40!!  Hard to believe we've done 40 episodes of Fit and Healthy with Becky on The Muskegon Channel!  It's been a great way to help spread some health and fitness around town and a great way to show folks that a healthier and more active lifestyle doesn't have to come with the drudgery attached to a fitness journey alone.  Becky has found a way to show you what works, keep it fun and bring it right to your living room if you want to use it.  Of course, if it leads to more, great...can't hurt to get out and get in better shape can it?

Becky is a certified personal trainer. She works out of The Gym in North Muskegon as well as The Muskegon Country Club.  She offers group and one on one training and her commitment to her clients is unmatched.  On The Muskegon Channel, she's our point person to get you moving and keep the blood pumping.  Her advise is always the same.  Before you start this or any exercise program, check with your doctor, warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water! 

Today, she's breaking out the stair stepper!  Let's get to Episode 40!

Boom!  40!  Our sincere thanks to Becky for her commitment to your health and giving you the chance to get in shape with The Muskegon Channel!  Now, if you like the start...why not take the next step?  You can get a hold of Becky through her website.  Click on the photo below to learn more.  Or, stop into our "home gym".  Mary Switzer runs The Gym located on The Four Corners in North Muskegon.  It's a relaxing atmosphere that's got more of a club feel than a typical gym.  You'll love the people and the atmosphere.

 

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Sun's out and it's time to start shaping up those legs!!  Well, the sun's out for the moment BUT...that's reason enough to get going on it!  It's going to be a busy Summer around here with the beach, the festivals and fairs...all the outdoor activity and everything you like to do...and to do all of that...you'll need your legs in good shape!

Becky is a personal trainer at The Gym in North Muskegon as well as the Muskegon Country Club....she also offers personalized coaching to help you get in the best shape of your life....she's also got another side.  Becky is an undercover fitness superhero.  Don't go around telling everyone though, word gets out on something like that...we're going to lose her to the networks.

Get yourself warmed up, stretched out and ready to go!  Here comes episode 39 of Fit and Healthy with Becky from The Gym in North Muskegon!

 

Now that you're on the right path, think about a great finish to the winter season with one more round of swing dance lessons with Becky at the Muskegon Country Club!  Membership is not required to join the class and those that have participated in the previous months have had a great time.  Some activity complimented with some new people to meet and have fun with...and some great new moves to show off at the next party!  Get the details below about the March swing dance lessons with Becky.

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It's been just shy of a month since we welcomed new sponsor Bluewater Wellness to the Muskegon Channel and Positively Muskegon.  Dr. Ramona Wallace and Pharmacist Dee Kohley were excited enough to be a part of the work we do they offered me a chance at a little health improvement to go along with the ad, so...I went with it.  It's a sugar thing.  I am a fan...I love sweets.  I like the heavy taste of chocolate...I like the taste of sweet and sour...ice cream....caramel....you name it.  Now, don't get me wrong...all things in moderation are good by me, but...at night...I'd binge.  In my mind, being a 14 year recovering alcoholic, I'd justify it.  "Hey, at least it's not booze", but in the end...it's still a pretty self defeating endeavor and I do have a pretty strong family history of diabetes.  So...how do you address it?  You admit there's an issue and grab for a safety rope. bww fbFollow Bluewater Wellness on Facebook

Now, to say that I have been perfect in my first few weeks, well, that would be a stretch...but...I have done MUCH better especially when it comes to the sheer volume of sugar I'd eat.  I have some new vitamins I am taking along with a pretty delicious powder that gets mixed up in an almond milk shake.  Have you ever had almond milk?  You know....it's really pretty good.  I like the vanilla flavor.  We've also retooled what I eat some.  I wasn't much of a processed food guy anyway, so that wasn't hard, but...getting to the point where I could cut out the candy, that took a little coaching.  Which I get weekly at Bluewater Wellness.  One on One.

I went back Wednesday night for a follow up with the Doc and Dee.  I also sat in on a presentation about their process and how they work to find the root cause of most health issues and work on those as opposed to the practice of seeing a problem, writing a prescription and sending you on your way.  There was quite a turn out.  There were people of all ages and lifestyles.  Men and women who wanted to know more and learn about "functional medicine" in the seminar that lasted a half an hour or so.  Take a listen to our chat to see what's happened to me so far and what's next in the process.  You can also learn more if you think what they do is right for you!

So far, so good for me.  I really enjoyed the information presented last night.  It was fun too to meet some other people who are interested too in the aspect of "functional medicine" and how it can help them.  After the talk, I even became a bit of a "work in progress" example.  I was able to share the results, some of the ups and downs I've found in the first few weeks and I gotta be honest...it was pretty cool to have people come up and say that they saw the first story on The Muskegon Channel!  

Stop in an learn a little more.  It might be the program and guidance you are looking for, and if not...I am willing to bet you will at very least take away a little knowledge about some health and nutrition ideas that can really benefit you and your family for the long term.  Stay tuned...we'll be back in a few more weeks to update you again from Bluewater Wellness!  You can link to their page from the photo below.

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Get ready to get crunchy!  Yup!  Becky is taking you to the mat this week in an effort to strengthen your core and give you those dreamy abs you've been working for!  

I'll tell you this...it's a quick one.  We were taping under the gun a little as the senior citizen class was only about 10 minutes from needing the floor space at The Gym in North Muskegon but...being the true professional fitness guru she is, Becky packs it in and gives you the tools you need to tighten and tone!  

Also, listen for details on a little fun coming up to help benefit Dancing With the Local Stars!  Learn a little bit about Crunch Out Hunger coming up February 10th in the video this week!  Here comes episode 38.

Packed it in AND got a nice round of applause from the senior citizens waiting for the space!!  Is there ANYTHING this woman can't do?  If you enjoy Becky's work, stop out and take part of her event Crunch out Hunger at Verdoni's.  She puts her heart and soul into Dancing with the Local Stars and the event is great for our community!!  

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The kettle bell!  You can no longer say "I've never heard of one."   It's a small little accessory you can add to the repertoire to give yourself a little boost when it comes to the impact of your work out.  Becky is here this week from The Gym in North Muskegon to show you some of the best practices and uses for the kettle bell!

As always, make sure you consult a physician before you start this or any other workout, stretch properly and drink lots of water!

On to episode 37 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel!

Ta-Da!  Kettle bell complete!  Great job!  Snappy back drop for the show huh?  If it looks like a place you might like, you should stop in.  The Gym is located at the 4 Corners in North Muskegon.  It's a great place with a family feel, intimate setting and a comfortable feeling among grown up's.  You can click on the photo below to visit their website too.

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Time to break out the straps!  To the untrained eye...they might look like restriant devices, but to Becky...a couple of tie down straps with handles are a great way to get a little more out of your workout!  Not only is she going to show you how to use them to your advantage, she's also got a link to them on her website so if you like what you see, you can give her site a click and order yourself some.

You'll see how you can turn any door into a powerful tool to help you get a boost in your working out and how you won't have to spend a fortune to get a gym quality workout at your own home.  Of course, if you like the atmosphere and camaraderie of a fitness club, we recommend The Gym in North Muskegon.  That's were we tape Fit and Healthy with Becky and here comes TRX!

TRX done and you're out the door!  How's that for a snap!  Now, if you don't have that nifty piece of equipment, here's the link to Becky's webpage!  Visit her site.  Check out the products, and check out too if maybe some personal training for you would be beneficial.  Becky offers both in home and on site training services.  She's on a mission to get everyone in Muskegon a little more Fit and Healthy!  Click on the photo below to visit her site!

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We did some heavy duty filming back when it was Christmas break time and it worked out great because, at The Gym in North Muskegon where Becky Biesiada tapes Fit and Healthy, we just happened to have some awesome young people hanging out and with Grandma's premission, we let her jump right in on the filming!  

Becky and Campbell will show you how much fun it can be to partner up for a work out.  Not only that, but...if you stop and think about it, there's a world of benefits that can come from this too.  Spark your kids interest in a little working out, spend a little time together talking, time away from media immersion, chances to bond, grow and really....have moments to parent.  (All that kinda snuck up on ya didn't it?) (That's what sets us apart from the other media :)  Anyway....

We are off to episode 35 of Fit and Healthy with Becky from The Gym in North Muskegon.  Let's do it! 

Buddy up and get to it!  Our thanks to Campbell for being a drop in workout superstar on the Muskegon Channel.  If it's still early enough in the new year for you to get going on a work out program, stop in to The Gym in North Muskegon and take a look around.  Meet Mary Switzer and her staff and join up!  It's got everything the "big gyms" have, but a much more home town atmosphere and personal touch. If you'd like to know a little more, click on their logo below to visit their website.

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We are very pleased to welcome a new sponsor to The Muskegon Channel and Positively Muskegon, Bluewater Wellness of Spring Lake has joined us and they are excited about the new year and new opportunities to share their message about health and wellness from a different perspective than you may find at traditional medical offices. They are also excited too, to have the opportunity to show first hand what they can do by example as they are using one of our own, Andy O as part of a program.He is ready to curb his sugar cravings and away from the current diet and life style.  More on that in a few.  BWWFinalAndyOpmBluewater Wellness on Facebook

Founded by Dr. Ramona Wallace and Pharmacist Deirdre Kohley, Bluewater Wellness is a team approach linked to you!  They are experienced professionals who practice disciplines from around the world and are passionate about what they do.  They look for the root cause of your problems, with a comprehensive look at your mind, body and spirit for starters, and they are very thorough.  During your hour long meeting they get to know your history, your goals, and concerns.  They ask some questions you might not even think have a bearing on your overall wellness. The first thing you will notice is that you are not rushed in and out like you might be in a traditional primary care office.  They want to know the whole you...inside and out and build their plan not only for you, but with you.

They offer programs that cover a wide variety of healthcare concerns.  From hormone health to fibromyalgia, weight loss, thyroid problems, menopause, chronic fatigue, diabetes and more are all systems problems that can be helped by a functional medicine approach.  The team at Bluewater Wellness will work with your primary care provider and you to customize a plan for you to follow for a few weeks and then for a lifetime.  They will determine your needs in a caring and compassionate interview and get you to decide how to best follow your path to feel your best again. In Andy's case, it's sugar.  While there is a strong family history of diabetes and although not diagnosed with even the early signs of it just yet, Andy got to the point of wondering if it might be time to make some adjustments and let the sugar go.  When Bluewater Wellness offered the chance to try, it couldn't be refused. 

 

Andy will be heading into a 12 week program.  To get things rolling, he stopped out to Bluewater Wellness on VanWagoner Road in Spring Lake to talk with Dr. Wallace and Dee Kohley to learn a little more about the program he was heading into, what was involved and to also let you know how you can benefit from this approach to medicine that's not the traditional "stick a band aid on it" that our insurance based medical systems allow.  Take a listen to their chat below.

We're going to be updating you on this as the program goes along.  Andy's committed himself to breaking the sugar habit and making this change.  If you wonder if there's a better approcah to what might be ailing you, it's time to try a new approach for yourself.  The staff at Bluewater Wellness is kind and caring and they offer a relaxing and warm atmosphere where they will take the time to get to know ALL of you and then, they will work to custom build you a plan to heal from within instead of just focusing on your symptoms.  They will determine with your input, what may be causing you to feel sick and tired.  Don't you owe it to yourself to feel better?  Click on their logo below to visit their website and learn more.  Call, stop in and meet the staff or go to one of their lectures and find out first hand just how a functional medicine approach to your issues can be a turning point for a healthier you.

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We're up to episode 34!  Fit and Healthy with Becky from The Gym in North Muskegon.  Becky has worked to show you a multitude of ways to better yourself through simple, effective workouts you can do on your own, with friends, in a group and as often as you like thanks to the compact delivery, ease of viewing on your computer, phone or t.v. and if that's not enough...all of the workout's are archived on YouTube so you can always go back and repeat the work out's you enjoyed!  Whew!

That should help put your mind at ease when you hear something like the term "equalizer bars" getting batted around.  Scary sounding...but....you'll see in no short order, that they can be a very beneficial addition to your work out program AND you don't necessarily even have to have theses kind of bars to pull it off!  You can use chairs, steps, blocks...any number of things to get the same effect. 

Becky is ready to roll and show you your way around the equalizer bars....have no fear....this is for your own good!

See!  You got all nervous about nothing!  You look good, you feel good and Becky once again showed you that a little effort going in gives you much in return!  Becky has room for some new clients in 2018!  Are you looking for a personal trainer?  Are you looking for a group class to join?  Would you be interested in one of Becky's swing dance classes to get out of the house and break up the cabin fever a little?  Click on the photo below to visit Becky's website.  You're in god hands!

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With the holiday's complete, and a New Years resolution on your mind, you might be wondering how you're going to get back into a little better shape if you find yourself in a spot where the old knee just isn't what it used to be.

That's the best part of having a certified personal trainer on board here at the Muskegon Channel.  Becky knows all the ins and outs and how to help you regain strength with avoid further injury.

Kick off 2018 with a spring in your step with the special knee work out with Becky from The Gym in North Muskegon.

Don't forget...if you're just looking for some fun, Becky's swing dance lessons get underway soon at the Muskegon Country Club again!  You'll enjoy learning some new dance moves and some time out of the house in a fun atmosphere learning how to trip the light fantastic.

Come on back next week for another Fit and Healthy with Becky here on the Muskegon Channel.

It's a year round endeavor you know, staying in shape.  The holidays seem to be a difficult time for most with all the extras around.  Great food, maybe some drinks with friends, sweet treats...indulgences you may not get in to every other time of the year.  Hey, it's all good...BUT....Becky will tell you, maintain the balance of what you put in, and what you put out energy wise when it comes to the holidays!

With that in mind, it's time foe the 12 sweaty minutes work out!  Yes, it's Christmas morning, but chances are you've got a little extra time off over the holiday's so... here's your chance to jump start that New Years resolution you're going to make about a healthier diet and some more exercise in 2018!

As always, check with your doctor to make sure you are in good enough shape for this, or any other workout program and make sure you warm up and stretch out before you jump in.  Plenty of water too.... here comes the 12 sweaty minutes! 

A better you is a gift to all of us!  Especially your family, friends and loved ones!  The Muskegon Channel would like to take a second to say thank you to all of you who are dedicated followers of Becky, and we'd like to take a moment too to say thank you to Becky herself who sets aside the time to record these workouts to share with her fans!  She's a great member of all we do here and we can't thank her enough for her dedication to a better Muskegon by helping with health and well being.  Click on the photo below to visit Becky's website!  Special thanks too to The Gym in North Muskegon for giving us a place to tape.  If you're looking for a great atmosphere run locally by a team of people who will support you all the way in your fitness goals, stop in and see Mary Switzer and her staff at the 4 corners at The Gym!

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It's the holiday season!!  You might find yourself in the middle of the party's, the goodies, the gravy, cheese sauce and booze.  Hey, it's that time of year...just don't drink and drive....but live it up!

Becky Biesiada is here to help you keep it on track though.  She's got a special for you!!  It's the 12 Days of Christmas work out!  We're not promising it's going to be easy, but it will give you the energy and drive you'll need for the "extras" you'll be indulging in!!

Let's get to it!!  It's the 12 Days of Christmas work out from The Gym in North Muskegon!!

Whew!!  Happy Holidays from all of us at The Muskegon Channel!  If you'd like to give yourself the gift of better health Becky is a personal trainer at The Gym in North Muskegon as well as the Muskegon Country Club.  She is also available for home visits and if you'd like to have some fun and learn to dance, get a hold of her for her swing dance lessons!  Click on the photo below for a link ot Becky's website!

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You are at week 30 - kinda..... Last week you got some time off for the holiday and all, but Becky is going to step it up a bit for ya this week.  Yes... as week of respite was nice, but this week it's an advanced workout for ya!  Get ready...I hop you're up for the challenge.  

Becky is a personal trainer here in Muskegon...you can find her at The Gym in North Muskegon as well as the Muskegon Country Club.  She does home visits too!  Her mission is to help you look and feel better by designing a personal work out that will fit into your time and budget and help you live a healthier life!

Here we go with week 30!

Whew!  Get a drink of water and catch your breath!  You did it!!  Congrats!  If you'd like to know more about a membership at The Gym located at the 4 corners in North Muskegon, give the link below a click and visit their website.  It's a small, personal touch kind of place and the atmosphere is wonderful.  A great place filled with friends and neighbors who are supportive and caring!  

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Monday!  Let's get to it!  Not a lot of fanfare leading into today's workout.  Just time to get yourself into motion and make the best of this short holiday week!!  Let's get to week 29 of Fit and Healthy With Becky.

Wallflowers!  This work out is for you!  Find yourself a spot on the wall and get ready for Becky's wall work out!  

Becky Biesiada is a Personal Trainer at The Gym in North Muskegon  and brings you a weekly work out here on the Muskegon Channel.  You can do this work out at your own pace, on your own time and as often as you like.  That's the beauty of it!  Of course, she asks that you check with your doctor to make sure you are ok to begin this or any other work out.  Warm up and stretch out too before you get going!

There you go...have at it all week!!  If you'd like to know more, or maybe get more out of a work out with a group or one on one training with Becky, click on the photo below to visit her site.  

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