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SSU Spotlight: Carly Lester – Love Sweat Fitness – Fitness Article

SSU Spotlight: Carly Lester – Love Sweat Fitness weight loss transformation Another month is coming to a close and we know this summer has been…different. The extra time cooped up alone in our houses can take a toll on us mentally and physically and it’s time for a change. Your body is probably craving movement, purpose, and connection, which is why we’re so excited part 2 of Summer Shape Up 2020 Challenge starts Monday! We’re also excited about the opportunity…

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Staying Connected While Socially Distant – Fitness Article

Staying Connected While Socially Distant Social distancing is an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and while it is here to for the foreseeable future, that doesn’t mean we can’t all stay connected to our friends and family. In fact, some might say they are more connected than ever because they have had to be more intentional and creative when planning virtual interactions with those they care about. We’ve been wondering what people are doing to stay connected…

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A Letter from our CEO – Health and Safety Update – Fitness Article

A Letter from our CEO – Health and Safety Update  Dear Valued VASA Members,On behalf of all of us here at VASA, I want to thank you for your diligence in adhering to the precautions we have put in place to keep everyone in our fitness community safe from Covid-19. Every day, we see you in the clubs wearing masks, wiping down equipment and being respectful of each other by social distancing. We’re all in this together and we simply…

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August Athlete of the Month: Heather Stratton – Crossfit Fitness Article

August Athlete of the Month: Heather Stratton August’s Athlete of the Month is Heather Stratton! Heather’s been a Solcana member for over a year and is committed to putting in the work of her fitness journey. Coach Garrett Hoffman says “Heather is an incredibly consistent and dedicated athlete whose drive and motivation are enviable! I love watching Heather as she constantly strives to improve her form on each and every movement.” Heather lives in south Minneapolis with her wife and…

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SSU Spotlight: Alisha Seymour – Love Sweat Fitness – Fitness Article

SSU Spotlight: Alisha Seymour – Love Sweat Fitness Fitness transformation Real talk, girl. If you’re anything like me, then you’re a liiittle suspicious of giving your time and energy to anything that claims to be a game-changer. When you’re busy being a boss-babe, you can’t afford to waste your time on things that don’t actually serve you! So as we continue our Summer Shape Up challenge, we want to reassure you that this process works, and as a result of…

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A Message From Our CEO – Fitness Article

A Message From Our CEO Dear valued VASA members; As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus has made its way to the United States. We at VASA want to take the opportunity to assure you that we take the safety and well-being of members and our employees and the broader community very seriously. We are watching developments closely and are taking precautions to make sure everyone feels safe. It is standard practice at VASA to conduct rigorous cleaning of…

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July Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke – Crossfit Fitness Article

July Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke Congratulations to July’s Athlete of the Month, Matthew Rubbelke! As Coach Hannah says, “Matt is the kind of person you immediately want to get to know. He is warm and open, and makes you feel special right away! He is an incredible energy to have in class and probably won “best smile” in his high school superlatives.” Matt joined Solcana last fall to supplement his existing fitness activities as a runner, swimmer and…

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15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown – Workout Fitness Article

15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown Before the Great Lockdown, many of us refused to take time away from the gym. The forced absence might have been a blessing in disguise for you. At the very least, it will have forced you to take some rest and let nagging injuries heal.   It may also have affected you on a more fundamental level. Perhaps you have re-evaluated why you train and what your goals are. Hopefully, you…

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15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown – Workout Fitness Article

15 Lessons Learned for Lifters From the Great Lockdown Before the Great Lockdown, many of us refused to take time away from the gym. The forced absence might have been a blessing in disguise for you. At the very least, it will have forced you to take some rest and let nagging injuries heal.   It may also have affected you on a more fundamental level. Perhaps you have re-evaluated why you train and what your goals are. Hopefully, you…

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SUMMER SHAPE UP GIVEAWAY – Love Sweat Fitness – Fitness Article

SUMMER SHAPE UP GIVEAWAY – Love Sweat Fitness Summer Shape Up Giveaway, 8 week fitness challenge We are so happy Summer Shape Up 2020 is finally here and we know you girls are too! These 8 weeks are going to be all about connecting with your body, building that inner confidence and making new friends within the #TeamLSF community. We’re so excited to partner with GT’s Kombucha to help you #LetYourLightShine this summer! And these Summer Shape Up Giveaways are…

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Things I have Learned in this Strange new world as a Pilates Intrustor – Pilates Fitness Article

Things I have Learned in this Strange new world as a Pilates Intrustor Things that I have learned in this strange new world! – Polestar Practitioner Becky Phares Wow! What a crazy and strange time we are experiencing. Not only as Pilates teachers, fitness instructors, or studio owners but as humans. All the norms in our lives have vastly changed, and here is what I have learned.  My Pilates studio has a max capacity of 3 people in a session at a…

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April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain – Crossfit Fitness Article

April Athlete of the Month: Carrie Bain “Hello?!” Carrie just uttering “hello?!” is enough to get giggles out of her fellow athletes. Spend a whole workout with her and you’re sure to laugh. Coach Jenn says “I knew Carrie before she came to us and I am SO GLAD she is here. She took body adapt and beginner strength and then transitioned to CF. She’s such a bright light and her humor is incomparable. Carrie performs around town every so…

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Happy Father’s Day from our VASA Fam! – Fitness Article

Happy Father’s Day from our VASA Fam! Happy Father’s Day from our VASA family to yours! We are so grateful for all fathers and father-figures alike. There are many definitions of father and they are all important. We want to celebrate Father’s Day by highlighting some amazing fathers that are part of the VASA family.“Being a Dad is the greatest thing has happened to me. I grew up in a home where my parents divorced when I was young. My…

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May Athletes of the Month: Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey – Crossfit Fitness Article

May Athletes of the Month: Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey With so many amazing athletes showing up to online classes, we have to celebrate two for May! Congratulations to Ewan Scotto and Josh Humphrey – both super consistent athletes who are stepping up to home workouts. Coach Hannah says  “now that we are virtual, Ewan has totally embraced this time in their fitness journey and even brought their partner Elly on board for classes. It’s so adorable and inspiring to…

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Ways to Connect with #TEAMLSF – Fitness Article

Ways to Connect with #TEAMLSF Ways to Connect with the LSF Community, #TEAMLSF! There are SO many Team LSF babes all over the globe, ready to connect and cheer you on during your health & wellness journey. We want to give you allll the tools on how to get started connecting with this incredible LSF community! First and foremost, IG will be your new BFF and is the easiest way to reach out and slide in the DM’S.  Here’s our…

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Supporting Local Businesses this Mother’s Day – Fitness Article

Supporting Local Businesses this Mother’s Day As a local, family-owned business, we believe in the power of our small, neighborhood businesses, all of whom need our support now more than ever. We’ve been spotlighting local businesses weekly on social and in our newsletter, and this week, we’re all about women/mother-owned businesses. See below for a few near our clubs that we love! Curio Spice: founded by Claire Cheney, the Porter Square storefront is currently closed but she still has the…

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Supporting Local Businesses this Mother’s Day – Fitness Article

Supporting Local Businesses this Mother’s Day As a local, family-owned business, we believe in the power of our small, neighborhood businesses, all of whom need our support now more than ever. We’ve been spotlighting local businesses weekly on social and in our newsletter, and this week, we’re all about women/mother-owned businesses. See below for a few near our clubs that we love! Curio Spice: founded by Claire Cheney, the Porter Square storefront is currently closed but she still has the…

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Wellness Wednesday Self-Care Tips | VASA Fitness – Fitness Article

Wellness Wednesday Self-Care Tips | VASA Fitness At times we feel a range of emotions and aren’t certain about the best approach or way to respond. All emotions are normal and it is essential to pause, feel, and process. Today, the VASA Team came together to share options, outlets, and resources for making self-care a priority. Know that kindness, inclusion, accessibility, diversity, and authenticity are our core principles. Wellness Wednesday Tips: Download your thoughts and feelings into a journalDance to your favorite…

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June Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke – Crossfit Fitness Article

June Athlete of the Month: Matthew Rubbelke Congratulations to June’s Athlete of the Month, Matthew Rubbelke! As Coach Hannah says, “Matt is the kind of person you immediately want to get to know. He is warm and open, and makes you feel special right away! He is an incredible energy to have in class and probably won “best smile” in his high school superlatives.” Matt joined Solcana last fall to supplement his existing fitness activities as a runner, swimmer and…

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An Update From Our Chuze Leadership Team – Fitness Article

An Update From Our Chuze Leadership Team   May 29, 2020: Hello Chuze Family, What a roller coaster the last couple of months has been!  On behalf of myself and the entire Chuze Fitness family, we hope you are all healthy and safe. We have certainly missed being your home away from home! Since having to temporarily close, we have been working diligently to ensure that when we reopen our doors, we are able to do it as safely and…

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I AM VASA | VASA Fitness – Fitness Article

I AM VASA | VASA Fitness When you join VASA, you become part of our VASA family. We are more than a gym, we are a place where you become the BEST version of you! Whether you’re training for an event, dancing with your friends, working out to reach a goal or lifting heavy stuff – you belong. You are what makes us, VASA – because you are VASA.I am unique, I am strong, I am capable, I belong and…

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Polestar Pilates Student Highlight : Elena Shabelnikova – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Student Highlight : Elena Shabelnikova In your own words – describe “the Spirit of Polestar” Improving the life by improving the movement What Three Words come to mind when you think of Polestar Pilates Slow Gentle Deep What do you love about teaching Pilates? I love helping other people to feel and understand their bodies and their movement. I like to give them new feelings, new experiences such as body awareness, body control, total body comfort… deep relaxation…

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Allison Thompson – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Allison Thompson – State of Fitness Name Allison Thompson Hometown Gaylord, MI Age 36 Occupation Technology Director What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I love to read! My husband and I really like to try different craft beers and wines, so we can often be found at Horrock’s or a brewery. We also really enjoy traveling and watching movies/Netflix series. What is one of your favorite books/series? I love historical fiction. The Kingsbridge…

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Polestar Pilates Graduate Highlight: Lily Hodgson – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Graduate Highlight: Lily Hodgson Introducing Polestar Graduate Lily Hodgson of Polestar Pilates Australia: Central Coast, Australia I love being able to spread the awareness & importance of health through movement to my clients. Lily Hodgson, Polestar Pilates Graduate Where did you take your Training and who was the educator? LH: I study with Polestar Pilates Australia in Sydney, and have been educated by Cat Gianitto, Lissie Fields, Joanne Bezzina & Liz Trezies- just to make a few! How…

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Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight: Mirko Turla – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight: Mirko Turla In your own words – describe “the Spirit of Polestar” “Education in correct movement through knowledge, passion, curiosity and kindness.” What Three Words come to mind when you think of “Polestar Pilates” Experience, Intelligence, Cutting edge What do you love about teaching Pilates? I love being able to help others reduce or eliminate body pains, improve their movements and their relationship with their bodies. I truly believe that this ultimately translates into a happier…

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Polestar Graduate – Now What? – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Graduate – Now What? Now that you’ve completed your Pilates teacher training program, it’s time to consider in which environment or context you want to teach. There are many different ways to use your education. We’ll mention a few of the most common paths forward for a Polestar graduate. – Mara Sievers, NCPT Teach at an Established Pilates Studio.  You’ve already got a head start. The Polestar training is highly regarded in the Pilates world. Begin by sending the studio owner…

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Now’s the time to integrate Pilates into the Health care system – Kate Strozak explains why. – Pilates Fitness Article

Now’s the time to integrate Pilates into the Health care system – Kate Strozak explains why. Polestar educator and affiliate Kate Strozak BS, NCPT, LMT discusses the benefits of supporting the integration of Pilates with the current healthcare system. Changes in health care has been a topic of conversation for as long as many of us can recall. Specifically with the more recent changes in medical reimbursement, health care providers face increased challenges in making ends meet. What many physical…

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Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 Join Polestar at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 in Monterey California for another spectacular conference! We’ve created an in depth and concentrated list of all Polestar speakers at the conference – all you have to do is show up, move, learn and connect! October 23 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / 4 CEC’s: The Pilates Playbook, with Brent Anderson and Juan Nieto (*Pre-con event with Limited Space –…

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Thanksgiving message from Polestar Pilates founder Brent Anderson – Pilates Fitness Article

Thanksgiving message from Polestar Pilates founder Brent Anderson “Gratitude engenders divine influence” JF Smith My favorite holiday is upon us and I am so happy to be surrounded by family, enjoying Lilliana our almost one year old grand-daughter and lots of good food.  I am making my list of all the things I am grateful for and my Polestar family is on top of my list next to my Savior and family.  I realize that even the things that I…

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Boston Summer Sweat Continues in September – Fitness Article

Boston Summer Sweat Continues in September You’ve been working hard all summer enjoying al fresco free fitness at our annual Summer Series. We saw you sweating at Zumba on those 90-degree days and even risking rain to try out some Britney Barre. As the days start to get a little bit shorter and the air cools, we’re more motivated than ever to keep moving. This September, take advantage of every late summer day and join us in sweating, shopping and…

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