Your health, wellbeing, and fitness goals are our top priority at FIT. So whether you’re unwinding in the sauna after work or jump-starting your morning with a HIIT class – you can experience all aspects of health and wellness offered at each FIT club with our All-Club Membership.

What is Wellness

Wellness is more than reaching for your daily greens and scheduling a full-body workout. “Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes,” sourced by Global Wellness Institute.

As we work towards an optimal state of health and wellbeing, we encounter a multi-facilitated health cycle – which includes your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental health. As people adopt attitudes and lifestyles to improve their health, they enrich their wellbeing by being proactive and preventative towards many diseases.

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FIT is your premium total body wellness center in San Diego; here’s more about our amenities to help you reach your health goals today.

Your Home for Health

With a FIT All-Club Membership, you’re able to access all five locations and experience the premium benefits of your wellness journey. Are you ready to challenge yourself to set new fitness goals, or are you looking to find a sustainable routine for de-stressing after a long day of meetings? An All-Club Membership is for you! Along with full access to the gyms, you’re able to experience world-class personal training, unlimited group fitness at any location, and unique social events throughout San Diego.

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Five FIT Locations

FIT’s five locations include FIT Mission Beach, East Village, Little Italy, Solana Beach, and Carmel Mountain. From ocean views to city skylines, each club has its unique quality. All gyms do include unlimited group fitness classes, steam rooms and saunas, premium locker rooms, and our FIT Little Italy, East Village, Mission Beach, and Carmel Mountain locations include pool access for yourself and the family.

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World-Class Personal Training

Working with a Personal Trainer is for everyone on their fitness journey. Each club has trainers that are experts in their specialized field. You can expect personalized exercises, accountability, variety, and quicker results when working with a FIT trainer. In addition, our Personal Trainers work with you through a series of health assessments initially to set accurate, results-driven results on your wellness journey.

Unlimited Group Fitness

Each club location offers unlimited Group Fitness classes ranging from HIIT to pilates and yoga. Each class is taught by instructors that are passionate about wellness. You can easily access all Group Fitness schedules and plan your workout week ahead of time.

Your Home for Nutrition

If you’re running on your way to work and didn’t meal prep ahead of time, FIT offers a wide selection of ready-made nutrient-dense meals to grab on your way out of the gym. These convenient amenities make it easier to stay on track with your nutrition goals. We offer delicious wraps, salads, sandwiches, and more for all diets. All meals are centered around greens, protein, and maximum flavor to balance out your workouts with nutritious meals.

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Are you ready to take your wellness journey to the next level? Then, start here and try FIT today!

The holiday season is a much-anticipated period to spend with family and relax; however, it can completely throw you off track on your wellness routine!

From rushing around airports to waiting hours in traffic, the angst of the holiday season can often result in a holiday burnout. It’s harder to stay mentally and physically healthy in a season of high pressure. But with these five tips, you’ll be sure to stay healthy during the holiday season.

Put Mindful Eating into Practice

It’s easy to fall into a pattern of stress-eating over the holiday season. Studies even show that with more stress, there is also an increase in cravings for high fat and sugar-filled foods, in addition to a spike in hunger. Instead, experts recommend mindful eating (which doesn’t mean avoiding the delicious and indulgent holiday treats), bringing more awareness to what you’re eating during the holidays.

Another way to practice mindful eating includes boosting the nutritional value of what you’re eating, like adding a portion of fruits or veggies to the serving. It’s an easy way to get the best of both worlds.

The takeaway: avoid mindlessly eating and enjoy food while boosting the nutritional profile when you can!

Stay Moving

The holiday season is for relaxation, so instead of high-impact classes every day, find daily movement that you enjoy! Not to mention the benefits of incorporating exercise into your routine for that endorphin boost or “happiness” feeling in the body.

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Some simple exercise examples can be a brisk walk around the neighborhood with family or a gentle yoga class to stretch out tense muscles.

Don’t Lose Sight of What Counts: Mindful Thinking

Whether you find yourself in a family argument or waiting in endless lines, try to think of the situation from a larger perspective. Some questions to consider before starting a dispute or disagreement:

Yes, these situations can be taxing, but don’t let a small moment of frustration ruin the day or the family event. The best way to anticipate these situations is to know what might trigger you during a stressful situation.

Prioritize a Sleep Schedule

One of the first things to go during the holiday season is a sleep schedule. When holiday parties with friends and family mix with alcohol and less nutritious foods, this also makes sleeping difficult. When you’re tired, you’re more than likely to get triggered more easily with family as well. It is also proven that sleep depreciation includes difficulty concentrating, memory problems, mood swings, and low energy levels.

Experts say that prioritizing sleep around this season can help boost your mood and boost your immune system. So if you have obligations for three nights in a row, pick one night to catch up on your sleep!

Make a Wellness-Inspired New Years Resolutions

The stress behind New Year’s Resolutions may leave you feeling uninspired to follow through with your resolutions. Instead, many people find themselves overwhelmed and compare their wellness journey to those around them.

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The key is to make resolutions that are realistic to your lifestyle. If you want to live a more wellness-forward lifestyle, try setting small goals to meditate or go to yoga class a few times a week. Start with small goals each week that build up to an overarching resolution.

Find your own wellness path with FIT by signing up for a fitness membership or health consultation with one of our world-class personal trainers.

Your Wellness Journey at FIT

Staying healthy during the holidays is easy at FIT. From scheduling in yoga or meditation class, to unwinding in our premium saunas and steam rooms, it’s time to redefine your life with FIT. Join today and experience the award-winning personal training, group fitness, amenities, and more!

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Let 2022 mark the beginning of your fitness transformation. Now is your opportunity to start your Fitness New Years Resolution and enter the Fit Health Challenge of 2022, where you’ll be held accountable to set realistic goals for your health and wellness needs. It’s easy to make a fitness resolution, but the real challenge is putting it into practice for long-term improvements.

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Here are our top hacks from our Fit Personal Trainers that you can use to stay on track for your New Years Resolution.

How to Setup a Weekly Workout Routine

It’s important to set your intention for your resolutions and look into yourself on a deeper level. What drives you? What is going to motivate you to change? Pinpoint your intention and keep it at the forefront of your mind when the going gets tough.

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Make your workouts part of your routine. Set them in your calendar and plan your day around them. This allows you to respect the time you set aside for any other important date. In addition, viewing your workout as an essential part of your day will help you stay dedicated to your mental and physical wellbeing.

You can easily set up a routine by scheduling consistent workouts with a Fit Personal Trainer. Having the accountability of a Fit Personal Trainer can help push you to stay on track with your workout calendar. Have you thought about working with a Fit Personal Trainer? Contact us to set up your fitness assessment and get started on your fitness journey.

Working Out in Intervals

You don’t have to necessarily work out for an extended period to reach your fitness goals, especially if you have a busy day. You can receive a great calorie burn and endurance boost with brisk walks, light jogs, or an energizing HIIT workout. A little bit can go a long way!

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Next time you’re at FIT, try this HIIT Workout from Rachel, a trainer from FIT Solana Beach.

One minute of each, repeating four times:

Importance of Recovery

Working out in either extended periods or high intensities can create uncomfortable soreness and even result in injury. Our trainers recommend stretching for five to 10 minutes after your workout.

It’s important to stretch your muscles because exercise depletes your muscle glycogen, which causes muscle tissue to break down. Giving yourself enough time to stretch and recover allows your body to naturally “fix” the soreness issue. Try stretching in our premium saunas and steam rooms to help your muscles recover faster.

Trainer Tip: Working in time to stretch helps further the increase in mobility for future workouts.

Trying Out New Workouts

Trying out a new workout will keep you moving throughout the year. Don’t brush off yoga just because you can’t touch your toes or feel intimated to try a HIIT workout if you’re new to weight lifting. Fit Group Fitness is a welcoming community to support you during your wellness journey. Trying out new classes will keep exercise a habit, and better yet, FIT offers unlimited group fitness so you can build up your schedule with new and exciting workouts!

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How to Enter the FIT Health Challenge

Ready to take the challenge? Jump-start your goals by weighing in on January 8th and again on February 26th at FIT Mission Beach. The Inbody Scan will evaluate the two assessments, and the participant who changes their body composition the most can win up to 1,500 dollars! Other top prizes include a San Diego Staycation, FIT Bundle, Gift Card Bundles, and an exclusive Recovery Package.

Enter now and email nickm@fitathletic.com.

Start the Holiday Season Strong

If being a healthier, happier version of yourself is a goal for the new year, you don’t need to wait until January 1 to start! Try FIT today and start the holiday season on the best foot. Questions? Follow along on Instagram to stay up-to-date with FIT news.

Are you ready to redefine your life and reach the health and wellness goals you’ve been striving for all year?

At FIT, we strive for balance. From our premium amenities, personal training, unlimited group fitness, club facilities, social events, and more – we are here to provide you with the tools to transform your life with a FIT All Club Membership.

Five Unique FIT Locations

The All Club membership encompasses access to all five premium locations – all are unique and have special features. Our five locations are in primary spots located in San Diego, and welcome to all ages! You can also easily try out a free Guest Pass to any location.

Unlimited Group Fitness

With a FIT All Club Membership, you’re able to attend unlimited group fitness classes between all five locations. Healthy living is now made easy with our diverse classes, no matter where you are in your fitness journey.

You’re able to unwind after work at a yoga class overlooking PETCO Park in East Village, boost your endurance on our Mission Beach rooftop, and practice meditation and breathwork at FIT Little Italy. All our classes are specially curated and taught by passionate instructors for all levels.

In addition, FIT offers specialty Group Fitness classes such as Meditation, Breathwork, Sound Bowl Healing to help you further on your wellness journey. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated for our next Breathwork Workshop!

Results-Driven Personal Training

Working one-on-one with a FIT world-class personal trainer creates an atmosphere of accountability to help you assess, plan and achieve your fitness goals. You can expect on your first session that your personal trainer will perform a number of initial fitness assessments that will help you track your progress as well as discuss your needs and long-term goals with you.

One complete, each trainer designs your workout program to push you to your limit and reach your goals in your set time frame. In addition, the FIT trainers are leaders in their specialized fields ranging from athletic performance, beginner strength training, Olympic lifting, mobility, and more.

Join the FIT Community

Our mission is to create a supportive community that fosters inclusive wellness while offering an all-encompassing member experience. We set the bar for personal training, group fitness, club facilities, social events, and more.

FIT Athletic has been voted “Best Gym” every year with an extraordinary oasis atmosphere at every location. Join FIT today with our All Club membership and experience the difference!

Find balance in your life with FIT Yoga. Our variety of curated and diverse yoga classes are for yogis in all stages of their practice. So whether you’re learning to perfect your handstand or looking to de-stress after work, FIT Yoga is here to help you find balance and transform your life through a holistic approach.

Our Unlimited Group Fitness classes are all taught by passionate instructors to help guide you on your health and wellness journey. Our diverse class is schedule is top-rated among San Diego Yoga studios.

Why Yoga

Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. The benefits of slow movements and deep breathing can build strength and endurance.

According to the National Institutes of Health, evidence confirms that practicing yoga supports stress management, mental health, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss, and quality sleep.

About FIT Yog

Our passionate instructors are the leaders in the San Diego Yoga community. Not only do we offer a wide variety of yoga classes, from hot yoga to Yin yoga, but we also teach in all of our locations: Little Italy, East Village, Solana Beach, Carmel Mountain, Mission Beach.

Ready to start your yoga journey? Here’s what you need to know about FIT Yoga.

Align Yoga

This class is perfect for all levels and focuses on complete body awareness and alignment. New students will be able to work on fundamentals. In contrast, more experienced students will get deeper into their practice by working on more advanced variations and refining their postures. This class will correct injury-causing movement through alignment and technique practices without losing rigor in your practice.

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Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa means “to place specially” and, in this case, yoga postures. In this class, you will flow seamlessly between postures connecting your breath to movement. This is a moving meditative experience full of bending, twisting, and lengthening.

Power Vinyasa

Similar to your standard vinyasa style, this class incorporates the element of strength building by holding postures. Be prepared for a complete workout.

Hot Vinyasa

Get ready to sweat! In this class, you will flow seamlessly between postures connecting your breath to movement in a room heated to 90-100 degrees. This is a moving meditative experience full of lengthening and strength building.

FIT Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for more extended periods. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace.

Heated Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga works deeply into our bodies with longer, passively held poses. This style of yoga targets your deep connective tissues. Because poses are held longer in this style of yoga, you have the opportunity to turn inward in more meditative practice and learn how to breathe through any discomfort (Heated 75-80 degrees).

Ashtanga Prep

In Sanskrit, Ashtanga is translated as “Eight Limb path.” Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing style that builds strength, flexibility, and stamina. In this practice, postures are held for five breaths, Drishti or gaze points are taught, and bandhas or internal locks are engaged.

Core Flow

This class is an all-level strength-based flow focusing on building integral core strength for arm balances and inversions.

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Handstands 101

This is an introduction to hand balancing. This class is meant for those students who have always had an interest in learning to handstand. We will offer various movements and drills to build strength and a solid foundation upside down.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is a total body workout that incorporates free weights and cardio with yoga poses to sculpt and tone your muscles. This class is an excellent addition to your regular yoga practice.

Yoga FIT

Ready to hit the reset button? This all-level yoga class combines stretching, balance, and body-weight strength-building exercises that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

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Unlimited Group Fitness

Our mission is to foster the San Diego yoga community and help create an all-encompassing member experience. Joining the FIT community includes unlimited group fitness and yoga classes for all fitness levels. So sign up today and experience the benefits!

Fitting in the “perfect” workout five to six times a week is not always realistic for everyone’s busy lifestyles. Likewise, it is not always practical to head to the gym almost every day or have the time to be there for an extended period.

 

That’s why the benefits of incorporating a full-body workout into your week are unmatched! A full-body exercise is a workout routine that utilizes all muscle groups in one training session. Many people love full-body activities for that reason – and you can find results incorporating this two to three times a week instead of almost every day. For example, you train arms, legs, abs and incorporate cardio bursts all in one workout – now that’s a body-crushing workout! Here are our favorite benefits of incorporating a full-body workout into your week and what to include in your training.

 

Why Schedule a Circuit Full Body Workout?

 

Other Benefits Include

 

What’s the Difference Between a Circuit Full-Body Workout and HIIT?

A traditional full-body circuit workout uses eight to 12 stations to target all the major muscle groups. Each station is completed for a certain number of repetitions, and you can achieve this in less than 30 minutes. You can control the intensity of the session or go at your own pace.

A HIIT workout was used initially for aerobic exercises. However, you can also utilize bodyweight or resistance exercises in a HIIT workout. A HIIT workout can be completed in less than seven minutes and uses a combination of high-intensity moves such as squat jumps, wall ball toss, biking, or battle ropes.

Creating a Full Body Workout

Here’s how to create a great full-body workout:

We recommend doing the following moves in order, completing each activity with eight to twelve repetitions, and repeating this circuit three times. The more sets you complete, the more muscle mass you’ll build!

  1. Squat
  2. Upper-Body Pushup
  3. Bicycle Twists
  4. Weighted Hinge
  5. Upper-Body Pull
  6. Weighted Forward Lunge

Finisher: two-to-four-minute jumping jacks and jumping rope to get your heart pounding.

Schedule a Full Body Workout with a FIT Personal Trainer

Scheduling your workouts with a FIT Personal Trainer creates an atmosphere of accountability. Together, you will design an individualized workout program based on your wellness goals. Our trainers take the time to listen and understand your needs before your session begins. They are experts in their field to push you to your limit to reach your goals in a healthy amount of time.

 

There are many mental, physical, and emotional benefits to incorporating group exercise into your daily routine! Group fitness is any form of fitness performed in a group setting, led by a personal trainer or group instructor. At Fit, we have a variety of group fitness classes for all locations and all levels. Here are our favorite benefits for joining a group fitness class at Fit.

Group Fitness and Quality of Life

Whether you’re adding in a Vinyasa yoga class after work or sweating it out in a spin class, studies show that members who participate in group fitness classes find a better quality of life and feel less stressed in their day-to-day activities.

They have also reported having better physical, mental, and emotional benefits than individuals who do not exercise in group fitness classes. This can largely be attributed to attending classes that provide a sense of community. The feeling of being synced in with a like-minded group, encouraging one another, and training together is incomparable to working out and training alone. In addition, that incredible mood-booster carries over to members’ moods altogether: feeling more equipped to handle stressful situations and higher quality of life!

Mental and Emotional Benefits

The mental benefits of group fitness and working out as a group are shown to increase when incorporated into a daily routine. Members in studies showed mental health improvements as feeling more clarity in decision making, less anxiety in stressful situations, and feeling more positive throughout a busy day.

In addition, after your leave a sweat-filled workout, you may find yourself with an “after-glow effect” or feeling the result of endorphins released from the exercise. Endorphins are chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pain, which is why you may feel less stressed after a group fitness workout.

Physical Benefits

Physical benefits can include muscle mass increase, body fat decrease, improved coordination, and even disease prevention. With our group fitness classes ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, it’s easy to incorporate a quick yet effective workout into your daily routine. As well as feel motivated to reach your wellness goals with the community that surrounds you!

Group Fitness at Fit Athletic

Group fitness can help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting while still receiving the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. With five Fit Athletic locations, there’s plenty of Group Fitness classes to choose from for various interests and levels.

Join us all summer long with unlimited group fitness classes! With a Fit membership, you can quickly jump into lively new fitness classes, as well as try customized personal training programs to reach your fitness goals. In addition, by joining our all-club membership with friends and family, you’ll gain access to multiple pools, an array of amenities, and events all year long.

 

With a Fit membership, you’re able to gain access to unlimited group fitness classes–  view a class time that works in your schedule here and sign up for your Fit membership today!

 

We exercise to help us build muscle, increase endurance and boost endorphins. These goals don’t change as we get older, but we focus more on balance and agility. Our balance decreases, and we lose muscle to perform everyday activities like climbing stairs and other functional activities.

Here are our top exercises to help seniors build strength, improve balance and prevent falls.

Exercises

Try these workouts in a circuit, make them more challenging by increasing repetitions, sets, or time, and adding weights. Always start slow, and amp up the intensity as you feel fits.

 

Flexibility

As you age, it’s important to stretch as well. Some critical areas that decrease mobility are your calves, hamstrings, hip flexor, and quadriceps. For example, many seniors find themselves “shuffling” due to reduced mobility in the hips as they age. When your hip flexors (the muscles that connect your torso to your legs in front) get short and tight, they limit the range of motion your legs can take. The good news is that this can be aided with stretching exercises!

Although we don’t always find the time to stretch, the more important it gets as you get older. Other benefits of flexibility include:

Try fitting in at least 10 minutes a day to stretch! This short amount of time is perfect for helping regain flexibility and improve mobility as you age.

Some easy and effective stretches for seniors include:

 

Redefine Your Life with FIT

No matter what stage of life you are at, FIT is your health home. FIT brings you the best of amenities, social events, and personalized fitness to support your lifestyle. People from all walks of life come to FIT to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Are you interested in seeing what FIT has to offer? Join FIT today!

The FIT experience: Fit members seek the best of the best in all that they do, which is why they choose FIT, and all of the amenities it has to offer. With five premium locations in San Diego, FIT has been voted the “best gym” every year. We focus on all pillars of health, to ensure balance in your lifestyle. We believe customized fitness is creating a lifestyle with all pillars of health in mind to create a unique plan made just for you!

Customize Your Workout Plan

By joining FIT, you’re able to customize your workout and wellness plan with our premium amenities, locations, staff, and programs. We work together on a plan to help you properly nourish and move your body and achieve better health. It’s important to customize your fitness as you adapt and reach your goals.

Equipment

Our locations are built to inspire. We strive to make working out a seamless experience for our members. We offer the most effective strength and cardio equipment with a reimagined expansive floor plan- whether you’re hitting the bench press or pushing the limits on the rower.

Challenge yourself with all types of equipment – to fit your unique needs. We have extensive and premium free weights to improve your core and muscle imbalances. With our multiple racks, there’s plenty of room for everyone and there’s no waiting around for your favorite set of weights. Now is the time to target particular zones with endless possibilities.

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In addition, we have unique equipment ranging from plyometrics equipment to sturdy punching bags. Whether you’re letting off steam after work or practicing for an upcoming competition, using a variety of equipment can help train all different types of muscles for optimal performance.

Personal Training

Built with science and delivered with passion, our top-performing trainers will develop a custom program that fits your lifestyle. This plan starts by assessing your current condition; weight, sleep, nutrition and more. From this a Personal Trainer will create a plan that factors in all pillars of health including best stretching, cooling down practices, sleep and nutrion. our FIT Personal Trainer will be focused entirely on helping you assess and achieve your goals. Together, you will accomplish lasting results.

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Unlimited Group Fitness

Curated, diverse group experiences taught by passionate instructors. Experience fitness and community at all five locations. If you’re looking to de-stress from the week in a Vinyasa Flow or crush your workout goals with a kickboxing class, you’re able to improve your skills and learn a new activity you may never have thought possible with unlimited group fitness. A sense of community is felt as you work up a sweat with the San Diego fitness community.

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Inbody Scan

Our FIT Inbody Scan goes beyond the scale. This scan uses body composition analysis to reach your fitness goals through understanding how much of your weight is muscle, fat, or water. We recommend this scan to track your progress healthily and keep an eye on your progress through your fitness journey. The Inbody scan breaks down your muscles throughout your body, what to work on and whether you need to balance out your body’s muscle percentage.

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Nutrition

Nutrition is a huge part of customizing your fitness. FIT offers a wide selection of ready-made nutrient-dense meals, for all dietary needs, conveniently located on your way out of the gym. This buys you time for meal planning and keeps you on track for your fitness goals! Our delicious meals follow a lean protein and maximum flavor plan.

Community

Along with community-driven group fitness classes, we have unique FIT events throughout San Diego. From Golf Tournaments, Outdoor Yoga Classes, exclusive events, and more! You can get more out of our FIT membership with FIT Perx. This unique aspect allows you to access exclusive discounts at local San Diego businesses, ranging from spas to activities.

Ready to create your custom fitness plan? Join FIT today and start seeing results!

Finding the balance between your full-time job, family life and fitness can be challenging, especially if you are a parent. Being healthy is a way of life, after all, that’s why you have joined the best San Diego gym. However, one of the first things you may decide to give up on when caught up with your busy schedule is – the workout. And you shouldn’t!

Here’s how you can make time for yourself, optimize it and juggle your family, work and fitness workout effectively!

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