fitness

Chunking down the chunk

Chunking down the chunk

Most health-related new year’s resolutions involve logging hours at the gym. If you want true success, however, nutrition has to be one of the main components. Local nutritionist Sylvia Tarnuzzer has spent years helping clients lose weight with one main strategy: break it into chunks. “People come in with large amount of weight to lose. […]

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Golden Care Program provides seniors with useful health information

Nearly two decades ago a program beneficial to the health of adults 50 years and older was started by Baptist Health Care. The Golden Care Program began 17 years ago and there are currently more than 32,000 members in the program. One of the reasons the program is popular is because of the health-related seminars […]

CrossFit Navarre to cross the street

CrossFit Navarre to cross the street

If you’ve been following CrossFit Navarre’s journey around town you’ll be interested to notice the “box” is moving. But, if you’ve gotten used to seeing that banner off of Highway 87, you won’t miss it. In fact, the big pile of dirt across the street is the future home of their brand new building. The […]

Garage gym businesses trending in Navarre

Garage gym businesses trending in Navarre

Garage gyms are a new trend in fitness and they’re booming in Navarre. “It’s an alternative to a busy gym. So it’s a great option for those that are looking for something a little more intimate,” Kristen Shuping, owner of Uplift Fitness said. Shuping graduated from Navarre High School before earning a Bachelor of Science […]

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Ludgina Dieujuste is on a mission to make it possible to help yourself while helping others. Dieujuste, Navarre resident and running enthusiast, is planning a 5K called “I Embody All Things Great 5K: Moving for a Purpose.” The name is a mouthful but that might be because there is a lot to it. “We all […]

‘Extreme’ trainer in Navarre

‘Extreme’ trainer in Navarre

There’s a new celebrity fitness trainer in town. If Autumn Navarro’s not a celebrity trainer, she’s only one degree of separation away. Navarro, the newest personal trainer at the Pullum Family YMCA, spent nine months training Georgeanna Johnson last year for ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss with Chris and Heidi Powell. Johnson was chosen […]

Shana motivates women to achieve fitness success

Shana motivates women to achieve fitness success

A familiar name and face is returning to the Health page of Navarre Press.  Some of our readers may remember Shana Roberson, who contributed some great stories to the pages of the community newspaper.  Roberson will now lend her writing talents to the Health page, giving her insights into eating right, getting active and living […]

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Staying active as you age can be a challenge but the Senior Games of Pensacola provides an opportunity for those 50 and older to get exercise and have fun at the same time. The 25th edition of the event, which is sponsored by Humana, kicks off in early September and takes place over a two-week […]

Fun Run unique way to raise money for school

Fun Run unique way to raise money for school

Rain and clouds didn’t damper the spirit of more than 800 students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School Thursday morning. Energetic children, all wearing bright smiles and brimming with excitement, stayed active for nearly an hour as they took part in Boosterthon’s Fun Run, which promotes fitness, leadership and character and puts the fun in fundraiser. Read […]

Young adult membership continues to grow at YMCA

Young adult membership continues to grow at YMCA

Nearly three years later, the young adult membership at the Navarre YMCA is a success. Available to those ages 13-24, the growth has been impressive. Only two took advantage of it when it started in December of 2012. The total is now up to 100, which is actually five more than the number of people […]

$600K project to alleviate crowded YMCA

$600K project to alleviate crowded YMCA

It won’t come as a surprise to the 4,400 members of Navarre’s Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA that it is time to expand. The YMCA opened its doors in 2006 and has grown 450 percent, culminating in an at-capacity crowd. The 15,000-square-foot facility is buzzing with activity day and night with members seeking room in […]

New fitness trends keep Navarre moving

New fitness trends keep Navarre moving

Navarre’s beaches, long summer season, numerous outdoor activities and military population contribute to the community’s overall fitness. “We are an active community. We live in a great place to do that. The beach is helpful with that, people like to be outside,” said Kristen Shuping, who teaches classes and is a personal trainer at the […]