GET FIT FRIDAY! Follow Sandy Gallant on her journey to Get Fit each Friday morning. Join our great sponsors at Harvest Café, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, The Clubs at River City & OSF Healthcare as they prepare you to Get Fit! Whether you are just getting off the couch to start your journey, or are a seasoned athlete, you are sure to learn some great tip from our experts!




  • Get Fit Friday: 4/4/14

    If you have the desire to change your life and become more fit, but have a difficult time fitting the gym into your schedule, local fitness experts say you can still get in a workout at the office.

  • Get Fit Friday: 3/28/14

    Whether you are a beginning runner or an experienced marathoner, you can benefit from cross-training.

  • Get Fit Friday: 3/21/2014

    PEORIA, Ill. -- The Clubs at River City is rolling out a new group of classes that incorporates strength training using the popular TRX program with other popular fitness activities.

  • Get Fit Friday: 3/7/2014

    PEORIA, Ill. -- If you take a look at how portion sizes have changed in this country over the years, it's no surprise why America's waist line is super sized.

  • Get Fit Friday: 2/21/14

    The icy, wintry conditions on the roads can be a real challenge for long-distance runners training for the next big race.

  • Get Fit Friday: 2/7/14

    Each February, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center shines a spotlight on the number one killer in this country, heart disease.

  • Get Fit Friday: 1/31/14

    One of the hot fitness phrases hitting the mainstream these days is 'core strength.'

  • Get Fit Friday: 1/24/14

    If you want to lose weight and watch the affects of your exercise plan, fitness specialists say it's important to know your true body composition.

  • Get Fit Friday: 1/17/14

    When it comes to vegetables, food experts say fresh is best. But finding quality fresh produce in the dead of winter can sometimes be problematic.

  • Get Fit Friday: 1/10/14

    Even though it's winter, it doesn't mean we can't do some summertime workouts.

  • Get Fit Friday: 1/3/14

    Chances are you've heard the advice to consult your doctor before starting any new fitness plan, but have you considered visiting a physical therapist too?

  • Get Fit Friday: 12/20/13

    It seems these days that eating your greens is pretty hip.

  • Get Fit Friday: 12/13/13

    Vegan diets have become increasingly popular. While a plant-based diet does have health benefits, dietitians say it's important for vegetarians to carefully plan meals in order to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

  • Get Fit Friday: 12/6/13

    When it comes to getting the most benefit from your exercise routine, how you move your body is just as important as what you do.

  • Get Fit Friday: 11/29/13

    The Centers for Disease Control says children who are overweight or obese as preschoolers are 5 times as likely as normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults.

  • Get Fit Friday: 11/22/13

    According to the Calorie Control Council, the typical Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings is roughly 4,500 calories. That's nearly twice the recommended daily allowance.

  • Get Fit Friday: 11/15/13

    Walk into a cafeteria and far too often you will find a host of fried foods to choose from.

  • Get Fit Friday: 11/8/13

    Now that the professional baseball season is over, players often use the off-season to rehabilitate their injuries and improve their strength training.

  • Get Fit Friday: 11/1/13

    A unique workout, originally designed by the Navy Seals, is taking the fitness industry by storm.

  • Get Fit Friday: 10/25/13

    It is time to improve the way we cook and one simple technique is keeping nutrients and big flavor in our veggies!

  • Get Fit Friday: 10/18/13

    Whether it is shellfish, peanuts, milk or strawberries, allergies to certain types of food are a very real and potentially deadly health hazard facing millions of Americans.

  • Get Fit Friday: 10/11/13

    Runners know that the thrill of crossing the finish line can also translate into the pain of an injury.

  • Get Fit Friday: 10/4/13

    Health and wellness is not just important for your body. Taking some time to focus on your mental clarity matters too.

  • Get Fit Friday: 9/27/13

    We have shared a lot of great tips over the last couple of years related to exercise, but starting today we're also going to help you improve behaviors in the kitchen.

  • Get Fit Friday: 9/20/13

    Flu season is right around the corner and many area healthcare providers are already distributing the seasonal vaccine to patients.