• December 25, 2014

Body Image: Beauty, Health & Big Business

Bodybuilders show off Saturday at Phantom Warrior Classic

Bodybuilders will strut, pose and flex for the National Physique Committee’s annual Phantom Warrior Classic, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Harker Heights High School. 

Desire for beauty and health add up to big business

In America, where beauty and body image are such high priorities, more than one-third of all Americans fall into the “obese” category, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Obesity , Nancy Zegarra , Nick Nixon , Brooke Chaffee , Brittany Burges , D. Michael Jones , Mike Sheppard , Ann Aker , Wellstone Medical Partners , Centers For Disease Control And Prevention , John Larosa , Peggy Wells , Ejk Boxing Fitness Club , Exercise Equipment , Boxing , Christine Wells , Fit Camp , Heather Stickler , Crystal Slay , Josie Reid , Copperas Cove , Fort Hood , Killeen , Harker Heights , Body Image

Crystal Slay

The only life Crystal Slay, 37, knew was being a soldier and a single mom to her 13-year-old son.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Crystal Slay , Army , Slay , Soldier , Gym , Body Image

The Rev. D. Michael Jones

For the Rev. D. Michael Jones of Killeen, the scripture “All things are possible through the Lord who strengthens me,” Philipians 4:3, rings especially true.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Weight Loss , D. Michael Jones , Diabetes , Vietnam , Agent Orange , Human Interest , Weight Gain , Va Hospital , Pioneer Crisis Ministry , Body Image

Brooke Chaffee

Brooke Chaffee, 39, won’t let her diagnosis or genetics get the better of her.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Colorectal Cancer , Cancer , Brooke Chaffee , Medicine , Chemotherapy , Centers For Disease Control And Prevention , Colon Cancer , Cancers , Body Image

Peggy & Christine Wells

Peggy and Christine Wells have always struggled with their weights.  But the mother-daughter duo has taken matters into their own hands - and their feet - to get moving and take control of their lives.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Weight Loss , Peggy Wells , Christine Wells , Hypnosis , Diabetes , Energy , Support Groups , Donald Knuth , Body Image

Josie Reid

Never dissatisfied with her looks or what the number on the scale read, Killeen resident Josie Reid, 46, has been a regular workout enthusiast her entire life. A former soldier, physical fitness was always a staple in her routine and it’s continued since she transitioned out and started a family of her own.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Crossfit , Josie Reid , Physical Fitness , Fitness , Gym , Health , Body Image

Ann Aker

When Ann Aker, 45, walks down the aisle to greet her groom, Tom Bogus, in July, she wants to be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Ann Aker , Wedding Dress , Jessica Davis , Personal Trainer , Health , Weight Loss , Energy , Wedding , Body Image

Brittany Burges

With a 5-month-old son and her husband deployed, Brittany Burges, now 22, found out she was pregnant again. The discovery sent her into a tail spin.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Brittany Burges , Weight Loss , Physical Fitness , Pregnancy , Health , Body Image

Tonnia Phelps

When Tonnia Phelps weighed herself in October of 2012, she watched the numbers on the scale climb to 300 pounds. She saw a gym on her way home from work and pulled into the parking lot.

Posted in Health, Body image on Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:30 am. | Tags: Weight Loss , Physical Exercise , Pound Mass , Health , Diet , Energy , Gym , Body Image

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With a 5-month-old son and her husband deployed, Brittany Burges, now 22, found out she was pregnant again. The discovery sent her into a tail spin.

Reverend D. Michael Jones

Reverend D. Michael Jones walks around his neighborhood while staying active, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Harker Heights.

Ann Aker

When Ann Aker, 45, walks down the aisle to greet her groom, Tom Bogus, in July, she wants to be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown.

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Crystal Slay

Crystal Slay, Heritage Park Fitness member, talks about fitness struggles, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Heritage Park Fitness in Harker Heights.

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