Health and Wellness

. January 2, 2015.

2015 could be your year—of no excuses, no guilt-eating, and maybe even saying “no” to some of those old bad habits. Staying fit isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. We asked some pros to share their secrets about food, fitness, and where to work out in the new year.


Tim Ryan 

Ryan Pharmacy & Orthopedic Supply 

3340 Dorr St.


My pantry is always stocked with:Cereal of all kinds!

My bad habit: I like to crunch the ice in my drinks very loudly.

One health goal for 2015: Cut out one bad food from my diet and replace it with one good one.

My happy place: Anywhere in the world with my wife. 

Most underrated fitness activity in the 419: Bowling.

One-word piece of advice: Enjoy! 


Gregg Schwartz 

American Mobile Fitness

2727 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Suite H 419-351-1381,

Favorite indulgence: Anything homemade! 

Best fitness routine: A well-balanced workout that incorporates all major muscle groups, and concentrates on balance, joint stability and functional movement patterns.

Health goal for 2015: Less stress. 

Theme song: The theme song from Rocky

Look-good philosophy: Feel good about yourself, and always keep moving forward.

Most underrated fitness activity in the 419: The new fitness trail at Pacesetter Park.

One-word piece of advice: Dedication.


Hussein El-Khatib 

Toledo Family Pharmacy

1601 W. Sylvania Ave.


Favorite indulgence:Caramel salted pretzels

Favorite fitness routine: 15 minutes of cardio, then 30 minutes of weightlifting.

My theme song:The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”

One health goal for 2015: Eat breakfast every day, and eat less at night.

I can’t live without: My wife and dog.


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