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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.
Sometimes in life we have a tendency to come across paths with people that leave an ever lasting impression on you. Well one day while attending a grow meeting that is exactly what happened when I first met Jessie Wilde of Jessie Wilde Consulting. She had a brightest smile and spunkiest personality. She began to talk about how she wanted to branch out on her own and help people especially mothers.
We're very thankful for the great sponsors we have and we work very hard with them to not only give them the best value for their support, but we also will have them share their expertise in their field when it's valuable information to anyone. Jason Ryan of State Farm Insurance is incredible with his knowledge in the world of all things that require insurance and all things that might not require it, but you're far better off for having it.
We've talked auto insurance reform so far, we've talked about homeowners insurance and what most people think is covered and what's not. This week, it's on to disability insurance. Like any other insurance, the silent prayer is that you'll never need it. But should an accident happen and you are laid up either short or long term there are things you need to know in advance and it takes a highly qualified and knowledgeable insurance professional to make sure you have what you need in advance. Jason is here today to explain the basics, and of course this is general purpose knowledge and any specific needs or concerns should be addressed with Jason or a qualified insurance agent.
In our conversation today, it's all about what you need to know about making sure that should the worst case scenario happen. Take a listen to the great advice from Jason Ryan.
Sound advice and passion for his customers and community to make sure that if you are paying for coverage, you are getting every penny's worth and all of the information you need, minus the jargon and business speak. If you need to check out your disability coverage, log or short term, give Jason a call today or visit his website which you can access below.
As we travel the streets of Muskegon and meet those who share their story and what matters to them, once in a while a connection is made and with that connection comes a little opportunity. A few weeks ago, we met Michelle Tyson who's got a group going called Taking Back Muskegon. It's a very grass roots effort working on quite a few things to help neighborhoods, kids and families find resources and places that they can be safe, informed and well, honestly, a community in. Her passion is strong, her belief in unity for all of us is real and after a few chats behind the scenes, it was pretty clear, Michelle belongs sharing her passions on a little louder platform.
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.
Here we are at the beginning of August and I think the appropriate word would be exhausted. 2020 has been an unprecedented year on so many levels that it's almost impossible to keep on track with the day to day events of life in general let alone the happenings a few weeks or months ago when it came to headline news. It's been a very trying time on all of us and for some the trials have been even stronger because, here's a little refresher for ya...if you remember back in Spring, Muskegon and surrounding areas were hit hard by flooding and a lot of damage added insult to injury to an already beleaguered community.
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!
We've done what we can to help get the word out about the importance of the libraries in the area, and yes, the "big names" get a lot of attention. The local library has become so much more of a resource to communities that they serve with the years. What was once a book repository is now a spot for all things media, research, access to the internet for some and for others, a communal gathering spot for discussion, information and of course...yes...even still, a book.
Well, you guessed it. Even Stand Up for the Cure has gone virtual in 2020 and while the togetherness and fun of the day at Ross Park in Norton Shores won't be the orchestrated day of physical activity, awareness, healing, friendship, fun and sand in your toes..among a few other places. There's nothing or no one who's going to stop Muskegon from doing it's part in the battle against breast cancer, or any other kind of cancer for that matter.
We're very fortunate to have sponsors that can take the time to explain their industry to those who need to use it sometimes. We've got Shon Cook with legal advice and Jason Ryan of State Farm saw the example, and great value of what can be done by making things simple and understandable for the average person. Both deal with large and complicated fields, but both simplify the terms to make what's necessary, easy to grasp.
Michigan has 28 community colleges. They are all very valuable resources to the areas they serve providing students a higher education at a more reasonable price and the ability to usually stay closer to home to work on some of the more basic college things or to get that degree without having to head to a far away university and incur some of the heavy costs associated with the traditional 4 year school. Individually the community colleges sere their community well, but collectively, they stand as one to accomplish things on different levels and it's that strength that one of our own will be heading up.
Fruitport High School Graduation, Previously Live 7/30/20
We first met up with the Muskegon Railroad Historical Society a few years ago when they were tucked away upstairs Downtown in Muskegon. It was a small but impressive space with incredible displays of different scale model trains, sets designed to look like Muskegon a huge area dedicated to the historical library and a curated feeling from the membership that embraces the rich history of rails and the importance of the railroad industry and the rich history of it.
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.
Shon Cook is an amazing resource for us to have as a partner with the Muskegon Channel as her line of work as an Attorney practicing family law has given her some incredible experience to share and a a wealth of knowledge to help others understand in a way that eliminates a lot of the legal jargon and makes it easy to understand for most anyone.
45 years is a long time to be there for anything, and when it comes to 45 years for an essential service that's also a non profit that provides help for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking it's a true statement about the leadership and passion behind the mission of the organization. 2020 marks just that milestone for Every Woman's Place of Muskegon.
We're back with the second installment of our talks with Jason Ryan from State Farm Insurance here in Muskegon. Jason is a terrific sponsor of the Muskegon Channel and he's offered a little of his time every week to explain, in plain English some of the things that insurance coverage means and how it works to protect you and your family in the event you ever need it. It's one of those areas in today's day an age that's pretty complicated for the average person to understand, so to have an expert like Jason simplify it and make it so people "get it", it's a valuable segment for our audience!
For everything that's booming in Muskegon and everything that still needs some work, one of the most precious commodities that we have as a community is our history. It's rich. It's deep and it's celebrated across 9 sites in Muskegon County under the umbrella of the Lakeshore Museum Center. From the earliest known inhabitants 8000 years ago in the Paleo-Indian hunters, French settlers noting the "Masquigon" river in the 17th century, fur traders, lumber barons, foundry workers, shipping and on... Muskegon has been an anchor point of West Michigan and our history...it's worth preserving.
Muskegon is rapidly growing, everywhere. This we know and as it grows, we see all of the fanfare and of course the big headlines about the "big projects". The Convention Center, the downtown development, multi use projects slated for the shoreline, hospitals going up and blight coming down. We are in a rapid process of change and renewal and it looks and feels great. All of that is also complimented by a very healthy real estate market and in Norton Shores, ground was recently broken on a new neighborhood that when complete will bring the ease and convenience of lake front condo living to a quiet and well planned area with access amenities that make life simple for residents and add very robust numbers to the over all health and well being of all of our area.