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2018 Get Fit Challenge Results

2018 Get Fit Challenge Results

It’s hard to believe, but the 90-day Suwanee Magazine Get Fit Challenge has come to an end. Everyone here at Suwanee Magazine has enjoyed following each of the contestants’ journeys. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to participate in this challenge. Each of them has shown a level of dedication, determination

Lisa Shay: Post Heart-Surgery Weight Loss

BY: Rachel Fasig “Lisa Shay is the perfect example of when the mother of the house makes positive choices, it filters through the entire family.”  This was the introduction I received from Shay’s fitness instructor, Ruth Ungerer, when I met them on a cold, wet morning at Mulberry Park in Dacula for “Boot Camp class”. Shay has been working out with Ungerer for four years now. She

Beth Rowe’s Fitness Journey

Just one year ago, in January 2013, Beth Rowe, read the Suwanee Magazine health issue cover to cover, twice! Having felt defeated for quite some time, Rowe said she felt empowered by seeing individuals such as herself who started to make healthy choices,get fit and stop making excuses. And, what a testimony, that now Beth Rowe is one of the individuals

Michael Timms: Conquering Diabetes one Run at a Time!

BY: Rachel Fasig I was planning to meet Big Peach runner, Michael Timms, before one of the weekly Thursday night Big Peach group runs at Suwanee Town Center Park. The runs begin at 6:30pm, so I figured I’d meet with Michael around 5:45pm. “Don’t worry, I’ll be there right around 5:00pm – I’m always early, I come straight from work,”

Suwanee’s Fitness Success Stories

BY: Rachel Fasig With the New Year comes new resolutions, and often those goals are fitness-oriented. It is easy to stay motivated in the first month or two, but many find it difficult to stay motivated throughout the remainder of the year. Well, here are five individuals who hope to give you that extra boost of inspiration and motivation to stick with

Kat Kelly: Lifelong Runner

BY: Rachel Fasig As I glanced around Big Peach Running Store in Suwanee, looking for Kat it was not difficult to locate her. I immediately spotted a fit, energetic, happy and social woman. As I watched her initiate conversations with employees, customers and other Big Peach runners, she seemed like the type that knew everyone and that everyone liked. I

Ryan Garrett’s Fitness Journey

BY: Rachel Fasig Four years ago, Ryan Garrett, a youth pastor, had a few students over at his house. He went downstairs to get the usual Cokes and Mountain Dews for everyone, but when he ran back up, 14 steps, he was completely out of breath. At that exact moment, he said, “This is it. I can’t live

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