It’s “Fitness Friday”

Hello WHUR Family,

Food not only fuels our bodies, it also awakens our senses. Nature has given us the best of everything when it comes to food. We now know that the most beautifully-colored foods are also the most nutritious. And, when used in recipes, combining foods can make a beautiful presentation, have intoxicating aromas, fill our mouths with wonderful textures and flavors and create memories. So, food is clearly more than just fuel. Food also provides energy. That energy is what we commonly call calories. Let’s explore the relationships and how to make it all work for us.

Fitness Friday Morning Groove

Artist: Lou Rawls
Song: You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Fitness Friday Exercise Program

Now, for your exercise program for today Monday and Wednesday of next week… It‘s all about The Thighs and Gluts. So here it is!

The Five Exercise that you are going to do: Single Leg Squats, Lunges, Step Ups, Adductors and Abductors, Three Way Calf Raises. You will each exercise for one minute using a light to moderate weight. And before you start your exercise routine warm-up for 10 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bicycles. 

Remember your goal is to become Fit and Fabulous. So, work with what you have and all happening right here.


Fitness Friday Meal of The Day

- Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Risotto -

This is a wonderful combination of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and have your friends wanting more!DH_SLSRosotto


- What You’ll Need -

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups boiling vegetable broth – You may need a little extra, adjust accordingly.
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 1 fresh red chile pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound small scallops
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

- How to Make It -

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in the rice, and stir until the rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in one-third of the boiling vegetable broth; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Incorporating the broth should take 15 to 20 minutes in all. 
  2. While you are cooking the rice, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a pan. Stir in the garlic, leeks, red chili, shrimp, and scallops. Cook until the seafood is just beginning to turn color. Add the red bell pepper and spinach; cook until the seafood is opaque. Combine with the rice, and season to taste with pepper. PREP – 25 mins, COOK – 35 mins, READY IN – 1 hr

Fitness Friday Feature

- Mrs. Christine Anderson –

Photos Provided By: Steven Grant, Grant Photography.


I am originally from Honolulu and attended college at Washington State University. I earned my degree in Bachelor of Arts with my sights set on pursuing a fashion career. My first fashion job was working for Gianni Versace as a Manager but then 2 years later, I made a career move to fitness and never looked back. I suppose being in shape versus wearing the latest fashion became more important lol. No more heels and business suits on marble floors! Workout shoes and clothes has become my work uniform and I love it. I’ve been personal training and developing nutrition plans for clients since 2001, competed in Figure competitions since 2002, started a training business with my husband in 2003, and now I coach female athletes achieve their best on or off stage since 2005. I believe that I can help anyone get in the best shape of their life.

Fitness keeps me very busy, I coach female athletes to compete on stage in Figure and Bikini competitions and I feel blessed to be at a place in my life where I can pass on knowledge to those that want it. I am married to an amazing husband, Charles Anderson, who is also my best friend, trainer, nutritionist, coach, and biggest fan. We have a beautiful girl, Nohea, and she has been to every local and national Figure competition that I competed in. My family traveled the country to watch me compete and though I did very well, nothing beats the feeling of seeing your family beaming with pride after the show.  My biggest physical challenge was getting back to a national level competition 2 years after the birth of Nohea.  Time management was my biggest obstacle but I learned how to juggle work, owning a business, training, food prep, and cardio along with being a mom and wife! I learned that you can achieve anything as long as you set realistic goals and not give up.  

I believe that I can help anyone get in the best shape of their life if they are mentally ready. I also believe I can help women go from pre natal to post natal to getting in competition shape if they choose to do a show. Not everyone that works with me compete, many just want to be in better overall shape. Life is a competition, so I help clients make health & fitness a priority and everything else will flourish!

Social Media:, IG: pose4you, Twitter: pose4you, Goolge + : pose4you


Fitness Friday Special Guest

- Ms. Charlene Giannetti -

Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of six awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington, covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. She is the author of 11 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including “The Roller-Coaster Years,” “Cliques,” and “Boy Crazy.” She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Charlene divides her time between homes in Manhattan and Alexandria, Virginia. Her new book is “Parenting in a Social Media World.



- Aaron Ardoin Foundation -


The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Anemia was established in 2005. It is dedicated to assisting those afflicted with this disease by raising necessary funds in order to:

  • Increase Awareness about the prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia in numerous ethnic populations, its various forms, the options for treatment, the status of research, and the enormous resources needed to address this genetic condition.
  • Enhance Treatment of this chronic illness and its many debilitating, even fatal, complications.
  • Promote Prevention by educating caregivers, social service agencies, and communities about the genetic nature of this disease, as well as the screening options that are available for decreasing the number of newborns with Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Advance the Cure by providing vital resources to support Sickle Cell Disease’s medical research efforts.

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Enjoy You Day,


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