HARTLAND -- It's National Women's Health and Fitness Day 2018, and this year's theme is all about making the healthy choice and getting active.
“I have a grandchild and one on the way and I’ve always wanted to be able to pick up this child and any other kids that come my way and be healthy in my everyday life as well,” Kathleen Nonnamaker said.
Nonnamaker started her day in the gym —it’s something she’s been doing for the past 11 years, but Nonnamker said Wednesday's sweat session was extra special because of the emphasis on women's health and fitness across the nation.
"[To me, women's health and fitness] means staying young as long as you possibly can," Nonnamaker said.
Nonnamaker and the rest of her gym mates are already on track to longevity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, but Tim Mikulance, the owner of 360 Fitness in Hartland, said exercise can help prevent that.
"One step at a time. It’s the easiest thing. You come in, we put something together for them making sure they feel comfortable and we work together on things," Mikulance said.