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By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 1, 1995
Wondering what to do with the Stairmaster that sits in the rec room, the one that holds the ironing pile? Or, what about that stationary bike that serves as the family coatrack?Healthy Harford Inc. is giving people the opportunity to get rid of any exercise equipment."Recycle Your Cycle" is a program the corporation developed to collect exercise equipment for distribution throughout Harford County schools.Residents may drop off equipment in working condition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bel Air High School, Edgewood Middle School, Aberdeen Middle School and North Harford Middle School.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | January 21, 2007
Among the many requests on the Carroll County school superintendent's newly proposed operating budget, a couple of health and safety items have been added for the 2007-2008 school year. The school system is asking for about $12,750 to maintain the automated external defibrillators (AEDs) installed in high schools for this school year. District officials are also seeking about $129,000 for cardiovascular exercise equipment - such as treadmills, elliptical machines or stair-steppers - in middle and high schools.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | March 20, 2006
There's a new piece of exercise equipment in our house that's getting a great deal of use, and when I say "a great deal of use," I am, of course, lying. It's my wife's new treadmill, the one she had me drag out of her car, up the driveway, into the house and down a flight of steps to the family room. Oh, you should see this baby. It has a calorie counter, heart monitor and pulse sensor. It has a "Power Incline" button and a "Speed Control" dial you can set for any of four "Speed Training Zones" you wish to experience.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | March 20, 2006
There's a new piece of exercise equipment in our house that's getting a great deal of use, and when I say "a great deal of use," I am, of course, lying. It's my wife's new treadmill, the one she had me drag out of her car, up the driveway, into the house and down a flight of steps to the family room. Oh, you should see this baby. It has a calorie counter, heart monitor and pulse sensor. It has a "Power Incline" button and a "Speed Control" dial you can set for any of four "Speed Training Zones" you wish to experience.
BUSINESS
By Barry Schiffman and Barry Schiffman,New York Times News Service | November 4, 1990
Marines still do push-ups. Heavyweights jump rope. But these days more and more ordinary Americans are trying to get in shape with elaborate and expensive home exercise equipment. Last year they spent $1.73 billion, triple what they spent in 1980.Exercise machines are the latest stage in the fitness boom, and suitable for an aging, family-minded generation.Richard Miller, owner of Cutler Owens, the Gym Source, says his New York store began as a full-line sporting goods retailer that catered to runners and tennis players in the 1970s.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | September 20, 1993
For the past eight years, Eric Kindt had tolerated aging exercise equipment, a leaky roof and cramped rooms at the Howard County YMCA.But the biggest problem, he said, was a lack of central air-conditioning."
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By Jacquelynn Boyle and Jacquelynn Boyle,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 18, 1993
A few years ago, Corky Navarro got tired of carrying 176 pounds on her 5-foot frame and joined a gym. Today, 66 pounds lighter and wearing a size 3, her slim, sculpted physique is a testament to what weightlifting can do for women."
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff | February 14, 1999
Early most mornings while my family is still slumbering, the muffled sounds of mayhem arise from the basement. Gunfire crackles, voices bellow in rage and bodies crash through glass.The noises do not alarm my wife and children as they waken. They know it's just me getting my exercise.Actually, I am not the one making most of the racket. Only the grunts are mine as I huff and puff my way along on the NordicTrack, that ingenious torture device that simulates the motion of cross- country skiing.
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By Kevin Cowherd | August 5, 1999
SO YOU finally decided to get off your duff and lose some weight, and now you're in the market for some exercise equipment to release the inner god or goddess that surely resides within.Terrific.But do yourself a big favor: Call me first.Because I have every piece of exercise equipment and paraphernalia known to man, all of it gathering dust out in the tool shed.Let's see . . . you into Tae-Bo? The kick-boxing thing with the bald guy?Sure, I got Tae-Bo tapes. I got every Tae-Bo tape ever made.
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Staff | June 29, 2003
Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center in Timonium is crammed with row upon row of sparkling, state-of-the-art exercise equipment -- most of which Stephen Holt thinks could be put to better use as scrap metal. "There are major design flaws with most of these machines," says Holt as he stands in the middle of the club's main floor watching dozens of workouts in progress. That is a surprising admission coming from MAC's education director (Isn't it his job to extol the virtues of all those poorly designed machines?
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | December 14, 2003
What are the hot exercise gifts for the holidays? Bill Law and Chris Stallings of Princeton Sports in Baltimore tell us Palmer Honeypro snowboards are selling like crazy in their store. Also, many Princeton Sports customers are asking for Under Armour brand clothing. The company, founded by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, has six lines: heat gear, turf gear, loose gear, all-season gear, cold gear and performance grey. At the Sports Authority in Glen Burnie, three of the hot sellers are the Pro Form 765 Interactive Treadmill, with built-in CD player; Jackie Chan's Cable Flex; and the Ab Swing, according to sales associate Mike Powers.
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Staff | June 29, 2003
Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center in Timonium is crammed with row upon row of sparkling, state-of-the-art exercise equipment -- most of which Stephen Holt thinks could be put to better use as scrap metal. "There are major design flaws with most of these machines," says Holt as he stands in the middle of the club's main floor watching dozens of workouts in progress. That is a surprising admission coming from MAC's education director (Isn't it his job to extol the virtues of all those poorly designed machines?
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By Kevin Cowherd | August 5, 1999
SO YOU finally decided to get off your duff and lose some weight, and now you're in the market for some exercise equipment to release the inner god or goddess that surely resides within.Terrific.But do yourself a big favor: Call me first.Because I have every piece of exercise equipment and paraphernalia known to man, all of it gathering dust out in the tool shed.Let's see . . . you into Tae-Bo? The kick-boxing thing with the bald guy?Sure, I got Tae-Bo tapes. I got every Tae-Bo tape ever made.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff | February 14, 1999
Early most mornings while my family is still slumbering, the muffled sounds of mayhem arise from the basement. Gunfire crackles, voices bellow in rage and bodies crash through glass.The noises do not alarm my wife and children as they waken. They know it's just me getting my exercise.Actually, I am not the one making most of the racket. Only the grunts are mine as I huff and puff my way along on the NordicTrack, that ingenious torture device that simulates the motion of cross- country skiing.
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By SUSAN REIMER | March 2, 1997
A FRIEND bought a larger house so she could have a room where she could go to escape from her children, who, like all children, are only annoying when they are sure they have an audience.But she found that the only refuge for her was the same refuge that existed in her much smaller house.Her bedroom.For any woman, there is no room like the bedroom.It is not just where she sleeps, it is where she retreats. It is not just the place of unconsciousness, it is the set for her fantasy life."It offers us the promise of relaxation, romance, passion and inner peace," writes Diane Berger in her picture book, "The Bedroom."
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By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 1, 1995
Wondering what to do with the Stairmaster that sits in the rec room, the one that holds the ironing pile? Or, what about that stationary bike that serves as the family coatrack?Healthy Harford Inc. is giving people the opportunity to get rid of any exercise equipment."Recycle Your Cycle" is a program the corporation developed to collect exercise equipment for distribution throughout Harford County schools.Residents may drop off equipment in working condition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bel Air High School, Edgewood Middle School, Aberdeen Middle School and North Harford Middle School.
BUSINESS
By MICHAEL J. HIMOWITZ | December 20, 1993
By the end of the holidays, millions of Americans will be staring at their new computers and wondering: "What do I do now?"If you're one of these folks, you have a couple of choices.You can roll up your sleeves, pull out the manuals and start to work mastering Microsoft Office, or start punching a year's worth of checks and credit card receipts into that brand-new copy of Quicken. That'll bring you down from that holiday high quicker than you can say "income tax time."Or, you can look around for something really interesting to do with that fancy new machine.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
Forget the fruitcake. Cancel those cookies and take a pass on the pies. This year, why not think health when choosing holiday gifts?In this nutritionally correct, physically fit era, a gift certificate to a health club could be just what the doctor ordered. And baby boomers aren't the only ones interested in good health these days. So, healthy shoppers, grab your gift list, your checkbook and go for it!Step up to fitnessIs there a couch potato at your house who's been promising to work out but can't stand going to gyms?
BUSINESS
By MICHAEL J. HIMOWITZ | December 20, 1993
By the end of the holidays, millions of Americans will be staring at their new computers and wondering: "What do I do now?"If you're one of these folks, you have a couple of choices.You can roll up your sleeves, pull out the manuals and start to work mastering Microsoft Office, or start punching a year's worth of checks and credit card receipts into that brand-new copy of Quicken. That'll bring you down from that holiday high quicker than you can say "income tax time."Or, you can look around for something really interesting to do with that fancy new machine.
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By Jacquelynn Boyle and Jacquelynn Boyle,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 18, 1993
A few years ago, Corky Navarro got tired of carrying 176 pounds on her 5-foot frame and joined a gym. Today, 66 pounds lighter and wearing a size 3, her slim, sculpted physique is a testament to what weightlifting can do for women."
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