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Behind The Scenes: COIL Yoga with Katie Flinn

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Katie Flinn, Owner of COIL Yoga is a fearless mother, wife to her soul mate and a daughter to the “best mom ever.”  Katie believes we strive to find peace in our days, contentment in our bodies, and satisfaction with the work we do in the world to make a difference.  When she’s …

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First Take: Coil Yoga

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First Take:  COIL Yoga by Ashley McBride

When I think about yoga I think about deep breathing, stretching and peacefulness.  When I was told I’d be attending a class with a premiere Yogi I thought about BooBoo and picnic baskets. Because I’m a grown up. 

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First Take: Swimming for Sport

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First Take:  Swimming for Sport

by Heather McCann

My brother swam the length of Lake Tahoe last summer.  I kayaked next to him on the lake one early morning, watching him glide through the water effortlessly.  Swimmers make swimming long distances look peaceful.  I’ve never felt anything …

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First Take: Sierra Challenge Express Running Club

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Coach Ray’s Top Tips

for a Successful Run Club

1.  Dream big.

2.  Keep it simple

3.  Water is the staff of life.

4.  Your best effort is all I ask.

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First Take: High Fitness

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When I was a kid, my mom dragged me to her aerobics class.  I sat on the side and stared at the women bounce around in funny outfits.  There were a few of us sitting there, watching our mom’s move.  We look at each other and shrug, get back to coloring while the woohoo’s abound.  …

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A Day In The Life: Stephanie Ormond

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Stephanie Ormond is an avid runner, completing over 13 half marathons and 6 marathons.  She has gained thousands of Instagram fans by sharing her cross training schedule, runs and enduring sense of humor.


Tell Us about yourself, how you sweat and what you do when you’re not …

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Behind The Scenes: Inspire Fitness with Nick Otero

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Inspire Fitness

is a private, up-scale personal training studio owned by husband and wife team Nick Otero and Angie Corchado-Otero.  The studio is located on the Southeast corner of Champlain and Perrin and focuses on creating a custom fitness program to fit client specific needs.  It’s a big bonus that Angie is …

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A Day In The Life: Alma Najera

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Alma Najera is an avid fitness enthusiast who has been teaching group fitness classes since 2002. She teaches HIIT Bootcamp, HIIT Sculpt, Indoor cycling, and Core Conditioning classes at GB3 Sports Club. You can find her at the Palm/Nees and Herndon/Milburn locations throughout the week


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Banting, Like A Wildfire

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Mona N. Cummings is the Senior Director for Resource Development at United Way Fresno and Madera Counties.  She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist. She teaches indoor cycling at Fig Garden Swim and Racquet Club and runs a social media brand called BantingUSA

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Victor Avila – Semper FIIT

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Victor Avila is a Marine Corps Veteran who’s been in the fitness industry since 2005.  His experience ranges from instructing Zumba and Bootcamp classes to competing in the Spartan Race Trifecta and Epic Series.  He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, certified in Pilates Allegro, Kickboxing and TRX.  You can find him directing

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