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Olympic Insights From The Athletes Themselves

  With the 2021 (2020?) Summer Olympics officially underway, many are wondering what the experience feels like from the perspective of a competitor. We at Captyn decided to sit down with three Olympians to hear about their tales from the world’s stage. Our interviews were with Olympians Karen Vilorio Muchnik (competed as a swimmer for…
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Yes, You Should Sleep In.

  Sleep is quite possibly the most important component of your fitness routine and yet it is often the most overlooked. In some circles, a lack of sleep is worn like a badge of honor. Some proudly proclaim that they “routinely average 5 hours of sleep per night,” or even less and still manage to…
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A Complete Home Gym For Under $100

    So you’re thinking of building a home gym? Are you looking for a way to challenge your entire body and reach peak physical shape, all from the convenience of where you live? If you go the traditional route–dumbbells, barbell, bench, pull-up bar, squat rack, etc.–costs and space requirements add up quickly. The average…
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Be Water Smart For Drowning Prevention Month

  Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 4 with nearly 90% of drownings under the age of 5 occurring in home pools or hot tubs. In honor of May as National Drowning Prevention Month, here are some recommendations to help keep your children safe and–most importantly–alive around water.  …
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How to Run Longer and Feel Better Doing It

Whether you are trying to increase your running endurance or just starting out as a runner, here are some surefire tips so you can make the most out of those long miles:   Run Long     So you want to be able to run longer, right? It may seem a bit redundant, but one…
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Tackle Your Stress in Just 5 Minutes A Day

  One takeaway from the past 12 months is that stress is a very real problem that can lead to very real burnout. Stress has some of the most damaging effects on your body of all risk factors. It can weaken the immune system, lead to digestive disorders, increase risks for stroke and heart attack,…
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Client Spotlight: PJ Olsen – Restorative Strength

  Background: When PJ answered the phone for our call, she was coming from wrapping up a morning class for Parkinson’s patients. This class, along with much of PJ’s programming, is primarily geared toward helping the 50 and up crowd restore their mobility and strength through simple movements, which in turn diminishes their pain. PJ…
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Prevent or Treat Injuries in These Common Problem Areas

  Though we often feel invincible when we’re young, an active lifestyle can sometimes lead to some pretty common injuries. According to Michael Smith, PA-C, ATC with First Response Orthopedic Group, “A critical part of injury prevention is a combination of mobility, flexibility and correcting strength imbalances.” Here we take a look at three common…
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The Best Registration Platform For Swim Schools

When it comes to the best registration platform for your swim school, there are plenty of options out there, but Captyn is the most modern and innovative platform of them all. Here are just some of the key differentiators that put us above the rest.   No out-of-pocket costs Tired of recurring billing, start-up costs,…
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Train For Your Best 5K With Just 3 Days Per Week

  Running is a fickle pursuit. If you want to be at the front of the pack in a given five-kilometer (3.1 mile) race, conventional wisdom pushes this idea that you have to run a hard 50+ miles per week (at minimum). We’re told we need to spend hours out on the road or do…
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