March Madness; whether it’s a month-long basketball holiday in your home or just another well-known phrase, we’re setting out to make the best of it. We’ll be hosting our very own March Madness Challenge! See what you’re capable of this month as you push yourself to do something physical every single day.

Exercise of the Month- The “Kick and Kurl”

This movement is a great way to challenge both your upper and lower body, as you stand on one leg and perform a bicep curl at the same time. Choose a level to begin with below, and see if you can move up to a more challenging set over the course of the month. 

Beginner: 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg

Intermediate: 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg

Expert: 3 sets of 20 reps on each leg

To up the challenge even more, get these exercises in after a run, a match of tennis, or any other type of cardio.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Eating Green (Naturally!)

Whether you’ll be enjoying a day filled with Leprechauns and Irish festivities or just wearing a green top to work, filling your meals and snacks with the color green can get you a little more in the spirit.

The following recipes will help you do so in a healthy manner, by adding naturally green foods to your holiday meal plan: click here for recipes.

A Quick, Natural Look From Beautycounter

Beautycounter’s Flawless in Five: Effortless Beauty in Five Minutes is the perfect makeup set for a simple yet stunning look. This set of six products comes with your choice of a tinted foundation or a tinted moisturizer, a touchup skin concealer pen, satin powder blush, lip gloss, a brow pencil or brow gel, and your choice of lengthening or volumizing mascara.

Flawless in Five is completely customizable to match your individual skin tone, and helps recommend color shades to compliment your complexion. As with all Beautycounter products, these cosmetic products are safer, cleaner, and natural, and the set comes in at just $150.

You can view the Flawless in Five set here.

As the company continues to provide the cleanest line of cosmetics in the United States, Beautycounter eliminates worry that users of other cosmetic brands may have.

NBC News’ Lester Holt recently shared news on trace amounts of carcinogens, including Asbestos, showing up in FDA testing of baby powders and makeup products. Unfortunately, this finding is all too real. The cosmetic industry is not regulated, and companies can claim the use of “natural” ingredients, no matter what they actually put in their produtcs.

If you’re looking for a natural line of beauty products you can trust, Beautycounter is it. They have over 1500 harmful ingredients banned from their products, making their restrictions tighter than Europe, a world leader in clean beauty.

Fuel Your Month of Movement With doTERRA

If you’re looking for a nutrient-dense, delicious treat to enjoy throughout the month, you’ll love doTERRA’s recipe for Wild Orange Power Bites.
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 drops Wild Orange oil
  1. Place all ingredients into mixer, reserving just a half cup of the shredded coconut in a bowl to the side.
  2. Add essential oil.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Roll into balls and coat in the other half cup of shredded coconut.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

Laser Therapy

Are you interested in finding out if Laser Therapy could be of help to you personally? Below is a list of example problems that this treatment can solve.

  • Elbow and Wrist Joint Pain
  • Lower Extremity Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Joint Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Lumbar, Sciatic, and Cervical Pain

Laser Therapy can do all of this while removing the need for surgery or prescription drugs. It helps you get back to an active, pain-free lifestyle faster than ever before.

If you’re interested in learning more about Laser Therapy, reach out to our team at BeFit SRQ today. We’d love to help you get back to doing what you love.

Events to Keep You Moving Through Our March Madness Challenge

40th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival- March 8th-14th

The Annual Jazz Festival is bringing a week full of fun to Sarasota. Come on out to enjoy a variety of performances, master music classes, and a music-based trolley pub crawl. This year’s artist line up features many great artists, including The Manhattan Transfer and Ken Peplowski.

See more about the Jazz Festival here.


Lucky Leprechaun 5k Race- March 14th

What better way is there to get moving than an early morning 5k? This race loops around and across the lake at Nathan Benderson Park, so it’s full of beautiful scenery. It also features kid races that are filled with Leprechaun fun, including age-based rainbow dashes and coin runs. All runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt, medal, an Acai Bowl from Bowled Life, and a complimentary beer. The top 100 male and female finishers will earn awards as well.

See more and sign up for this exciting race here.

 Hometown Fest- March 28th

This giant block party is a great way to get your body moving while you have fun with your neighbors and closest friends. The party will feature music, food, and craft beer from various hometowns across the country. This event takes place for a cause, as all proceeds go to Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota and Sertoma Kids, a nonprofit that supports children and families who face speech, language, and hearing challenges.

You can learn more about Hometown Fest and get your ticket here.

This month, get ready to move every day with our March Madness Challenge. Remember we’re here to support you, and you’ve got nothing to lose! Let this month be the start of healthier habits and more active days.

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