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Hammel turns cycling into one of his passions

Hammel turns cycling into one of his passions

Bill Hammel wishes he could be outside riding his bike on this evening in early June. Cycling has become a passion of his, but these days, the voice of the Navarre Raiders football team is on the sidelines. He had total knee replacement in the spring and won’t have a chance to get back on […]

Popularity of pickleball leads to league

Popularity of pickleball leads to league

Steve Nicholson has played racquetball most of his life. He didn’t start playing pickleball until a few years ago after he retired. Now he’s hooked on it. He’s also the captain for the team that plays at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

For the sixth year Santa Rosa School District has been given gold for health. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognized the School District of Santa Rosa for receiving the 2016-2018 Florida Healthy School District award. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Teal brings slice of Greek culture to Navarre

Teal brings slice of Greek culture to Navarre

Dimitra Teal has been teaching Greek Dancing at the Holley Navarre Senior Center since last year, and her reason for doing so is fairly simple. “I am Greek. This (dancing) is what I have known my whole life. I figured, why not teach it,” Teal said. She teaches the class once a week at the […]

Rock Steady boxers take on Parkinson’s

Rock Steady boxers take on Parkinson’s

With boxing gloves hanging from the doors, a mural on the wall of two dudes duking it out and a variety of punching bags awaiting a beating, one of Navarre’s newest gyms is primed for fighters. But the boxers in this gym are anything but typical and their fight is not with a person. Every […]

2017 Fitness trends

2017 Fitness trends

The fitness world saw massive growth in 2017 with some trends exploding on the scene while others just grew in popularity. Which did you participate in? Which do you think have staying power for 2018? Fit tech Technology that tracks your fitness was already popular, but it exploded in 2017. The ability to track your […]

4 ways to rebound after the holidays

4 ways to rebound after the holidays

Holidays are awesome for connecting with loved ones, but we often find ourselves veering from our normal routines that keep us feeling healthy and energetic. Here are some tips on rebounding into healthful living after the holidays. First, don’t fret We often make a big deal out of the indulgence the holidays bring. Instead, own […]

Trainer faves: Magic moves

Trainer faves: Magic moves

Every personal trainer has “magic” moves. These moves are their signature moves that you’ll find their clients doing over and over again. They don’t just use these moves because they work, they use them because they are their favorites! From a trainer’s perspective, these moves work magic for their clients in that they are efficient, […]

136-pound transformation

136-pound transformation

“If you would’ve asked me five years ago if this would be possible, I never would’ve thought it was,” Keshia Perry says of her amazing 136-pound transformation. For the last year and a half, Perry has been diligently plugging away at making progress on her goal, outlining a very inspiring story along the way. It […]

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

In the early morning hours on Navarre Beach, many sights can be seen. The shorebirds begin to accumulate as the sun rises and small fish swim in the waves. A few people take advantage of the early hour to get in a morning jog or take a quick ride on a surf board. But among […]

Trainer faves: Beginner moves

Trainer faves: Beginner moves

Everyone starts somewhere. It doesn’t matter how fit or strong someone is, they all started somewhere. For those who are just beginning to work out, it can take a while to develop good form along with good conditioning. With that in mind, Navarre’s trainers have brought you their favorite moves for beginners. When at the […]

Local racers go ultra

Local racers go ultra

In case marathons aren’t enough of a challenge for those who love such a thing, ultramarathons are climbing in popularity in today’s fitness world. While marathons challenge the runner to trek an amazing 26 miles, ultramarathons are defined as anything that goes beyond that. Fifty miles is the most common distance, while other races cover […]

Pickleball surges in Navarre

Pickleball surges in Navarre

Terry Gaston had been working out and watching folks play pickleball for a while when his friend invited him to play. Four years later, he is competing with his wife and friends in local tournaments. In fact, several Navarre residents traveled to Destin to compete in the Emerald Coast Pickleball Championships (ECPC) last week. Pickleball […]

Handsome hamstrings

Handsome hamstrings

Let’s cut right to the chase: hamstrings are what hold your butt up. Okay, more specifically, these are the muscles that run down the back of your leg from your booty/hips to your knees. They are responsible for bending your knees and moving hips and thighs backward. Hamstrings are also typically the most underdeveloped muscle […]

Navarre powerlifting gains

Navarre powerlifting gains

Avalon Cummings got into powerlifting after hurting herself lifting with co-workers at the fire department. “I didn’t know proper form. So, I was doing heavy all the time. I was getting strong, but I hurt myself in the process,” Cummings recalled. From there, Cummings moved to cardio until she noticed other women at her gym […]

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

As swimsuit season really heats up, that middle section of our body might need a little extra attention. Summer tends to see many of us lean too heavily on the six-pack kept in the cooler, but Navarre’s personal trainers have a few moves that can help you forge that other kind of six-pack. Read the […]

Dad bod is pretty great

Dad bod is pretty great

A while back my husband asked me if he had “dad bod.” What? Of course, my instinct was to say no because he’s in pretty good shape and, well, that kind of sounded like the male equivalent of the question “Does this dress make me look fat?” Come to find out, dad bod isn’t as […]

Sun’s out, guns out

Sun’s out, guns out

The sun is officially shining down on us. And if the sun is out, the guns are out! When we talk about guns—also known as our arms — we are primarily looking at those biceps. The biceps are made up of a short head and long head, thus the prefix “bi.” When you see someone […]

Five things to consider about your protein shake

Five things to consider about your protein shake

Protein, protein, protein! Increased health awareness and a general upward trend in fitness across America is catapulting the nutritional supplement business, protein shakes included, to an estimated $8.8 billion industry by the year 2020. Protein shakes, born in the 1950s, were once strictly for bodybuilders, but they’re now available at the local gas station. Read […]

Step by step: Meal Prepping

Step by step: Meal Prepping

For some, meal prepping is a big, hairy, scary thing that does not seem possible. For others, it’s just a part of the routine. I’d submit to you that meal prepping is human nature. Let’s check back in with cavemen! They killed an animal and then “prepped it” to have for the days and weeks […]

Trainer faves: Sexy shoulders

Trainer faves: Sexy shoulders

It’s time to trade long sleeves for tank tops, dresses and sleeveless shirts! How amazing would your strong, sexy shoulders look in those new clothing items? Awesome is the answer, of course! Your local trainers have come up with their favorite moves to help round out those shoulders! Read the full article in the April […]

Stuart wins at Panhandle Showdown

Stuart wins at Panhandle Showdown

Paige Stuart decided to get into bodybuilding competitions two years ago. Already a personal trainer, the Gulf Breeze resident gave it a shot in the hopes of using it as motivation for herself. “I didn’t have the motivation to continue my own training. I needed something to work towards for myself. I set my goals […]

How do your running shoes stack up to your needs?

How do your running shoes stack up to your needs?

There are many struggles people face when it comes to getting ready to run but one of the most common is shoes. Whether it’s what type of brand, what support level, where to buy them or when to replace them, there are a lot of questions surrounding the running shoe. Read the full article in […]

New games come to town

New games come to town

Are you ready for an entirely different type of fitness competition? The group fitness business that’s grown quite a bit since opening just a year and a half ago, Delta Life Fitness, will be offering a fun competition for women this weekend. A step up from your average 5K, the Delta Life Games will be […]

5 ways to naturally combat osteoporosis

5 ways to naturally combat osteoporosis

More than half of the folks in America over the age of 50 suffer with either osteoporosis or low bone mass. That is not good news. The worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310 percent and 240 percent in women by the year 2050 according to the International Osteoporosis […]

Love your legs: Best moves to work your legs

Love your legs: Best moves to work your legs

Ahh, the legs. They are about to be on display as the weather continues to heat up. The biggest muscle group in the leg are the quadriceps, and they are actually composed of–you guessed it– four different muscles. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Moms get the fitness spotlight

Moms get the fitness spotlight

In less than a year, Caslyn Duval has nearly quadrupled her fitness business. There are nicknames out there for Duval: “fitpreneur” or “mompreneur.” Whatever you call her, Duval has been successful with her business, Fit4Mom, which focuses on helping mothers get fit and healthy. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre […]

Let’s get SUPER

Let’s get SUPER

Getting fit is a super idea! One of the best ways to do that is with what we fitness folks call “Supersets.” A superset is a fancy way of making you do more than just one exercise at a time. However, that extra work is for a purpose! Read the full article in the March […]

Trucks against cancer food truck rally

Get a bite from all your favorite local food trucks while listening to live music by Whiskey & Water. There will be yoga, relay races and much more. The event will be held at the Plaza De Luna in Pensacola from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Relay […]

Pensacola opens streets for Ciclovia

Pensacola opens streets for Ciclovia

If you’re planning to go to Pensacola on March 25, don’t plan on driving. Instead, plan on walking, biking, skateboarding, jogging or whatever other method you perfer to be active. The largest street closure in the history of the city is planned for the first ever Pensacola Ciclovia (seek-low-VIA) Open Streets event. Read the full […]