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🔹Here’s what Elyse from @mavericktraildivision Has to say about our service🔹.

I initially went to Jade at the Sports Injury Clinic Cardiff with a trail running specific injury after trying and being unsuccessful with several other physios and manual therapists. A year on from that first session and not only is my initial injury a distant memory, but I am a stronger athlete with better all round condition, faster recovery and improved running performance. This would absolutely have not been possible without the intricate knowledge, professional advise, high class treatment and genuine care from Jade.

Elyse - Trail Runner - Maverick Trail Division.
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No shame in their game! Brayden McNabb of the Vegas Golden Knights, Chandler Stephenson of the Washington Capitals and Blair Jones of the Deutch Eishockey League stopped by for some pampering yesterday! Check out our IG story for what these guys had to say about their treatments! 🥅🏒💪 #facials#spa #pedicure #spaday #treatyourself #massage #canada #saskatoon #hockey #athletes #athletetakeover 📷 @sneekyneek11

No rivalry here! Had some special faces drop by the spa today for some treatments after a long season...check back tomorrow to see what they got! 🏒🥅🥇🥈#stanleycup #champion #spaday #spa #athletes #athletetakeover #canada #saskatchewanmade #nhl #vegasgoldenknights #washingtoncapitals #hockey

Tune into our story today for @hannahmartinrg’s #AthleteTakeover 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

A moose that was playing Egyptian Ratscr*w🍁🇨🇦 #GotTheDub #RIPKyle #Badoop #FireAlarm #AthleteTakeover

#athletetakeover | @george_bieker | "I see a man filled with joy. He walks down the highway solemnly, grinning from ear to ear. He wears the wrinkles of age and there is a leatheriness to his skin that bears of untold travels. Our eyes meet as strangers pass and there is a lightness to his sky blue eyes. A vividness, a spark, a glimmer that you find only in moments.
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He speaks loudly and confidently as with an age-old friend. His mannerisms full of fervor and of joy. His words are met with sincerity, and with laughter. The kind of which comes from deep within, contagious, and irresistible.
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As I pass him there, walking alone along the highway. His clothes in shambles and only a well-worn shopping cart to his name. I laugh at myself. I realize all at once, that He is among the happiest of men.
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"If you ask me to show you, God, I will point to the Sun, or a tree, or a worm. But if you say, "You mean, then, that God is the sun, the tree, the worm, and all other things?" I shall have to say that you have missed the point entirely."// [Athlete Takeover by @george_bieker ]
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📷 Heno, @hennythepooh
Pictured: The Ozarks are where I was born and raised. Where the spirit of mountains was first inspired and where I call home in the Fall. So naturally I had to finish my #takeover with a shot of the Buffalo River.
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Thanks to the @fayettechill family for allowing me this opportunity to share some moments and keep sporting the threads. As always #staychill. ✌
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Read more at georgebieker.com/moutaintalk

#athletetakeover | @george_bieker | "Home to me is becoming my place of solace. My minuscule locus of control. A forced adoption of an age-old concept. Life on the road, in the mountains, in the snow, has forced me to look in rather than out. To look to the self rather than to a place. To discover that home is everywhere and nowhere at all. That quiet place behind your eyes where no One ever really goes.
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Home is in the hills, in labored breaths and burning muscles. It's is in the darkness behind closed eyes and in the moments of silence high above the desert floor. Home is in the discovery of adventure and the bitter cold just before the sun's first light. It's in the eyes of those men, those women, who take your breath away. // [Athlete Takeover by @george_bieker ]
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📷 Danny, @dannyhenkel
Photo: Danny snapped this shot during a climbing shoot a couple Falls back while filming his Master Thesis project "Climb Arkansas". Fayetteville has always been home and @Fayettechill always has the dopest hats. Period.
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Read more at georgebieker.com/mountaintalk

#athletetakeover | @george_bieker | "The more I have learned about the nature of things, the more I have yearned to be a part of the whole. The more I contemplate it seems the more I venture into the mountains. I venture to feel, to breathe, to live. The more I am among the mountains, the more I discover that I am centered. A centering of my place in this vast ocean of reality.
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The mountains allow me to feel and to touch what is real. They allow me to live in the moment. To exist, to fear, to love, to thrive. So that instead of drifting along lost in this sea of reality, I may float carelessly among the waves and cast my mind to the stars.
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The mountains tell me. I am real. I am fragile yet strong. I am alone yet connected. I am different yet ultimately the same.
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But they also show me that I am human. That I feel and think, and dance, and sing, and love. They are a centering that shows me what is important. Like a shooting star with its extravagant display of fire across the sky. We too have this short chance, a blink of an eye, to burn our brightest amidst a sea of endless dark.
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The mountains show me the earth, the stars, the waxing and waning of the moon and the comings and goings of the sun. They calibrate my soul with the diurnal shifts of night and day rather than the endless ticking and tocking of our mechanized clocks.
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They are a way in which through this transformative process of climbing I can align “How the world is” with “Why the world does”. The mountains show me that we are all one Happening, a single beautifully complex process.
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Each time I venture onto their slopes I am all at once mystified by reality, and humbled by my own existence.
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That is what the mountains do for me. What have they done for you? // [Athlete Takeover by @george_bieker ]
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📷 Ben, @bentommat
Photo: @courtfoshort ascends Pigeon Spire. The best 5.4 in the world. Bugaboo Provencal Park, BC, Canada.
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Read more at georgebieker.com/mountaintalk

#athletetakeover | @george_bieker
| "17,075' The numbers glare at me under frost. My lungs burning as I gasp for air.
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Catch yourself. Just breath.
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The 7mm cord between us stretched taught in the freezing wind. Its yellow sheath, a stark contrast to the ice-covered ridge below. I can't feel my hands but I shake them anyways. The immediacy of descent paramount. At that moment, in many, I feel alive. We descend towards safety. Little humans cast upon that mountain ridge...
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There's something about the presence of mind that is created in the pursuit of mountains, that for better or worse, spills over into all aspects of my life.
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Maybe its the change of glaciers over the summer months, or the change of friends, or of lovers. Maybe its the change of self, voyage after voyage, into those sacred lands.
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Maybe.
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Or maybe it's in capturing moments and in letting them go. // [Athlete Takeover by @george_bieker ]
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Photo: Descending to the airstrip in one 13 hour push from 14,000 camp on Denali's West Buttress.
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Read more at georgebieker.com/mountaintalk

#athletetakeover | @george_bieker | "I can't explain the gravitas of mountains any more than the whys of passion or the effortlessness of falling in love. I just find myself there. Just like we all find ourselves from time to time. Drifting in and out of life, all the while not really sure where we are or where we're going. You never really understand how the journey begins just suddenly end up there. When you fall in love or discover passions anew. When somehow, somewhere your entire being is consumed by it. When we aren't afraid to show ourselves to the world. To take a chance. To laugh, love, or cry. We stand there on the precipice of life and share our soul for all to see. A bright red rose suspended over tumultuous seas.
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It's in human nature to follow this course. To pour ourselves into the unknown. All for a chance to feel. To share. To lose ourselves in it. Wayward sailors caught adrift in endless seas, content, yet hopeful to one day reach the shore. All the while guided by the beauty of the stars, the knowing, and the unknown.
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I have come to realize more and more that It's not till you let loose that you realize you're under control, till you're lost that you can be found, or till you stop looking that you see what's always been there.
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You can hear it in the rain, feel it in the wind, or see it in the smile of a stranger. So let go, throw yourself into the world, into uncertainty, and adventure. Let the wild, the universe, the "insert name here" beckon you to wonder, adventure, and take a chance at that first kiss.
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You do whatever it is that makes you feel. And Me?
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I'll be climbing.
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"When a man knows this he lives for the first time in his life. By holding his breath, he loses it. By letting go he finds it."// [Athlete Takeover by @george_bieker ]
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📷 Ben, @bentommat
Pictured: The alpenglow over South Early Morning Spire. The tallest in Washington's Liberty Bell Group. .
Read more at georgebieker.com/mountaintalk

Join us this week as @mrbrandonarnold takes over our instagram! One question remains to be answered... which dance moves will he drop on us 🤔😉? #instagramtakeover #athletetakeover #crossfit #crossfitmerit #earnednotgiven #membertakeover #earnedit #calvertcounty #weloveourmembers

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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

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Day 2 Heats of Scottish Summer Nationals done and dusted 💪🏼 We have 4 finalists and the Men’s 4x200 freestyle relay tonight 🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️ #snoc18 #athletetakeover

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle

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