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On the Beat – Health and Fitness

February 15th, 2018 by

BODYBUILDER, PERSONAL TRAINER & ARTISTS’ MODEL

Jan. 8, 2018

Peter Dorfman, Bloom Magazine

Brian Bourkland is a Bloomington bodybuilder using his love for lifting weights to beat the odds of age. He says he is in it for life. “When I’m 75, if I take a fall, I want to be able to get up,” said Bourkland. He also uses his muscular build artistically through modeling.

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TOP FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2018: BACK TO THE BASICS

Jan. 1, 2018

Pattie Neighmond, NPR

2018 brings fitness back to the basics. Fitness lovers are leaving their fancy electronic gadgets behind and heading for simple group exercise classes instead. “Those who work out in group classes are the most consistent,” says Amy Dixon, director of Equinox Fitness Clubs.

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LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR WOULD LIKE BLOOMINGTON TO BE THE ‘BONE MARROW CAPITAL OF INDIANA’

Dec. 12, 2017

Molly Brush, Bloom Magazine

Martha Sullivan walked into the doctor’s office for the flu and walked out with a shocking diagnosis: Leukemia. And without the help of one generous donor, she may not be here to tell the tale. “I would love for Bloomington to be the bone marrow capital of Indiana,” she says.

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FUEL FOR WHEREVER YOU GO: LOCALLY-MADE MEAL BAR PRESENTS HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

Nov. 30, 2017

Annie Browning, Bloomington Beat

With plenty of fast food options in town, Rebecca Walter decided something needed to change. She started a health bar business to provide a healthy snack alternative. Bloomingfoods is “such a community supporter” that her business began to thrive all over town.

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BLOOMINGTON RESIDENTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BIKING COMMUNITY

Oct. 12, 2017

Briana Huskin, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington is recognized nationally for its bicycle-friendly atmosphere. Whether it is students riding to class or Little 500 teams putting in miles training on the road, bikers are found on every street. “Bloomington is awesome,” says local Michael Lindsay. “Biking here is pretty easy.”

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