April 6, 2021


Dear Abby: She’s crushing on her personal trainer, but it’s her marriage that could use some toning

DEAR ABBY: I have grown really close to “Pete,” my trainer at the gym I joined two years ago. We are both married. I know it’s wrong to feel this way. I love my husband, but I’m not sure I am “in love” with him anymore.

I think what I feel for Pete may be more than just a physical attraction and connection. Our lives are so parallel. We are both loyal to our spouses, so nothing has happened.

I’m not sure if he feels the same about me, but I sense our chemistry when we are together. Our friendship

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Donnell Poke, personal trainer and newlywed, dies at 33


After leaving her abusive ex-husband and restarting her life in Kansas City, Mel Denton was crippled by fear. She wanted the means to defend herself if anyone ever tried to hit her in the face or grab her by the hair again.

Donnell Poke offered to help. He trained her in self defense and mixed martial arts. And he did so free of charge.

“He helped me so much find my confidence and strength and just be able to get back out into the world without constantly having fear,” said Denton, who quickly developed a close friendship with Poke and

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I tried the FlexIt app that brings a virtual personal trainer to your living room

Like many of parts of our daily routine, workouts have been re-imagined in the age of COVID-19. And with the majority of us doing our exercises at home, many fitness brands have had to re-work their approach.

The workout app FlexIt altered its business model to meet users where they’re at — specifically, at home in their living rooms.

Pre-pandemic, users could download the app and pop into one of the gyms registered (like Crunch, SLT, etc.) and pay for the space by the minute without a contract or membership. Once the pandemic hit and many gyms closed, the app

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Personal trainer helps Fort4Fitness increase diversity

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – “I got certified through the YMCA and started there for group fitness,” said personal trainer Carla Jennings. “I began to have a passion to do more one on one, being involved closely with women and their journey and that’s when I got certified as a personal trainer.”

Jennings owns and operates Fit4U! at 1301 Lafayette Street in downtown Fort Wayne. She says exercise is something all women need to stay healthy and at her age she should know. “I’m 59 and I don’t mind saying it,” she laughed. “I’ll be 60 on July 30 of

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