressants helped Sharon cope, …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

What’s Your Company Doing for Its Wellness Program?

The YMCA is getting ready to kick off First Coast Games. The annual corporate challenge, which features competitive sports, games and activities will run April 26 through August 28. The ultimate goal of First Coast Games is to benefit the overall wellness of local companies by encouraging employees to adopt …

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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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