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We've long enjoyed our partnership with Hackley Community Care and continuing that, we're helping spread the word that this great resource for all of those in need of health care in Muskegon.  Hackley Community Care is open for all of their services and they are too going above and beyond in all the necessary safety measures when it comes to the health and safety of you and your family.

We're still outside in stunning Ross Park for Fit and Healthy With Becky!  If you got it, flaunt it and Ross Park in Norton Shores has all of it and then some.  From the lush grassy areas to the lakeside beach and the well maintained facilities for sports and fitness, Ross Park is a spot of beauty and nature for everyone to enjoy.

It's an "easy" workout today.  Well, if you define "easy" by not needing anything more than what the Good Lord gave ya.  No weights, no gadgets just the desire to make sure that you're doing the best ya can with what ya got and Becky is here to show you how it's done.  

Are we lucky to have such a great spot like Ross Park or what?  We filmed a few when we met up at Ross Park in Norton Shores a couple weeks back as things were easing up a little and the return to "normal" was just getting underway.  A little fresh air and a gorgeous setting just off Mona Lake was perfect to keep bringing you some of the best work out's around and keep you moving until your favorite spot re-opens!  We had a few weeks of reruns, and it's pretty good to be 147 episodes deep in this so if that ever has to happen again, we could always go back and find another on you have not done in a while, but we like to keep them new and fresh above all.

It's the weekly update from Public Health - Muskegon County. Kathy Moore is off but Mike Eslick joins today to talk about another free testing event happening Friday and Saturday for anyone who'd like to be tested. No appointment, cost or symptoms are needed. The event is taking place at Oakridge Middle School Friday evening and Saturday from 9a-3p Get the details here and you can print and complete your form in advance by following this link.  You can also find a link to volunteer if you like. CLICK HERE for registration or volunteer opportunities.

Welcome to another round!!  It's a new start, a familiar approach however that will keep you moving and active with the most basic of requirements!  We're working our way back to The Gym in North Muskegon just like anyone else during the times.  It's been difficult on all of us to maintain "normal" but Becky keeps on keeping on and outside at a safe social distance.  Won't be long, we'll be back to what we know, we promise!

For now, it's the Tabata format.  8 cycles through with 20 second bursts of work followed by 10 second respites!  it's designed to keep you motivated, keep your body guessing and build strength and cardio!  We're in the beautiful surroundings of Ross Park as well.  Norton Shores gets it's chance to shine and show off one of the most picturesque and multi-purpose parks in all of the county!

As always, please make sure you are ready for this or any other work out, check with a doctor first.  Drink plenty of water, warm up, stretch out and let 'er rip!  It's episode 146 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.

 

Now, we know you're a fan of staying fit...eat healthy too and let Becky help!  Becky isn't only and awesome Certified Personal Trainer, she's the big wig at West Michigan Meal Prep and can provide you and your family delicious and nutritionally balanced meals that are affordable and ready for pick up or delivery every Sunday and will save you the time and effort of keeping a healthy meal plan going!  Take a look at the menu for next week below and get your order in!

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Kathy Moore Director of Public Health - Muskegon County is in for her weekly update on COVID-19 in Muskegon County. The results are coming in from the large scale community test in The City of Muskegon Heights and thankfully, "stay home, stay safe" resulted in a lot of negative results. Find out how many. Speaking of "stay home, stay safe" that order is officially lifted Monday and Kathy's advice is to proceed with caution. We're not flipping a switch on this, it's more of turning a dial to get back to "normal". Take a listen to today's update.

 

Our thanks to Kathy Moore, the advice stands.  Proceed with caution.  If you'd like to know more about Public Health Muskegon County, you can click on the image below to visit their website.  

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Outside for some fresh air and at a plenty good safe social distance, we're back for Episode 145 of Fit and Healthy With Becky!! It's about keeping you in shape and engaged!!  It's her commitment to you here or as a one on one trainer to make sure she's finding new ways to make you move and stay motivated.  You can do it on, your phone, your laptop, your big scree with your Roku or Amazon Fire TV device. 

Tabata is been the go to since we've not been able to access The Gym in North Muskegon for a while.  It's a process where you do 20 second bursts combined with 10 second rests.  Simple as that.  Easy to do and nothing more needed than your body weight.

We ask as always, make sure your Dr. says it's ok for you to begin this or any exercise program.  Warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water, because here comes Episode 145! 

 

Done and Done.  Now, back it up with some nutrition!!  Becky hustles ya know?  Not only is she a certified personal trainer, she's out front with West Michigan Meal Prep and will have your meals made ready to eat.  Nutritious, tastes absolutely amazing and the prices can't be beat!  Click on the photo below and take a look at the menu for next week and get your order in! 

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Holiday!?!  Good!  You'll have time to do Fit and Healthy With Becky twice.  Welcome to episode 144 of Fit and Healthy With Becky.  It's Tabata again incorporating 8 short bursts of work with short breaks in the middle combining to give you a maximum impact and enormous advantage in the world of health and wellness!  (Was that enough of a sell?)

Becky's a Certified Personal Trainer on a mission!  We are lucky to have her and we're also pretty proud to be able to bring you such a great workout in a short format that can be used again and again, and seen on multiple platforms.  You can watch here online, or on The Muskegon Channel for Roku or Amazon Fire TV.  Your phone, your tablet...whatever you got!  All easy ways to get your workout in and keep yourself in good shape.

Like any other workout.  It's important to consult a doctor first.  You need to know if you are in shape to do this or any workout.  Also, warm up, stretch out and drink lots of water!!  Here comes Episode 144 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel.

 

Ta-Da!!  Mission accomplished!  Now...let's talk about your nutrition part of all this?  Need a hand with it?  Becky can help!!  She's got West Michigan Meal Prep.  She's using Kitchen 242 to make delicious meals that are affordable, ready to eat and ready for the week every Sunday!  There's a new menu weekly and on her website you can get a look at the food and prices.  Breakfast, lunch or dinner...think about a few things.  Shop local, support a small business, eat healthy and save time for yourself!  It's a great way for a win for everyone!  Visit West Michigan Meal Prep below!

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Whew!  We've been at this whole COVID thing for a while and honestly, it's taking it's toll on everyone!  From those infected by this dreaded new virus to those who have been displaced from the measures that have been taken to "Stop the Spread" and "Flatten the Curve", you'd be hard pressed to find anyone on Planet Earth who's not had some kind of off putting moment from COVID-19.  Even as things are starting to open up a little in Michigan and around the United States, we've got a long and uncertain road ahead of us until a vaccine is found, if one ever is.  The early days, when we all heard "The New Normal"?  Seems like ancient history, but the reality of that is that so much is still unknown, we've got to air to the side of caution and one thing that will be paramount, testing. 

Up and at 'em!! Or.. It's your lunch break!  Let's go!  Or.. Let's cap off your day with a great workout!  See what's awesome about Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel?  EVERYTHING!  No matter what time of day, no matter when it works best, no matter how many times a day you'd like to do it...your workout is right here waiting for you on the Muskegon Channel!

Public Health - Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore joins Andy O'Riley for her weekly update for Muskegon on COVID-19. It's another fairly good news week. An update on the official numbers in the county. A huge outbreak isn't expected, however we might see numbers go up due to the increase of testing. Good things are happening, people are getting antsy..we all know it, there's light at the end of the tunnel, but it won't be Pre-COVID for a while. Thoughts and resources on best practices for the reopening of things. How to prepare and maintain precautions. Some talk about bars, restaurants and their reopening practices, they are already ahead, patrons might have to rethink some stuff as they frequent. The message in Muskegon is to stay safe and breathe a small sigh of relief.

 

We're doing our very best to keep you updated.  If you'd like to follow updates directly from the Muskegon County Public Health Office, you can click on the link below to connect directly to their website.  You can also find the information you need on the Muskegon Channel Radio App.  It's a free download for either Iphone or Andriod devices. 

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Last week, Becky eased you back in to the new workout routines with half of a normal Tabata routine.  She was nice.  Well, that was then.  This week, it's full tilt on the full Tabata style workout and includes all 8 segments of activity, with the rest breaks in the middle!!  Yes, she realizes that it's Monday morning and your weekend was spent under a blanket watching Netflix because it was cold out...but HOP TO IT!

You're going to need a dumbbell that suits your fitness level.  Becky, she's going big.  She's got a 25 pounder and she's pushing it hard in todays workout.  Strength, cardio and some endurance is going on here.  Along with a few of those bursts...comes a "shock" to the muscle groups and it kinda amplifies the effectiveness.  She's a Certified Personal Trainer, she knows what she's doing!

Like any of Becky's workout's, make sure you warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water.  If you are just getting into a workout routine, make sure you check with your doctor.  Chances are you can check with them right through the phone or computer now a days!

We're so very thankful to be back with new episodes and we're more thankful that you're here with us!  Here comes Episode 142 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel!

 

You done gone and did it!!  Put a gold star on the fridge!  You earned it!  You know what else?  Becky can help with the nutrition part of the overall health of ya!  Check out West Michigan Meal Prep and see what she's got going at Kitchen 242!  Delicious, healthy food...ready to eat and available for you to pick up or have delivered every week!  It's an awesome way to make sure you're getting the best quality at the most affordable price!  Click on the photo below to visit her site!

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In 2019, Andy O was asked to be the "Official Spokesman" for the Alzheimer's Association's Annual Walk in Muskegon.  It was a bit of an overwhelming task to be honest.  Emcee from a stage and ad lib.  Piece of cake.  But to be considered an "Official Spokesman" seemed to elevate things significantly and might lead to situations that were rather uncomfortable due to the limited amount of personal exposure to the horrible disease.  What if people had questions that couldn't be answered?  What if ya had to go speak to a group of "VIP's" who'd look at you thinking "Why'd they pick you?"  All kinds of reasons float through the head.  In the end though, it's about lending a hand, and getting out of your comfort zone a little, right?  So whaddya do?  Find someone who really knows what they are talking about and let them have the spotlight.

Kathy Moore, Director of Public Health - Muskegon County brings her weekly update on COVID-19 in Muskegon. We go over the confirmed cases, and the number of losses. We talk about yesterday's article and what it means. It's a good thing, but it's not time to just forget what has to be done for the time. We were more than adequately prepared and that was good. We explain the difference between "State of Emergency" and the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order. There's a big difference.

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