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"I'm Not Done with My Journey but I Like Where I'm Headed!"

josh-waytovichLeading a healthy lifestyle stems from different reasons for many people. It could be for an upcoming event like a gala or wedding, it could be to feel better about one's body, it could be for health reasons, or a multitude of other factors.

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The Saying "If You Believe It You Can Achieve It" Is So True.

charlie-white-1Change is inevitable, like taxes and unpredictable weather. We all go through different changes in our lives, and the most important thing that one must remember when change comes around is not what happened, it's how you dealt with it that counts.

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I Didn't Need to be Stronger, I Wanted to be More Fit.

joe-oroszPeople have different goals when they are looking to get healthy. It could be weight loss, it could be for medical reasons, it could be to to make a positive lifestyle change, get a PR in a race, or a litany of other reasons.

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Never Judge a Book by Its Cover

larry-roethlerNever judge a book by its cover. From the outside, Larry Roethler looks like a big, strong, tough guy. And don't get me wrong, he is. But Larry is also one of the nicest guys we have at the club. Always looking for someone to work out with, and in doing so, inspire, and motivate them. You gotta love people like Larry. Here is his story:

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Positive Moments In My Life Part Duex

TL2013-Trail-Run-ExtremeBack in 2011 I wrote my first “Positive Moments in My Life”. After losing 50+ lbs I took a month to research and experiment on how different foods affected my weight and how many calories I really needed to consume in order to maintain my weight.

Once I figured how to eat, and what not to eat out I decided to give exercise a shot. I have always been active and growing up I was a competitive swimmer in high school and college, played football, wrestled, baseball and once I was out of school I took up softball, golf and began running (noncompetitive). Well, once my oldest was born a lot of my exercising took a backseat, but after losing the 50lbs I...

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I'm Sailing Away... Set an Open Course for Lake Michigan

mike-jonesThere's nothing like a little Styx to get you in the mood for a sailing themed Actve in NWI article.

We have our first water dweller. Mike Jones has been sailing for many years and he loves to do what he does best right here in the region. Read all about how he is Active in NWI.

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"When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe, Then You'll be Successful."

bgw-PT-testimonialSo we have recently come upon a special company that makes it’s living of making people happier and healthier. It’s called Beyond Gym Walls, LLC. April Gatlin is the founder and owner of said company and she leads bootcamps for individuals who are serious about getting better bodies and better health. Not only does she do that, but Gatlin also does one-on-one personal training all right here in Northwest Indiana. Below is a verbal before and after case for one of her clients.

So take a loot at what Kayla Vargo has to say about her journey and how she is Active in NWI!

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Being Active Has Become More Than a Habit, It’s Become an Essential Part of My Life

stacey-harris-3 One of the best things about being active is that there are lots of options. You can swim, play football, run, dance, surf, ski, walk...walk backwards -whatever makes you happy. And you can switch things up whenever you like. This week, Stacey Schoof Harris tells us how she is Active in NWI. And she dabbles in multiple activities.

Take a look at her story below and sate your curiosity.

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Why WE LOVE Being Active in NWI


We love to be active. We love to sweat. We love to eat healthy. We love to push ourselves to the limit and then pass it. But why? It hurts. We’re tired. We get sore and dirty, then ravenous after the strenuous activities that we put ourselves through. It’s tough and tricky, sweaty and strenuous, and man oh man… carbs everywhere.

Yeah, that’s the beginning and middle. But in the end, when the race is over, when the workout is done, when mile 10 has come and gone, when your jeans from 20 pounds ago fit again, when the doctor says that you no longer need to take those pills for high blood pressure, when you beat your best time, when you beat diabetes… then you’ll know why we love it.

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We're All in This Together

courtney-crozierThis week's submission is from a loser.

HA! Gotcha! This week's writer for Actve in NWI was a contestant on The Biggest Loser. Before going on the show she lost 112 pounds on her own and when Courtney Crozier went to the ranch she lost another 110 pounds which brought the total to 222 pounds lost. This makes her a weight loser.

Crozier didn't stop there. She continues to work out and reach all of her fitness and health goals. Read on below to find out more!

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Healthy and Strong IS Beautiful

julie-mayhew-2This week we have Julie Mayhew as our story-teller. Her story is unique because...well you'll have to read on to find out, won't you?

So go forth and be inspired, readers, by Julie Mayhew about how she is Active in NWI.

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