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Fitness Likes a Glove

The East Tennessee locations of Koko FitClub recently joined Twitter. I’ve been a member of Koko since I started doing radio commercials for them in November, 2013. I’m also a big fan of Twitter. I thought it was great that … Continue reading

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I Spry

The word spry amuses me. A member of the improv group Ponch! called me spry on my 51st birthday because I jumped over a row of seats at their theatre in Frederick, Maryland. I was walking to my car after this week’s … Continue reading

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Yes, Whey

Protein powder was on sale at Complete Nutrition on Black Friday. I was there to do a remote broadcast and decided to do a little shopping too. I bought a canister of the chocolate peanut butter flavored powder with the … Continue reading

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Glove and Special Sauce

 During winter months, smartphone users can wear special gloves that work with their touchscreens. My wife and I saw a catalog ad for a product that turns any gloves into smartphone gloves. I joked that I should try putting Nanotips on … Continue reading

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Zombie Viral

Prepare to experience déjà vu, that strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before. Last week, I wrote a blog post about doing the zombie workout at Koko FitClub. The local franchise of Koko FitClub shared my … Continue reading

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Flu Grant

Post by Frank Murphy. . In memory of Leeann Samples, I got a flu shot on Wednesday. My employer offered us vouchers for a free flu shot at Walgreens. The pharmacist asked if I was allergic to eggs. She laughed … Continue reading

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Samples of Service

Leeann Samples’ birthday would have been on Wednesday. Her husband Don created a Facebook event called Leeann Samples Flu Shot Day. Here’s Don’s explanation: On January 2nd of this year, my healthy, beautiful wife entered the hospital and was admitted … Continue reading

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Be the Best You Can Zombie

Marketers have figured out that adding the word “zombie” can draw attention to their message, especially this close to Halloween. At Koko FitClub, coach Paul Romeo created a zombie workout that piqued my curiosity. I joined Koko FitClub last November … Continue reading


Coughin’ Corner

Gargling with warm salt water isn’t much fun. I’ve been doing it once or twice a day to alleviate a sore throat. I’ve also been eating some local honey and occasionally sipping on some Rock & Rye at bedtime. Both are … Continue reading

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Mental Wellness

It wasn’t planned this way but motherhood was the topic of Journal Broadcast Group’s weekly public affairs show on Father’s Day. I interviewed Rebecca Smith about Climb Out of the Darkness, a fundraiser for PostpartumProgress.org. The Knoxville climb is a hike … Continue reading

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Bodden’s Well

Alonzo Bodden won the grand prize on Last Comic Standing’s “Battle of the Best” in 2004. He’s in town to headline at Side Splitters Comedy Club and stopped by for an interview on the Classic Hits 93.1  Comedy Couch. A … Continue reading

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Do the Koko Motion

Tricia Kilgore knows a thing or two about nutrition and exercise. Before obtaining the Knoxville franchise rights for Koko FitClub, she worked in nursing and saw firsthand the effects of obesity on the body. In my interview with Tricia, I … Continue reading

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The Midnight Special

Of all the possible reactions to the sentence, “I’m sorry for setting off your burglar alarm,” I didn’t expect to hear “I’m very proud of you!” My wife and I joined Koko FitClub at the beginning of November when I … Continue reading

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Stride Piper

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins today, which means we’ll see plenty of pink reminders and fundraising efforts. One of the best is the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event can trace its origins to 1984 but has … Continue reading

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