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Diwali Lighting of the Quad

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 The Quad was lite with thousands of candles to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights…depicting one of 122 cultures represented on the University of Illinois Campus. [ :10]

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Hundreds of students line up to get candles to place all over the quad.  In Hinduism lighting a candle on Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil. Every year the Indian Graduate Students Association I-G-S-A holds the “Diwali Lighting of the Quad” to teach the campus community about Indian culture. [ :19]

TAKE SOT-VIVEK KUMAR, IGSA TREASURER

“This comes out as an apt moment for us to share our culture with other people and UIUC being the epitome of diversity I would say it gives us a good opportunity to do that.”  [6:46 -6:55] [ :09]

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Students of all backgrounds have come out to light candles on the quad.

“It really make me appreciate it more and be part of it physically and emotionally….it’s just um…it’s cheerful”   [ 3:10-3:27] [:09]

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And for some Indians like Pratim Patil, lighting candles on the quad reminds him of Diwali celebrations in India.

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“Like we eat a lot of sweets and special Diwali snacks and burst crackers.” [:09]

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And..students can get a taste of these sweets and snacks by purchasing traditional Indian Food, such as gulab jamoo, a cheese based dessert, served with vanilla ice cream.

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Celebrated for centuries across much of the Indian subcontinent, Diwali is now spreading the promise of wealth, knowledge and happiness to new communities across the world.

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            AND UIUC IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE COMMUNITIES…WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE MORE OF THE DIVERSE CULTURES THAT SHAPE OUR CAMPUS WITH EVENTS LIKE THE DIWALI LIGHTING OF THE QUAD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqWOe0r7G_M

 

 

Folk and Fun

The second package was harder than the first, simply because I have become more swamped and run down since we completed the first one. Also, my partners were not able to film when my event was taking place, so I did it by myself. Now, I see that having a partner work with you at least takes some of the pressure off! (I am too self-pressuring…)

Anyway, the festival I covered was a lot of fun, although very dark. My sources were very nice, too. Check it out, and dance along!

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THIS PAST WEEKEND FOLK AND ROOTS MUSIC TOOK CHAMPAIGN-URBANA BY STORM… HERE’S WHAT THE FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL WAS ALL ABOUT.
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« SOUND FULL AT:  0:00
INCUE:   THIS YEAR CHAMPAIGN . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . FOLKANDROOTS.ORG
LENGTH:  1:15 »
THIS YEAR, CHAMPAIGN-URBANA’S FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL HAD QUITE THE LINE-UP.
IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE FESTIVAL CAPPED OFF AT THE IRON POST ON SATURDAY.
THE CROWD WAS BIGGER THAN EVER, AND FOR SOME, LIKE FIRST TIMER SCOTT HUMPHREY, IT WAS A SURPRISE.
« INCUE:   I WAS KIND . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . WAS DEL REY
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[“I WAS KIND OF SURPRISED TO SEE THAT MANY PEOPLE TURNING OUT FOR THIS SOLO OLDER WOMAN ON STAGE, THAT WAS KIND OF COOL, BUT SHE WAS GREAT, REALLY REALLY GOOD, HER NAME WAS DEL REY…”] »
AFTER DEL REY WAS THE VIPER AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA, AND LEAD SINGER RYAN JERVING, ALSO NOTICED SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CROWDS.
« INCUE:   GREAT CROWDS, I . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . A GOOD TIME
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[“GREAT CROWDS, I MEAN, PEOPLE WHO CAME SEEMED READY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.”] »
AND FELLOW PERFORMER EMILY OTNES AGREES.  BUT FOR HER, ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS WAS DURING THE LAST PART OF THE FESTIVAL- A STAGE JAM.
« INCUE:   MY FAVORITE MOMENT . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . WAS JUST RIDICULOUS
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[“MY FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE JAM IS WHEN CODY FROM BONES JUGS N’ HARMONY GOT POINTED AT TO SOLO BUT IT WAS ON I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS I THINK IT WAS CALLED THE JAW BONE JUST IT’S LIKE A REAL JAWBONE AND IT WAS JUST RIDICULOUS.”] »
AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THIS RIDICULOUS FUN NEXT YEAR, HEAD TO THEIR WEBSITE FOLKANDROOTS.ORG.
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IF YOU MISSED OUT ON THIS WEEKEND, DON’T WORRY, THE FESTIVAL WILL BE BACK NEXT FALL.

Spooky and Safe

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HALLOWEEN IS FINALLY HERE, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HAS A WILD HISTORY WITH THIS HOLIDAY…
BUT DON’T WORRY; CAMPUS POLICE HAVE YOU COVERED THIS YEAR.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE TONIGHT.
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INCUE:   AS THE LEAVES . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . CAMPUS AND OFF.
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AS THE LEAVES FALL, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS STUDENTS GATHER ON CAMPUS TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN.
OFTEN BRINGING FRIENDS FROM OUT OF TOWN TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN, THE STREETS FILL WITH GHOULS, GHOSTS, JESTERS AND JOKERS…
BUT DON’T BE AFRAID THIS YEAR- AS FORMER STUDENT JARED BROUGHAM TELLS US, THE HOLIDAY HAS BECOME SAFER IN RECENT YEARS THAN IT WAS IN THE PAST.

« INCUE:   Halloween here ever . . .
OUTCUE:  . . . people dressing up.
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FOR MANY STUDENTS LIKE CAROLINE HOKL, HOWEVER, ALCOHOL PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE CELEBRATION.
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OUTCUE:  . . . so… It’s fun!
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AND ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY CAMPUS POLICE DEPUTY SKIP FROST, ALCOHOL IS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM WITH YOUR HALLOWEEN SAFETY.
WHILE THE POLICE AREN’T ASKING STUDENTS TO AVOID ALCOHOL, FROST SAYS THEY DO ASK YOU TO AVOID MAKING A BAD DECISION.
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OUTCUE:  . . . adversely impact everybody.
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FROST SAYS THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE IS TO BE RESPONSIBLE, AND ASKS YOU TO BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SAFETY- BOTH ON CAMPUS AND OFF.
AND WHILE CAMPUS MAY BE SAFER THAN YEARS IN THE PAST, STILL REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN TONIGHT.
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SO, NOW THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE, REMEMBER TO HAVE SOME FUN TONIGHT. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Bevier Cafe

I was interested in doing this while doing another project and realized this was not an ordinary cafe. Bevier Cafe allows their students to learn while also get experience in a restaurant. The people I met at Bevier Cafe and the people interviewed all were happy and willing to help so I thank them a lot for helping me showcase their amazing abilities.

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND SERVING THE U OF I PUBLIC FOR 51 YEARS- BEVIER CAFÉ ISN’T ANY ORDINARY EATERY… LET’S SEE WHAT THEY HAVE COOKING UP.

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BEVIER CAFÉ IS A STUDENT RUN RESTAURANT AND IS A PART OF THE FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION, OR FSHN, DEPARTMENT.

NOT ONLY IS BEVIER CAFÉ A RESTAURANT, THEY ARE ALSO A LABORATORY… TEACHING STUDENTS HOW RESTUARANTS OPERATE WHILE KEEPING THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE.

JUNIOR AND BEVIER CAFÉ CHEF KATRINA COCO BELIVES THIS OPPORTUNITY IS GREAT TO SEE WHAT JOBS WILL BE LIKE IN THE FUTURE. (:24)

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“THE BEST PART ABOUT WORKING IN BEVIER CAFÉ IS JUST LIKE BEING WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO COOK AND WHO ALSO WANT TO DO THIS AS PART OF THEIR PROFESSION AFTER COLLEGE.” (.13)

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IN ORDER TO PREVENT MONOTONY BEVIER CAFÉ RELIES HEAVILY ON A THREE WEEK CYCLING MENU, REPEATING ABOUT THREE TIMES A SEMESTER.

WITH AN EMPHASIS ON COOKING WITH DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND VARIETIES OF FOOD THE CAFE USUALLY HAS A LINE THAT GOES OUT THE DOOR.

JUNIOR JENNY GULAS SAYS THE CHANGES KEEP HER COMING BACK. (:17)

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“I’M ACTUALLY HERE LIKE EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’M IN THE CLASS AND THEN I COME AND I USUALLY EAT ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AND THEN I WORK HERE ON FRIDAYS.” (.08)

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AS A PART OF THE FSHN 340 COURSE STUDENTS ARE TRAINED DURING THE SEMESTER AT SIX DIFFERENT LAB STATIONS EACH EMPHASISED TO HELP THE STUDENTS IN THE FUTURE.

TEACHING ASSOCIATE JILL CRAFT ENOYS THE UNIQUENESS OF BEVIER CAFÉ, BUT SHE ALSO SEES THE DIFFICULTIES OF RUNNING A CLASSROOM AND RESTAURANT SIMULTANEOUSLY.  (:17)

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“IT CAN BE CHALLENGING AT TIMES BECAUSE YOU ULTIMATELY NEED TO

KEEP THE EDUCATION ASPECT FRONT AND CENTER BUT THEN ALSO IT CAN BE CHALLENGING, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE ARE SERVING CUSTOMERS AND WE’RE A SELF-SUSTAINING LAB SO WE HAVE TO COVER ALL OF OUR COSTS.” (.13)

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BEVIER CAFÉ LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO EDUCATE IT’S STUDENTS AND PREPARE THEM FOR THE BUSINESS AND CULINARY WORLD… WHILE ALSO PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY WITH A HOT HOME-COOKED MEAL AT A LOW PRICE. (:11)

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BEVIER CAFÉ SERVES BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND OFFERS SELF SERVE OPTION AFTER LUNCH HOURS. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT BEVIER CAFÉ IN BEVIER HALL OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT BEVIERCAFE.ILLINOIS.EDU

 

 

See what’s cooking at Bevier Cafe

Packages – Harder than you’d think

 

When we were assigned these, it seemed like it would be a challenge to coordinate schedules, edit my partner’s piece and get my pieces to my partner at the same time…I was right. Packages are hard to produce in this manor with so much else on my plate. However, it gave me a taste to be under pressure, helped me to trust my partner and to be flexible. Enjoy the packages below:

 

Greeks Support Homecoming

 

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Homecoming on the University of Illinois campus is a time to get together. The organization, Greeks Support Homecoming, hosted a bags tournament for just that reason.

 

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The annual Barbeque and Bags Tournament is open to all students to come out and enjoy some free entertainment while celebrating homecoming week. Director of the event, Lauren Gay, says it’s a good opportunity for students to socialize.

 

“We’d love to have everybody come out…it’s a campus-wide, community thing for Illinois homecoming so I-L-L!”

 

At the tournament in Frat Park, Greeks and non-Greeks came out to enjoy live entertainment and barbeque from Hickory River, all for free.

 

Juniors, Peter Jorjorian and Matt Rajewski, also came for the prizes.

 

“I’m pretty excited about that raffle, they said they got some pretty cool stuff and like five-hundred dollars’ worth of prizes…I want to win the raffle, I plan on winning.”

 

Greeks Support Homecoming is an R.S.O. affiliated with the four Greek Councils and is open to members of the Greek community. However, the events they put on are for the whole campus, including pumpkin decorating on the Quad and marching in the Homecoming Parade.

 

There are over 40 teams registered for this tournament from all over campus. Students came out in full-force for this event and since it is annual, it’s one of the most popular. You don’t even have to be good, you just have to come out and have fun. This year, the winners of the barbeque and bags tournament were from Sigma Phi Epsilon.

 

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Be sure to catch this event next year during the week of October 25, Homecoming Week 2014. If you are interested in getting involved, visit their website for more information.

 

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McKinely Health

 

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McKinley Health Center offers services for students on the University of Illinois campus. Here are little to no out-of-pocket costs to the student because the Health Service Fee is paid as part of tuition.

 

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Some options include pharmacy services, inoculations, and Dial-A-Nurse…a 24-hour service which allows you to speak with a health care professional. However, many students are hesitant to go to McKinley, calling it “Mc-Kill-Me.” Sophomore, Taylor Rehburg is one of those students.

 

“I actually had a really negative experience, I came like four times last winter, I was really sick for like three months and they just kinda didn’t seem to care and just kinda threw antibiotics at me and medicines and I didn’t really feel like it helped at all.”

 

The ‘general’ doctor can be avoided by using your assigned doctor, one that each student is assigned when they enroll. There is also a Women’s Health Clinic, which provides routine annual exams, S.T.D. screenings and contraception to name a few. Junior at UIUC, Nicole Nelson, finds these services useful.

 

“I think it was really positive because I didn’t go to the emergency center. I did a little appointment, check-in online and so I got to see my personal doctor which everybody is assigned when they come to the University.”

 

One reason students may not like to visit McKinley is because they may not know what is available to them, according to Nelson. A quick visit to their website may lend a helpful hand to students.

 

“I think that people might have the negative connotation because they come into the doctor when everybody else is coming into the doctor and they all go to the emergency center and then everybody’s waiting for a really long time.”

 

McKinley’s convenient location also allows students to pick up their prescriptions without going off campus.

 

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For U of I students, it’s not a bad idea to check McKinley out, since you are paying for it, whether you use it or not. The Medical Clinic is open 8:00am-5:30pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Saturday and is closed Sunday.

Bevier Hall Student BSW

The interesting thing about this story is, the students want more work. BSW is short for Building Service Worker, and students essentially clean the buildings around campus. But due to a lack of buildings and full-time employees getting jobs, students are left to do tedious work instead of feeling like they are contributing to the university. Also, the lack of work leads many students that if things do not work out quickly and students continue to do “busy work” then they will eventually lose their jobs.

<STEVEN ON CAM LEAD>STUDENT BUILDING SERVICE WORKERS AT U OF I HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED CLOCK-IN STATIONS LEAVING MANY STUDENTS IN A MESSY SITUATION. (:08)

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TWO MONTHS AGO STUDENT BUILDING SERVICE WORKERS…ALSO KNOWN AS BSWs…MADE A DRASTIC SHIFT TO WHERE THEY PUNCH-IN FOR WORK.

INSTEAD OF SIGNING IN TO LOCATIONS THAT WERE CONVINIENT FOR THE STUDENTS, EVERYONE NOW PUNCHES IN AT BEVIER HALL… CAUSING SOME STUDENTS TO LOSE HOURS AND MONEY.

SENIOR AND STUDENT BUILDING SERVICE WORKER… JOE CAIRO… IS STILL TRYING TO ADJUST TO THE CHANGE. (:22)

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“I preferred the previous one I guess a little bit because I was more on my own kind of just and I knew what I was going to do everyday and just had to show up and do it.” (:09)

 

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BEFORE THE CLOCK STATION CHANGE STUDENTS WORKED FROM A JOB SHEET… BUT NOW THEY DO WHAT IS CALLED PERIODIC WORK… SUCH AS  CLEANING HANDRAILS AND CLASSROOM DESKS.

THE STUDENT B-S-W FOREMAN … NATE PAYNE.. BELIEVES THIS PROGRAM IS HERE TO STAY EVEN WITH THE CHANGES. (:15)

<SOT 2>I DO SEE IT EXPANDING AND LASTING.. THE UNIVERSTIY LIKES TO SEE STUDENTS WORKING… IN THAT WAY I SEE IT LASTING. (:08)

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WHILE THE UNIVERSITY LIKES TO SEE STUDENTS WORKING, THERE ARE 18 STUDENTS AT ONE CLOCK-IN STATION AND THEY’RE HOPING FORE MORE STABILITY. (:07)

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     “once they figure out more and they get more familiar with how to handle us it’ll become more clear.” (:07)

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WITH NO CLEAR FUTURE IN SIGHT STUDENT B-S-Ws CONTINUE TO GO TO WORK AS THEY HAD BEFORE… ONLY THIS TIME THEY WONDER IF THEY’LL BE NEEDED TOMORROW. (:08)

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IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY EXPAND THE PROGRAM, MORE BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS WOULD FIRST HAVE TO COME AVAILABLE TO SERVICE. (:07)

 

 

 

Take a look at the BSW Package here.

StevenM Inman Place VO

Inman Place is a Senior Citizen living facility and they have been open 99 years. I thought this story was interesting because they recently renovated and are preparing for the Inman Place being open almost a century, serving as a hotel, bar and now senior living facility throughout their century of business.

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SENIOR LIVING FACILITY…

INMAN PLACE, IS NEWLY RENNOVATED BUT HAS OLD TIES TO THE COMMUNITY. (:07)

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INMAN PLACE RECENTLY RENNOVATED ADDING A NEW LIBRARY AS WELL AS A SITTING AREA.

INMAN ALSO HAS A NEW KITCHEN, INCLUDING A BUFFET.

INMAN ISN’T ONLY KNOWN FOR THEIR RENNOVATIONS, BUT ALSO FOR BEING A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HISTORICAL LANDMARK.

NEW RENNOVATIONS MIXED WITH HISTORIC NOSTALGIA, INMAN PLACE LOOKS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY.(:21)

 <STEVEN ON CAM TAG>NEXT OCTOBER INMAN PLACE WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 100th YEAR OF BEING IN BUSINESS. (:07)

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StevenM Crossfit

I enjoyed doing this because it involved health and fitness which is news the public can use. Also because crossfit is not a highly publicized sport, so being able to shed light on a sport that is unique and something everyone can do also added an extra incentive to doing this story.

 

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THE NEW PHENOMENOM CROSSFIT HAS TAKEN THE COUNTRY BY STORM…

LET’S SEE WHAT HAS EVERYONE SO WORKED UP.

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CROSSFIT IS A MIX OF THREE PRIMARY EXCERCISES AND IS ABOUT CONTINUOUS MOVEMENT.

MIXING GYMNASTICS, WEIGHTLIFTING AND MONOSTRUCTURAL EXCERSISES.

ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT HIGHLY PUBLICIZED CROSSFIT APPEARS TO BE SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE TO DO FOR MANY YEARS TO GO. (:21)

“I THINK IT’S GROWING NOW AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW. I THINK CROSSFIT IS HERE TO STAY. I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANY WAY OF GETTING AROUND THAT.”(:08)

CROSSFIT TRAINERS TEACH STUDENTS TO GO AT THEIR OWN PACE WHICH MAKES CROSSFIT PERFECT FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. ( :05)

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IF THAT DOESN’T GET YOUR HEART PUMPING CHECK YOUR PULSE…

NEXT LIZ WILL TELL US HOW THOSE CROPS WILL HELP FUEL THAT BODY. (:07)

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Take a look at Crossfit Training