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Exercise does a body good

By Staff
A HELPING HAND Personal fitness trainer Steve Cathey, standing, helps Nina Dusang with her weight training. Dusang has been a client of Cathey's for about two months. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
July 24, 2002
Beginning a workout program can be overwhelming. What exercises should you do? How much? How often? How hard? 
These questions may be paramount in your decision to start a workout program, but two of Meridian's personal fitness trainers say don't stress out about it.
Have a plan
After several attempts at a fitness program on her own, Nina Dusang said she is glad to have help from personal fitness trainer Steve Cathey.
A good exercise program starts with proper planning.
The measurements will include body fat, tape measurements and weight.
Cathey said fitness is like a tripod.
For beginners, exercising can be overwhelming, but the idea is to start out slow, walking on a treadmill or riding the bike.
Walker said it's important not to try to do too much.
No quick fix
Exercise routines should be catered to the individual.
Cathey, who trains everyone from high school athletes to people in their 60s, stresses to his clients that a good exercise program is a lifestyle change.
For Walker, a 30-year physical education and health teacher who became a personal trainer four years ago, the idea of seeing her former students as overweight adults is scary.

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