Category Archives: Local Profiles

Fit Over 50: Kelly Carse Fit Over 50: Kelly Carse


Kelly shown on the left.   Name: Kelly Carse                 City/Town of Residence: Pawtucket, RI Age: 55 Family: Married to Donna Nesselbush Your sport or fitness activity: CrossFit What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?  In 2010, CrossFit opened the field for Masters (age 50 and older at that time) to compete in the CrossFit Games, a worldwide event held…
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Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island Wins $600,000 Grant to Integrate Behavioral Health into RI Primary Care Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island Wins $600,000 Grant to Integrate Behavioral Health into RI Primary Care


by, Allison Dessert  Today, the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC) announced the receipt of a $600,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island to expand efforts to integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting. The grant will fund a pilot program that places a behavioral health clinician…
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Fitness Enthusiast: Usha Bilotta Fitness Enthusiast: Usha Bilotta


Usha Bilotta City/Town of Residence:  Coventry Age: 38 Occupation: Yoga Instructor at All That Matters Your sport or fitness passion: I’ve been practicing yoga for 16 years and have recently started cycling, which I love! Recent events you’ve participated in:  When I was learning to teach yoga, my teacher at the time, Tom Gilette told…
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Fitness Enthusiast: Nate Charpentier Fitness Enthusiast: Nate Charpentier


City/Town of Residence: Smithfield, RI Age: 31 Occupation: Health Professional/CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Coach/Nutrition Enthusiast -Pharmacist by trade. Owner at Farmacy Health and Fitness. Your sport or fitness activity: Olympic Lifting, secondly CrossFit/Strength and Conditioning Recent events you’ve participated in: Bay State Games 2015 Weightlifting Competition Events planned for the future: New England Championships Weightlifting…
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30th Annual RI AIDS Walk – Keep Hope Alive 30th Annual RI AIDS Walk – Keep Hope Alive


PROVIDENCE, RI – AIDS Walk RI is THIS Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) starting and ending at the RI State House lawn (facing Providence Place Mall).We will gather at noon, there will be a speaking program at 12:30, then we will step off the 2 mile walk at about 1 p.m!  The walk ends at the State House…
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Fitness Enthusiast: Pat O'Rourke Fitness Enthusiast: Pat O'Rourke


Name: Patrick O’Rourke                    City/Town of Residence: North Kingstown Age: 47 Occupation: Firefighter Your sport or fitness activity: Triathlon Recent events you’ve participated in: Cox Half Marathon, Newport 10 Miler, Patriot Half Iron Triathlon and Panasonic New York City Triathlon What is your proudest fitness accomplishment? Completing…
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Fitness Enthusiast: Debbie Valois Fitness Enthusiast: Debbie Valois


City/Town of Residence: East Greenwich, RI Age: 45 Occupation: Yoga Teacher and Co-Owner of Laughing Elephant Yoga with Lori Mancini Your sport or fi tness activity: Yoga, Arielle Arts,Running, Weight-lifting Recent events you’ve participated in: Taught a yoga class to over 200 people on Memorial Day at Goddard Park, Ran the Newport 10 Miler in 1 hour 35 minutes…
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Fit Over 50: Samra Pease Fit Over 50: Samra Pease


City/Town of Residence: Jamestown Age: 59 Occupation: Front desk at Jamestown Fitness Center, child care, personal trainer Family: Husband of 24 years; daughter, 22; and son, 20 Your sport or fitness activity:: Working out/lifting weights, obstacle course racing What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?: It’s a toss-up between my first chin-up and climbing the rope and ringing the bell in a…
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