Wed, Jan

It's time to get up and at 'em!!  Fit and Healthy With Becky is brought to you by Mercy Health.  It's a wonderful relief that gyms and exercise facilities like our flagship location The Gym in North Muskegon are once again beginning to see some group activity and restrictions lifted.  The "normal" we all miss so much is still a ways off, but for some it's a great opportunity to once again be among friends and motivators to keep fitness at the forefront and your overall health good.  Fit and Healthy With Becky is also a great way for you to keep on keepin' on if you're not quite ready for a return!  But when you are, we highly recommend The Gym on the 4 Corners in North Muskegon!

It's a new episode of Tranquil Waves Yoga with Caitlin Anderson.  It's a great way to focus on you, your peace of mind and overall wellbeing.  We hope is a great addition to our programming line up and a way for you to maybe try something new, or a way to continue the discipline in the safety of your home as things begin to ease up on restrictions.

Mercy Health Muskegon and Public Health – Muskegon County hosted a discussion to update media and business leaders on the community’s COVID-19 response.

Kathy Moore from Public Health - Muskegon County updates us on COVID in Muskegon for Jan 14th. Where the numbers are of who's sick, hospital count and treated. How things have evolved in nearly a year of this now for everyone. Immunizations have begun and are continuing. We talk about the registration process and how that's working. How much of the vaccine has come to Muskegon and where it's gone. Mercy Health and Public Health will be hosting a meeting tomorrow that The Muskegon Channel will carry live online and on Channel 96 Muskegon television tomorrow at 11am.

As Muskegon works it's way into the second round of vaccinations, there's understandably some confusion about the procedure and who's eligible.  Dr. Justin Grill is the Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health and he's joining us today to help explain what's needed, who's eligible at this point and you'll find a convenient link below which is directly connected to the registration to Public Health Muskegon to get the process started.  Please take not of what Dr. Grill has to say.

You know, the only dumbbell around Becky isn't the guy behind the camera!  Not even for a second.  Becky has more ways you can use a dumbbell than you can shake a stick at and the way's she's going to show you today are all about working those arms, legs and midsection.  Of course, yours are probably perfect right... (can you tell this is being written by the dumbbell behind the camera?)

It's a new week with Caitlin Anderson and Tranquil Waves Yoga on the Muskegon Channel!  We'd like to welcome back the hundreds of viewers from week one as well as anyone who might be trying it out for the first time!  Hey, we promise ya.  This isn't the kind of yoga that's going to get you into any kind of weird cult or far off world.  This is practical stuff that's designed to help you out on a few different levels. 

Happy New Year!!  It's time to shake it off and move it on.  Did you make a resolution to be more fit?  Are you already committed to staying in the best shape you can regardless of whatever gets thrown your way?  Look at it like this...you probably survived the worst year any of us will ever endure and you made it!  We all made it and we look back on the year that was and those we lost with reverence and hopefully some wisdom for the future.  All part of being Fit and Healthy. 

A new year and a new feature on the Muskegon Channel.  Caitlin Anderson operates Tranquil Waves Yoga in Muskegon and she's come to the Muskegon Channel to show off her passion and how the ancient practice of yoga benefits more than just your physical well-being.  It's an approach to your whole body, mind and spirit.  

With the new year we thought we'd add a little something to the mix when it comes to the well being of the audience.  We've done so incredibly well with Fit and Healthy With Becky that it was clear that there was room for some growth when it comes to health programs.  Becky will be kicking off every Monday with the energy, amps and hustle but Sunday mornings, it's going to be a totally different vibe.

Up and at 'em!  You might even have this week off and that's plenty good reason to get yourself in the holiday spirit by banging some barbells in the comfort of your own home as Becky is bringing you an awesome upper body work out this week and suggests a set of 10 pound dumbbells to help increase the benefits!  If 10 pounds is past your level, that's perfectly ok, work to your comfort level with 5's or 8's.  What's most important is that you do it and stick to it!  Hey, this week is all about gifts and stuff, so give the best gift to yourself you can by simply staying "Fit and Healthy".

We film at The Gym in North Muskegon.  Like so many other small business, The Gym is doing all it can to stay afloat.  It's an incredible little place filled with everything you need for an amazing work out complimented by a neighborly atmosphere and grown up approach.  You won't feel like a number at The Gym, you'll feel more like a true member and you'll see in short order that what they have on the 4 Corners in North Muskegon is truly a gem and a great place to get your work out on when you are comfortable returning to such a setting.  Mary and her staff are amazing.

Before we get rolling, let's remind ya.  Before you begin this or any workout, please consult your Dr.  Make sure you drink plenty of water, warm up and stretch out...here comes Episode 171 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel.


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Don't forget too, if you are looking for a healthier diet that's affordable and hassle free... Becky has the amazing West Michigan Meal Prep.  She takes care of all the meal planning and nutrition elements, you sit back, make your order and magically, you get healthy food that's delicious and ready to eat!  Take a look at her website below and find out what's on the menu for next week!  Enjoy!

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 Kathy Moore is the director of Public Health - Muskegon County and is here for her weekly update. Thankfully, it would seem the post holiday surge has been avoided after Thanksgiving. Precautions are still stressed. Some questions regarding other health issues and safe practices between places like restaurants, bars, retail and more. Vaccine roll out in Muskegon is happening a time line of expectations for all. Some pre holiday thoughts to wrap things up.

Happy Monday!!  It's another day closer to the Holidays and we're still doing our very best to keep you in shape as the virtual holiday parties continue and the spirit of the season sweeps over us all, in what might be a little more laid back fashion this year, but the important thing to remember is that the spirit of the season isn't in a box or building, it's in your heart.  Keeping that heart healthy is what Becky is all about!  Your heart, and in this case, your waistline because Becky is busting out a core work out this week and working to keep YOU as fit as a fiddle over the holidays!  

Kathy Moore from Public Health - Muskegon County gives us her weekly update. Some thoughts on the extra 12 days. This are better, but we can't just run out. The difference between a restaurant or a big box store in the eyes of restrictions explained. Where we are numbers wise. Andy shares a story of a dear friend. More large scale testing is being sought for Muskegon.

It's been a couple weeks of "Best Of's" with Becky, some time off for everyone is ok once in a while and as Becky sat in trees waiting to shoot anything with brown fur, antlers and a whit tail, she gave some thought to what needed to be done upon return to Fit and Healthy especially with the overwhelming amount of those who have become sick lately with COVID.  

Kathy Moore from Public Health - Muskegon County gives her weekly Covid update and explains that it's a bit of a lull, which is good, but they are preparing for numbers form after Thanksgiving. How the former Hackley Hospital site is being used. Staffing of hospitals. The Muskegon County death rate is higher in comparison to neighboring counties which is very concerning. Please take all precautions - we're not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination.

 Kathy Moore, Director of Public Health - Muskegon County speaks today on the COVID situation here in Muskegon. She explains the situation with hospital capacity and how it's a broader term than just bed count. We find out if there are plans for any mass testing events and where. We talk about the schools and the ask for 10 days closed post Thanksgiving for all grade levels and we talk too about the capacity for Public Health to keep up with the surge of the spread going on.

We're sharing this message on behalf of Mercy Health and the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.  There are important facts here about the spread of COVID in Muskegon, the impact it's had on our community and the toll it's taking on our hospital system.  We are in the same boat as anyone. We're tired of the pandemic, we're tired of the messaging, we're tired of the division and strife.  Please listen and know what's going on.

Becky is up and back on her feet after not feeling so well, but you know those highly in demand folks....well, that and hunting season where Becky has been known to fill a freezer or two with her adventures in the woods.  Well, we'll get back to new episodes next week, after all, making sure folks here are in good shape is our first priority and well, it is fire arms deer season, so we're not going to get pushy with Becky if you catch the drift.

Kathy Moore from Public Health - Muskegon County gives an update for November 18th. The numbers are still going up. Way up. There's no real "instance" to point to. The first time Muskegon did much better, but why the change now? The virus is more aggressive and contacts are transferring into symptoms. First round of vaccine here will be limited. Look toward Spring for the bulk of it. Hospital updates. Some County employees are helping Public Health with contact tracing, but it's not enough. Plan the holidays with the highest degree of caution.

Becky is a little under the weather this week.  We tried and tried to find a time to get in a recording session but if you know Becky, the one thing she doesn't like at all is when she can't perform at her peak, it's no bueno.  So, while she shakes it, we'll go back a few weeks to the sunshine filled Lake Harbor Park and give you another shot at episode 163.

It's the weekly update from Public Health - Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore and sadly, it's not good. Hospitals are at capacity. The virus has spread past the point that contact tracing is almost completely impossible. In the last week alone in Muskegon County, cases have Quadrupled. We go back to some of the most basic questions about testing, contact definitions and sanitizing. We discuss schools and Kathy is begging people to be cautious.

Up and at 'em and let's get to it!!  It's time for Episode 168 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel and Becky is calling this one a "little" challenge.  Becky is lying.  She's got it out for ya this week and we hope you're ready!  :)

Public Health - Muskegon County is back with an update on COVID-19. Director Kathy Moore is giving you the numbers on the increase of cases, hospitalizations and how the schools are handling things. We're returning post election to share the knowledge and give you what you need to know. There's no panic situation but the information is essential.

It's a new week, it's a new month and it's a new, well, kinda new anyway work out.  Kinda in the respect that we've used dumbbells before of course, but there's always new ways to twist, turn, lift and maneuver and what's awesome about that?  You've got your very own personal trainer Becky from the Muskegon Channel to show you just how it's done!

Time to shake a leg...and your rump and arms and whatever else you got!  Fit and Healthy With Becky is ready to roll back from The Gym in North Muskegon located on the 4 Corners. It's important to know that The Gym is back open and making sure all safety protocols are being followed to make sure that you can return to activity and do what you love!

It might be the first time we've seen this!  Becky is introducing a new implement to the workout today, it's a weighted bar for a little added resistance and adding in a little balance and honestly, some fun for your work out.  

It's time to get motivated. Fit and Healthy With Becky is back with Episode 164 which is designed to get you the maximum amount of impact with nothing more than what the Good Lord gave ya.  That's right, no steps, weights, straps or other implements needed just the desire to put forth what you can and take a step in the right direction to be a little more healthy in your daily life!

Back to Lake Harbor Park in Norton Shores for Episode 163 of Fit and Healthy With Becky!!  You'll need a couple of light weight dumb bells for this week as well as some willingness to stick to it because as the headline read, "lightweights and high reps".  We're going to be doing some toning work on those parts ya got and Becky is leading the way!

Here we go!  It's time to get up and at 'em!  Episode 162 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel!  We're back on the shores of Mona Lake at Lake Harbor Park for a workout that only requires your body weight and a bench!

The bench will give you a little added resistance.  Don't have a bench handy?  A step will do.  Don't have a step, that's fine too.  You can get by without one.  We're working on strength, stability and balance this week with a focus on enjoying the surroundings and nature out at Lake Harbor Park. 

Like any other work out, please consult a Dr. before you begin.  Also, warm up, stretch out and drink plenty of water....here comes Episode 162 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on The Muskegon Channel.


There you have it!  Great job!  Don't forget too, Becky offers you delicious and nutritious food with West Michigan Meal Prep!  Breakfast, lunch or dinner she's whipping up healthy choices that can be picked up or delivered weekly saving you time and all the hassle of what to plan to eat!  Get your order in and enjoy the ease and convenience of West Michigan Meal Prep!

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It's episode 161 of Fit and Healthy with Becky on the Muskegon Channel!  We've found yet another beautiful corner of Mona Lake.  We're in Lake Harbor park for a few weeks in Norton Shores.  It's a bright sunshine filled day and Becky's busting out the medicine ball, an 8 pounder to add to the work out!

It's a little longer update today. Kathy Moore of Public Health - Muskegon County updates us on the COVID situation locally as well as talks about the report in the New York Times. Then, we transition on to meeting the team that will be working with the area schools this year. Jamie Helsen Hekker and David Martin join to discuss their roles working with the schools.

Ok, we're going to see your piggys!  Let's hope those feet have been taken care of and that your nails are clipped and if need be..... polished accordingly.  Not that it will matter to your workout, but you just never know when a foot beauty pageant might break out and to come in second place in that....we can't have that.

How can 3 pounds make a difference?  There's one gal who can show ya and if you've been around a while, you know that Becky can find a way to make just about anything maximize your workout and do it with the most practical and affordable ways!  She's committed to finding you a way to better yourself with diet and exercise equaling fitness and health. 

Muskegon Surgical Associates is very much a valued sponsor of our work at the Muskegon Channel.  Their support for our work, as well as their extended reach into the community to help other organizations that benefit the community is absolutely one of the brightest spots you might have never head about.  The group of surgeons and their support staff do an awful lot of work for organizations quietly, without a lot of fanfare quite often because their mission after all is to better the health of all of us in Muskegon, and that's not always achieved by the use of a scalpel.

It's another week on the beautiful shores of Mona Lake in Muskegon Heights for Fit and Healthy With Becky as she puts a picnic table to work for anything but a picnic.  This isn't to say that the setting at the park at the entrance to Muskegon off Seaway Drive isn't an ideal spot for a nice day out, but as she's shown you over and over through the years, anything can generally be adapted to help you stay Fit and Healthy.

Public Health Muskegon County Director Kathy Moore joins us today to talk about a few things COVID. Numbers are down. She shares her thoughts on the schools re-opening and it's pretty positive. There are two, free testing events open to the public with the National Guard in Muskegon this weekend and her advice about "proceed with caution" still applies.

Daily, we're inundated with information on all things medical.  So much so that it might even become part of the "background noise" while we're watching the news or our favorite show or maybe, it's one of those things in our current times that we all just kind of crawl into our shell about because let's face it....on the surface, especially in the social media world...everyone is all of the sudden an expert and to hear the never ending speculation and assertiveness of what's right or wrong, it gets old.  The reality is though, there are still plenty of other things in the medical world that effect all of us daily and in Muskegon, we're so incredibly fortunate to have the world class care we need right here, in our hometown hospitals with amazing physicians and technology you'd find in any other "big city".

TRX Straps!  They could be considered amazing aids to your workout, they could be considered mid-evil torture devices.  It's all in the eye of the beholder, but Becky show's you just how to get the best use out of them this week on the shores of Mona Lake as we visit Mona Lake Park in Muskegon Heights for a few weeks for Fit and Healthy With Becky!

We're chuggin' away at it and since it's a new week and all with new opportunities and new ways to get yourself moving, well, let's head to the beach with Becky for Episode 156 of Fit and Healthy With Becky on the Muskegon Channel!!  Whoop Whoop!

Kathy Moore is the Director of Public Health - Muskegon County and she drops by today to talk about Muskegon and the thankfully low COVID numbers. Definitions on "contacts" what's "close" "casual" and otherwise. Schools reopening. An outbreak at the prison and housing for seasonal workers at Camp Pendalouan who need to be isolated.

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.

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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.

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!

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.

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