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DCFA Form Follows Fitness 5K presented by Blackson Brick Co.

DCFA Form Follows Fitness 5K presented by Blackson Brick Co.
Event on 2018-02-17 08:30:00
The Form Follows Fitness 5K benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture is Dallas' best 5K events showcasing the city's most impressive architectural icons. Run through the region's cultural life, Uptown, The Arts District, through the skyline and glass high rise buildings with award winning architecture. Registration includes a fantastic dry fit shirt (a slick-looking one you'll actually wear), food, and brew too.

at Klyde Warren Park
Downtown Dallas
Dallas, United States

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Free week of classes at GRIT Fitness

Free week of classes at GRIT Fitness
Event on 2016-06-06 17:00:00
Celebrate the opening of second GRIT Fitness studio in Dallas at its new flagship in the Design District, June 6-11! The studio will offer a preview of its classes this week for free to the public. Known for bringing a fun and welcoming atmosphere to energetic cardio, sculpting and dance classes, GRIT is somewhere you let your hair down, turn the neon lights up, and dance like nobody’s watching. Please see the website for more details and to register.

at GRIT Fitness Flagship – Design District
1729 Irving Blvd #101
Dallas, United States

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Form Follows Fitness presented by Blackson Brick Co.

Form Follows Fitness presented by Blackson Brick Co.
Event on 2016-02-20 07:30:00
Run or walk the Form Follows Fitness presented by Blackson Brick Co.

Run through the finest architecture! Think Dallas skyline, a rare jewel. The Form Follows Fitness runs through the centerpiece of the region's cultural life, through Uptown, The Arts District, and Downtown. Registration includes a fantastic dry fit shirt, finisher medals for all participants, snacks and brew too. Grab your spot now for the Form Follows Fitness benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture.

at Klyde Warren Park
Downtown Dallas
Dallas, United States

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Navy Seal Fitness Challenge- Phoenix, Arizona

The Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge is a series of physical fitness events challenging athletes to maximize their performance in individual tests of strength and endurance. It closely mirrors the initial physical screening test given to anyone who desires to become a SEAL. The event consists of swimming, push ups, sit ups, pull-ups and running. This is the promotional video from the Phoenix, AZ event held on March 14th, 2009.

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Keeping Your Fitness Regimen on Track While on the Road

Keeping Your Fitness Regimen on Track While on the Road

The World we live in these days is in constant motion and as a direct result, so are we. It seems like we are never in the same place for very long. You can wake-up in San Francisco, be in Dallas by lunch and have dinner in Miami.

After doing some reflection on this, I started talking with some of my personal training clients that do their fair share of business travel. Not to my surprise, my client’s fitness regimens greatly suffer, as does their health. (How many times have you come home from a business trip with a cold or totally worn out? Granted, a lot of factors are in play here, but the lack of exercise can be a contributing factor, or should I say “exercise,” could play a role in being an important health safe guard).

I thought I would tackle the subject of keeping to your fitness regimen while traveling for business, since it is easier than you think and more important to do than you may think.

There’s no doubt that traveling these days is stressful and traveling for business is especially stressful. There’s an obvious difference between boarding an airplane to Hawaii to have fun under the sun and boarding an airplane to New York to give an important business presentation. Stress is one of many “health negatives” attached to business travel (the stress of travel and the stress of conducting business), but add in late nights (lack of sleep), dining out (over eating and often eating late), drinking more alcohol (over indulging), you can quickly put your health and well-being behind the eight-ball.

So I’m not going to tell you to eat less, drink less and get the proper amount of sleep while on your next business trip, although I wouldn’t be doing my job as a personal trainer if I didn’t, but I understand the reality of the situation. However, I will tell you that there is no reason for you to totally abandon your workouts.

To combat some of the negatives of business travel with several positives, a few of the key benefits of continuing your workouts while traveling on business are;

Exercise on the road will boost, as well as help you maintain High Energy Levels and increase Stamina, so you can “Go, Go, Go” without hitting the wall and crashing.

Exercise on the road will greatly increase your body’s Immune System to work at peak performance. Stay healthy and come home healthy.

Exercise on the road will help keep normal “day to day” Stress and your added stress of business travel in check.

Exercise on the road will help you maintain your Weight Management while on the road. Stay mindful of what you are putting into your body, but on the other hand, enjoy the pleasures of dining out within reason. That slice of cheesecake is far less damaging when you hit the gym or go for a brisk-walk the next morning.

Exercise on the road will help you maintain healthy Sleep Patterns. Jet lag, differences in time zones, a strange bed, work dancing around in your brain, long hours are all contributing factors of throwing your sleep patterns way out of whack. Exercise helps quiet the mind, relax the body and aids greatly in ensuring a good night’s sleep. Wake up feeling rested, calm and refreshed, ready to face another busy day.

Exercise on the road can help relieve Body Tension and Muscle Fatigue.  Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who are able to travel First-Class, you will be painfully aware of the joys of being crammed into a tight and un-comfortable airplane seat for an extended period of time.  Lugging your suitcase, laptop and work-paperwork in your briefcase around takes its toll on your body. Your shoulders, back, neck and feet really feel the negative effects of travel. Exercise will help you stretch out your body and balance it by relieving the days built up tension in your muscles.

Exercising on the road will help you recover from the negative effects of Alcohol.  You know that sometimes, unavoidable night of drinking with your co-workers or clients. Alcohol as we all know, has some damaging side effects. If you are feeling a bit slow, in a bit of a daze and even that dreaded feeling of being hung-over from last night’s party, exercise could be your magic pill for that much needed, quick fix. It might seem like the last thing you want to do, but it will have a much better effect on you than sleeping in. When we exercise we sweat and by sweating we release the toxins from our body, as a result you boost the recovery process. You will have that spring back in your step and feel energized to face another busy day.

Exercise on the road will keep you Mentally Sharp, focused and give you that important competitive business edge. Plus you will look and feel alive, believe me it will show.

Now that I’ve talked about the reasons to exercise, I would like to touch on: “How to Exercise” while you’re are on the road.

Today’s business travelers are so fortunate that most business hotels have realized the importance of exercise and have made fitness rooms available to their guests. This has made it so much easier not to skip a workout. Some hotels have fitness rooms that are loaded with different types of aerobic machines such as treadmills, stair-climbers, bikes and make weight machine and free weights available while some fitness rooms only provide the most basic equipment. Whatever you have available to you, I am sure you will be able to accomplish a quality workout. Most of this fitness rooms are available 24 hours, which will help you schedule your workout at a most convenient time.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to be staying in a hotel that has a fitness room, ask the front desk about local gyms in the area. Most gyms will make day or even weekly passes available to the business traveler for a reasonable fee (in major cities many hotels have partnerships set up with local gyms for hotel guests.

If you belong to a large national gym chain, like Bally’s Fitness or even theYMCA, check the list of gyms in the area you are traveling to ahead of time so you can schedule your workouts.

I actually like to check out new gyms; you might find an interesting and new piece of workout equipment that your home based gym doesn’t have and a change of workout scenery if always nice.

Business travelers have no fear if by rare chance a gym is not available to you, you still can accomplish your workout the old fashioned way. Whether it’s as simple as running up a flight of stairs (talk about a killer workout), or some good old fashioned push ups, sit ups, running in place and stretching in your room. I find doing some yoga (especially to help make my body forget that airplane seat)  and shadow boxing work well for me.

Another great option available to the business travelers is to travel with a pair of running shoes. What a great way to take in the city’s sites, get a taste of some local color, and enjoy some fresh air by getting out and taking to the streets for a brisk walk or energizing run.

If you get some down time on your business trip, maybe enjoy some recreational activities like a round of golf, the local batting cages, some skating or bowling. All in addition to being exercise, they are also fun and excellent team-building opportunities.

So you can now see, with a little imagination and drive, the business traveler can find a good and beneficial workout on the road. Take it from an experienced certified personal trainer and a seasoned traveler, they will be way better off for it!   

Markus B. is the Co-Founder of The Fitness Underground-Los Angeles. He has drawn off his years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer, A Professional Athlete and an accomplished Martial Artist to help create with his partner Texas (an elite Yoga Instructor & Certified Personal Trainer) a “New and Innovative” approach to Health, Fitness and Well Being that not only Enhances the Body but also Enriches the Mind. With an increasing following in the Los Angeles area his powerful message of Good Health, Clean Living and the importance of Exercise, Markus is changing people’s lives. Helping people achieve and experience the “enlightenment” of good health and a higher level of fitness is his passion, his life’s work and a personal goal that he takes very seriously. His belief is that health, fitness and well-being is the greatest gift of all. It’s the ultimate gift that someone could give their family and more importantly themselves. It’s a supreme gift we should always be mindful of and be grateful for. Markus is often heard saying that having the opportunity to help people make important changes in their lives, and in some cases “life saving” changes is an awesome feeling as well as extremely rewarding. Come join Markus and experience the difference first hand, start enjoying and living a healthier, happier, fuller and more active life. Life is too short not to!

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Coppell Fitness Boot Camp helps to Sponsor a Coppell resident participating in The Breast Cancer 3-Day Event

Coppell Fitness Boot Camp helps to Sponsor a Coppell resident participating in The Breast Cancer 3-Day Event

Coppell Fitness Boot Camp helps to Sponsor a Coppell resident participating in The Breast Cancer 3-Day Event .

A local Coppell fitness business has teamed up with Coppell resident,  Jeff Trondsen, to help sponsor the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Brad Linder, owner of Get You In Shape, who runs the Coppell Weight Loss and Fitness Boot camp at Andy Brown East Park in Coppell is happy to be able to help sponsor Jeff.   Jeff has been getting ready for this big event that will be coming to Dallas/Ft. Worth area  November 6-8, for the past 8 months.  Jeff began his preparation by joining the Get You In Shape Coppell Boot Camp eight months ago.  Jeff said “The Coppell Boot Camp has helped get my body ready to walk 60 miles in 3 days. The core work, resistance training, and cardiovascular exercises we have done has been great for my preparation. With only a few weeks before the walk, I know I could not have done it without the help of Brad, the trainers, and the Coppell Boot Camp”. 

The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer 3-Day helps to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Eighty-five percent of the net proceeds of this event go to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation. Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education, and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Koman for the Cure grant.  The remaining fifteen percent of net funds goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, which provides ongoing support to breast cancer initiatives. Linder and Coppell’s Get You In Shape Boot Camp  is helping Jeff by sponsoring him and helping him in his quest to help raise money for breast cancer research.

Brad Linder, the Coppell Personal Trainer who teamed up with the City to provide the Coppell Boot Camp in 2007, has enjoyed helping Jeff get fit and in shape before walking 60 miles. “It has been great helping Jeff prepare for this.  Our fitness program really focuses on the individual reaching his or her goals. Being in a group setting helps with encouragement, motivation, and inspiration. We are glad to be able to help sponsor Jeff in his goal to complete the Breast Cancer 3-Day” said Linder.

So far, Jeff has raised  ,918.88  and with roughly 3 weeks left before the walk, he is very close to reaching is donation goal of 00.  The event kicks off November 6th, 2009. For more information about the 3-Day walk or to donate, visit http://www.the3day.org. For information about the fitness boot camp in Coppell that has helped Jeff get in shape for the event, visit www.getyouinshape.com

Brad Linder – Owner of www.GetYouInShape.com Linder is a top personal trainer in the Dallas, TX area. He has been featured on the news as a fitness guru and runs one of the biggest Boot Camps in the Dallas area. Services include the Coppell and Dallas Boot Camps, private personal training, and more

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Kids Football – Fitness and Beyond

Kids Football – Fitness and Beyond

Football is a great way for kids to keep fit and enjoy themselves, as it is for adult football players.  But, for kids there are additional benefits to playing football.  Grassroots football provides children with the opportunity to develop vital social and professional skills for the future.

Child health is a massive concern at the moment as child obesity has soared over the last few decades and this will have serious consequences for these children in adulthood.  It is recommended that children do at least 1 hour of physical activity each day.  Exercise will improve bone strength as well as cardiovascular and muscle strength and regulating weight â?? not to mention helping kids sleep better.  Sports such as football also have the added advantage of improving co-ordination, spatial awareness and reactions.

Perhaps less obvious but also extremely important, Saturday morning football gives children the opportunity to develop skills that will help them at school and later in the work place.  These transferable skills include co-operation, motivation, leadership and above all – teamwork.  A football player will normally only spend a few minutes of each game actually kicking the football.  The rest of the time is spent supporting team-mates.

Football is also a valuable tool for making friendships and learning about social interactions.  Beyond simply meeting people, playing in a football team creates a strong sense of camaraderie and community as well as providing a shared interest.

Kids football teams are organised by age e.g. Under 10s etc.  Clearly, this is necessary from a physical point of view to group together children of similar physical abilities but it is also necessary from a mental point of view.  As children move through different stages of their mental development, they will have different coaching requirements.

For many parents, volunteering and coaching for their childâ??s football team is an extremely rewarding experience.  Coaching courses are run by the County FA.

No doubt now you are wondering how to go about signing your child up to a kids football team so they can start having fun while enjoying these health and personal development benefits.  If you donâ??t already know of local junior football teams, get in touch with your County FA and they can advise you of suitable teams in your area.

Soccerkits.com supply team wear to youth and kids football teams and provide a full customisation service.  Visit Soccerkits.com to choose the right football kit for your junior football team.

Soccerkits.com are football team kit specialists selling Adult and Junior Football Kit.

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Dallas gyms, keeping physical fitness as top priority

Dallas gyms, keeping physical fitness as top priority

The word ‘gym’ is a modern, shortened form of the Greek word ‘gymnasium’ meaning “place to be naked”. The word “gymnasium” was used in ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. Today the term “gym” is commonly used to refer to a health club or any place which houses various equipments of exercise for the physical exercise of the people coming there. Dallas, one of the biggest and most prominent cities in the USA, takes it physical fitness and exercise very seriously. There are a large number of Dallas gyms which let the residents have a fit and agile body through regular exercise with the best equipment.

The gyms in Dallas are famous for housing the most modern equipments for physical exercise and training. Now there are many types of equipment available in the markets which have not been tested properly. They cause a great deal of physical problems and injuries to the people who exercise using them. The Dallas gyms take care that all the equipment present in their premises is anatomically correct. These gyms also employ the most knowledgeable as well as experienced physical trainers from all over USA to assist and supervise the exercise and fitness regimen of the members. By paying a little extra, one can also avail of the facility of a personal training instructor in these Dallas gyms who will be responsible for your diet and your exercise schedule. There are many other facilities in these gyms – massage centers, skin care centers, clean and comfortable locker rooms, spa and sauna facility, group exercise rooms (for yoga, kick boxing, aerobics etc.), spic and span bathrooms, laundry service to eliminate the trouble of carrying gym bags etc. Also a trained expert on nutritional counseling is also available at all times.

The people responsible for these gyms know that cardio vascular training sessions are generally very long and it becomes difficult for the people who are exercising to maintain concentration. So they have put up a large number of TVs and music systems in order to entertain people while they exercise. This also assists in keeping the mood light and tension free which brings in positive vibes.

There is a new trend emerging in the world of physical fitness and exercise. It is of the ever rising popularity of Pilates as an exercise routine. It aims to make people aware about and practice correct breathing techniques as well as correct alignment of the spine. In the process, it strengthens the deep torso muscles. Most gyms in Dallas have separate rooms and studios for Pilates.

Most importantly, these gyms in Dallas make it a point to provide all these health services to the people of Dallas at highly affordable rates. Also there are many attractive plans available for long term memberships of these gyms.

“Pankaj Modi Says:” For Gyms in Dallas, visit: http://www.elevationgyms.com

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Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge, Dallas Texas May 9th, 2009

The Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge is a series of physical fitness events challenging athletes to maximize their performance in individual tests of strength and endurance. It closely mirrors the initial physical screening test given to anyone who desires to become a SEAL. The event consists of swimming, push ups, sit ups, pull-ups and running. If you ever wondered how you stack against America’s elite operations team, take the Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge and see how fit you really are! All Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge competitors will be scored and ranked against each other, with all participants receiving a complimentary commemorative T-shirt.
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From The Women’s Museum: The exhibit UP is fundamentally about hope. Hope is not wishful thinking. Hope is rather the ability to stand amid what is broken and chaotic and envision a positive future story. Roberta Harris Roberta Harris: UP is a retrospective of the artists work from 1985 to the present. This art exhibit will explore the role of culturally significant symbols and their meanings in art with a focus on the concept of Hope and its complements joy, strategy, peace and imagination. Roberta Harris utilizes these thematic symbols to elicit conversation among viewers, as well as between the lone viewer and the art itself. Such discussions of hope can inspire actions that shape a better future for all. The exhibit will run through September 6th, 2009. About ILiveinDallas.com: ILiveinDallas was launched in March 2008 to promote art and culture events in Dallas, Texas. Dallas is beginning to be recognized as a centerpiece in the US for hosting world-renowned artists, intellectuals, musicians and activists in the city. With many resources in the Dallas area for like events, ILiveinDallas stands out to be the go-to calendar for young thinking professionals interested in the ideas and culture of many. The goal is to get people out of their house and experience the world, without having to pay for the ticket around the world. The Creator of ILiveinDallas, Jennifer Conley, is an advocate for local arts and education. She believes the Arts promote creative and expansive
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