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Everyone Can Have a Bad Race

Everyone Can Have a Bad Race

by: Joella Baker This past Saturday I headed to Virginia for the Kinetic Half Ironman. I went into the race knowing it was a training day, but it was still a race none the less. The purpose, two fold. To support Jeff Platt as he raced his first half Ironman and to see how out […]

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Sally Sherman

Sally Sherman

What activities do you participate in? (swim, bike, run, hike, etc.) Cycling, mountain biking, running like I’m dying, swimming like I’m drowning What was your favorite race in 2013 so far? Mighty Moraine Man 70.3, my first half (and second triathlon ever)! What is your profession? I am on faculty at Grove City College and […]

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Kelly Morrone

Kelly Morrone

What activities do you participate in? (swim, bike, run, hike, etc.) I am not a very athletic person.  Never really played sports in school.  I started running when I was 38, took a learn to  swim class at 41 and started biking  last year.  If I only knew how much I would enjoy running, biking and […]

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Sue Moury

Sue Moury

What activities do you participate in? (swim, bike, run, hike, etc.) I participate in running, biking, swimming and hiking. Running is my go-to activity.  I love to bike, and I am just starting to get comfortable enough in my biking to do some shorter solo rides.  I have the most trepidation about swimming.  Getting started […]

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Get Fit Kids

Get Fit Kids

Sports should be one of the most enjoyable and educational activities our children get to do. When kids participate in a triathlon, they will swim a short distance, bike a little and run. However, a triathlon is more than doing three things they love most (swim, bike, and run). The gift of participating in the […]

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Jason Allen Brehm, GFF 2013 Athlete of the year

Jason Allen Brehm, GFF 2013 Athlete of the year

What activities do you participate in? (swim, bike, run, hike, etc.)• Triathlon (Olympic, 70.3 & Ironman), Running (5k thru Marathon), Cycling What is your occupation?• Project Manager at Westinghouse What was your favorite race in 2013?• This is a tough one.  I have had a lot of racing this past year that has been really special to me, […]

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Jeff Platt

Jeff Platt

What activities do you participate in? (swim, bike, run, hike, etc.) Swim, Bike, Run What is your occupation? Security and Fire System Designer What was your favorite race in 2013? Kinetic ½ IM What keeps you motivated as an endurance athlete? ?? What is the one food you can’t live without? Turner’s Premium Ice Tea […]

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5 Generation Bakers

5 Generation Bakers

   

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Structural Managment

Structural Managment

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Get Fit Dads – Exercise

Get Fit Dads – Exercise

Get Fit Dads – Exercise Written by Joe Beiter Wednesday, 15 April 2009 14:51 Health – People who exercise regularly significantly decrease their chances of acquiring a literal banquet of diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and the list goes on. Mood and Temperament – Fathers who are caring for their families by […]

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Keeping up with your kids

Keeping up with your kids

However, what happens when they come home and ask you to help? Now remember, you’re not 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 anymore. Your body has changed a great deal over the years and keeping up with your child may not be as easy as it once was. If your child wants you to pass […]

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10 Reasons Dads Should Exercise

10 Reasons Dads Should Exercise

If heart disease or diabetes is in your family, you are at a higher risk and it’s more of a reason to watch your diet, exercise and change what you eat, what you drink and how you live your life. But how do you get started and most of all, how do you get motivated […]

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From Six Packs to Sixpacks

From Six Packs to Sixpacks

We can have our beer, and our health too. If done right, the former can facilitate the latter! First and foremost, I quote the philosophy of the ancient Greeks – “Moderation is best in all things”. Just like with most foods (especially good foods) Beer has calories. If we do not burn those calories then […]

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Exercise After Childbirth

Exercise After Childbirth

Of course, it doesn’t help that on top of having the kid or kids, you’re also getting older and as we get older our bodies change even more. But, it’s not the end of the world. There is a body waiting to be found after childbirth and as you get older. It’s in there; you […]

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Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise during Pregnancy

“You need to be physically active during pregnancy. It has terrific benefits that are associated with a better pregnancy outcome and even shorter labors. It’s a win-win for baby and mommy,” says high-risk pregnancy expert Laura Riley M.D., spokeswoman for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and author of Pregnancy: You and Your […]

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Spinning Scedule

Spinning Scedule

Classes will resume again in the fall. Please subscribe to Cranberry Y Danwn Crackers FB Group for updates.

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Sometimes you never know who will call you.

Sometimes you never know who will call you.

Sometimes you never know who will call you. Today I had an athlete contact me about my upcoming Sprint Triathlon on May 18. The Mighty Moraine Man Spring Sprint will be a new triathlon to the Pittsburgh area. Like the September race, this race will help raise awareness for people with autoimmune diseases and Lupus. […]

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Kids in Triathlon

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kids in Triathlon

Triathlon is an interesting sport. It attracts so many different people to the sport all doing it for their own personal reasons. However, when it comes to kids in the sport, what drives them? I started the Get Fit Families Youth Triathlon Team 3 years ago. The team is finally starting to grow and thanks […]

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Identifying your symptoms

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Identifying your symptoms

One thing I haven’t talked about yet, and this is really directed towards those with Lupus, but also applies to anyone with an autoimmune, you need to be able to identify your symptoms. If you have Lupus, your symptoms might be several of the following… • Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain • Low […]

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Get Fit Families Running Club

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Get Fit Families Running Club

Get Fit Families works with the Rose E Schneider Family YMCA in Cranberry Township in providing a quality running and triathlon club for beginners up to elite athletes. Our group meets during the summer at 5:30 AM and 4:45 PM on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at North Boundary Park in Cranberry Township, PA. We meet Saturday’s […]

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