Can Essential Oils Can Improve Your Workout and Recovery?

Combine the power of scent and the healing properties of plants and you’ll get a potent potion for everything from a racing mind to a race-induced leg cramp. Realtors use the smell of baked cookies to sell homes. Animal attraction, even in humans can be traced back to scent. For thousands of years humans have been extracting essential […]

Does A Fitness Mattress Live Up To The Hype?

Fit Nation investigates the science behind the fitness mattress which promises athletes a better night’s sleep. You already know that sleep is a necessary pillar of general wellness and fitness recovery, but fewer of us give our sleep gear all that much thought. We just throw on our PJs, get under the covers, and try to doze off. […]

4 Steps To Recover From Any Injury

Mentally recouping from an injury can sometimes be more challenging than physical recovery. We’ve got some surefire strategies to help you cope. You’ve got everything going in your favor. You’re getting better, faster, stronger — consistently winning. Then, the unthinkable happens. You get injured. Now, you’re suddenly faced with a myriad of new physical challenges […]

Sensory Deprivation for Amazing Recovery

Is sensory deprivation the key to relaxation? Does this sound familiar? The alarm goes off and you jump out of bed, chug coffee, check social media, hit the gym, shower, drive through gridlocked traffic while listening to talk radio, arrive at work to a fire that immediately needs attention, then address the mounting emails that […]

How to Stay in Shape After an Injury

So you’ve finally gotten where you want to be as an athlete: you ran that triathlon, biked that mountain, or maybe just finally got to a good place where you can run a couple of trail laps around the park without feeling like the slowest person there. Then, bam. You get a stress fracture in […]

Good Habits Die Hard: Triathlete Sarah Piampiano Discusses Motivation, Perseverance, and Balance

Sarah Piampiano is a woman on a mission: she wants to inspire people to break bad habits and replace them with good ones. This is an area that the professional athlete has personal experience in, as she committed to her first triathlon over a pack of cigarettes and too many drinks in 2009. Taking a […]

4 Top Spas for SWFL Athletes

The first known use of the word “spa” was in the early 1600s and referred specifically to a hot mineral spring in Spa, Belgium. 400 years later, the term has grown to include any and all facilities that tend to the needs of a healthful body. This can include massage, hydrotherapy, relaxation, fitness, nutrition and […]