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Craig Hocknull will open new junior golf program

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Former Southwest Section PGA of America Teacher of the Year and Youth Player Development award winner Craig Hocknull will begin the spring semester of his Outback Junior Golf Team on February 20. The 15-week schedule will include high-level coaching from Hocknull, who is one of Arizona’s top teachers ranked by Golf Digest Magazine, and in partnership… Read More →

Here are 7 healthy resolutions you can keep

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It’s tough finding a New Year’s resolution, especially one that you can keep throughout the entire year. If you pick the right resolutions you can face the New Year with vigor. If your resolutions include fitness, here are seven resolutions that you can keep that will help you achieve big strides towards your fitness goals… Read More →

HYPOXI opens studio in Biltmore Fashion Park

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Get ready to exercise with the HYPOXI method at the new HYPOXI USA studio, which opened Monday in Phoenix’s Biltmore Fashion Park. HYPOXI offers a unique training method that combines advanced compression technology with low-impact exercise to burn fat and reduce cellulite in targeted areas. This is the second HYPOXI studio in Arizona and the… Read More →

Off The Grid Fitness mixes exercise, ‘green’ living

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French fitness enthusiast Eric Guilleminault developed his competitive edge in college as an intern for a trainer prepping college players for the NFL combine. “This allowed me to pay for my own training and expand my professional ambitions,” said the 36-year-old local Scottsdale gym owner. Since he was a college athlete himself, it was this… Read More →

Weight Watchers launches ‘Beyond the Scale’

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In the biggest change in 50 years, Weight Watchers has adopted a more holistic approach to weight loss called Beyond the Scale. This approach, which intrigued Oprah Winfrey enough to test the program leading to her significant investment in the company, moves away from the strictly food-based formula of points to a more complete program… Read More →

Eat these 7 snacks to slim down

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Close your eyes and imagine a world in where your snacks give you the upper hand in fat loss. It sounds like a dream, but if you pay attention to the snacks you keep on hand, you can actually use them to get leaner. No, they’re not diet pills that will magically shave pounds off… Read More →

Valley chef, fit entrepreneurs launch Clean Bellys

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Executive Chef Lauren Romanoff, fitness expert Dave Panozzo and entrepreneur Todd Chmelka, have turned their mutual love for incredibly tasty and healthy eating into a new meal delivery service called Clean Bellys. Clean Bellys currently delivers in East Valley cities, Scottsdale and Phoenix with plans to expand into the West Valley cities in 2016. Clean Bellys… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness CEO celebrates 25 Years by giving back

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January, 2016 will mark a milestone for Valley native Tom Hatten. On that date, the Mountainside Fitness CEO and Founder celebrates 25 years of leading of Arizona’s biggest and only locally owned health clubs. Hatten is kicking off the celebration this fall and will open his 12th Mountainside Fitness facility at Arrowhead with a Grand… Read More →

Kaleidoscope Juice expands its fifth location at The Madison

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Kaleidoscope Juice and The Madison Improvement Club have created a partnership and co-branded location which debuted in early October at The Madison’s existing Phoenix location in the cultivated neighborhood of Arcadia. Since its first juice bar and restaurant opening in 2012, the newest location marks as the fifth installment for the Kaleidoscope Juice brand and the first storefront in Arcadia. The fitness… Read More →

CorePower Yoga: The meaning of Namaste

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Every teacher says it at the end of every yoga class. And every student says it in return. But do you know what Namaste means? It’s literal translation: Namaste is derived from the Sanskrit language, with “namas” meaning bowing and “te” meaning to you. Namaste literally means bowing to you.… Read More →

6 lesser-known benefits of yoga

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Looking back to my first yoga class, I thought the only benefit was increased flexibility. I would soon discover that was just one of countless benefits my mind and body would receive. While increased flexibility and mobility, and gradual stress relief will commonly be experienced, there are a few lesser-known… Read More →

How to choose the right yoga class

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There are many different yoga classes and styles and picking the right fit can be overwhelming.  Here is a guide to help choose the right class that fits your specific needs. Beginner Level Vinyasa Class: Description: Vinyasa classes are designed to introduce yogis to the foundational postures. In a Power Vinyasa-style class you will hold… Read More →

Yoga Etiquette: The Do’s and Dont’s

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Whether brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, attending a yoga class at a new studio can be an intimidating experience.  Many studios have their own way of doing things and until you fully understand a studio’s culture, those first few visits can be an overwhelming experience. Below is… Read More →

Study ranks Arizona high for length of workouts

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People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app. Arizona ranked fifth among states, with an average weekly workout of 79 minutes, said the analysis of data from the MapMyFitness app. California was first, at 87.4… Read More →