Get your fit on after gorging yourself on sweets |

Get your fit on after gorging yourself on sweets

Becky Bosshart

I joined Nevada Fitness recently with the goal of trading in some of my unhealthy fat for glorious, toned muscles. And after writing this week’s features on ice cream and sweets I feel an obligation to end on a fit note.

Isn’t there some statistic out there saying 80 percent of Americans are overweight? Who surveyed people for that? And did they wear head protection while doing it?

I am feeling a little lighter, even though my scale at home only blinks a lonely E (error) repeatedly. So I don’t really know for sure if I’ve lost any weight. And I did buy a whole bag full of candy at Everything Sweet today. But that was for a friend. Promise.

But if you’re interested in working out, a new gym has opened in south Reno. Anytime Fitness, 18603 Wedge Parkway in Galena, is a 24-hour gym. Entrance is key activated and the gym has video security. Owner Darryl Carlson said their grand opening special is a $49 enrollment fee, monthly membership of $40, and one month free for an 18-month membership. The security activation fee is $30. For more information contact 852-7007.

Curves fitness and weight loss center, 272 E. Winnie Lane, is supporting breast cancer awareness month. The Carson City Curves is participating in a promotion designed to encourage early detection. Vicki Ramos, Curves manager, said the club will waive the initial service fee for women who join this week and show evidence of having a recent mammogram. For more information call 884-9111.

Joe Musser recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, and one of the nation’s leading providers of residential mortgages, as a reverse mortgage consultant. Musser will work with senior homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage, a home financing program that allows homeowners to use the equity in their home to supplement their retirement income. He will serve customers in Northern Nevada and California.

Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at bbosshart@ or 881-1212.