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Get Out There and Get in Shape!
February 10, 2012, 10:46 AM
Filed under: Healthly Living

It’s the weekend and the weather is going to be beautiful!  Or is it?  Here are some tips to start an excercise program on a budget.  First, get a buddy and keep each other motivated.  It is always easier to work out when you have a partner.  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Ask your spouse, neighbor or friend.  Set up a day and time.  Set a reminder on your phone.  Second, make it a habit.  It gets easier if you designate a day and time and length of activity.  Most of us have cell phones with a reminder feature, use it.  Third, start out simply, walk outside if the weather is nice.  Gradually build up pace to raise your heart rate.  As you progress in your training walk a little further each time.  TIP: Get a pedometer.  You can see how far you actually went!  It is a great motivator.

Moms-if you have a little one in a stroller, you have a built-in work out!  Take your little angel for a walk.  They’ll sleep while you get some “me” time.  If the weather is bad go to your local mall, they usually have walking classes in the morning.  You can meet other moms and get a little adult conversation in too!  If your kids are older go to the park.  Playing with your kids is a work out!  Tire them out for nap time and feel energized yourself.  Play tag, Hide-and-go-seek, or red rover, steal the bacon or other games you played as a child.  Jump rope games.  The point is get up and move around.

Couples and Singles, there are many trails for walking and biking right in your own back yard.  These are free and open to the public.  Check your park system website.  Some in our area are Turk Park in Doylestown, Harleysville has one that crosses rt63, Valley Forge Park is amazing if you are near there.  Another place is Tyler State Park in Newtown, Peace Valley Park in Chalfont, Nockimixon in Quakertown, Green Lane Park in Green Lane, and Whites’ Rd Park in Lansdale.  Some of these tails also include some outdoor work out equipment.  If you live in a condo or development sometimes your fees include a gym or club house check it out.  Get your money’s worth.  Also a lot of healthcare providers reimburse you for gym membership.  Check it out:)

Go out there and get started!  Get ready to feel great

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Valentine’s Day Activities
February 10, 2012, 10:01 AM
Filed under: Fun on a budget

Impress your Girl with a Gourmet Lunch ($5!) Tuesday thru Fridays 12p to 1:30p @ The Quiet Corner Cafe in the main building of the Upper Bucks County Technical School (3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, Bedminster Township).  Meals are prepared by culinary students.  Just think, you could be dining on the homework of the next Rachel Ray!! : )

Now until February 18th  LoveBike Built for 2 : )  Check-out the heart shaped cycle built for two at the America On Wheels Museum in Allentown.  Just $7 for adult admission will get you into the museum where you can see over 70 vehicles on display:  http://www.americaonwheels.com

Now until February 26th  Crystal Cabin Fever.  Chill-out at this 100 ton  interactive ice display in Lakeville (Route 590).  Demonstrations are from 11am to 6pm (admission $10).  http://www.crystalcabinfever.com

February 12- 12P-3P     My Colonial Valentine.  This one is over our budget a little of $10 but does include refreshments.   We thought to include it because this site often has free events.  This event is at Graeme Park in Warrington, PA.  for more info check out their website: www.graemepark.org.

For Kids:  February 11- 2-4pm at Mercer Museum in Doylestown, make-and-take Valentine project FREE.  Stay and spend time wandering (with admission $) at all the cool exhibits.  Take an “Intimate Henry Tour” now until May 27th (only $6 for members/ $12 nonmembers) and delve into the romantic side of Henry Mercer – Who Knew ?!?  www.mercermseum.org

February 12-  11-2pm  Abington Art Center in 515 Meetinghouse Rd Jenkintown, PA.  19046.  Eureka! Workshop $10    PER  FAMILY.

Valentine’s Day Feb 14th- 4-6:30p Happy Hour Cantina Fleiz 424 S Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, PA.  $2 drink specials $5 food menu.

Sunday February 19th- 10a-2p.  Williams Sonoma in Willow Grove Mall, Willow Grove, PA.  FREE cooking class must call to register 215-657-1430.  10% off all purchases that day with class.

Special for Guys:  March 3, 10a-5p Outdoors Expo.  FREE!  Souderton, PA.  This is an annual event which has vendors, activities, and speakers on a wide range of activities for kids and adults alike.  Rock climbing, archery tournaments, hunting, hiking, biking, camping and more.  Food and fun for all ages.  Plenty of parking and shuttle available.  This event is quite popular and held on the grounds of Calvary Church Souderton.  For detailed events see website: www.calvary-church.com

What ever you do be creative friends! Have fun!