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Staying in Shape: Program helps new mothers and mothers-to-be get fit

Staying in Shape: Program helps new mothers and mothers-to-be get fit

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On a nearly cloudless Central Texas spring day, a group of mothers and mothers-to-be meet up at the basketball court in Lions Club Park in Killeen.

Put fitness first: Getting the most out of your workout

Put fitness first: Getting the most out of your workout

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Whether starting a new exercise regimen or returning to the gym after a long absence, there are steps to take to get the most out of your workout. The most important first step — commitment.

Hitting  the wall: Climbing offers fitness at any age

Hitting the wall: Climbing offers fitness at any age

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One month after giving birth to a baby boy, Jess Zimmerman of Killeen hit the wall. A blind couple last summer hit the wall. Two Fort Hood soldiers in their twenties, Brian Calandra and Cameron Prince, hit the wall often.

Walking ... just for the health of it

Walking ... just for the health of it

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By CATHERINE HOSMAN

Walk off holiday calories

Walk off holiday calories

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By CATHERINE HOSMAN

Yoga: An exercise of mind and body

Yoga: An exercise of mind and body

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Relax your body. Slow, lengthen, and deepen your breathing. Clear your mind. These are the gentle, calming directives Simone Tucker typically gives students at the beginning of every yoga class she teaches.

Women find time for water fitness

Women find time for water fitness

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“It’s noodle time” is not a common phrase heard in a swimming pool, but when Kathleen McDonald says it, all of her water divas, and a few divos, know what she means — more fun and challenging exercises in the water. Five times a week, McDonald, a certified water instructor, takes her students through work-out routines in the Water Spin or Water Fitness classes at Central Texas College’s swimming pool.

Digging in the dirt promotes mind and body health

Digging in the dirt promotes mind and body health

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Story by Gail Dillon

Fitness begins at home

Fitness begins at home

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At any grocery store checkout stand, magazine covers tout fit-looking models with stories promising new weight loss secrets and workout plans. TV ads hawk fitness equipment and nutritional supplements.

The couple that flexes together stays together

The couple that flexes together stays together

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Personal fitness trainers Tom Maher and Nicole Fox felt an instant connection when they met. As they exercised together building muscles, a new romance also started to take shape.

Stocking a healthy pantry

Stocking a healthy pantry

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In this 21st century of high technology where everything is expected in a nanosecond, how do you avoid the pitfalls of overprocessed, pre-packaged and fast food most likely laden with pesticides, antibiotics and whatever other chemicals deemed safe for use in our foods?

Women on Wheels ride rural roads for exercise, fun

Women on Wheels ride rural roads for exercise, fun

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On a day better suited for sailing than bicycle riding, heavy winds pushed 16 bikers into a low crouch. Heads down. Elbows in. Feet, calves and thighs pumping up and down. Calls of “car up” echoed down the line of riders pushing along Sparta Road.

At Titan Total Training, fitness comes first

At Titan Total Training, fitness comes first

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Story by Catherine Hosman

Carrying her own weights

Carrying her own weights

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Imagine a woman who weighs 125 pounds, can deadlift 330 pounds, bench press 159 pounds and squat 242 pounds in a powerlifting competition, then switches gears to make designer draperies.

Start exercising at age 40, 50, 60 or beyond

Start exercising at age 40, 50, 60 or beyond

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Personal trainer Karen Matous wants to help people get moving. An avid fitness expert, Matous works out five to six times a week, taking off one day a week to rejuvenate her body.

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