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Speaking of . . .

New upcoming T.V show!

6 Dynamic Co-host… Robin, Jennifer, Maria, Doris, Brenda and Pam share, mother hood, life, stories and fun in an hour show packed full of twist and turns! Look for the upcoming times and channel on Comcast Cable.
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Boot Camp in the Park is Back for our 4th Year!

Boot Camp
Info: When: Now--for 35 weeks
Where:  Howard County Rec & Parks (from Rt. 29:  108 west; cross over first light at Columbia Road; next right on Woodland Rd.; pavilion entrance on left)
Time: 9:00am ( 8:00a.m beginning March 27)
Bootcamp format: For any fitness level: Cardio (Walking or running) Core exercises, Stretching…. and fun!
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We are back for our 4th year!
Time to get up and moving
Join us on Saturday mornings from 8am to 9am

"Boot Camp in the Park"
All ages and fitness levels!
(If it's raining, look for us under  pavilion H)

The entire community is invited to participate in a 10 week wellness initiative.  Participants are asked to visit: and start or join a team.  As a community our goal is to exceed over 1,000,000 minutes of physical activity.  We will track minutes for all individuals and teams beginning on Monday, March 24th.  Once you sign up, you will have access to the 10 week community calendar of physical activities, health education, nutrition workshops and more.  It all ends with Family Wellness Day on Sunday, June 1st at Centennial Park.  The "Boot Camp in the Park" is a weekly opportunity to join with others in our community for fun and fitness!  Not sure what team to join; consider joining the HealthNuts.

DIRECTIONS TO BOOT CAMP IN THE PARK:  Corporate Pavilion H. From Points East: from Rt. 29, take 108 West; cross over first light at Columbia Road, right turn onto Woodland Rd., immediate left to pavilion. Follow Get Active Howard County signs. From Centennial Lane and points West:  Pass first park entrance; u-turn at Columbia Road, first right on Woodland Road, immediate left to pavilion H. Follow the Get Active Howard County Signs.   Dress warm.

Guaranteed to keep you moving and smiling! Rain or shine, we will be at Corporate Pavilion H. Try to arrive on time and bring a water bottle.  Try to arrive early for the FREE registration. Remember, do not go through the main entrance off of 108 to enter Centennial Park. We are at Corporate Pavilion H. (All Saturdays will be from 8am to 9am except for 3/22 which will be from 8am to 10am)


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Come on out each Saturday for Boot Camp in the Park! It is for all levels and ages. Anybody can do the workouts. The hardest part is getting waking up!!

Ages from 6- 80 years old!

What: Boot Camp in the Park

Where: Centennial Park, Columbia MD, Pavilion H ( Look for the Get Active signs)

When: Saturday's rain or shine Time: 8:00-9:00a.m.

Cost: IT IS FREE!!! (no makeup, hair combed required, or fancy workout clothes!) What do we do? walk, or some run, jumping jacks, arm exercises, walk up a hill, arm exercises, situps, pushups and calisthenics. Anybody can do it!!!

Bootcamp 2012   bootcamp 2012

How well do you manage yourself... manage work..... manage your time? What is management? Management is learning how not to waste anything. Management is being productive, constructive and creative. Do you manage your time in the best possible way? What do you pile on your calendar with? ( or on your dining room table?)

What are your objectives of life... to stay healthy, have good relationships.. enjoy your everyday life? You have to manage your objectives.
1. Set time each day for your health.
2. Call that special someone you have had no time for!
3. Stop for a moment and enjoy what you have.(maybe at a stoplight)
4. Stop wasting your time on things that don't matter... gossiping, negative thinking.. complaining.... procrastinating...
5. Make a list of your objective you want to accomplish this week.
Remember your values determine your objectives and your objectives determine your calendar.
What are you wasting each day?????

Thanks for reading!!