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The future of fitness is taking shape on the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital campus this spring. By July, the doors to NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness will open, ushering in an exciting new and inclusive concept in the world of fitness…

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Swimming for the Seasons

Like clockwork, rain or shine, every other morning George Bowden slips on a wet suit and swims the length of a 25-meter pool, 40 times. He swims laps no matter the weather, no matter the season. He’s 90 years old and he swims to keep his diabetes at bay.

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C'mon In, the Water is Fine

Swimming isn’t just fun. It’s an excellent way to improve your overall health, lose weight and recover from many physical conditions. It offers something no other aerobic exercise does: the ability to work your body without making a harsh impact on your bones and joints.

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Tips for Training

Is this the year that you get into better condition? That could mean anything from getting off of the couch and walking every day to setting a goal of running a marathon in the fall. No matter where you are on the fitness scale, the benefits of getting your body moving are enormous.

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Spin to Begin

Interested in bicycling your way to good health but not sure you’re quite ready to hit the open road? Spin class may be just the thing.


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A Personal Trainer Will Keep You on Track

You don't have to be a candidate for "The Biggest Loser" television show or a professional athlete to work with a personal trainer, according to Robert Peterson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine.

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