Northeast Wisconsin
September 2011

September 2011

Do you "work out?" It's an apt term for what we do to get or stay in shape because the very name indicates it's no walk in the park. (Sometimes just thinking about working out feels like work.) Then there's the psychological gearing up one does to take it from a nagging thought in the back of your mind to undertaking the actual act.

Your workout options are limitless, it seems. Head out for a run or a bike ride. Or, stay indoors and hop on the treadmill or elliptical. Perhaps you need the motivation of a group environment. If so, you probably frequent one of the many gyms and fitness clubs that exist that offer group exercise classes. Even though there are a lot of options at your disposal, like your workout shorts, they are definitely not "one size fits all."

No matter what you choose to do, Lake Park Swim & Fitness in Menasha has got you covered. With state-of-the-art amenities within a luxurious 22,000-square foot facility, along with a staff committed to your success, working out becomes less of a grind and more of something you can look forward to. And if you enjoy what you do, you're more likely to continue with your fitness regimen and be more successful at accomplishing your fitness goals. To learn more about what Lake Park has to offer, turn to page 50.

Desiree Janelle has a great article this month about the power of laughter. She writes, "Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused and alert."

This article really resonated with me. I have a dry sense of humor and a good sense of humor is also what attracts me to others. My fondest memories of time spent with friends and family involves laughter. You don't have to get my perverse take on life, but if you take yourself — or life — too seriously, I feel sorry for you. Life's too short not to laugh. Try to do it every day at least once. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel.

To a happy, healthy (and humorous) September

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