Boston's Ceremonial Trumpeter Richard Waddell


Health & Fitness
health For many years I had an interest in fitness, but it seemed to stay in the back of my mind (and on the front of my stomach!).  This interest finally stabilized in June of 1997, when I began taking an aerobics class (also known as "floor" aerobics, as compared to "step" aerobics).
Finally!  I found a fitness activity that helped my need for physical conditioning and that educated me in the process -- all while having fun!
After a few months it was apparent that I enjoyed this class.  The way it was taught made it fun, and the pleasure soon became the reason I kept going.  And I was getting into better shape all the time.
Wanting to learn more about what I was doing, I decided to get my AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Aerobic Instructor Certification a little over one year later.  Soon after that I began substitute teaching where I was taking classes.
When my teacher decided to retire (after 20 years!) I took over her classes. Currently I am teaching 8 classes every week at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  To learn more about these classes, when they are offered, what they are all about, and how you might enroll in them, follow the BC&AEP link or go directly to the class descriptions via these links:
DO47-01/DO47-02 ("Calorie-Burning Aerobics", sections 1 & 2)
DO50-01 ("Hip, Thigh and Abdominal Workshop")
DO51-01 ("Body Sculpting and Shaping")

"This course more than met my needs and expectations. It kept me moving, and my heart pumping. Give this class daily! Richard is a great teacher and motivator."

- A Student in Richard Waddell's Calorie-Burning Aerobics 

Along the way, I took an 8-week Teacher Training course from a gym in Somerville called NO-FRILLS AEROBICS & MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY.  The teacher I studied with there was wonderful, as were the various instructors who worked there.  Sadly, this gym closed in December of 2000.  I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend those classes.
Fitness Links
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Whether you're a fitness professional, exercise enthusiast, corporate wellness center or a fitness facility, has something for you.  Find a list of workshops for your state.
Dr. C. Everett Koop
The latest news, in-depth features, health calculators, support groups.  You’ll find the information and resources you need to help you and your family live healthier lives. Whether you want to start a new exercise program or just got the diagnosis, can help you make the most of your health.
Brookline Adult & Community 
Education Program
The Brookline Adult & Community Education Program (BA&CEP) is one of the oldest non-credit, public education programs in Massachusetts.  It is the largest public program in the state, with close to 1,800 courses and over 18,000 enrollments yearly.
Balance Bar
Balance products are great-tasting nutritious snacks, meal replacements and energy boosters. All are based on the 40-30-30 nutrition principle.  Also find healthy eating ideas. 
Food and Drug Administration
Home Page for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Find helpful information on many products.
Jack LaLanne 
(Befit Enterprises)
Jack La Lanne, known as the Godfather of Physical Fitness the world over, has been in the business since 1936, and he's still going strong.  Jack and Elaine, his wife, have compiled tons of exciting interactive features and have placed them on this web site for your enjoyment, entertainment, and education.  Included are fitness tips, healthful recipes, an online quiz to test your knowledge of Jack and his philosophies for exercise and nutrition.
Jack LaLanne

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