• December 8, 2016

Body Image

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. 

Crystal Slay

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

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.

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.

Brooke Chaffee

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Instructor Tonnia Phelps

Fitness instructor Tonnia Phelps talks about teaching a spin class and the importance of eating healthy on January 13, 2014 at Cove Fitness in Copperas Cove.

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.Video By Mike Bartoszek

Crystal Slay

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

The Power of Fitness

The stories of Ann Acker, Crystal Slay, Josie Reid, Rev. D. Michael Jones, Brittany Burges, Peggy and Christine Wells as they go on the weight loss journey.

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Body Image

BB Crawford shares a story with the group about body image during a class Monday at Heritage Park Fitness.

Body Image

From left, Bellah Northington takes notes as Sienie Cegers listens during the class on body image at Heritage Park Fitness.

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