Get Fit Now!: How Philadelphia Stays Fit
Cecily Tynan, meteorologist, Channel 6 Action News
"Right now, I’m competing as a professional duathlete [5-kilometer run, 30k bike, 5k run]." The training? "During the winter, I ride on a Litespeed bike, around an hour on weekdays and three hours on weekends. I lift with a personal trainer two days a week for an hour." The perks? "You can make some money doing it, get some free trips. But I couldn’t do it for a living."
Pat Croce, former 76ers owner and reality TV star
"Three days a week, I run five miles in under 40 minutes. Three days a week, I work an aerobic circuit for about 40 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of weight lifting. One day a week, I take a four- or five-mile walk with my wife [around] Villanova, the Shore, Key West, or wherever."
Arthur Makadon, chairman, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
"I run 30 miles a week.
It’s not that I like it — it’s just that I’ve been doing it for 20 years. I’m afraid not to do it. When I started, I smoked a lot, and I quit within one year."
Kelly Boyd, president, KB Consultants
"I run after my three girls, under the age of six, constantly, and do Pilates three times a week with Pilates guru Janine Galati."
Chaka Fattah, Congressman
"I golf and I bike. I love the outdoors. I tandem-bike with my six-year-old daughter. I’ve been trying to get her to do more of the pedaling."
Tony Luke Jr., co-founder of Tony Luke’s, actor, and three-time state amateur kickboxing champion
"I just did three films back-to-back. I haven’t had the time to work out in six months, and I gained 50 pounds. Boxing is what I usually do. Two-fifty is the perfect weight for me. In fact, I’m the heaviest I’ve been right now."
George Bochetto, attorney, Bochetto & Lentz P.C.
"Twice a week, I play in an old-farts basketball league. Twice a week, I lift weights. Twice a week, I try to spar. Then of course there’s the daily exercise I get from lifting a Budweiser."
Jerry Blavat, "The Geator"
"I ride my bicycle all over the city. I don’t drive a car unless I’m going to a long-distance club."
Neil Hartman, anchor, Comcast SportsNet
"I run about four or five times a week. In the winter. I have a multi-dimensional weight unit in my house. I have an elliptical machine. I’ve always been a runner. I’ve never entered races or anything. I just do it for conditioning."
G Love, musician
"I surf whenever I can. I’m lucky enough that I get to travel around the world — Fiji, Australia, Hawaii, Japan. On the road, my day is I get up, have breakfast, get in the gym and get into the music."
Governor Ed Rendell
A spokesperson laughed for several seconds when we asked. He then said, "The Governor exercises regularly, primarily on a treadmill." — Ed Mahon