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July Fitness Tips

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  • By Tech Sgt. April Allen and Ms. Michelle Walker
  • 169th Force Support Squadron
Need a personal trainer or help with your upcoming Physical Fitness Test (PFT)?

You already have one!

That's right Ms. Michelle Walker, located in our base gym, is here for us every drill and during the work day. Whether you are a drill-status Guardsman or fulltime, you are encouraged to take advantage of the life-changing benefits that Ms. Walker can help you achieve and it's completely free! All you have to do is call or email her to make an appointment. 

I live in the Upstate, about two hours away, and proudly proclaim everywhere I go that I have a trainer at the base. Ms. Walker has helped me pass my PT test that I struggled miserably with by giving me mock tests monthly, exercise plans and food regimens. She also contacted me weekly to get updates on how I was executing what she created for me to tailor my routines to my PT needs. She was always a phone call or email away.

I have successfully passed my test. Yay! Now she allows me to make appointments to get exercise programs and food regimens built around my personal goals. I hope my personal testimony with encourage you to call Ms. Walker today. She is a great resource to help everyone with their fitness goals. Please email her at, or call at 803-647-8712 to set up an appointment. (Commentary provided by, Tech. Sgt. April Allen, 169th FSS)


Planning - Preparing Healthy Meals for Your Busy Week (by Ms. Michelle Walker, 169th FSS)

* Start Small - Getting into a new routine of prepping all of your meals ahead of time, starting with just a few days, and working up to preparing a week's worth later.

* Break it up - To mix it up and keep some variety, you may want to consider freezing a few meals each time you cook so you can rotate out meals each week.

* Enlist a Buddy - Try cooking with a friend or spouse since you are more likely to cook more interesting and tasty dishes than when you are just cooking for yourself.

Check out, for great tips on how and what you will need to make preparing quick, and healthy meals easier!