Rosa Shurtz

Rosa Shurtz

Rosa Shurtz is Making a Difference. At noon, twice a week, Rosa Shurtz unlocks the door to a quiet church building. She sets up her Zumba music and lines up a row of small hand weights. Soon there is a room full of women who are trying to keep exercise an essential part of their lives. These are not young people who can leap and gyrate on reliable knees; but middle aged ladies and older women…

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4 Ways to Train and Stay in Shape this Fall

4 Ways to Train and Stay in Shape this Fall

4 Ways to Train and Stay in Shape this Fall By Stephanie Clark NW Fitness Magazine. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year, but it’s also a transitional period for many people – in both a good or a bad way. While many people huddle indoors when the cold weather comes along, others take advantage of cooler temperatures to push themselves and retain that beach body all year-round. If you’ve historically hit…

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BE GREEN & SAVE GREEN AT THE FARMERS MARKET WHY SHOPPING LOCALLY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

BE GREEN & SAVE GREEN AT THE FARMERS MARKET WHY SHOPPING LOCALLY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

NW Fitness Magazine – The Authority on Health & Fitness in the NW BE GREEN & SAVE GREEN AT THE FARMERS MARKET WHY SHOPPING LOCALLY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Written By: Sofia Sabeti 1. Promotes Sustainability & Supports Environment sustainability. Chances are you’ve heard this term thrown around in the media and public arena in recent years, as more awareness is being brought to the effect(s) that our current way of living might wreck the environment. Sustainability is not, however, just another trend that Hollywood and the…

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Common Excuses for Not Getting in Shape

Common Excuses for Not Getting in Shape

NW FITNESS MAGAZINE Common Excuses for Not Getting in Shape By: Tiare Vincent When was the last time you told yourself you would go to the gym, and then that turned into “I’ll go to the gym tomorrow” then eventually you forgot your gym existed? Much too often people see the gym as something to fear or dread, whether they are too tired from so many hours working or in school, or the kids schedules…

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Plyometrics Written By: Justin Hickman

Plyometrics Written By: Justin Hickman

NW FITNESS MAGAZINE Plyometrics Written By: Justin Hickman As a personal trainer I’ve used and heard of many different training systems and techniques, one system that has always delivered results in terms of performance, challenge and satisfaction for the athlete is Plyometric training. Plyometrics, or Plyos, has been sweeping through the fitness industry for years now. This training style has been making a buzz again because of its fun, explosive, and result driven nature. The athletic and explosive training is a great way to burn calories, sculpt muscle, and most importantly increase performance. Plyometric workouts can include anything…

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Hike of the Month – Tuck and Robin

Hike of the Month – Tuck and Robin

Hike of the Month – Tuck and Robin By: Daniel Lupastean Activity Type: Hiking Nearby City: Roslyn Length: 15.6 total miles Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet Skill Level: Strenuous Duration: Day-hike or backpack overnight Season: Best midsummer through fall Trailhead Elevation: 3,300 feet Top Elevation: 6,330 feet Happy trails, Dan Hiking time to Tuck 2hrs 51mins At last, my first overnight hike of the first part of this hike is fairly easy with no real summer. With…

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ZUMBA The Global Brand Heard ‘Round The World

ZUMBA  The Global Brand Heard ‘Round The World

ZUMBA The Global Brand Heard ‘Round The World Written by: Elizabeth Kovar M.A. Photo by: April Greer In life, mistakes are bound to happen. So what do you get when a mistake turns into a world-wide phenomenon? The answer is Zumba®! In the mid-90’s, Columbia native and fitness instructor, Beto Perez, forgot his traditional aerobic music one day and improvised class with a dance-like routine to salsa and merengue music. The participants, gleaming with smiles,…

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TRAINING THE TRAINER FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY DAVID LONDON

TRAINING THE TRAINER  FUNCTIONAL TRAINING  BY DAVID LONDON

TRAINING THE TRAINER FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY DAVID LONDON Any trainer who goes out side the conventional methodology of training, i.e. Olympic, Circuit, Barbell/Dumbbell, etc. and combines a series of exercises together that has the client change elevation, plains of motion, integrates core stabilization, strength/power/ speed/agility/endurance, recruits more than one muscle simultaneously while conditioning them for everyday life/ work IS FUNCTIONAL TRAINING! Let me tell you who has this “functional” thing down-the Crossfit people! Their “WOD’s”…

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Yoga for Outdoor Sports

Yoga for Outdoor Sports

Yoga for Outdoor Sports BY: ELIZABETH KOVAR M.A. PHOTOS: DANIEL LUPASTEAN Tis the season for marathon, triathlon and cycling events. Every year the Pacific Northwest features thousands of events that benefit charities or medical research. As warmer weather approaches, competitive and recreational athletes dedicate muchtimeandenergytraining. Spring and summer blossom weekly events to meet the fun and challenging times Running, cycling and swimming is a form of cardiovascular training which is primarily known to increase cardio…

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