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Ready to make 2017 the year you get fit and healthy?

Working in partnerships with our parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, we at KTVO believe it's our responsibilty and privilege to keep you informed about important health matters.

In this 'Sinclair Cares' report, ready to make 2017 the year you get fit and healthy?

Here are five exercises from fitness experts Dr. Pamela Peeke and Liz Corah to help you get fit.

First up, arms.

Bicep curls can be done using hand weights or a resistance band.

"Bring the tubing up 90 degrees and go ahead and lower nice and slow," said group fitness instructor Liz Corah.

Aim for three sets of 12 to 15 reps.

To tone your legs, try wall squats.

"Imagine there's a chair underneath you," said Equinox Health Advisory Board Member, Dr. Pamela Peeke. "Quads are parellel to the ground, 90 degree angle, nice and relaxed and then just breath."

Hold the pose for 10-60 seconds, depending on your fitness level, and repeat twice.

Next up, balance pose.

"Lifting the right leg off the ground, tilt as far forward as you can, maybe 45 degrees, and come straight back to starting position," instructs Corah.

Do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps for each leg.

Follow that up with planks, to target your core.

"It's simply straightening your arms, weight of body, I like to push pads of fingers into the mat," said Corah.

Hold the pose for 10-60 seconds, rest and repeat twice.

Finish up the workout with V-sits.

"Knees bent, flex feet, lift toes, extend arms out, roll shoulders back, chest lifted," Corah continues to instruct.

Hold this pose for 30 seconds, then extend your arms 10 times on each side. Rest and repeat that twice.

By following these five moves, and watching what you eat, Dr. Peeke says you'll be off to a great start this year.

"It's important to understand that everyone can do this, but what it takes is focus, concentration, determinations and it takes passion."

Dr. Peeke says "Power is the new thin" and just because someone is thin, does not mean he or she is healthy.

Instead, she advises that people should focus on building lean muscle with excersis like thises and eating a healthy diet.

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