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Free fit club at Silverthorne library

Kathryn Corazzelli
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Jenn Metz has tan, tone arms – the sort of person most would look to for fitness advice. Although, admittedly, she says she’s not a certified personal trainer or nutritionist. She just really enjoys her exercise regimen, and wants to share.

Metz, a ski instructor at Vail, runs a free fit club at the Silverthorne Library at 6 p.m. every Monday night using high-intensity cardio videos like P90X, Insanity and TurboFire. She sets up a small projector, and she and the small group spend the next 60 minutes or so following the on-screen instructor, high kicks and all.

“Why not have a group of people to work out with,” she said. The Monday meetings help empower people to continue working out at home throughout the rest of the week, Metz said. “These are really super-effective home workout programs.”

Metz has been using the cardio programs herself consistently for two years. Some of the Monday attendees have already used them, and some just want to try them out.

Carol Wedgwood, Metz’s friend and regular attendee, said she started using the programs last winter. She would ask Metz how she could improve, and said that’s when Metz started sharing.

“(She’s) very giving,” Wedgwood said. “She’s trying to help us become more fit. I totally appreciate her efforts.”

Last Monday, five women showed up to sweat to RevAbs, a video utilizing a series of punches, kicks, jumping jacks and Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art. They shared their fitness goals with each other; two women said they want to be stronger, while another said she wants to feel younger. One woman commented she has been using the videos for a year, and sees a difference.

“You look stronger,” another told her.

Metz finishes each workout with a sample of a nutritional shake.

“The one thing I ask of people is that they talk about it and make friends,” Metz said of the meetings.

For more information, email Metz at getfitandrich@gmail.com.


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