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Kathrine Switzer: Empowerment through Running

April 16, 2012 To Be Fit
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By Denise Lodge Kathrine Switzer has made history pioneering running for women, but she does not reside in the past. She is passionate about health, and wants the best for every individual. She is an Emmy award-winner, has been named Female Runner of the Decade by Runner’s World Magazine, and this past year, she was […]

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Susan Sommers: Now, for Something New

March 6, 2012 To Be Fit
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Susan Sommers didn’t start working out until she was 57 and 4 years later she participated in her first marathon. Since then she has continued to be active and run a successful marketing company. She has written a book and hosts workshops that give women strategies for success in their professional and personal lives.

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Dick and Rick Hoyt: Still Running Together

January 25, 2012 To Be Fit
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By Denise Lodge Dick and Rick Hoyt have accomplished so much that some might say they deserve a break. Despite their many years of breaking barriers and records, they are not yet retired. The father-son duo has inspired a global population to believe that “Yes You Can!,” and they continue to establish that yes, they […]

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Ann Ledesma: Defying Age Norms

November 24, 2011 To Be Fit
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  By Denise Lodge Ann Ledesma is defying age norms. At 77, she is more active than many people in their twenties, works full-time, and lives life outside the typical boundaries. Fitness: The Fun Way Ann has been roller skating “since she could walk”; for her, it “is the closest thing to flying.” These days, she […]

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Sister Madonna: The Iron Nun

October 17, 2011 To Be Fit
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Update: Sister Madonna beat her own World Record in 2012 at age 82. 2012 Update: We recently interviewed Sister Madonna about her recent world-record breaking race and her plans for the future. Access the exclusive interview By Kelly Neufeld Madonna Buder Challenges Herself and Her Own World Record When you already hold a world record […]

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Edna Levitt: Personal Trainer to the 50+

August 8, 2011 To Be Fit
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By Denise Lodge It is possible to begin new opportunities, have new dreams, and do anything at any age. Edna Levitt is an example of someone who sees aging not as a time of endings and limitations, but as a time of increasing possibilities. At 50, she first began exercising, after her son joined a […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Transform Your Life and Run Your First Marathon!

May 11, 2011 To Be Fit
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After being forced to quit her job, Mary McManus overcomes post-polio syndrome to run her first marathon. She also discovered a love of poetry and a career in inspirational speaking.

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It’s Never too Late to Get Your Health Back

May 11, 2011 To Be Fit
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After an illness stopped her from exercising for over 10 years, Cynthia turned to weight-training and hiking to restore her health. She also began participating in many of the activities offered to older adults and seniors in Victoria, BC.

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The Iron Nun- Still Going Strong at 80

September 10, 2010 To Be Fit
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Update: Sister Madonna beat her own World Record in 2012 at age 82. 2012 Update: We recently interviewed Sister Madonna about her recent world-record breaking race and her plans for the future. Access the exclusive interview If you heard that there was an 80-year old woman still running you might be a bit surprised. If […]

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Nothing Can Stop 80-year Old From Competing

May 17, 2010 To Be Fit
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Jean Duncan has always been active. In 2003, while in her 70’s she was regularly participating in yoga, biking and aerobics. Then at the family Boxing Day dinner her granddaughter began talking about the Vancouver Sun Run, an annual 10 kilometer race with over 50,000 participants. She loved it so much that she encouraged her […]

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