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from the publisher’s desk
A NEW YEAR is the most popular time to get started on
healthy new habits. It’s a clean slate, ready to be filled in
with our rediscovered resolve. With the “From start to fitness” package of articles in our annual January For Your
Health section, beginning on page 41, we offer advice on
how to get started, how to keep your momentum and how
to adhere to your health and fitness plans for the long term.
Along with all the expert advice contained in these
articles, Costco and Costco.com provide the resources and
products that can help you on your journey to a healthier
you. At this time of year, you will find a variety of exercise
and fitness machines, such as treadmills, elliptical and
rowing machines, upright and recumbent stationery bicycles, strength and core training
devices, Pilates equipment and a variety of accessories, such as fitness trackers, in Costco
warehouses. You’ll also find all of these items, and more, year-round on Costco.com.
Another area where Costco can help members achieve their health and fitness goals
is diet. Costco offers a wide array of fresh and frozen meats, fruits and vegetables, plus
diet books and cookbooks.
Costco also offers many organic food items. We have seen a rise in the demand for
organic items from our members, and are striving to meet that demand. Our cover story
(page 36) describes how several of our suppliers provide organic food, from their farms
to Costco to your table. You’ll also find healthful food tips in our Creative Cooking
(page 76) and For Your Table (page 80) stories, along with a look at new Costco bakery
items on page 79.
While you’re upgrading to the new you, you might think about making some
upgrades to your home. Costco offers a wide variety of furnishings in the warehouse at
this time of year, and you’ll find even more choices on Costco.com. More information is
in the Furniture Special Section, beginning on page 89.
Whatever your goals are for 2015, we wish you the best and look forward to being
part of your success. Happy New Year from all of us at Costco. C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, rarely a day goes by—
rain or shine—that I don’t see two gentlemen taking
their daily walk. I have come to know them through
brief hellos during my own outings, but so far only on
a first-name basis. One is Bert, the other Hank. Both
are in their 90s.
Hank adds a light, 20-step jog occasionally to his
walk, while Bert is slower and more deliberate. One
morning he told me that he’d be “dead long ago” if he
hadn’t started walking … back in his 70s.
Our Special Section on health this issue has a theme
of “From start to fitness.” As you’ll see in our stories, there are countless (and often
clever) ways for all of us to get fit—in all stages of our lives. Technology has stepped in
with ways to track steps and calories. There really aren’t many good excuses anymore
for not being active.
My neighborhood offers a perfect example, beyond Bert and Hank. On a recent
Saturday morning, I noticed: the parking lot at the pool full for the kids’ morning swim
class, two youth games in progress on the soccer field, a crowd of women filing into a
Zumba class at the dance studio, a few joggers; several people walking their dogs on the
path that leads to the river, a pair of mountain bicyclists and a group meeting in the
park-and-ride lot for a day hike.
Me? I was on my way to the gym for spin class, followed by yoga.
The new year is a great time to find a new way to get active and fit. To my friends
who tend to procrastinate, I jokingly say, “I’ll have to introduce you to a personal
trainer at my gym, Mr. Will Power.”
May all of us still be going strong in our 90s and beyond, enjoying an active kind of
life and staying engaged with the world, like Bert and Hank. C
Tim Talevich is Editorial
Director of The Costco