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Article disappoints

As an active fitness professional of 10-plus years, I was disappointed to read your article, “Personal Trainers Get Flab Going” (Aug. 13).

The article quoted someone as saying, “It’s about removing carbohydrates from bread and pasta and getting them from fruits and vegetables.” This statement on its own is completely false, and has lead to serious health problems in some individuals. Cutting out the carbs in one”s diet can be fatal. The carbs we get from fruits and vegetables are not enough to sustain us. Blanket statements like “removing carbohydrates” can cause serious ailments to your nutritionally uneducated readers.

Also, I think it was highly remiss for The Union to quote someone referring to a young female fitness professional as a “Bimbette.” According to Webster’s, the definition of a bimbette is a woman considered sexually provocative and mentally vacuous. I think what she meant to say is that she was uncomfortable with a woman who was fitness savvy and uses her knowledge to keep her body healthy and beautiful.



Also, The Union forgot to add that there is another gym in town. Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym in Grass Valley with brand new Hammerstrength and post-rehab equipment.

Lane Frank




Anytime Fitness

Grass Valley


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