Fitness & Love
10 Healthy Ideas:
1. Drink water
2. Stop smoking
3. Walk after eating
4. Floss your teeth
5. Use the stairs
6. Play a sport
7. Take vitamins
8. Go dancing
9. One less cookie
10. Stretch daily
Calories Burned (est.)
per 30 min for 150 lb person
Walking (3 mph)
Running (7 mph)
About This Website:
The purpose of this website is to encourage people to start or continue some kind of fitness program to
improve their health. Even small changes in lifestyle can have significant benefits. Exercise doesn't just help us lose
weight to look better. It makes our bodies stronger and more capable of fighting off colds, healing from injuries,
and even allowing us to be less susceptible to diseases such as cancer!
We try to present information that is easy to use, and costs a minimum amount of money to implement. Bullet lists are
employed for easy reading, but detailed information will be added on a regular basis to try to answer questions and
help individuals make the best choices in working towards a better life.
One way that we gather such information (fitness, nutrition, vitamins, etc.) is by accepting articles from experts in
each of these fields. They can even advertise their services or products in case site visitors are interested. Each of us
need improvement in different aspects of our health, and each of us require our own motivation and determination to
address them. Maybe something at this site can be the spark!
Originator of Website: 'Marathon Man'
Ray Christensen, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, started running in 2002 at the age of 40. Prior to that,
he had only jogged a few times each year. Enticed by a newspaper article explaining Arthritis Foundation's
"Joints In Motion" program, he began training for the Dublin Marathon. Group runs and teammates made running
fun, so it soon became a major part of his life.
The following year, he learned that the local running club was gathering novice runners for weekly training
runs to prepare for the Philadelphia Distance Run, a large half-marathon. He began running with them on a
regular basis. The group soon became known as the Rebel Runners and was now coordinating weekday short runs
and weekend long runs. Members trained for different events.
Eventually, the idea of a group trip took shape and 14 Rebels took a memorable trip to France for the 2004
Paris Marathon. Ray qualified for Boston later that year in Chicago, largely due to the confidence gained
from running with dedicated companions. As of April 2009, he has completed 15 marathons, most recently
Big Sur International Marathon and Walt Disneyworld Marathon.
The Rebel Runners are a very special group and Ray decided to write an eBook to help other people experience
the support, motivation and fun that you can have while keeping fit, achieving your goals, and enjoying food
and beverages! (see StartYourClub.com).
Visit his Marathon Man website for photos and descriptions
of events from Paris to New York to Alaska. Ray is single and when not running, works as a freelance website designer.
(see newest running website)
Professional experience also includes 3 years as a Naval Officer, investment sales and management positions with retail,
transportation and distribution companies.
"Fitness energized my life!"
Running is now a major part of my life and has positively influenced everything I do. I have more energy, get sick
less often, require less sleep, eat and enjoy eating more, feel less muscle soreness, have a more positive attitude,
feel more self-confident, and even have a better social life. For those of us who accomplish it, running a marathon
gives us the feeling that we can do anything! I want other people to enjoy the same benefits, to whatever degree they
have the time and other resources to commit. Use the contact form if you'd like to personally get in touch with
questions or comments.
Get healthy and get fit!
Philly Distance Run 2002
Paris Marathon 2004
Ray runs Boston Marathon 2005, 2006
No excuses! No matter where you are:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Get healthy in...
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami,
Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Dallas, New Orleans, Mobile, Nashville,
Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Montreal, Toronto
...and all towns in between!