Fit Over 50: Kelly Carse

Kelly shown on the left.   Name: Kelly Carse                 City/Town of Residence: Pawtucket, RI Age: 55 Family: Married to Donna Nesselbush Your sport or fitness activity: CrossFit What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?  In 2010, CrossFit opened the field for Masters (age 50 and older at that time) to compete in the CrossFit Games, a worldwide event held … Read more

Fitness Enthusiast – Katie Evans

City/Town of Residence: West Warwick, RI Age: 32 Occupation: Pilates, TRX, Barre instructor at PWB by deedee Your sport or fitness passion: I love to rock climb when I am not teaching or working out at the studio. Recent events you’ve participated in: Our studio holds quarterly events, most recently a “Beauty on the inside and … Read more

Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island Wins $600,000 Grant to Integrate Behavioral Health into RI Primary Care

by, Allison Dessert  Today, the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC) announced the receipt of a $600,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island to expand efforts to integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting. The grant will fund a pilot program that places a behavioral health clinician … Read more

Fitness Enthusiast: Nate Charpentier

City/Town of Residence: Smithfield, RI Age: 31 Occupation: Health Professional/CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Coach/Nutrition Enthusiast -Pharmacist by trade. Owner at Farmacy Health and Fitness. Your sport or fitness activity: Olympic Lifting, secondly CrossFit/Strength and Conditioning Recent events you’ve participated in: Bay State Games 2015 Weightlifting Competition Events planned for the future: New England Championships Weightlifting … Read more

30th Annual RI AIDS Walk – Keep Hope Alive

PROVIDENCE, RI – AIDS Walk RI is THIS Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) starting and ending at the RI State House lawn (facing Providence Place Mall).We will gather at noon, there will be a speaking program at 12:30, then we will step off the 2 mile walk at about 1 p.m!  The walk ends at the State House … Read more

Fitness Enthusiast: Pat O'Rourke

Name: Patrick O’Rourke                    City/Town of Residence: North Kingstown Age: 47 Occupation: Firefighter Your sport or fitness activity: Triathlon Recent events you’ve participated in: Cox Half Marathon, Newport 10 Miler, Patriot Half Iron Triathlon and Panasonic New York City Triathlon What is your proudest fitness accomplishment? Completing … Read more

Fitness Enthusiast: Debbie Valois

City/Town of Residence: East Greenwich, RI Age: 45 Occupation: Yoga Teacher and Co-Owner of Laughing Elephant Yoga with Lori Mancini Your sport or fi tness activity: Yoga, Arielle Arts,Running, Weight-lifting Recent events you’ve participated in: Taught a yoga class to over 200 people on Memorial Day at Goddard Park, Ran the Newport 10 Miler in 1 hour 35 minutes … Read more

Fit Over 50: Samra Pease

City/Town of Residence: Jamestown Age: 59 Occupation: Front desk at Jamestown Fitness Center, child care, personal trainer Family: Husband of 24 years; daughter, 22; and son, 20 Your sport or fitness activity:: Working out/lifting weights, obstacle course racing What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?: It’s a toss-up between my first chin-up and climbing the rope and ringing the bell in a … Read more