Connie Hamilton is running for her life.

And cycling. And cross-training. And doing just about anything else she can think of to stay healthy.

“I feel great and am off all my (blood pressure and other) medications,” she said.

All in 2½ of beginning an exercise program because she was “feeling horrible.”

Story continues below gallery

Plus, she looked at a photo of herself out of shape “and said enough is enough.”

» Briefly describe your daily/weekly workout routine.

Monday: Cross-training through The Wellness Center.

Tuesday: Spin (stationary cycling) at Sky Sport Fitness, then running four miles after work.

Wednesday: Run 4 miles.

Thursday: Cross-training with trainer Brooke Sneed at Sky Sport Fitness.

Friday: Run 4 miles.

Saturday: Run 6.2 miles with the Columbus Running Club.

» How do you make time to work out?

Priority. I schedule workouts first then everything else around it.

» Have you lost weight or gained muscle mass through working out? How much?

I have lost 70 pounds in more than 2½ years. And since I started working out with weights, I have lost five inches in five weeks.

About Connie Hamilton

Age: 54.

City: Columbus.

Family: Husband Mark. Three sons: Chris, Nick, Patrick.

Work out at: Sky Sport Fitness, Planet Fitness, Columbus Regional Health’s Wellness Center classes and Columbus Running Club.

Hours per week: 7.

Author photo
Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.