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If you have always wanted to begin running, this could possibly be the program for you.   Begin at your own pace and build on what you start with.  You can only improve with the method used at Chizel-It Fitness Center in Owings Mills, Md.

Donna Harris, co-owner of Chizel-It Fitness Center, leads the running club.  The great thing about this program is that you do not have to come to the center with a running background.  If you can only run for one block, give it a try and see how far you can run at the end of training period in September.

“I start my running club the 1st Saturday in May with the goal of  starting my group off  running at their own pace  for one mile, which is a single lap around the mall. They do the best that they can taking their time, doing it at their own pace and then we build from there,” says Harris.

Harris is looking to run another marathon because her group has run the Baltimore Marathon for years and she is looking for another venue and a change of scenery.

Many participants have run their first marathon after joining the running club at Chizel-It Fitness Center. Runners have option of running a full marathon or a half marathon which is in October.

“We start them off with baby steps and we gradually build on that,” says Harris.

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How many times have you gone to an exercise class and casually said hello to the people around you just to be polite?  Would you believe there is a place where nearly everyone speaks and encourages one another and their accomplishments?

That place is Chizel-It Fitness Center. Charles “Chizel-It” Harris runs around the fitness center during his class yelling and counting and keeping the atmosphere high as a packed room full of participants try to keep up with him.

Chizel, as everyone calls him, has a desire to see people fit and he does not want excuses.  It does not matter where you are on the fitness spectrum-beginner to advanced-he wants and expects participation from everyone as seen in this video clip.

There is something about personal trainers, they have a desire to motivate the unmotivated and move the slow and unmovable.  Every one has a reason for coming out to the classes offered at the fitness center.

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What an awesome morning for a brisk walk.  I am motivated to lose a few pounds by June.  I know it takes about three months for me to tone up and feel really comfortable about my appearance. I love to be around water during the summer months and of course I wear a swimsuit.

I love going to Chizel-it Fitness Center in Owings Mills because of the fitness classes.  I have gone to the Burdick center at Towson University, but there I feel like I’m on an isolated Island.  Everyone there seems to keep to themselves and are so very serious.

“You have to find someone to be accountable to…you will let yourself down before you let someone else down,” says Charles “Chizel-it” Harris III, Owner of Chizel-it Fitness Center.

I am serious about working out, but I love to have fun doing it.  At Chizel-it, we work, sweat and laugh.  The trainers are serious about what they do and have fun doing it.

My daughter does not care for the atmosphere there, so this month she is getting a membership at the YMCA.

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