Archive for Coolibar Athletes

The Fight for Life 1,300+ Miler

Apr 16, 2013 2 Comments

Coolibar Athlete Ally Loisel-Murray is currently on her way from Minnesota to Galveston, TX, where she will begin her 1,300 mile run back to Minnesota on April 22nd. Ally’s mission is prevention — raising awareness for Carotid Artery Dissection, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Prevention! Ally had a life threatening car accident just before her [...]

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Getting creative with fitness

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

Now that better weather is upon us, I am asked more and more, “I want to get in shape this summer, but I always give up. How do you stay motivated?” I have to admit, when I started getting in shape, what seemed like a good idea just never was enough, and I fell into [...]

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Getting Active in Summer

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

I always look forward to the summer. After slogging through many training runs in the cold dark winter months, it is always a great feeling when I get out the door for that first run in just shorts and a t-shirt! Summer is a great time to get outside and be active. Summer can also [...]

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Motivation to stay healthy, fit and active

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

Living in a Northern climate means enduring several months of cold temps waiting for summer to return.  My motivation to get active during the summer starts in the winter, while reflecting on past year experiences and making plans for the coming year.  This reminds me that every time I go to the fitness center, I [...]

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Support for your active lifestyle

Apr 10, 2013 No Comments

I love to run alone. However, my advice when starting a new workout is find a buddy or a group. For an outgoing person it can be a great way to meet new people while engaging in a new workout. Some people assume you have to give 100 percent when you are in a group [...]

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Rock Climbing Season Opener: Granddad’s Bluff

Apr 02, 2013 No Comments

By Sevve Stember, Rock Climbing Expert: After a fantastic winter of skiing on fresh snow and training harder than past season, I was ready to focus on other things.  March saw me in my home climbing gym, Vertical Endeavors, logging a lot of time on the climbing wall to build endurance, which was definitely lacking.  [...]

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Coolibar Athlete Sevve Stember: Climbing Expert

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

I started climbing shortly after I could walk, although I don’t remember much of it. My mom would turn her head for a brief moment while we ate breakfast in the house that doubled as my dad’s chiropractic clinic at our home in Minnesota. Before she knew it, I would mantel my way onto the [...]

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Coolibar Athlete Carol Philips: Women’s Pioneer of Surfing

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

I grew up in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu and have been surfing and bodyboarding every day since 1984. I started surfing because I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. It keeps me healthy and makes me feel free. I was the first women to ever compete at the [...]

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Coolibar Athlete Ally Loisel-Murray: Long-Distance Runner on a Mission

Mar 15, 2013 1 Comment

On April 22nd, I am running from Galveston, Texas to my hometown in Minnesota. My mission is prevention and Coolibar is helping to expand my awareness of leading a healthy lifestyle! In 2008, I had a life threatening car accident, prior to my qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.  As a result, I suffered two [...]

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Coolibar Athlete Gene Meade: Ultra Runner

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments

My name is Gene Meade and I am a trail and ultra runner from North Carolina. I am also a fitness instructor and Vice President of the North Carolina Road Runners Club. I enjoy being outdoors, and in addition to running ultra races,  I enjoy cycling, hiking and mountain biking. In 2012, I competed in a [...]

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