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    Taking it to the Streets (and parking lot)

    Fleet Feet Mishawaka is putting its best shoe forward as we approch the running season. From a running festival to group training, owner Brett Albers is ready to bring together the running and almost-running community. Page 3

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    Summer Training Starts Indoors

    Every winter a majority of us humanoids living in the Midwest struggle to keep the fitness we had in Octoboer. If you plan to use a bike trainer to get you there, here are a few tips and workouts. Page 3

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    Taking a HIIT for Your Figure

    The science of high intensity interval training convinced Liz Nierzwicki, owner of Solace Yoga Studio in Mishawaka, to create a better way to workout and challenge the aging process. Page 4

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    Developed by Athletes, Nutritious for All

    Three pounds of organic fruits and veggies are packed into one bottle of Simply Pressed Juice, Michiana’s newest raw juice bar that opened in November in Granger. Page 5

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    Is Your Sacroiliac Joint the Culprit for Your Back Pain?

    Often the SI joint is missed as the cause of back pain as most practitioners focus on the spine itself. Proper diagnosis can help limit unnecessary surgery. From Dr. Thomas Mango, Allied Bone and Joint. Page 8

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    Is Airway Obstruction Hampering Your Workout?

    Exercise itself can cause nasal congestion and drainage, but can often be resolved by a prescription nasal spray. Other athletes use Breath Right strips for relief from a collapsed nasal wall. Page 9

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    Standing Up to Sitting Down

    Standing Up to Sitting DownPartners and employees of Kruggel Lawton CPAs, a regional tax and accounting firm, are experimenting with various ways to reduce sedentary sitting–and loving it! Page 10

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    Corporate Wellness Goes Community

    Corporate Wellness Goes CommunityWith its roots in corporate wellness, the 600-participant Fit 4 Fall 5K is dual-purposed. It began simplay as a way to inspire LECO employees in St. Joseph, MI to get up and go. Page 10

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    Feb.-March Event Previews

    From Melting Mann dirt Road Bike Race in Cass County to the Niles Color Run and destination run, th eCarmel Marathon, you don’t have to let a weekend slip by without raising your heartbeat. Page 11-12

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