Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer

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I started providing massage therapy in 1998 in the twin cities area.  I attended Sister Rosalind's School of Professional Massage in St. Paul, MN.  I was an active member of the Minnesota Sports Massage Team, traveling to events through out the state.I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.  In 2001 I became a certified athletic…… More MoreI started providing massage therapy in 1998 in the twin cities area.  I attended Sister Rosalind's School of Professional Massage in St. Paul, MN.  I was an active member of the Minnesota Sports Massage Team, traveling to events through out the state.I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.  In 2001 I became a certified athletic trainer and am currently licensed in the state of Wyoming.  I moved to Wyoming where I provided athletic training services at the high school level.  In 2006 I volunteered two weeks at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  I worked with the national inline speed skating team, women's junior national volleyball team, women's A2 volleyball team and the men's A2 volleyball team.  I have also worked at the Minnesota State Games and the State Games of America (Colorado Springs, CO).I also hold a Master's degree from the California University of Pennsylvania in Exercise Science with an emphasis on performance enhancement and injury prevention.  I have worked with the Excel performance enhancement program in Gillette, WY.  I currently am certified as a personal trainer and a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and provide these services at the Campbell County Rec Center.In 2006, I moved to Columbia Falls, MT, where I was the head athletic trainer for Flathead High School during the 2006-07 school year.  The following year I initiated the athletic training program for Glacier High School.Currently, I have returned to Gillette, Wyoming and provide medical massage with New Therapeutic Solutions.  It is my pleasure to promote health and wellness.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.

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    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

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    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

    But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

    Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. Th...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

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    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies.

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

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    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

    In a newly released position statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said that doctors have an ethic...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that the number of women who re...Full Article