In The Spotlight
Becky is shaping you up with some added weight and a little step up resistance to things this week on Fit and Healthy with Becky! We're at the Muskegon Country Club again for this weeks episode. It's a great back drop for a little change of scenery and it fits into the concept that while exercise and staying healthy can sometimes feel like a grind....variation is a key to making sure you are getting the most out of your work out and finding muscle groups that might not get the attention the "normal" ones you work out.
So, this week out comes the stepper and a couple of dumbbells. They will add a little cardio and some resistance to your routine. Don't have a fancy stepper? Your stairs will do just fine. No dumbbells? Find something in your house that you can hold in hand to help along. It's a little "shocker" to the system to help jolt things.
As always, consult a Dr. before you start this or any workout routine. Drink plenty of water, warm up and stretch out.... here comes Episode 107 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.
Boom! You did it....do it again later...do it again tomorrow. Invite some friends, get your kids involved...hey, get the spouse off the couch and get them to play along. It's all in the quest for a healthier you...and them and everyone! Before you know it, you're in shape for the Arts and Dash 5k at Ross Park. Which by the way... you can click on the photo below to get signed up for! Becky is the event director and she can't wait to see you!
About a year ago, I was asked to be an emcee at the Alzheimer's Association's walk that takes place annually down at Heritage Landing. I have emceed an event or two, and like so many more, I have had a brush or two with Alzheimer's. My first came when my dad was telling me of his trying to cope with my grandfathers late stages of life....suffering from dementia and on a visit one day asking my dad, "Where's Pete"? "Dad, I'm Pete...I am right here." "No, Pete's just a little guy...he's probably 3 or 4....I can't find him". Just unimaginable. Next, my wife and I...her kids lost their paternal grandfather to the disease and I saw first hand how they struggled and how they were inspired to do something about it too. So, for family....no matter the definition....I agreed to join in.
The Summer Concerts at McGraft Park has been a Muskegon tradition for over 50 years. Today, the free family friendly concerts are still going strong at the beautiful McGraft Park Band shell.
The history of a community, even one as small as Whitehall, is truly fascinating. I have lived here for my entire life and my amateur historical explorations are always enlightening and add to the many reasons I stay. I have had Jim and Teri Staples on my list to interview for years.