The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 17 - February 8, 2012


Broncos trample Dolphin's perfect season

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Nate "swivel hips" Talucci avoids the flag pull
for the Florida Discount Signs 49ers

The 1-3 Edgewater Realty Broncos upset the undefeated 3-0 Slim's Place Dolphins by the score of 21 to 20 in AMICC Co-Ed Adult Flag Football. Bronco's quarterback Ryan Moss threw for 143 yards and rushed for another 50 yards and his brother, Brent Moss, caught two Tds and a big two-point conversion. On defense, Austin Mulrain had one interception, and Jonathan Moss had seven flag pulls for the Broncos.

Dolphin standouts on offense were; quarterback Mike Shaughnessy who threw for 262 yards and three TDs and Matt Morgan who had 155 yards receiving with a touchdown and an extra-point. On defense, Matt Morgan had four flag pulls, and Jason Garden, Greg Ross and Tim Shaughnessy each had three pulls.

Out of the 14-team league, only the Florida Discount Signs 49ers remain undefeated. To view all the leagues' individual player stats and team standings go to the Community Center's new sports page at hometeamsonline.com/amicc.

Division III (8-9 year-olds) Results:

Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 24
Southern Greens Jets 34

Gettel Toyota Texans 0
Beach Bums Steelers 12

Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 12
Beach Bistro Vikings 26

Division II (10-12 year-olds) Results:

Sandbar Falcons 13
LPAC Cardinals 56

Cedars Tennis Resort Seahawks 25
Sand Dollar Steelers 42

Air & Energy Chargers 6
Ross Built Construction Broncos 52

Eat Here Bears 33
Mr. Bones Colts 38

Division I (13-16 year-olds) Results:

First American Bank Ravens 25
Jessie's Island Store Steelers 30

Galati Yacht Sales Texans 19
Integrity Sound Redskins 25

Mar Vista Restaurant Raiders 20
Walter & Associates Bears 25

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football League Results:

Fin's Bar Bears 6
Agnelli Pool & Spa Packers 36

Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings 33
Sato Real Estate Browns 44

Beach to Bay Construction Texans 38
Waterfront Restaurant Bills 53

Galati Yacht Sales Chargers 12
Duffy's Tavern Ravens 38

Slim's Place Dolphins 20
Edgewater Realty Broncos 21

The Feast Falcons 19
Coastal Orthopedic Raiders 34

Banana Cabana Bengals 12
Florida Discount Signs 49ers 40

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League Results:

Best Buy 25
Slim's Place 21
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Best Buy 25
Slim's Place 15
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)

Best Buy 26
Tyler's Ice Cream 24
(First game of best 2 out of 3)

Best Buy 25
Tyler's Ice Cream 13
(Second game of best 2 out of 3)


Yoga on the Island

Yoga opportunities here are not to be missed. There are so many more places to take classes than there were when I first moved here in 2004. I used to go to classes a lot more, but as life got intense, something had to go. But I was reminded this week how important it is to keep up with a good class.

As a runner, running coach and personal trainer, you would think someone like me would get plenty of stretching. I stretch after every run, and I demonstrate all the stretches when I work with clients. I have them stretch for at 5 to10 minutes after every hour of exercise. But it just isn't the same.

One of my running friends reminded me of that great Saturday yoga class that I used to take weekly. It meets on the beach.

I'm going to describe a few of the classes I've taken over the years. I know I will leave some instructors and classes out. I don't mean to, but this is just my own experience. I don't remember all the names of instructors, but I'll give you the location. Keep searching for other groups, by all means.

The yoga class I've gone to since I moved here is taught by Jasmine and meets every Saturday (and Wednesdays) at 8:30 a.m. the end of Pine Avenue on the Gulf side. She generously takes requests. This past Saturday a man yelled out "back," and she did one of the best back workouts I've ever experienced.

After months of sitting in a chair, letting all that training I did for last year's marathon slide, I had stiff muscles I never knew I had. I was blown away how I could not do a child's pose from stiff, painful knees at the start of the session. By the end, no problem.

It is important to find instructors who don't rush and give modifications if you are not that 18-year-old limber body you were pretty sure you still had.

Island Yoga Space is on the second floor above Ginny & Jane E's on Gulf Drive almost across from where the beach yoga takes place. I've taken great classes there too. It has a website where you can check its class schedule. If the weather doesn't cooperate, this is a fun place to chill.

Both fitness clubs on the Island do yoga classes. The only one I've attended is at Island Fitness instructed by Dottie. Her class is packed, and she does an easy, but challenging, session. Due to a flat tire, she cancelled suddenly once in all the years I've been there as a personal trainer. So I was asked to sub.

Since I've done yoga since my teens, it was no problem. Even though I'd taken her class, I got some feedback afterwards that I was too hard by comparison. I think I did too many long chatarangas, a kind of pushup when you slowly lower your body to the ground. Though my genetically great flexibility has caused more than one instructor to comment, I'm a better personal trainer than yoga instructor. With individual clients, you know exactly what the limits are.

I haven't been to yoga classes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in several years. Check there for class availability.

There are also a number of other yoga-on-the-beach classes on Sunday mornings by different instructors. If you walk the beach from the Beach House in Bradenton Beach up to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria any time from 8 to 10 a.m., you'll probably find one or more of these classes going on. It's OK to just pop in. Bring a towel or sheet.

Most take optional donations. Anywhere from $2 to $10 is considered kind. You can call Island Beach Massage and Yoga to find out where and when some of these are if you don't want to leave finding a class to chance.

If you ever have an opportunity to do yoga on the beach, there is nothing quite like it. Don't miss this opportunity while you are visiting, or forget about it if you are lucky enough to live here.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: www.vegcoach.com. She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at ejones@vegcoach.com or 941-704-1025.

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