Thursday, May 22, 2003
Living It Up: Fittrekking
It's time to get off the treadmill and out into the great outdoors. Tonight, Living It Up is headed to South Beach for some sun and sand. Jackie's sweating it out with a new workouit called Fittrekking.
Jackie: "So Kristy tell me because I've never heard of Fittrekk, what exactaly is fittrek and what does it work out?"
Kristy: "Fittrek is a concept of using Fittrek poles, it's an outdoor sport, you can do everything from power walk to fast walk to interval type crosstraining workout with the poles."
Jackie: "We've got the poles, I've never seen poles used for a workout before, what is the purpose?"
Kristy: "The purpose of the poles it is similar to elliptical crosstrainer in the fact that you're able to really work the arms constantly along with while you walking and working out the legs you're working out the upper body also."
Jackie: "Well it is a hot day on South Beach and we are definately about ready to start sweating."
Kristy: "Okay Jackie what we're going to do is we're just going to start walking like we'd normally walk but we're going to move the poles in place of your arms and you're going to walk with your legs."
Jackie: "Am I doing it right?"
Kristy: "I think you're doing a pretty good job there?"
Jackie: "Well allright, off to a good start then."
Jackie: "Now we are going to do some lunges."
Kristy: "So now we're working out the entire leg muscles along with the buttock, you're also working out the upper body because you're tying in the Fittrek poles."
Jackie: "Allright now what is the next element of Fittrek."
Kristy: "Okay now we are going to do some intervals here, so one of the one's that I enjoy are squats."
Kristy: "When you are down come up a little slow, tighten abs and tighten buttocks all the way up, you'll really feel a difference in your workout."
Jackie: "Well that was a great workout, and you said you can take this anywhere, you can take this to the mountains, you can take it to the golf course, and where we did it on the beach, it's a lot of fun."
Jackie: "That's what it's like Living It Up Fittrekking at the Eden Roc resort on South Beach. I'm Jackie Johnson 7 news."
On Tuesday, get ready for lions, tigers, and bears.
Jackie's giving us a behind the scenes look at the zoo.
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