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Indie Soul: Getting fit and eating healthy

Phinesse Demps | 2/6/2015, 9:24 a.m.
Most folks wait until spring to officially begin to try to get themselves in shape and eat healthy. By February, ...
Fitness trainer Sonja Burns presented a Kettlebell AMPED demonstration at Athleta at Dulaney Plaza (Photo credit: Phinesse Demps)

Most folks wait until spring to officially begin to try to get themselves in shape and eat healthy. By February, most New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten. Now is the time for people who are genuinely concerned about living healthy to get moving in the right direction. This past weekend there were a couple of events to help people learn about healthy living.

The Land of Kush hosted a fundraiser for Open the Cages Alliance's upcoming Vegan Living Program scheduled each Saturday from March 28-April 25 2015. The organization is seeking pledges to go vegan and commit to a five-week program that consists of presentations, cooking demos, and a trip to an animal sanctuary. Close to 150 people came out to support the cause. The Land of Kush donated 10 percent of sales for the benefit. This great way for a person who wants to know more about how to cook and eat healthier. Visit: www.openthecagesalliance.com

Also on Saturday, fitness trainer Sonja Burns presented a Kettlebell AMPED demonstration at Athleta at Dulaney Plaza. The class was full and yours truly was the only guy present. Burns had everyone sweating and understanding how to get the best workout using the Kettlebell. It’s one of the best full body workouts you could experience. Burns had something for everyone from the experienced to the beginner. If you missed this free class, be sure not to miss the next one. Follow Burns on Facebook, to stay informed.

Since we are talking fitness and health, mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Let’s Get Serious event to be held April 4, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over the last few years this event has grown so huge and informative that this year, the event will be held at the North Baltimore Plaza, 2400 Greenspring Road in Timonium, Maryland. This is an event for the entire family and includes demos, exercise, healthy tips and more.