Stories tagged with: Fitness

December 23, 2014 - 4:02pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

 For some the holidays can feel like a lonely time of year, leaving you with a bad case of the holiday blues.

One way to keep from feeling down in the dumps is to get to the gym.

"The holidays are really good about giving, and sometimes it's really good to focus on yourself too," said Exercise Specialist at the Muskingum Recreation Center, Lauren Parker. "Physical activity promotes a release of endorphin in your body which leads to a trigger of a very positive...

July 1, 2013 - 4:09pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

On Monday, a truck-load of 17 steel beams for the future natatorium made their way from Columbus to Zanesville. The massive beams were welded onto the recreation center and the executive director, Beth Chapman, says Monday was an important day for the community.

"We've really planned very hard for four years for this aquatic facility to be built and it's coming into full motion and today's a big day. We're placing the steel on the natatorium," said Chapman.

The multi-...

June 22, 2010 - 6:20pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

While most folks are staying cool in the break room, Cathy Capunay is breaking a sweat.

"Lunch time is about the only time I can squeeze it in," says Capunay.

She works pretty close, and finds time to work out during her hour-long lunch break.

"I use my lunch hour, i work really close so i can either run over on my lunch hour or I drive over and I have time to go back over and get a quick shower and back to work."

But it's not just...

June 11, 2010 - 3:08pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

Keeping physically fit while pregnant is important to expectant mothers and their unborn children.

"Pregnant women definitely should be exercising during their pregnancy. It alleviates a lot of the discomforts associated with the pregnancy, it increases their immune system, just overall gives them an improved self-confidence," says Julie Bay, exercise physiologist.

Obstetrician Dr. Robert Aepli agrees saying women just need to be careful.

"Common sense has to...

May 5, 2010 - 5:21pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

One local fitness center wants to make sure kids stay active this summer.

The Fieldhouse is offering its summer camp to kids, between ages six and 14. It starts May 24th and goes through the beginning of September.

Director of Operations, Jim Fraunfelter, says he doesn't want kids to just sit on the couch and play video games for three months.

"They have to walk a mile. A mile means not in four minutes. We do it different times of the day. They swim every day. We've...

December 19, 2009 - 8:16pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

As the new year quickly approaches, many are making resolutions to start over and get fit in 2010.

The Fieldhouse, in Zanesville, is already seeing an increase in memberships.

Fieldhouse fitness trainer, Alaina Amicone says making that lifestyle change is not just a physical one but an emotional one.

"If you are a mother, you eventually want to be a grandmother. You want to live to see your children have children. The same way with fathers, they want to be able to see...

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