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Small Steps

The kids have after-school sports activities, but Robin gave up her kickboxing class last year, and Leigh stopped cycling, his exercise of choice, after their youngest child was born.Duke, a trainer for Equinox fitness clubs, had one simple goal for them: Start doing something. "Even if it's just five minutes a day, your body will start to crave it, and then you'll do 15 minutes a day, eventually 30." The first step was to remove the pile of clothes on the elliptical trainer in the bedroom. She suggested Robin and Leigh spend 10 minutes a day on the unearthed machine, then add in a modest routine of sit-ups (three sets of eight), push-ups (five for her, 10 for him), and biceps and triceps curls -- 20 minutes total.

Continued on page 4:  Just Breathe


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