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How to Navigate the Holidays

Stay on track this holiday season!

The holidays are a busy time of year for all of us between parties, filling wishlist, and family gatherings. However, this does not mean your workouts and goals need to be sacrificed! Remember consistency is key, stay focused on your plan, quality over quantity, and always know that something is better than nothing at all - even if it’s just a 20-30 minute run or a 15 minute bodyweight workout.

'Tis is the Season for Thanks and Giving

Playmakers Fitness Foundation Celebrates 2017

I was inspired by the numerous Giving Tuesday messages on November 28 th and reminded of the meaningful work happening in our community. Playmakers has been committed to giving back to the community since its doors opened
in 1981. In 2012, when the philanthropic goals had outgrown the capabilities of one retail store, Playmakers established a 501(c) non-profit organization, the Playmakers Fitness Foundation (PFF) with the purpose of doing more to support community health and wellness.

Ideas, Dreams, Wishes

By Debbie Richards

If you have ideas, dreams or a wish -- that is all they will ever be, without a plan. Ideas and dreams need steps of action and execution.  Simply saying "I hope" to do this someday, doesn't mean it will, and honestly if you don't have a foundation of some training under you, you may be glad that "someday" is not happening yet. A good finish is always preferred...

Hydration 101

By Kellee Donovan

Did you know that dehydration is the #1 leading cause of injury among athletes? As temperatures heat up it’s especially vital to remember that your hydration plan should not start on race day, and that you should be working your hydration plan throughout your entire training process. There are so many different types of hydration essentials out there, so choosing the right one may take some experimenting. Whatever your plan is, the most important thing is that you are taking the necessary steps to keep your body fueled before, during, and after your training...

Getting to the Starting Line Happy, Healthy, and Whole

By Carly Guggemos

Do you know what is even harder than actually training for an event? Whether it is a 10k to an ultra-marathon or sprint triathlon to an Ironman, did you guess that it’s getting to the start line healthy and injury free? Before the Olympics or any big championship race, headlines are filled with stories of athletes unable to compete due an assortment of injuries and illness. Who can forget Deena Kastor pulling out of the Beijing marathon at 5K unable to even walk or when Mirinda Carfeae pulling out of Kona in 2015 after getting hit by a car a week before the race. Both of these talented women must have known that something wasn’t right before they started? Year after year, sports media run stories about injured and ill athletes and the speculation about whether they will recover in time for the big day...

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