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It's episode 161 of Fit and Healthy with Becky on the Muskegon Channel!  We've found yet another beautiful corner of Mona Lake.  We're in Lake Harbor park for a few weeks in Norton Shores.  It's a bright sunshine filled day and Becky's busting out the medicine ball, an 8 pounder to add to the work out!

It's a little longer update today. Kathy Moore of Public Health - Muskegon County updates us on the COVID situation locally as well as talks about the report in the New York Times. Then, we transition on to meeting the team that will be working with the area schools this year. Jamie Helsen Hekker and David Martin join to discuss their roles working with the schools.

Ok, we're going to see your piggys!  Let's hope those feet have been taken care of and that your nails are clipped and if need be..... polished accordingly.  Not that it will matter to your workout, but you just never know when a foot beauty pageant might break out and to come in second place in that....we can't have that.

How can 3 pounds make a difference?  There's one gal who can show ya and if you've been around a while, you know that Becky can find a way to make just about anything maximize your workout and do it with the most practical and affordable ways!  She's committed to finding you a way to better yourself with diet and exercise equaling fitness and health. 

Muskegon Surgical Associates is very much a valued sponsor of our work at the Muskegon Channel.  Their support for our work, as well as their extended reach into the community to help other organizations that benefit the community is absolutely one of the brightest spots you might have never head about.  The group of surgeons and their support staff do an awful lot of work for organizations quietly, without a lot of fanfare quite often because their mission after all is to better the health of all of us in Muskegon, and that's not always achieved by the use of a scalpel.

It's another week on the beautiful shores of Mona Lake in Muskegon Heights for Fit and Healthy With Becky as she puts a picnic table to work for anything but a picnic.  This isn't to say that the setting at the park at the entrance to Muskegon off Seaway Drive isn't an ideal spot for a nice day out, but as she's shown you over and over through the years, anything can generally be adapted to help you stay Fit and Healthy.

Public Health Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore joins us today to talk about a few things COVID. Numbers are down. She shares her thoughts on the schools re-opening and it's pretty positive. There are two, free testing events open to the public with the National Guard in Muskegon this weekend and her advice about "proceed with caution" still applies.

Daily, we're inundated with information on all things medical.  So much so that it might even become part of the "background noise" while we're watching the news or our favorite show or maybe, it's one of those things in our current times that we all just kind of crawl into our shell about because let's face it....on the surface, especially in the social media world...everyone is all of the sudden an expert and to hear the never ending speculation and assertiveness of what's right or wrong, it gets old.  The reality is though, there are still plenty of other things in the medical world that effect all of us daily and in Muskegon, we're so incredibly fortunate to have the world class care we need right here, in our hometown hospitals with amazing physicians and technology you'd find in any other "big city".

TRX Straps!  They could be considered amazing aids to your workout, they could be considered mid-evil torture devices.  It's all in the eye of the beholder, but Becky show's you just how to get the best use out of them this week on the shores of Mona Lake as we visit Mona Lake Park in Muskegon Heights for a few weeks for Fit and Healthy With Becky!

We're chuggin' away at it and since it's a new week and all with new opportunities and new ways to get yourself moving, well, let's head to the beach with Becky for Episode 156 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel!!  Whoop Whoop!

Kathy Moore is the Director of Public Health - Muskegon County and she drops by today to talk about Muskegon and the thankfully low COVID numbers. Definitions on "contacts" what's "close" "casual" and otherwise. Schools reopening. An outbreak at the prison and housing for seasonal workers at Camp Pendalouan who need to be isolated.

Episode 155 of Fit and Healthy With Becky is upon us and it's a great chance for ya to get up and get moving with some fun tools if you have them.  If you don't not to worry, you can get away with this or any of Becky's workouts without the toys she brings.  This week, she's got the BOSU Ball and some lighter dumbbells to add to the mix to work on your strength and balance in this weeks episode!

Becky gives you her all in a compact format, but the best part of it all is this.  It's a short time you get all the tips and tricks, sure....but the idea is that you can come back and do the workouts over and over.  You can also do them anytime, or anywhere.  Fit and Healthy is available on all of our platforms.  From the Muskegon Channel App in your Iphone or Android to the Muskegon Channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or PS4, the viewing options are everywhere.

As always, consult your doctor before you begin this or any workout.  Warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water!!  Away we go with episode 155 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel.

 

A great workout at the beach! How do you beat that?  Come back and do it again later today, tomorrow and don't forget to share it with friends too!!  Want a real time saver while you're at it?  Let Becky take care of the nutritional part of your world too!!  Becky's West Michigan Meal Prep is an awesomely affordable way to make sure that you put the good stuff in you at a price that's affordable with the most mouth watering dishes you can find!  Take a look at the menu she's whipped up and get your order in by clicking on the photo below.

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Public Health Muskegon Coutny Director Kathy Moore joins us today to talk about COVID in Muskegon County. Our numbers are still very low thankfully. We address what's going on as schools begin to think about the re-opening. We share some news about possible long term testing sites and some more large scale operations with the National Guard and masks, They are being made, being used and they are being very effective for all of us in Muskegon County.

It's a new week filled with new opportunity and new chances to get yourself "Fit and Healthy" just like the title says!  Becky is back for Episode 154 of Fit and Healthy on the Muskegon Channel and we're back at Ross Parks beautiful beach with the sun beating down and the back drop of Mona Lake to add to the viewing pleasure.  On the thought of viewing pleasure, remember, Fit and Healthy With Becky can be seen on the Muskegon Channel for Roku and Amazon Fire TV as well as PS4.  Head to your channel story and grab it!  It's free and the view is tremendous on the big screen!

It's a new week and a new episode of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel!  Every week Becky comes up with a new and engaging way to help you stay "fit and healthy" (kinda why we titled the program that) and she works hard to find ways that will keep you motivated, on track and excited about new offerings she comes up with.

We're back at the beach, but...this time, it's with toys!  Becky is breaking out the TRX straps to get you up and moving this week!  Yes, this weeks episode is a little more advanced and some tools are needed, but let's say you're at home and want to participate and don't have the TRX equipment?  How about a towel or belt around and anchor point?  If there's a will, there's a way.  If you have the TRX equipment...great!  You're ready to go!

Back to the beach we go at beautiful Ross Park in Norton Shores for Episode 151 of Fit and Healthy With Becky!  It's such a wonderful setting and the weather was perfect for the taping!  Of course, no matter the weather, Fit and Healthy With Becky is the perfect workout for you becasue you can do it anywhere!  If you have a mobile device or a computer, right there on your screen.  Got a Roku of Amazon Fire TV device?  Get the Muskegon Channel from your channel store for free and now you have it on your big screen.  You're in good company too...every week, there are hundreds who follow Becky and her workout's! 

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.

An update from Public Health - Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore about our COVID situation.  The numbers.  Things are at the "proceed with caution" state of the game for us now, but safe and best health practices are still recommended at every level.  Kathy also takes some time to explain the tremendous debt of gratitude  that is owed to all of those on the "front line" of all of this.  From health care workers to those working in essential retail for food and supplies, Muskegon once again came together to be one when it was needed most. 

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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Kathy Moore is the Director of Public Health - Muskegon County and joins us for her weekly update. Mask Up Muskegon is on! Can you help make some masks for those in need? Details are here. The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend approaches. Please, celebrate with the proper social distancing and avoid having a block party this year. We talk about the reopening of Muskegon Area Business and the recommendations of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce for best practices. Some thoughts on the importance of contact tracing, testing and helping Public Health in their need to collect data. A recap on numbers including recovery rates and we wish you all a great and safe weekend.

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.

It's been a few weeks of reruns as we worked to follow the guidelines of safety for all and to observe social distancing practices.  While we still can't get to The Gym in North Muskegon to record our episodes, with Spring in the air and outdoor activities now being permitted a little more, Becky is back...safely outside on her own and we've got new episodes of Fit and Healthy With Becky for you!

Public Health - Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore joins Andy O for her weekly update on COVID-19 in Muskegon County. Number of confirmed cases, number of fatalities. How are the numbers calculated and how do people understand all of it?

“I remember sitting in the chair and listing to the prosecutor and I don’t even remember how I answered the questions.”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. I want to bring you two stories of survivors and a professional to talk and share with you some of the things that you can look out for and help you to overcome the heavy feeling that comes with it.

We're in the business of making sure there's some normal in your life.  Sure, it's a little difficult to get in to The Gym in North Muskegon right now due to everything going on, we're keeping you up and on your feet with Fit and Healthy with Becky and some highlights of shows in the recent past. 

We were all set to welcome Hackley Community Care as a new sponsor on the April episode of Muskegon Tonight Live as it was scheduled to happen at Smash Wine Bar and Bistro on the evening of the 22nd.  Our plans like so many others got changed, it's been a bit of fill in the gaps for us like anyone else, but we're getting pretty good at adaptation and making things work.  We are very thankful to Hackley Community Care for their sponsorship of our work here, on Positively Muskegon, Muskegon Channel Radio, and Channel 96 Muskegon.

In our commitment to bring you the best information we can about Muskegon County and the effects that are being seen by COVID-19, we welcome Public Health Director Kathy Moore in via our digital platform to speak directly to you about the number of cases we have confirmed in the county, how many have been lost and where some of the opportunities are to help stop the spread. 

Activity!!  You need it, we need it and Becky is dedicated to it!  Fit and Healthy With Becky Rewind is on the Muskegon Channel as we're doing our best to make sure we stay home, stay safe and stay healthy.  May 1st is coming soon and we're hoping that we can get back to some new episodes.  Media is considered an essential service, but where we can, we're working remotely and protecting our people and those around them.  

So, we drop back a few weeks.  Episode 132 of Fit and Healthy With Becky is a tough one.  You're going to be working on some strength and cardio this week.  Becky picked out some pretty heavy weights for her workout, you can pick what's comfortable for your level.

As always, before you start this, or any other workout program, please consult a Dr.  Drink plenty of water and don't forget to warm up, stretch out and get to it!!  Here comes Episode 132 Rewind of Fit and Healthy With Becky, on The Muskegon Channel. 

 

Victory!  Do this workout again later today.  Do this workout on your big screen!  Get the Muskegon Channel for your Roku or Amazon Fire TV device and it will be just like Becky is in your living room!  

Also, if you are looking for great meals, prepared with the best ingredients to help you maintain good health and keep you in budget...Becky offers West Mi Meal Prep!  Every Sunday she takes over Kitchen 242 in Downtown Muskegon and makes delicious meals, that are ready for you to pick up or be delivered.  Take a look at what's on the menu for next week and get your order in! 

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We're being pushed to the limit now a days.  Everyone is feeling the effects of COVID-19 in one way or another.  It might be financial stress.  Some are being asked to work more, some, are home sidelined with their daily routine ground to a halt.  Isolation is a key factor to some and anyone exposed to the level of confusion on social media right now is starting to see that there isn't much "normal" anywhere. 

We're staying home, staying safe and staying healthy.  Simple instructions for all of us, including the staying healthy part!!  Hey, that's what Fit and Healthy With Becky is all about right?  Becky is a leader in fitness for a reason.  She walks the walk in every aspect of her mission.  From the physical activity she shares with you here weekly, to the healthy food she prepares at West Michigan Meal Prep and even the "best practices" she comes by with once in a while to help your mental balance stay in tact.

Director of Public Health Kathy Moore speaks on COVID 19 with an update for Muskegon County on April 8th 2020.  How the community is being begged to stay home, stay safe.  How the African American population is being hit with a higher degree of the illness and where to turn for help if the mental stress of everything is becoming to be too much for anyone.

Muskegon Surgical Associates has been a key part for me since December.  They asked a week ago if we could help get the word out that they were still open, and seeing patients on an urgent and emergency basis and we of course were happy to welcome them.  If you don't recall, I woke up with a stomach ache one morning and by that afternoon, life changed dramatically and it was the caring hands of Dr. Jennifer Bradley of Muskegon Surgical Associates that I pulled though.