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Nike's Flyknit training shoes made for the gym

The Nike Free line has been at the forefront of the minimalist movement, which focuses on allowing the foot to keep its natural motion as much as possible, unencumbered by the structure of traditional shoes. The Nike Free Train Force Flyknit brings that thinking into the gym, with a breathable shoe that is great for exercise classes, lifting weights and cardio equipment. The design uses Nike's Flyknit technology to provide stability on the upper with very little material.

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This fitness tool allows you to exercise anywhere

Barely a few ounces in weight and bright violet in hue, gliding discs are the fitness tool equivalent of a barre class: They seem innocuous enough - even delicate - until suddenly your abs are quaking, there's a deep burn radiating from your glutes to your toes, and you're acutely aware of muscles you didn't even realize you had. All this, and you can stash them in an average-size handbag.

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7 health and fitness gift ideas

Fitness fanatics and exercise rookies alike will get a kick out of these goodies. And with 2017 fast approaching, now's the time to give your friends and family a little pre-emptive nudge in the right direction, because "get in shape" has to be one of the most popular New Year's resolutions.

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These five workouts are essential if you spend the day sitting

When you're at work, remember to take care of your body. If you have a desk job where you sit for most of the day, it's really important to focus on strengthening your abs and lower back. These areas get weakened from being in the same position for hours on end. Target bigger muscles like your butt and core to torch calories while gaining strength.

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Not getting enough out of running races? Walk

Meghan Kita has been running for 14 years, ever since joining her high school track team. She has 17 marathons under her belt and a gig as a senior editor at Runner’s World magazine. So it was kind of a big deal last month when Kita decided to try something she’d never wanted to do at a race before.

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Sacramento woman sets world record doing 555 pushups

Fiona Castleton of Sacramento completed 555 pushups on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, surpassing the previous world record of 302 pushups set by her teammate at Savage Life Fitness, Maria Tobar. The 555 pushups, done without leaving the plank position, will be recorded with “The Book of Alternative World Records.”

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How to work your Fitbit to the max

Despite recent studies questioning the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers, local health experts said there’s no need to retire them just yet. Here are their tips on how to make a Fitbit, or any other wearable tracker, work to your advantage.

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Falling down: How to keep seniors safe

More older Californians are winding up in emergency rooms after falling. Aging baby boomers and older adults are susceptible; health experts urge fitness.
Claudia Buck cbuck@sacbee.com
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Falling down: How to keep seniors safe

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Midday slump at work? 3 moves that can boost your engergy

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Owners of midtown Sacramento Fleet Feet talk about what store has meant to them

Kaiser sports medicine center opens to pro, amateur athletes in Golden 1 1:14

Kaiser sports medicine center opens to pro, amateur athletes in Golden 1