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My Workout

Maria Stephanos, 49, FOX 25 news anchor

Maria Stephanos in the gym.
Maria Stephanos in the gym.wendy maeda/ globe staff

MARIA STEPHANOS, 49, FOX 25 NEWS ANCHOR

What’s your regular fitness routine?

I work out at the Foxborough YMCA, Monday through Friday, at 9:15. The class I take includes strengthening, weight lifting, sports conditioning, a variety of stuff. It’s an hour class, although I never last that long because I always have my phone out, getting texts.

A typical class?

We might do different stations — running through ladders, burpies, overhead press, sit-ups, etc. Nothing exotic, just a good overall body conditioning. By 10:15, I never think about it the rest of the day.

When did you start working out?

Being active has been my lifestyle since I could walk. My mother walked 8 miles every day. My grandfather, who ran a Milton mom-and-pop shop, walked everywhere. I just carry on the family tradition.

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Were you an athletic kid?

Pretty much. Captain of my high school tennis team. Rode my bike every day. I’ve run the Boston Marathon, too — once, in 2004. It was the fourth hottest on record. I ran it with my husband — he’s an Ironman triathlete — and finished, then took three bags of fluid in the medical tent. It was awful.

What made you decide to run it?

I’d covered it as a reporter and found it so inspiring, I thought: I have to do this. But I’m definitely not a runner. I used to run all the time, but I don’t anymore.

How do you schedule regular workout time?

Not working out for me is not an option. During all those winter snowstorms, stuck at work night after night, I’d go into a back room and use a 7-minute workout app I have on my phone. It hits every core group. You find a way, is what I’m saying.