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The Fuse [FORCE] Fitness Program Brings Exercise Classes to People with Special Needs

Fuse45 is partnering with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) to provide affordable exercise classes for children, teens and young adults living with autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental challenges.
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Rhonda Walker Gets a Feel for Fuse

High Intensity Low Impact workouts is what Fuse45 is all about. The full team sweat it out during Fitness Friday with Rhonda Walker.

Exercise Gets Real For..

A love for all things fitness just might run in their genes.

Oakland County mother-daughter duo Samantha and Karen Kelman dreamed for years of opening a boutique fitness studio, and spent vacations traveling the country, sampling workout classes and trying to figure out what combination of things would give them the perfect blend of cardiovascular and strength-training, but with low impact.

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This 1 Simple Realization Shifted My Overeating Patterns

A fresh perspective made all the difference.

Founder of the popular boutique studio in Michigan, Fuse45, Sam Kelman can relate to my overeating struggles. She was working out five to seven times a week and teaching class at her studio, but could not seem to achieve the leaner shape she was after. She linked up with health coach and creator of Break the Weight Ricki Friedman to determine what was holding her back, and the two determined the piece that Sam was missing: she needed to learn how to approach food with a new perspective.

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Fuse45 Perfects the Personal Workout

Watch Fuse owners live as they describe their one-of-a-kid workout.

Mother and daughter duo Karen Kelman and Samantha Friedman have been dreaming up ideas for new workouts together for years. Now the two have fused their professional fitness wisdom and business experience to grow Fuse45, their West Bloomfield-based business.

The fitness gurus recently opened a second location in Royal Oak and visited the Fox2 Studios Sunday morning to talk about the expansion and demonstrate some of their favorite low-impact exercise techniques.

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Reality Show Sweat Inc. Debuts Fuse45

Who’s concept will be the next fitness phenomenon? Jillian Michaels wants to know.

Tempers and heart rates rise as 3 innovative interval training workout programs face high intensity competition in Jillian Michaels’ search for America’s next fitness phenomenon. Fuse45 owner Samantha Friedman competes on Spike TV’s original series Sweat, Inc. The macho men she’s up against may have more years of experience, but see how their workouts compare in this heated competition.

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Entrepreneur Samantha Friedman with Jillian Michaels

University of Michigan grad gets airtime with fitness celebrity Jillian Michaels.

Shortly after Samantha (Kelman) Friedman, BBA ’10, opened Cycle & Row (now Fuse45), Spike TV announced a new reality show featuring fitness entrepreneurs with innovative business models. With the unlikely combination of rowing and cycling, the casting directors were intrigued by Sam.

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Low Impact High Intensity Training with Fuse45

Metro detroit based fitness studio caters to all, including those with special needs.

Fuse45 is a 45-minute low-impact, high-intensity (LIHI) interval training workout designed for efficiency, sustainability and empowerment. Cofounders, co-owners and instructors Samantha Friedman and Karen Kelman joined us in studio to tell us more about the Fuse45 workouts, including one that is tailored to those with special needs.

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The Breakthrough That Helped 1 Woman Lose Those Last 15 Pounds

Fitness is one huge part of the equation, but choices in the kitchen matter too.

Sam was working out five to seven times a week, teaching class at her blossoming studio Fuse45 in Michigan, and prepping to compete on Jillian Michaels’s show Sweat Inc. Still, she couldn’t shed the last 15 pounds she’d been holding on to. “You know your body better than everyone else, and I knew I was bigger than I needed to be. I was thicker than I needed to be,” Sam recalled.

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Watch Sam Friedman Compete on Sweat Inc.

West Bloomfield local earns serious TV time to pitch her fitness concept.

Samantha Kelman, owner of the Fuse45 (formally Cycle & Row)  fitness studio in West Bloomfield (and now Royal Oak too!), was selected to compete on a new exercise reality show called “Sweat Inc”. The show was created by the makers of “The Biggest Loser” and was filmed in Los Angeles. The format is that judges will test the effectiveness of each workout and product being pitched to show. Notable judges include reality TV fitness guru Jillian Michaels, TRX founder Randy Hetrick and celebrity fitness expert Obi Obadike.

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Sylvia W, 52

Fuse45 is my home away from home. It’s a social place for me where I have made many friends. It’s such an important part of my life and I always appreciate the personal attention from the trainers.