Trainer Promotes Healthy Living In Macon

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By Linnie Supall


Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:50:22 EST

The City of Macon was shaping up in Tattnall Square Park Saturday. As NewsCentral's Linnie Supall explains, one fitness instructor traveled across the country to help keep Middle Georgia fit. Michael Banks/Fitness Instructor, “Body By Banks”: “My goal is this: To make the United States the fittest country in the world again like we were in the 1800's.” It’s a goal like this that’s driven fitness trainer Michael Banks to tour the nation, promote healthy living, and curb the amount of Americans suffering from obesity. Terrell Sandefur/ Organizer: “Every community needs something like this, especially Macon.” Annie Rushin/Participant “With the obesity in our kids today and all of our medical problems, I believe that this company with Michael Banks will be what this city, state, and United States will need to better everyone's life physically, emotionally, and economically. Pilar Wilder/Dance Instructor: “Fitness is something that we should all be concerned about with our children’s obesity epidemic and so many health problems around our nation. It's important that we teach the importance of staying fit, exercising, and having fun.” Banks says his efforts go hand in hand with Michelle Obama’s platform. Michael Banks/Fitness Instructor, “Body By Banks”: “I'm answering Michelle Obama’s call her platform is obesity for young adults so let's get moving. For the first time someone of that level has said enough is enough, so I’m going to follow you Michelle Obama and travel throughout the county so every community can benefit from my program.” Linnie Supall, NewsCentral For more information about "Body By Banks" go to:

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