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Tommy John Surgery Isn’t For Kids: How to Prevent Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

This month’s issue of SOL’s newsletter “Move for Life with SOL” is out! If you’d like receive this content straight to your inbox (complete with special offers), subscribe today! “Give them time off to recover. Please. Give them time to recover.” –Dr. James Andrews Participation in sports is hugely beneficial for young people – and those […]

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Our outdoor bootcampers swinging kettlebells.

SOL Newsletter: Want to Improve Performance? Welcome Peer Pressure to Your Training.

SOL’s March Edition of our newsletter Move For Life came out last Thursday, and has  some seriously helpful information regarding how peer pressure can be a good thing when it comes to increasing performance. Would you like this helpful monthly newsletter sent directly to your inbox? Click here to sign up! Want to Improve Performance? Welcome Peer Pressure […]

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Need Last Minute Gifts that Will Last a Lifetime? Give the the gift of SOL.

  If you’re like many of us, you haven’t done any shopping for the Holiday season yet. If you don’t hop onto Amazon soon, they won’t be able to ship your gifts on time, and honestly, the idea of buying well-chosen, individualized gifts for each and every one of your relatives is a holiday nightmare. […]

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Kettlebell Training Works

Kettlebell workouts are all-encompassing, combining full-body movements with cardio exercise, strength training, and metabolic conditioning. This simple exercise regimen, coupled with top-notch instruction from the staff at SOL Performance Oakland and SOL Santa Cruz, offers clients a fun, high-intensity way to achieve both health and performance goals. Just ask Ginny Patton. When Ginny first set […]

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Functional Movement Screen: Decreasing Risk for Injury

Chris Taquino, DPT is a Physical Therapist with SOL Santa Cruz addresses how the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can aide in the identification of movement dysfunctions and injury prevention. Santa Cruz County is full of active people. We’re commonly referred to as “Surf City”, or ranked as one of the healthiest places in the nation […]

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Are we keeping the promise of Title IX?

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972.  In a nutshell it required any educational institution receiving federal funding for activities and educational programs, including athletics, to provide equal opportunity for women and girls.  This essentially opened the doors for athletic programs from elementary school all the way […]

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Farm to Fork Healthy Savings

You have a busy life! Finding time to plan, prepare and feed you and your family healthy meals and snacks is a challenge. Grocery prices have been increasing and the Federal Reserve predict this rising cost trend will continue through the end of NEXT year. Each day you are involved in a daily cycle of […]

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