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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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Wina Sturgeon: Tips to keep you upright on the slopes

It's disappointing to be in the middle of pulling off your finest move while riding the slopes, and suddenly you've done a face-plant on your board that knocks the wind out of you. Splat! Or just as bad, you catch an edge on one of your skis, and there you are, sliding down the trail with no control whatsoever and heading towards a pile of rocks or a bunch of trees.

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Icebreaker takes layering to new level with long sleeve half zip

Everyone knows about layering in colder temperatures. Runners, cyclists, skiers and other outdoor athletes know that the quality of your layers make a big difference when it comes to staying comfortable as you create a lot of body heat while the temps are freezing. Icebreaker helped change the way many people thought about those layers when it came out with its high-end Merino wool garments, which took the insulating properties of wool and added a more refined texture that's comfortable next to the skin.

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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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There's no slacking off for this 79-year-old football coach

Usually in these Fitness Profiles, we give a little background first. But with Sam Shields, who, at 79, is an assistant football coach at Trinity Christian Academy, his workout is so astounding, inspiring, awe-inducing and all sorts of equally are-you-kidding?! adjectives, we'll get right to that part.

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Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Selma defeated Chowchilla 39-7 to win the Central Section Division IV title game. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title 2:51

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash 0:16

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game 3:36

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview 4:24

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview