His coach, Kevin Eager, says while Jost struggled as a freshman, he kept at it, and by the sophomore year began setting personal records and placing at league, followed by advancement to state for both discus and shot put in his junior year. His grasp of the events and his maturity had clearly improved, Eager says. His football coaches were seeing the same thing in the fall, and whats more, he was not only doing the right things but becoming a positive influence on others with his leadership. A Scout since he was in elementary school, Jost was awarded the highest rank, Eagle Scout. He follows a deep family tradition of scouting, which includes his father, uncle and cousin. He is on the Pierce County Search and Rescue team, and has participated in several search operations. Its a good way to give back to the community, he says. Jost is also giving back as a part-time volunteer coach at CrossFit Gig Harbor. Owner David Herron says Jost has shown quiet strength and integrity. Connor has a fierce determination to achieve and the will to see it through, Herron says.
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After a car crashed and overturned along a Bay Area highway, CrossFit coach Greg Pena jumped into action scaling a massive wall to reach the injured, terrified occupants. Pena was about to teach a class the morning of March 26 at the Los Gatos Swim and Racquet club, which has a workout area below Highway 17, when he heard a loud crash and saw smoke rising into the air, according to KPIX . A Ford Expedition with six people inside including a mother and three young children had flipped, trapping them inside. Pena used an adjoining chain-link fence to clamber up the 25-foot retaining wall, pulling himself onto the roadway. He cut free the young children, whose car seats left them hanging upside down, then gave first aid to a teen who was bleeding from a cut on his head. The driver, Jessica Magdaleno, remembers him as an angel who appeared when she needed him most. A devout Catholic, Magdaleno told reporters she prayed for Pena the following Sunday. After finding out how Pena had risked his own safety to come to their aid, firefighter Scott Graham nominated him for a citizens medal of valor award. I know he wouldnt call himself that, but yeah, I think what he did was heroic, Graham said.
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MIDDLETOWN >> As Pam Roxbury takes on the Middletown Firefighter Combat Challenge, she faces on-air ribbing from the guys at work, Chaz and AJ, popular drive-time DJs on 102.9-FM The Whale. Instead of backing Roxbury, theyve thrown support behind Heidi Voight, a traffic reporter at NBC. They dont even think I can finish, said Roxbury, an on-air personality and traffic reporter on Chaz & AJ in the Morning. Five certified personal trainers at the Middletown Fire Department started working with five local residents to raise awareness of firefighter fitness and training will culminate in a challenge between six teams. Teams of three will face a timed, simulated and controlled fire ground task obstacle course at the Middlesex Hospital parking garage on May 14. Aside from Roxbury, other competitors include Mayor Dan Drew, his chief of staff Joe Samolis, Voight and the most recent addition to the ranks, Common Council member Rob Blanchard, according to trainer Sal Cretella. The firefighter certified trainers are Cretella, Joel Gilloly, James Ehman, Nick Mayo and Pat Ehman. Roxbury, of Milford, was working out several times a week before taking up the combat challenge last month. After working out with Gilloly, Roxbury gained a fresh perspective on her fitness goals, she said. Im definitely getting in better shape now, Roxbury said. Wearing turnout gear while exercising is much harder than youd expect, both Roxbury and Drew agreed.
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Matt Silfer The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News i Order Reprint of this Story ROCK HILL City officials are taking a field trip to see a potential match for a proposed indoor sports facility that could go up in downtown Rock Hill. Rock Hill City Council members, the city manager, and members of the citys sports commission will travel to Spartanburg on Tuesday to tour the Upward Indoor Recreational Facility, a potential model for a similar complex the sports commission has proposed as part of the redeveloped Knowledge Park area. Officials will leave together from City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, and plan to spend about an hour and a half touring the Spartanburg facility part of a larger, privately-owned campus of outdoor athletic fields before heading home. Its not a perfect match, but its about the size of what we want to do, said David Vehaun, Rock Hill city manager. Well look at the building, how its laid out, then decide if we like it or not. Vehaun said the group will mostly bypass the centers basketball and volleyball courts in favor of the back end of the facility closets and storage space, the guts of the operation and find out what those who have already built an indoor complex might know now that they would do differently. The Rock Hill Sports Commission proposed earlier this year that the city build an indoor facility for basketball, volleyball and cheerleading events that would complement the citys outdoor sports offerings, such as the bicycling facilities at Riverwalk and soccer fields at Manchester Meadows. Such a facility could boost Rock Hills sports tourism intake, a category the commission says generated a $21 million economic impact for the city in 2014, but mostly during the warmer months when its outdoor activities are more attractive. Officials hope an indoor center could draw other activities during the winter months, ranging from wrestling, ping pong or kickball, to CrossFit and indoor batting cages. John Gettys, sports commission chairman, told the City Council in January they hope to open the facility near Winthrop University so the college could use the space for practice or host intramural athletics there. But commissioners havent designated a site for the facility, and Vehaun said one goal of the field trip is decide how a facility on an open campus could fit into an urban area. The citys sports commissioners hope to open the facility by September 2017.
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And that was the point. Patrick is more out front this year in promoting her lifestyle of smart eating and regular exercise because healthier living is the message of her new primary sponsor, Nature’s Bakery. It’s an easy sell for Patrick because it’s what she does naturally and she believes it. “I think the best thing you can do is lead by example,” said Patrick, 33, who will make her fifth start in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. “When I follow someone on Twitter or Instagram, or see something on TV about people getting healthy — whether it’s about food or working out or anything — it inspires me and makes me feel lazy that moment. Like, I need to do that.” Patrick started doing yoga when she was 19 and training to be a race car driver in England. “I’m pretty sure Madonna was responsible for the inspiration, back when it became really cool,” she explained. She gave it up for several years and resisted picking it up again, believing it wasn’t a match for the intense workouts she got from CrossFit. But on a “girls trip” last spring to Arizona, where there are some good yoga studios in Scottsdale, she relented. “I was like, I need this back in my life again,” Patrick said. “It’s relaxing.
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Gripbell is the world’s first all-in-one piece of universal fitness equipment that does everything needed to challenge the body. It has been used by Nyle DiMarco, America Next Top Model Cycle 22 winner, who is also highlighted in some of the company’s ads. Both DiMarco and Gripbell inventor Mark Wood are Deaf, as are many of the people on the Gripbell team. Gripbell is an inspiring Deaf-invented and owned product. Wood and DiMarco met previously on the movie “In the Can”, an ASL Films Wood directed. At the time, Wood saw great potential in DiMarco and encouraged him to start modeling. They reconnected later when DiMarco suggested modeling and using other models to help promote Gripbell. Gripbell has also been tested by those in the fitness industry. Aaron C.
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This program is a well-rounded approach that encourages bookings, strengthens the client and travel agent relationship and adds value to each cruise booking. These multi-faceted solutions combine her experience from various roles in product marketing, operations and sales and truly make her uniquely qualified for this new role at Cruise Planners. Theresa was a valuable member of the Royal Caribbean team, said Vicki Freed, senior vice president, sales and trade support and service at Royal Caribbean International. We wish her the best as she embarks on a new chapter in her career with Cruise Planners. Theresa is a native Floridian. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her three young children and husband. She loves to travel, is an adventure-seeker and loves to do CrossFit to stay in shape. Cruise Planners will continue to be a leader in the travel industry, Garcia said. We are proud to welcome Theresa to the CP family. About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nations largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,400 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office Team positions franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and lead-generating tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industrys top executives.
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And it kicked my rear end! Lesson learned: Be creative! Commit — The one thing Rocky never lacked was commitment. And neither should you. When you have the idea of getting fit, jump on it and don’t look back. If it means waking up at 5:30 a.m. to attend a group class before work, commit to it. If it means working out at home while your child eats dinner, commit to it. Rocky committed to running by himself through the Russian wilderness for a whole winter with sub par lodgings, no TV and sans modern amenities. But it was all done to reach a final goal.
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liked. There’s no guilt and shame when I can’t do it. Well, maybe a little guilt because this mindset is almost four decades old. It takes time to chip away at the granite. Which is important to realize if you’re being kind to yourself too. There’s no timeline or deadline to this. It’s organic and natural. And yes, you can skip a day and eat cupcakes instead. It’s OKAY sometimes.
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As a soldier, I believed I could control everything around me completely and thoroughly. But the practice of yogabreathing, being present, and letting gotaught me to allow things to happen naturally. People tend to think the Special Ops gig is all about blowing stuff up and kicking in doors of terrorist cells. Okay, we do that, but its a small fraction of the job. Related: Train hard? Here are the 4 daily exercises every fit man should do As a Special Operations soldier, I must make good decisions in high-stress situations. The frame of mind that yoga puts me in lets me step back and assess a situation through a different lens and then react more calmly. In my line of work, that can be lifesaving. When I returned home, my wife and I were having marital problems because I was trying to force the relationship to work. One afternoon, while in moon pose, I realized that I cant impose my will on my marriageI just had to step back and let it run the way it needed to run. Soon, everything started working between us. Im better at my job.
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