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Getting Healthy in Everett

Over the last few weeks, I have spent almost as much time on the road as I have at Weigh Better U on Everett’s Main Street. My family and I spent the 4th of July weekend camping. As good as it was to be in the woods, not everybody can make time for a road trip to New Hampshire (or handle several hours in a car with a toddler and baby).

However, Everett has outdoor space for recreation and relaxing. (One of the reasons that Weigh Better U offers outdoor classes is because it gives us an excuse to use River Green’s waterfront park.)

River Green is next to the start of the Northern Strand Community Trail, a bike path running from Everett through Malden and Saugus to Lynn. In addition to playing fields, River Green also has a dog park. (Even if you do not have a dog, it can be relaxing to watch dogs running and playing outdoors.) Everett also has the Meadows (a short walk from Weigh Better U) on Henderson Street, along with Glendale Park on Ferry (which is also the site of the city’s 4th of July events).

Not long after the 4th, a friend and I went on a road trip to Connecticut to pick up three new pieces of hardware for the gym. We now have a second abdominal machine, a torso machine and a hip-abduction machine. These machines make it easier to build core strength and stability (useful for walking the hills of Everett in the winter) without exercising on the floor (which is a challenge for some people). Next article, we will describe those exercises (with and without machines) in detail.

Back in Everett. Back to work. Log on to samamado@weighbetteru.com

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