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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

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September 2, 2013

Liz Jackson: Ironwoman

In Lake Placid I met a woman who did not learn to swim until she was 39 and she was there completing her fourth Ironman. I also met a 72-year-old man completing his fifth Ironman. From my first tri at 39 years old to completing an Ironman at 45, I am a big believer that if a long-distance triathlon is something you’ve always wanted to do, then decide to commit to it and make it happen!

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July 18, 2013

My First Triathlon: Rodney Reflects

When she completed her bike ride, she made a quick transition and was on the road for her 2 mile run. The brick training worked like a charm. As she approached the finish line, many of her team members were there to enthusiastically cheer her on. I hope she enjoyed the hugs because she was smothered in them as soon as she crossed the finish line. I cannot with complete certainty say how she felt but the smile said it all. She did it and she is now a triathlete!

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July 17, 2013

My First Triathlon: Mission Accomplished!

My first triathlon is history. It was such an amazing day from beginning to end. Seeing all the people around the pool was a sight to behold. I was thinking if I can just get through this part, everything will be alright. During the transition to the bike is when I think I got a little nervous. That’s when it hit me that I’m really doing this. I composed myself, mounted that bike, and off I went.

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June 28, 2013

My First Triathlon part 4: Rodney’s Perspective

After witnessing two triathlons, it was time for Theresa’s first mock triathlon, AKA "brick." We swam 300 yards in the pool, ran outside into our transition area (the Rex Bike rack), jumped on our bikes then ran. She did great. Am I concerned that Theresa will fall off the wagon while I am gone? Not at all. She is so determined to succeed and her Rex Support group will continue to support her.

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