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Wondering: Is Acupuncture for you?

I talk a lot about acupuncture on this blog…mainly because I am a fan! It has worked numerous times throughout my running career – when I thought all bets were off on an injury.

It has come to the point, as of late, that I get acupuncture treatments on the regular to keep all aches and pains at bay. If you are wondering if acupuncture is for you, here is more information on the treatment (courtesy of my acupuncturist Carlos Restrepo):

“Acupuncture improves balance and removes energy (Qi) blockages. When applied to an specific area increases the blood flow in the tissues promoting the body’s self healing process.”

Carlos (and Acupuncture) in the news:

Sun-Sentinel: Cupping draw attention after Olympics

The Palm Beach Post: Should you pin your pain relief on acupuncture?

The Palm Beach Post: Holistic Healing

Melissa Perlman Featured in the Sun-Sentinel’s Delray Forum

Thank you Joanie Cox Henry and the Sun-Sentinel!!!!! (Full article here.)

Delray woman headed to World Maccabiah Games

When Delray Beach resident Melissa Perlman is not running BlueIvy Communications, she’s running half marathons. The Spanish River High School track coach and former student will be the captain of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon Team at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Jewish multisport event features over 10,000 athletes competing on behalf of more than 80 countries.

Perlman will travel from New York to Israel on June 27 and be in Israel through July 19. It’s the 35-year-old athlete’s third time competing in the World Maccabiah games, and fourth time when including the European version.

“I first heard about the games when my dad participated in the World Maccabiah Games in 1973,” she said. “After my freshman year of high school, I qualified for the junior Track & Field team for the 1997 World Maccabiah Games. It was my first time in Israel and I came back with four bronze medals.”

Perlman competed with athletes from Mexico, Israel, England and all over the world.

“I stopped running after college for a number of years. After a few major life changes, I decided I wanted to get back into it seriously,” she said. “I was working at Office Depot’s headquarters and decided in order to have more balance in my life, I needed to make the time. I left the company in 2011, started BlueIvy Communications, began coaching with my former high school Rick Rothman at Spanish River, and, in turn, started training again.”

By 2013, Perlman was competing in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel again as a member of the Women’s Half Marathon Team. She came home with an individual bronze medal and team gold.

With 83 countries participating this year, Perlman has been training as intensely as she did during her high school and college careers with a goal to bring home gold.

“As an athlete, many of us grow up dreaming of going to the Olympics,” she said. “This is my best chance of fulfilling anything close to that. The games are pretty amazing, and the Maccabiah staff and organizers really treat you like you’re an Olympian.”

Besides running, Perlman has been spending her spare time lifting during OrangeTheory Fitness classes, getting weekly acupuncture treatments and massages, and adding hot yoga into her rotation.

“I feel ready and prepared for the whole experience. It’s so worth all the work that goes into it,” she said. “This will likely be my last year competing in this so hopefully I’ll once again meet friends from around the world, see the beauty of Israel and win gold.”

The games open July 4 and the half marathon is July 10 in Jerusalem. This time, Perlman will have her father, boyfriend, brother and sister cheering her on.

“I’m so lucky to have my family joining me for the experience. I couldn’t imagine anything more special. Also, my sister and boyfriend have never been to Israel so I’m very excited to share it all with them,” she said.

Fleet Feet Sports Delray Beach Now Open!

fleet feet 1Welcome to Delray Beach Fleet Feet Sports! Our friend (and fellow South Florida Runs member) Nicholas Stump just celebrated the grand opening of his new store Fleet Feet Sports Delray Beach and we’re super excited for him and his wife Mackenzie.

We’ve had the pleasure of hearing some of the fun (and challenging) stories as they prepared for opening and we are thrilled to hear the store is open and shoppable!!! Be sure to check them out on the North-East corner of Linton Blvd and Federal in Delray Beach (same shopping plaza as Panera, Fresh Market and Zone Fresca)!

More about Fleet Feet Sports

At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Fleet Feet Sports’ Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ”FIT” in every facet of your active lifestyle. Our goal is to engage and inspire all ages to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. We are committed to helping everyone achieve their goals, celebrate their accomplishments, and win everyday! Whether you walk, run, or simply need a good fitting pair of shoes, the educators at Fleet Feet Sports will work with you to evaluate your foot’s gait and natural biomechanics to help you select a shoe that offers the best fit and function for you. Fleet Feet Sports is committed to enhancing and growing our local running and walking communities, and offering educational resources and training opportunities to assist you in achieving your fitness goals.  Each store is locally owned and operated.

Learn more at www.fleetfeetdelray.com or at www.facebook.com/fleetfeetdelray.

SloBody Opens In Delray Beach; Offers FREE Classes During Soft Opening Week

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NAKED YOGA COMES TO DELRAY BEACH

Grand Opening of This Unique Workout Generates Excitement

Fitness enthusiasts of Delray Beach can look forward to SloBody’s Soft Opening week (including complimentary classes) from Saturday, June 1 to Saturday, June 8, 2013 and Grand Opening in Delray Beach, Florida on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00pm. SloBody – conditioning infused yoga™ – is a trademarked workout method that Strengthens, Lengthens, and Opens the Body. Located at 209 NE 5th Terrace in Delray Beach, the first Florida SloBody location will bring a focus to the client’s individual needs through consistent personal attention and correction.

Complimentary one-hour SloBody classes will be offered on the following dates/times:

  • Saturday, June 1 at 10:00am
  • Monday, June 3 at 9:30am and 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30am and 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 7 at 6:30am
  • Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 5:00 to 6:30pm and will include a tour of the facility, a meet-and-greet with founders Kirk Slobody and Janine Tiede, a brief SloBody class, and refreshments and food provided by Delray Beach establishment Fit Food Express.

Former NCAA Division I athletes and masters at breaking movement down, Kirk Slobody and Janine Tiede, created SloBody. By stripping Yoga to the essence of what makes it great exercise and blending it with old school conditioning (squats, lunges, core work, push-ups) they created a unique workout that builds: strength, awareness, balance, flexibility, and mobility.

Despite the “naked yoga” description, clients are told to keep their clothes on as yoga is the one being undressed! At SloBody, there is no chanting, no incense, no gurus and no embellishments. Instead, there is just yoga postures and conditioning.

“The traditional vibe of Guru…didn’t jive with my personality. I didn’t want to smell the incense, hear the chanting, or deal with dogma that was a distraction to my goals. For me it was a natural progression to blend yoga postures and breath awareness into a more athletic conditioning structure,” explains Kirk, owner and co-founder of SloBody.

After thirteen years of proven results in Seattle, Washington, SloBody– conditioning infused yoga™ comes to South Florida to build athletes at any age – and starting at any conditioning level. Kirk and Janine take the beginners through the awkward stages of starting an exercise routine to reaping the rewards of fitness.

Online classes compliment the education. SloBody’s Online Training pages are your gateway to information that is safe, practical and efficient. Subscriptions range from free to several different levels. It includes:

  • PRO Package –  Designed for professionals and teachers
  • ESSENTIAL Package – Designed for motivated students
  • DAILY DOZEN POSTURES – Essential postures via Video, PDF, etc.
  • DESK YOGA – Quick simple exercises for home or office
  • MODIFYING YOGA POSES – Great for newbies!
  • TEACHING YOGA EFFECTIVELY – Designed for teachers

SloBody’s method could change the way South Florida thinks of fitness. It is an adaptable workout that provides physical and mental fitness for a lifetime. The skills are transferable to any sport, physical discipline, and life in general.  The method is founded in the body – body based exercises, not equipment based – which means one can do it anywhere and anytime. Even at home naked if you really wanted to– just be sure to close the curtains!

About the SloBody® Method
SloBody – conditioning infused yoga™ – is a trademarked workout method that strengthens, lengthens and opens your body to its full potential and range of motion. SloBody introduces a one of a kind strength conditioning regimen (squats, lunges, core work, push-ups) and combines them with stress-combating yoga postures and efficient breathing for a workout that builds muscle, self-awareness, balance, flexibility, and improved mobility. The SloBody teaching method, which has been utilized as a training method by corporations such as Starbucks, Bank of America, Nike, the Seattle Police SWAT Team, and the Washington Athletic Club, is highly influenced by years of experience in the fitness industry. Noticing a lack of breaking down movements and/or providing alternative options for the injured or fitness novices in other group exercise classes, the SloBody method was formed. Learn more at www.SloBody.com.

For more information about SloBody, or to schedule an interview with Kirk Slobody or Janine Tiede, please contact media representative Melissa Perlman at 561-310-9921 or Melissa@blueivycommunications.com.

Is that a workout or a spa experience?

Steph, Renata and Sydney sweating it out!

Today at practice, a few of the girls were suffering from pains and injuries ranging from hip discomfort to hamstring pulls and tendonitis. I was in the same boat feeling a little bit of the latter on my left foot. So I asked for permission to take a few of the kids with me to Infrasweat – the private infrared sauna studio in Delray Beach – that also happens to be one of my PR clients.

With the okay from Coach Rothman, me, Sydney, Steph and Renata headed north to Delray. Workout clothes and water in tow.  About an hour later – our workout was complete, we spent the time having fun and giggling, and yeah of course LOTS of sweating.

To remind everyone of the benefits of infrared saunas – especially for us athletes and health minded individuals – I have sourced some info below. Enjoy!

Infrared heat can greatly benefit the sore, damaged or tired muscles of a runner (or any athlete). The heat penetrates the muscles, increasing blood circulation and assisting muscle repair. Infrared heat will also help in the reduction of lactic acids, allowing tight and worn-out muscles to relax. The penetrating heat of the infrared sauna can also help ease the pain of a muscle sprain (after administration of cold and compression).

Just as infrared saunas help chronic pain sufferers (such as those withLyme disease and fibromyalgia), they can also help ease joint pain in athletes. The relaxation of the muscles controlling the joints and the increased circulation to the joints enhances healing and repair.

(Infrared sauna can be great for pre-workout warm-up as well. Heated muscle tissue exhibits increased flexibility, resulting in lower incidence of muscle-related injury.*)

Sun-Sentinel: Delray Man Promotes Adult Cross Country

Great article on my Coach Rick Rothman from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, and the great things he is doing for USA Track & Field as well as the sport of Cross Country in general. Proud to have been his student as well as his current colleague!

Enjoy! And thanks to Marlene Roberts from the Sun-Sentinel for taking the time to get this information out there.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Delray Man Promotes Adult Cross Country

Other recent articles about Coach Rick Rothman