Fitness Week in Review for October 6-12, 2008

Whether you live in a major metropolitan area or in Smallsville, USA these tough economic times have likely put a major dent in your budget. For some it has meant reevaluating whether a gym membership is really worth the hit to the wallet. This week the Fitness blog provided tips on how to make your fitness dollar stretch during these troubling times. We also covered ways to keep your stomach from stretching beyond what your “fat” pants will allow, and how to stretch your free time to fit in a decent workout.

October 6th—–Exercise Challenges: Big City, Little Income. Don’t let your fixed income discourage you from exercising; rather, follow the tips provided in this blog and see how a little creativity can yield a decent workout.

October 7th—–New Government Study Says You Aren’t Exercising Enough. The government is cracking down on couch potatoes by issuing new physical activity guidelines for Americans. Find out how many minutes of exercise you should be participating in each day in order to live a healthier life.

October 8th—–Something is Better than Nothing. Good news for couch potatoes: There’s still hope for you when it comes to losing weight. According to a new study, as little as 15 minutes of exercise per day can help you lose weight. Find out the details in this blog.

October 9th—–Big Apple Helping Fitness Fanatics Take a Bite out of Healthier Living. Find out what subway riders in New York City are buzzing about these days. Here’s a hint–it has to do with fitness, calories, and self control.

October 10th—–Gyms Catering to Members with Health Issues. There’s a new trend that a growing number of health and fitness clubs across the country are embracing–specialized programs for people with health problems. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis or are a cancer patient, consider reading this blog to see how you can benefit from new health programs being offered by select gyms from coast-to coast.

October 11th—–Tips for Toning Your Tummy. You may never get the ripped abs Mark Wahlberg flashed in those sexy Calvin Klein ads, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t try. This blog provides simple ways you can tone your tummy without going under the knife to do so.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.