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4 Kick-Butt Glute Workouts to Tone your Tushy

Who doesn’t want a strong butt? The glutes help you run better, jump stronger, and a toned glute has a certain aesthetic appeal. Your Butt is made up of 3 main Gluteal muscles; the gluteus maximus muscle, gluteus medius muscle and gluteus minimus muscle. Achieving that perfect beach booty is a struggle for many, but […]

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Post Natal Yoga: What new moms need to know.

Many women look to yoga for flexibility and strength during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is very popular and beneficial for both mother and baby. For postpartum new mothers need to be cautious about returning to their yoga practice. It is best for new moms to wait approximately six months before returning to a full practice, as […]

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Anchor Paddleboards

After a day at the Santa Cruz Harbor stand up paddleboarding on Anchor Paddleboards, we decided to learn more about the company. I met up with Jay at Anchor Paddleboards, what follows is our interview. SCW: How long has Anchor Paddleboards been in business and how did you get started? Jay: Anchor Paddleboards was started […]

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Easing the hangover.

As we approach the end of summer, we come in to a time of exciting community BBQs and tons of fun end-of-summer events. The question that plagues many is, how to have fun and prevent the dreaded hangover. For those that have ever over indulged in alcoholic beverages, the feeling can be terrible with symptoms […]

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5 Benefits of Interval training

Who wouldn’t want to be in the best shape of their life? Achieving weight loss, body sculpting, or athletic performance, or general fitness it all takes a significant amount of time and energy. By adding interval training into your fitness routine or just starting out with it, an individual will see amazing benefits. Interval training […]

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Top 5 Picks for Local, Seasonal Produce

The summer is ripe with an amazing assortment of in-season fruits and veggies. This is my favorite time of year, not only because the weather is beautiful, but because the Farmer’s Markets are in full swing overflowing with an abundance of my favorite seasonal vegetables. fruits, and herbs. As a nutritionist and personal trainer, the […]

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Surfing: 4 lower body stretches to improve your carve

As a trainer, I’ve worked with quite a wide array of athletes from professional football players, triathletes, endurance racers, youth athletes, and of course, surfers. As a surfer myself, I know the toll it can take on the entire body if I am not careful. The key is to not to overlook soft tissue, knee, […]

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