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By Noel Daniel The very idea of strapping on your running shoes at 5:30 in the morning is not only daunting—it almost feels impossible. How could you possibly hope to be that paragon of fitness that only drinks kombucha, practically lives on a yoga mat, and runs because it’s fun

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By Anne Marie H. Bergthold Turlock has a new option for defining your physique. Co-owners Stacy Aguila and Amy Radcliffe have opened Barre Defined, the first barre fitness studio in the Central Valley. “We had not been able to locate this type of fitness or the overall experience we were

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  By Noel Daniel Photos by Photos Just So   It’s easy to get carried away in the “new year, new you”-it is fever. And on one hand, the New Year trend is at least a healthy one. After heavy hitters like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the entire holiday season, the

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By Noel Daniel It’s easy to gain weight during the holidays,between all the stress, the limited time, and the preponderance of delicious baked goods. The biggest question is what can you do to stay as healthy as possible while the rich and decadent holidays are bearing down? “It’s all about moderation and balancing your

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  By Alex Cantatore Imagine waking up in a magnificent, massive handmade wooden lodge. Take a stroll to the deck, breathe in the clean mountain air, toll out a yoga mat, and stretch out with the trees as your neighbors. For years, that was Debbie Wolski’s dream. And now, it’s her

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Charlene Perry calls out the title. Papers shuffle as men and women flip through thick binders to find the right page of sheet music. And then, Jim Ingram’s Big Band busts into song – and dozens of fit, active seniors hit the dance floor.

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BY ALEX CANTATORE “I’m very competitive,” says Judy Dodd, plainly. It’s a drive that guided Dodd’s life as she arm wrestled at a world-class level, ultimately taking home a world championship. And it drives Dodd today, as she competes in the burgeoning sport of CrossFit. She sits inside a spartan

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 BY ALEX CANTATORE January 7, 2014. It’s the day that Amber Flores decided to change her life. In the past 15 months, Flores has lost 150 pounds. And it all started with a seemingly simple decision. “I just sort of said, ‘I’m done. Enough,’” Flores recalls. That one, transformative moment

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BY ALEX CANTATORE If you’re heading out of town, leaving your dog in the backyard may seem harmless. But boarding your dog is important for its physical and mental health, According to Lisa Moore. Moore’s a certified professional dog trainer, a behavior counselor, and the owner of Top Notch Kennels, Inc. She says

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BY KATELYN GOYETTE Let’s be honest… every time you see an animal either at the zoo, on the television, in your neighbor’s backyard, or at the pound, you feel instantly drawn to love on it. It is in our nature as human beings to be drawn to these furry creatures

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