New Smyrna Beach, FL (PressExposure) April 09, 2009 -- NSB Fitness Guru Works Out PBS News Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00 Suzanne Andrews' level gaze focuses on you from across the room. In soothing tones, she convinces you, the next level of fitness is just one minor move away.
EDGEWATER - Suzanne Andrews' level gaze focuses on you from across the room. In soothing tones, she convinces you, the next level of fitness is just one minor move away. "This is a simple move to tighten up that back part of your arm - you know the part I'm talking about," her eyes dance as she talks, "pick up the detergent bottle like this." This spring, the Edgewater resident is broadcasting weekdays at 10:30 a.m. on WDSC Channel 15 from the campus of Daytona State College. Next year, her daily program "Functional Fitness" will be telecast on stations all over the country. "We are really excited here at WDSC-TV," said General Manager Bruce Dunn, "this is our first show to be going national, but certainly not our last!" In fact, at this year's National Educational Telecommunications Association convention, several other WDSC produced shows garnered national attention. A special Public Broadcasting System show -- "Michael Winslow: Phase I" -- focusing on the youth and development of the Florida-based comedian, well-known for his amazing array of vocal sounds. Another on-going program, climbing aboard the nation's hunger for reality-based programming is "Muscle Car Workout," which focuses on the restoration and modification of real muscle cars. The 13-episode series is filmed in a garage in - you might have guessed it - downtown New Smyrna Beach! "It's amazing that the first two shows we've produced," said Mr. Dunn, "which have drawn national attention, are both from Southeast Volusia. It's great!" Back on the television screen, domestic diva Suzanne Andrews focused on the type of workout which can best help the novice or experienced workout enthusiast accomplish whatever their goals might be. "That's what I've focused on now for years," the licensed occupational therapist said in the studio after the broadcast, "I'm hoping to guide people into a healthier approach to working out and getting fit." Ms. Andrews herself had to go through her own physical metamorphosis following a debilitating injury a number of years ago. Many years ago, General Manager Dunn knew her as a high-profile make-up artist to network stars. He watched Suzanne Andrews make her come back. "She really does have something to offer everybody, if they're willing to listen," said the former professional football player. "Her advice and exercises just make sense - and we think it's exciting that a national audience will soon be watching." "I'm just thankful that I've had this opportunity. I love my home in Southeast Volusia, I'm just glad we're being recognized for the exciting place we really are." Functional Fitness is broadcast each weekday morning on WDSC Channel-15 at 10:30 a.m