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RECREATION | Pushups Instead of Pizza Friday Night Fitness


Did you know that working out is a natural way to fight depression? That includes seasonal-darkness-induced depression — I'm talking to you, Rochester. In related news, alcohol is a depressant. If your happy hour could use a little more glee, why not give it a healthy jump start? On Friday, February 8, join professional fitness trainer Anne Osovski as she leads a group through her popular iPhone workout app "Workout in a Bag," a fun calorie-burning exercise routine. The event, which takes place 6-8 p.m. at F.I.T. (465 W. Commercial St., East Rochester), will include heart-pumping music and lots of healthy surprises.

The group workout begins at 6:15 p.m. The workout will be followed by a fitness after-party with nutritious refreshments, chair massages, healthy-cooking demos, raffle prizes, and giveaways. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Ad Council of Rochester and Bivona Child Advocacy's Campaign to End Child Sexual Abuse. For more information or to register, call 442-0200 x202 or visit