Ah yes, the holiday eating season. The time of year that starts with Thanksgiving and ends with your New Year’s resolution. A time when the average American is said to gain 7 to 10 extra pounds. While most people will prepare for the Fort Lauderdale 5th Annual Turkey Trot and Paddle 5K run or 2M paddleboard race for health reasons or as part of their holiday tradition, some of us […]

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Are you looking for something fun to do in Fort Lauderdale this Thanksgiving? Join 3000 walkers, joggers, runners and paddle boarders as they race in the 4th annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle. The event is the perfect prelude to your holiday meal. This year, you can make the meaning of Thanksgiving all the more fulfilling knowing that It Feels Good, To Do Good for your body and the […]

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Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle is a little less than two weeks away. We invited Catherine Uden, mom, wife, kindergarten teacher and passionate paddle boarder to share her family’s love of standup paddle boarding (SUP). It is a great story and we hope it inspires you to give paddle boarding a try. Getting the Family on Board I first became interesting in standup paddle boarding (SUP) about three years […]

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Whether this is your first Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle or you’re an experienced runner/paddleboarder wanting to improve your finish time, training will help you reach your goal and finish strong. In this first of a two-part, all-levels’ guide to training, certified personal fitness trainer, corrective exercise specialist and Yoga teacher, Michael Kuang (Owner of Syphon Fitness), shows you easy to follow techniques to help you ace your race. […]

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Finding the Motivation to Participate in Your First Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle. With this year’s Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle just weeks away, many people are beginning to prepare to take their place among the runners, joggers, walkers and paddleboarders. For those new to this annual Thanksgiving event you may be looking for a little inspiration, especially when it comes to finding motivation to train. For that, […]

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Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone: When I first started paddle boarding two years ago I had no idea how much it would change my life. I didn’t even really like watersports, and I was (and still am) a little afraid of boats. But I like to try new things, and paddling was a new thing people were doing. If other people could do it, so could […]

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It goes against everything I considered tried and true about exercising, running or paddle boarding in the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle. As far back as I can remember, I followed the guidance given by my gym teachers and coaches. They all preached the importance of stretching before exercising, playing any sport or running in a 5k. They said, “It limbers you up so you won’t hurt yourself or […]

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Kelly Alvarez Vitale is the President and Founder of Strategic Philanthropy, Inc., and Co-Chair of this year’s Turkey Trot and Paddle. We interviewed Kelly to find out her favorite ways to say thanks   Favorite > Thanksgiving Tradition: Answer: Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade   Favorite > Way to Mange/Real-In My Holiday Expectations: Answer: I learned a long time ago at family functions that everyone has their own unique personality […]

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Call me crazy, but even though we live in South Florida, to me, Labor Day signals the end of summer and the start of the upcoming holiday (Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas) season countdown. It’s also means it won’t be long before the invites to attend some of the biggest and best nonprofit fundraising galas are sent out. The way I see it, our weather may stay warm, but our minds are […]

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