We don’t have a simple definition, but it’s something we know when we see it. We have assembled a crack panel of experts to help us out. If you think you are someone we would like to learn about, please enter! We’re looking for any individual between the ages of 60+ who leads a healthy lifestyle. We’re looking for runners, cyclists, triathletes, body builders, and the spouse
who finds a way to stay active and fit while juggling kids, family, a job and the PTA. There’s a world of fitness-loving individuals out there in the Lansing and Jackson area and whether you run marathons, or burn through an exercise DVD when you find the time, we want to hear from you.
The Fit Over 60+ Features
The Fit Over 60+ feature will appear in the October issue of Healthy & Fit Magazine. This special section of the magazine will highlight eight Lansing/Jackson area individuals who are living a healthy lifestyle, as deemed so by our panel of judges. This is not a contest. However, Healthy & Fit Magazine will only have room to feature eight (8) individuals in the magazine’s special feature. Our panel will determine which eight individuals are right for the section. Entries not chosen for the feature may be considered as used for the regular “Fit Feature” section of the magazine.
Anyone who wishes to enter this contest must download the linked file and make sure to include a print version of a photo. This photo will not be returned. All entries must be postmarked by August 1, 2011. No exceptions. All entries must follow the directions on the entry form to be considered. By entering, you’re allowing Healthy & Fit Magazine to publish the information on the entry form, as well as use the printed photo for the magazine.
How to enter:
1. Download and complete the official entry form here
2. Take a photo of yourself and mail it along with your completed entry form.
3. Mail it to: Fit Over 60+, Healthy & Fit Magazine, 312 North Street, Suite B, Mason, MI 48854
4. Make sure it’s postmarked by August 1, 2011. If it’s late, you’re not entered. No exceptions.
5. Read the April issue of Healthy & Fit Magazine to see who won our first Fit Over 50. You may know someone that will be great for this feature.
Meet the panel
David Hutchins • executive director, Fit Over 50
David Hutchins is a healthy lifestyle guru. He is an MSU graduate and is a health and life insurance agent at W.D. Guerre & Associates Insurance, in downtown lansing. He’s a strong believer in health and fitness for a better and more enjoyable life and one of the principals behind the Fit Over 50 panel. His motto: “Our bodies our are vehicles.”
Chris Johnson, trainer, author On Target Living
Chris Johnson is a nationally recognized speaker and author. For over 25 years he has earned the reputation of providing lifestyle modification strategies with integrity and compassion. As the Director of Health, Wellness and Fitness at Sparrow Health System’s Michigan Athletic Club for over fifteen years, he pioneered one of the most successful personal training programs in the country. He holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University, and certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise, along with over 16,000 hours of one-on-one personal training.
Karen Giles-Smith • freelance writer, registered dietician
Karen is a freelance writer and registered dietitian based in Mason, Michigan. She specializes in nutrition, health and wellness writing and business communications. She has written on the topics of nutrition and fitness, diabetes, distance education, child welfare, fly fishing and nature preservation for consumer and trade magazines. Karen’s writing has a warm, engaging style that has readers and editors asking for more. She is a contributing editor to Healthy & Fit Magazine.
Rebecca Klinger • co-owner, State of Fitness
Rebecca Klinger, co-owner of State of Fitness, is a certified athletic trainer and personal trainer. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Health Science from Alma College and Master of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Rebecca attended the Titleist Performance Institute to become a level two certified golf fitness instructor and certified golf medical instructor and is enrolled in the Gray Institute of Functional Transformation (GIFT) program. Her expertise includes healthy lifestyle management, rehabilitation of injuries, golf fitness and medical Winstruction, and improving sports performance of high school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes.
Gabe Zussman • The Trainers Studio
Gabe specializes in golf fitness, general fitness and athlete development. Gabe has extensive experience as a group fitness instructor conducting boot camp and high intensity training classes for members in a large health club setting. He co-founded The Trainers Studio, LLC in 2003 with Walt Reynolds & Lisa Taylor and currently serves as a managing partner for the business.
Tim Kissman • Healthy & Fit Magazine
Tim is the owner and publisher of Healthy & Fit Magazine, which was started in April 2005. He is a former college basketball player (Hillsdale College) and current basketball and softball coach of his two daughters, Autumn and Sage. He lives in Mason where he is on a never-ending search on ways to get rid of belly fat.