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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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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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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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Hydration: 4 Important things to know.

We all know that staying hydrated is super important. We’ve heard it time and time again. But, according to Medical Daily, 75% of Americans are living in a chronic state of dehydration. So, while we know that we need to be getting 10 cups of water a day, as recommended by The Institute of Medicine, […]

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The Mind/Body connection and 3 ways to strengthen it

I got to catch up with Lyndsey, a personal trainer at my work, and she gave me some incredible insight in to the mind/body connection and how to strengthen it. Here’s what she had to say. It’s incredible how the entire body is connected. If you twist your ankle you may end up with hip […]

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10 things you should know when it comes to Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks pump you up! They get you going. You see a lot of ads for energy drinks ranging from how they can help you improve your performance in extreme sports and how they can give you energy to get you through a long work day. Without even thinking about it, most people reach for […]

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4 Yoga poses every surfer should know

Both yoga and surfing can provide an individual with the ability to overcome fear, gain more focus, confidence, balance, energy, endurance, vitality, flexibility, and longevity. Combining these two can help one achieve a greater sense of understanding and peace, but more simply, Yoga will help to improve your surfing by strengthening your muscles, improving your […]

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6 Foods to Help Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Remember the old saying, “You are what you eat,”? Most people don’t take this too seriously, but some do, and here’s why. Though you may not turn into a potato chip if you eat one, but living off a steady diet of junk food can have massive negative side effects on your body in not […]

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