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  • Back Fat

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Sonya and Erin learn how to blast that dreaded back fat away

    “As we age, things start to head south.” That’s what personal trainer Gigi Filer tells us during a recent workout session. It’s depressing, but with her help we are learning how to fight back and in this Workout of the Week we’re targeting back fat. “Right above or below the bra line for women,” says Gigi, “and for men it’s those love handles right above the belt line.” We already know where it is, what we need to know is […]

  • Workout with Pets

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Sonya and Erin tap into a little puppy power to help them stay fit

    Obesity is on the rise among people and their pets. Just like humans, pets are at increased risk of disease if they’re carrying extra weight. Personal trainer Angie Gallagher suggests working out with your pet. “Studies show people who exercise with pets increase speed by 28%. So it’s a nice incentive,” says Angie. Sonya Heitshusen’s dogs, Remi and Spot join us to prove Angie’s point. Instead of taking the dogs for a simple walk or jog, Angie suggests intervals, “Pick […]

  • Kosama Workout

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Sonya and Erin get some core work and cardio at a killer Kosama class

    By now you’ve probably heard of the place promising “total body transformation.”  Kosama opened its first location last winter and now its one of the fastest growing clubs in the metro. “We wanted to cater to the working, to-and-from crowd,” says Ben Bjorholm.  He’s one of the owners of Kosama downtown.  Bjorholm says the best thing about Kosama is the variety.  Locations offer six different workouts, six days a week and we just happened to show up for one of […]

  • Kidz Pump

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Erin & Sonya get a chance “play” through a workout with Kidz Pump

    A lot of times adults don’t give kids enough credit. For instance, Emily Allen knows exactly why it’s important for her to be at the “Kidz Pump” class at Altoona Campus. “Well, I don’t go outside and play very much so this is a way to get exercise!” Getting active is more important than ever – in the last thirty years, the number of obese children in the United States has more than doubled. “My goal, because I love kids, […]

  • Body Jam

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Erin and Sonya groove to the music during a Body Jam class

    Sometimes it just doesn’t seem right to use the word “workout” when the exercise we’re doing feels more like playing. “You get into the music and the dancing and the next thing you know the hour is over!” That’s how instructor Kristin Johnson describes Body Jam and once the class starts we start to understand. “It’s just dancing,” she hollers, “wherever you like to dance. A club, a wedding reception, in your bedroom with the lights off!” During this cardio […]

  • Post Baby Workout

    WEEKLY WORKOUT: Erin & Sonya join co-worker Lynn Melling for a post-baby workout designed to drop those stubborn pounds

    From a lack of time and sleep, to too many hormones and diapers — new moms have a lot to juggle. Oftentimes, exercising is not on the “to do” list but it should be. “I think that’s what’s so hard with a new baby,” says Channel 13’s Lynn Melling, “you feel like you can’t leave him or her, and where do you find the time?!?” This workout shows you how to get started, and how to whip that post-baby body […]

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