The Face of Women’s Fast Pitch Softball: Jennie Finch

The Olympic gold medal winner talks about the sport she loves and shares some of the secrets to her success

By: Daniel Collier

article 2009 jennie finch womens softball The Face of Womens Fast Pitch Softball: Jennie Finch Jennie Finch is perhaps the most well-known and celebrated women’s fast pitch softball player of all time. With her athleticism and competitiveness on the ball field only matched by her grace and beauty off it, Jennie has vastly helped to move women’s softball into the mainstream public eye. At age 28, her list of career accomplishments already reads like the stuff of legend. As a young girl growing up in La Mirada, CA, it was very clear from a young age there was nothing this tall athletic blond couldn’t do on a softball field. Finch displayed excellent hitting and base-running skills and was an absolutely dominant pitcher. After a magnificent high school career in which she went 50-12, with six perfect games, 13 no-hitters, 784 strikeouts, and posted a 0.15 ERA in 445 innings, Jennie moved to Tucson, AZ to play her college ball for the University of Arizona Wildcats. Playing under Team USA head coach Mike Candrea, Finch solidified her status as a young phenom by becoming a three-time All-American and winning the Honda Award as the nation’s top collegiate player her sophomore and junior seasons. She also helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA championship title as a junior by going 32-0, and setting an NCAA record for consecutive victories, with an astounding 60 wins.

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The Evolution of Golf: with Casey Martin

How Tiger changed golf into a fitness-minded sportBy: Daniel Collier

article 2009 casey martin golf 01 The Evolution of Golf: with Casey MartinMen’s Fitness magazine recently released their 2008 poll of the top 25 fittest men in America. The list consists of all types of men of various backgrounds and from vastly different industries. Several of the athletes gracing the list are not so surprising such as basketball big man Dwight Howard, Philadelphia Phillies agile second baseman Chase Utley, and ripped up Browns quarterback Brady Quinn. Some of the other guys featured may not seem as familiar and quite frankly not as deserving (a.k.a. reality TV chief Curtis Stone…Who?). But perhaps the biggest surprise to some may be the man featured in the #1 spot and selected as the fittest of the fit, Tiger Woods. What, a professional golfer? He doesn’t deserve the honor of the fittest man in America, does he? YES he most certainly does!

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The Muscles from Brussels is Back!

At 48, Jean Claude Van Damme reflects on life, fitness,
and his most praised film to date ‘JCVD’By: Daniel Collier

article 2009 van damme 01 The Muscles from Brussels is Back!Action movie star and former international martial arts champion Jean Claude Van Damme is making a big screen comeback! In his recent film ‘JCVD‘, Van Damme portrays…well, himself, an aging action movie star whose B-list status has fallen so far he’s even losing roles to Steven Seagal. Here’s a short synopsis: After a failed custody battle over his daughter, Van Damme retreats to his Belgian hometown only to stumble into a hostage situation at a local bank. His cinematic martial arts moves are no match for real bullets, and to make matters worse, the police and the public believe he’s the culprit, not the victim.

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The 2009 Product of the Year!

BetaStax Revolutionizes the Thermogenic Category with its
Extreme Fat-Burning/Energy-Boosting Multi-Pathway Matrix

article 2009 betastax product of year 01 The 2009 Product of the Year! When we at ProSource received our first advance samples of BetaStax in the spring of this past year, we knew right away that we were witnessing a momentous event in the evolution of thermogenic science. Here was a totally new kind of weight-loss/energy-boosting technology, not dependent on the usual mix-andmatch combination of caffeine, yohimbe and/or green tea, and entirely free of compounds (HCA, Hoodia, cortisol blockers) that have proven to be scientific dead ends for so many manufacturers. Instead, in BetaStax we found a revolutionary matrix of ultrabioactive, premium-grade energy factors combined with a primary weight-loss technology that delivers dramatic results by regulating levels of circulating plasma CCK—a unique mechanism of action that is generating some of the most remarkable results ever seen in this category.

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Inspirational Minister’s Amazing Transformation Stands the Test of Time

article 2009 lee claypoole 01 Inspirational Ministers Amazing Transformation Stands the Test of Time Lee Claypoole Shares the Secrets that Helped Him Shed 100 lbs–And Keep It Off for 3 Years and Counting!

By Daniel Collier

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, many Americans have fallen victim to poor eating habits and overall unhealthy living. In fact, adult obesity rates have doubled since 1980, from 15% to 30%, and two-thirds of U.S. adults are now considered overweight.

Being able to lose weight is one thing, maintaining and keeping it off is totally another. Kentucky native and minister Lee Claypoole has been able to achieve both of these feats and then some. At age 40, Lee dropped over 100 pounds and went from a size 44 waist to a size 30. Featured in a profile for USA Today’s Weight-Loss Challenge in the summer of 2007, Lee was commended for his complete lifestyle change and admired for his newly lean and sculpted body.

Now, almost a year and a half since that original USA Today profile, I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Lee to check his weight loss status and ask him some fitness related questions.

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