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Beth is our FF member of the month!

Hi Beth! Please tell us about yourself. Hi, I am Beth! I will be 42 later this summer and I have been living in Alaska almost my entire life. My family moved to Alaska in 1982 but I spent more than 17 years living in Girdwood.  I love adventures and being in the...

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Jake is our FF member of the month!

Hi Jake! Please tell us about yourself. Hi, Figarelles. Well, I'll be 35 this year which is half way to 70; I should know twice and much by then! I am married to my wife Sydney (she can deadlift more than me), who is wonderful and beautiful and labored for 12 hours to...

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Heidi is our FF member of the month!

Hey Heidi! Please tell us about yourself. I’ve lived in Alaska since I was 12 years old when my family moved here from Seattle but sometimes it’s still hard to tell people I’m from Alaska.  I’m a proud Dimond High School graduate and went to college at the University...

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Brad is our Figarelle’s Fitness member of the month!

Hi Brad! Please tell us about yourself. I am incredibly lucky to be Krissy’s husband for going on 17 years as of this July and father of 6 year old Will. I work at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in the Spill Prevention and Response Division as the...

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Marie is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hi Marie! Please introduce yourself. Hello! My name is Marie-Luise. I am a born and raised Alaskan. I find this state we call home to be truly a magical place. I am married to Carson. We eloped on a ferry in Seattle 10 weeks after meeting. Our bond was forged over our...

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Charlie is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hi Charlie! Please tell us about yourself. I am a single parent of 4 wonderful kids, and owner/operator of a small business.  I am 51 years old, and I love Alaska. I’ve lived here since 6th grade.   I love all the seasons that Alaska brings, hiking in the summer,...

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Mobility work: Embrace the suck

Every movement you do in a workout requires good mobility for proper execution. Proper execution means you go to full range of motion on everything- no half reps. There are two common things I've observed over the years in those who hit a wall with their progress. ...

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Stasi is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hi Stasi! Please tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Alaska, my dad was stationed here for the military.  I have been paralegal at Clayton & Diemer since 2004. I enjoy camping, fishing, road trips and hiking. What are a few of your favorite exercises that...

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5 questions to ask when hiring a fitness coach

When hiring a fitness coach or starting a new program it's important to understand what you're going to get out of the experience. Take some time to ask yourself what's most important to you.  Do you prefer a male or female coach, or does it matter? Do you prefer to...

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Mags is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hi Mags! Please tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in the UK and emigrated to the US at the age of 26 to study American history.  I was a college professor for five years before changing careers and going to law school. I now work for the State of Alaska at...

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Hilary is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hey Hilary! Please tell us about yourself. Hey everyone! For those of you that don't know me I'm Hilary and I am pretty much a lifelong Alaskan. I moved here when I was 6, but was originally born in Michigan.  I have moved away from Alaska a few times in my life, but...

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Laurel is this month’s FF member of the month!

Hi Laurel! Please tell us about yourself. ME ME ME!  HI!  Let's see, I'm your basic Alaskan girl - outdoorsy, independent, etc.  I hate traffic and I love ice cream.  I'm pretty silly, but that's to balance out my serious profession.   My ENTIRE family (with the...

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