With the snow keeping us in and the cold keeping us stiff, it is difficult to stay on top of your exercise routine in Baltimore City these days. We all want to "show out" this Spring/Summer, so now is the perfect time to began getting in shape.
There are many ways to exercise, whether at home or in a gym. Some may find it difficult to pay for a gym membership and all of its expenses. There are affordable gyms out here such as Planet Fitness, which limits you to exercise equipment and fitness classes. PF also has personal trainers circulating the gym for assistance, but what about the other amenities such as assistance with nutritional facts and better amenities like a pool or track? Gyms like Merritt Fitness are fully equipped with everything you need, but the membership may not be in your budget so the City is offering options.
On Tuesday January 22, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson made an appearance here in Baltimore City at the Weight Watchers senior center. According to the Baltimore Sun, Hudson relayed her difficulties with weight lost and shared her story on how she lost 80lbs in 9 months with Weight Watchers. Mayor Stepanie Rawlings- Black who admitted to having a weight problem Tuesay was also in attendance and expressed her statistics on the obesity in Baltimore City:
"45 percent of the city's African-American residents are obese as is 36 percent of the city's total population."
The elected mayor signed a grant to expand the B'More Fit for Healthy Babies program, which will offer Weight Watchers support and affordable workout programs for those under government assistance:
Residents who have a body mass index greater than 25 and who qualify for a government-subsidized program such as Medicare, WIC or federal student aid, are eligible for the program, which offers deep discounts on Weight Watchers meetings and fitness classes.
The Bmore Fitness program offers free consultations, workout plans based on your needs and they even offer the new workout craze Crossfit that will surely get you ready for Spring!