50 States | 50 Workouts

South Carolina

WORKOUT 23 of 50 A few days before Christmas we filmed in Charleston, South Carolina with the beautiful Ashley River behind us at the Safe Harbor. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to film somewhere with a flat and stable surface. After filming we ate at the Marina Variety Store Restaurant. Sunset was …

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Rhode Island

WORKOUT 12 of 50 It was a blast to film on a little island off the coast of Rhode Island called Block Island. We parked our car with all our luggage in the back and took our camera equipment, mats, and step bench on a ferry boat. Once there, we rented mopeds and explored the …

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Pennsylvania

WORKOUT 13 of 50. It was a hot 90-degree day when we filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We set up with the famous Rocky Steps from the Rocky I and Rocky III movie in the background. There were many people working out on these stairs in the heat as well. The funeral of George Floyd had …

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Oklahoma

WORKOUT 37 of 50 When we filmed in Oklahoma we were on a speedy whirlwind trip driving from Salt Lake City to Kansas, Oklahoma, to Texas, and back home to Utah. Our hope was to find a place to film in the panhandle of Oklahoma, and we found the perfect location at the Black Mesa …

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Oregon

WORKOUT 30 of 50 Oregon was the second to last state that we filmed out of the 50 states, state number 49. We loved filming at Cannon Beach, which is famously known for the beach scene in the 1980’s movie The Goonies. The sand was really solid closer to the ocean, and that made it …

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Ohio

WORKOUT 2 of 50 As a family, we flew from the Salt Lake Airport to the Columbus, Ohio Airport to begin this leg of the trip. The airport in Ohio was really dead, almost spooky quiet. All of the states had just barely reopened from the travel bans due to Covid. We decided to film …

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North Dakota

WORKOUT 48 OF 50 Finding a location in North Dakota was an interesting experience. Because of time constraints where we needed to find a spot in North Dakota quickly, and then get to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota to film that afternoon. It was important that we found a spot situated relatively to the southern …

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North Carolina

WORKOUT 24 of 50 We made it to Charleston, North Carolina right before nightfall. On our way, we stopped in Irmo, South Carolina for lunch at Zorba’s Greek Restaurant to meet with Annette Bethel, a longtime fitness fan. She was delightful! We found a spot in Charleston downtown with the BB&T BallPark Truist Field in …

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New York

WORKOUT 17 OF 50 We made two trips to film by Niagara Falls. The first time was 6 years ago on our initial family road trip where we drove from the west coast of America to the east coast. We filmed the step workout for Step Across America 6 years ago, then went back to …

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New Mexico

WORKOUT 32 OF 50 It was quite the crazy adventure filming at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We did a quick 12-hour trip driving down from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque early Friday morning. We arrived Friday evening, checked into a hotel that was triple the normal price, then went to where the balloon fiesta …

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