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Stella Steps Up Week 11: Exercise and the night shift

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Many of us exercise during daylight hours and some of us go to the gym at night. However, those who work the overnight shift have an added challenge, when it comes to staying focused on exercise.

Amber Bjorstrom is the associate producer for Wake Up Montana. She arrives at KULR-8 when many people are fast asleep.

"Unlike most people, I work overnight, so I go into work at 1:00 a.m and get off around 8:30 a.m., 9 o'clock," said Bjorstrom. She was once involved in competitive cheerleading and softball so fitness has been part of her daily routine for a very long time.

In spite of her crazy work hours, her connection to exercise remains strong.

"It's just the motivation, the energy. It actually gets my energy up, getting to the gym so that's one reason I do like it. And then, it helps me go to bed at that random 4 o'clock hour, 3 o'clock hour. I think working out helps me sleep better," added Bjorstrom.

She is also gaining endurance. When Bjorstrom first started the corporate fitness challenge, she could not last for five minutes on the stair climber. That is no longer the case. She is taking a variety of group fitness classes and climbing to greater heights through her commitment to staying healthy and strong.

"Working out. It's all about how it makes you feel. Granted you want to look good, but that's not why I want to work out. I work out because it feels good and I feel better about myself," explained Bjorstrom.

Every member of the corporate fitness challenge team at KULR-8 has different goals. We have spoken to a variety of people and taken you on their journey. Now, we are on that last lap toward the finish of this leg of their fitness journey. May the best person win. Actually, all of them are winners.

Bjorstrom says she goes straight to the gym after she gets off in the morning, because if she naps, it's likely she won't get up and go.

Next week marks the last week of the KULR-8 Corporate Fitness Challenge with KULR-8 employees and Granite Fitness. We will tell you how it all turns out.

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