You Can Do It!

If 2006 was your year of the slob, spent in a chocoholic, sedentary haze, blithely letting the phone ring as your creditors kept calling, it’s time to snap out of it and get off of your lazy butt. Two thousand seven is your year to change for the better, and there are some great free events taking place that can help give you a fresh start.

Perhaps you have visions of transforming your body into lithe, fitness-model shape. Figure out your current status at the Walgreens Wellness Tour. From January 15 to 29, the drugstore chain will be offering free health screenings for bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and body mass. Get assessed Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Walgreens (7910 NW 27th Ave., Miami). Visit or call 866-484-TOUR for locations and details. Kick off your fitness program the right way at ProperForm (1935 West Ave., Miami Beach). Today from noon to 2:00 p.m., the high-end private gym is offering complimentary assessments using the Bod Pod, a machine that offers detailed, computerized body composition readings. Visitors are asked to fast for at least two hours before arriving, and to bring a bathing suit. Call 305-531-8818, or visit There’s no escaping death and taxes, so get your affairs in order at Super Tax Day, an event that offers low-income folks financial seminars and free assistance today from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Government Center. Bring your W2 forms – and a healthy dose of resignation.
Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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