Danielle Fillmore is new to working out. The soon-to-be 50-year-old joined her first gym earlier this month.
Katie Pufahl was drawn to Baby Boot Camp classes because she could bring along Millie and her 9-month-old son, Max.
Carol Horner has always been an exerciser, but with guidance from instructors at First Row Fitness, she's been able to see results.
Tamara Mosby-Montegut picked up working out as a stress reliever. Now the Omaha woman strives to stay active.
Nick Pflederer took the first step toward getting back in shape during a boot camp-style class at Lewis & Clark Landing.
In the last year, the 26-year-old Omaha man started working out and revamped his diet. He's dropped down to 195 pounds.
After many winters on the treadmill, Gail Risch was ready for a new workout. The 66-year-old joined a gym and turned her focus on strength training four days a week.
Since Tammi Bosiljevac started working out, she’s tackled triathlons, marathons and recovered from a broken femur. Now, having worked out for about 20 years, the Papillion woman exercises to keep up with her three children.
The La Vista woman — a wife and mother of one — gets her workouts in at Pure Barre. The classes combine yoga, Pilates and ballet movements performed on a dance barre.
Even as a kid, Diane Corring could never quite make that climb up the rope in gym class. After a year, the Omaha woman has made some serious progress on the rope: She can climb halfway up. Thanks to her CrossFit workouts, Corring, 35, has dropped 10 pounds and put on some muscle, too.
Michael Gerdes does pullups like a pro, surrounded by the belts of champions that adorn the walls of Omaha’s Mid-America Martial Arts gym. The Omaha native, keeping pace with his coach, has an impressive mixed martial arts background of his own.
Sue Schreiner has survived a brain aneurysm and double hip replacement, but continues to be grateful that she can spend three days a week walking and lifting weights.
Nate Olson balances work, being a father and husband and working out on a daily basis. Ultimately, he wants to set a healthy example for his three children and be around for the long haul.
Michael Stufft hits the gym five days a week to lift weights and squeeze in cardio. All the while, he looks up to his father, who introduced him to the hobby.
Shawn Stamper wasn’t happy about his two-year hiatus from the gym. He didn’t feel healthy and wasn’t as energized. But Stamper got back to it, partly to be a role model to his toddler son.
Gary Gundy squatted down for target practice, but then he needed help getting back up. It was writing on the wall the La Vista man needed to start exercising and change his diet.
After she goes to a national competition in May, Kathleen Giebler will set her sights on making the Olympic team.
Lynette Olsen got tired of doing the same workout videos every day at home.
When Valerie Heath weighed in at 237 pounds, she knew it was time for a change.
Nicki Krejci has an on-again off-again relationship with working out. But since January, the Omaha woman has stuck with her four-day-a-week exercise routine.
Five days a week, Rorebeck cruises around the track for a few laps with his walker. Then, he participates in a group exercise class designed to use a chair for support while working on strength and range of motion.
Fabiola Becerra has been attending spin classes for three years, and through them has found a passion for getting fit and staying healthy.
Jill Steinheider has become a regular gym-goer, and she’s a pro at proper pushups. Steinheider built a habit out of working out thanks to an exercise buddy: her sister Anne Jackson.
Ashlei Spivey wants to be around for her family, especially her 3-year-old son. But that meant the 31-year-old needed to get in shape.
Marylyn Waxman was looking for something to alleviate the pain and inflammation caused by her Rheumatoid arthritis.
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Omaha man Paul Shadle is one of 25 individuals featured in a national campaign from the nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer. The campaign, which features video and images of the individuals, runs through the month of March.