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If you’ve spent any time watching English celebrity chef Robert Irvine’s programs on Food Network or his daily talk show on The CW – “The Robert Irvine Show” - you’ve probably gathered that his focus is on fitness. 

Published in Livin'

CHICAGO A workplace exercise challenge using pedometers and social media in a global competition shows potential to improve health in a study involving almost 70,000 employees in 64 countries.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:53

Taking the slow path to fitness

Super Slow Zone offers an alternative to getting fit

BANGOR When conjuring up visions of fitness and workouts, often you think of people moving fast. Running, jumping, blasting through workouts quickly and doing hundreds of repetitions as fast as possible are all fairly typical. But it's not the only way to get fit.

Super Slow Zone offers an alternative way to get a workout that doesn't involve going as fast as possible, but at the same time doesn't mean taking up a lot of precious time. Lyn Bragdon is the owner and a certified instructor at Super Slow Zone and notes that each session is by appointment only, which ensures you get one-on-one time with a certified instructor. You only have to attend one or two times a week, and even then it's only for 20 to 25 minutes per session. There are no TVs, no cell phones, no mirrors and no treadmills. Workouts can be done in any attire, including business clothes (just skip the high heels). They guarantee that you will get stronger and have tracking software to monitor progress.

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Summer weather is here, bringing with it outdoor activities, bathing suits and other motivators for many people who want to get healthy and get in shape.

Your smartphone phone can help you eat healthier, according to 16 percent of smartphone users surveyed. By looking up nutritional information before purchasing food or ordering at a restaurant, you have the opportunity to make healthier choices.

Published in Tekk
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 22:00

Bangor business owner strives to break a sweat

New gym opens on Columbia Street

BANGOR - A personal trainer from Hermon has decided to stretch his muscles and open his very own studio in Bangor called LA Training. Louie Morrison said being a business owner is something he never envisioned when he entered the physical fitness industry, but when the opportunity presented itself it was something he couldn't resist. 

"I had plenty of business where I was at but saw a lot of people who wanted to be trained and weren't comfortable in a big gym environment, so I found a way to expand by downsizing," Morrison explained.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 16:10

With our powers combined

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu and Young's MMA form gym

BANGOR When we last spoke with Chris Young, owner of Young's MMA, the gym was located in the basement of his Brewer home and he was actively searching for a new space. All that has changed - Young has joined forces with Ed Benjamin of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu of Bangor to form a gym in its own space.

Both Young and Benjamin had allowed members from the respective schools to take a free class once a week at the gym. When the opportunity arose to grab a space on Outer Hammond Street in Brewer, they went for it.

'We were tired of being in the basement, and we have to be taken seriously,' said Young.

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