Military Couple Shines the Spotlight on a BE FIT Lifestyle with the Exchange

DALLAS – Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand in achieving the BE FIT lifestyle, just like Sgt. Maj. Edward Bell and his wife, Lisa.

The Bells, who have been married nearly 30 years, have always been committed to a healthy lifestyle. Now, they are sharing their wisdom with the military community.

The Bells are serving as the first spokescouple for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s BE FIT program, which encourages Soldiers, Airmen and their families to make healthier choices to remain ready and resilient. They are a real-life example of healthy living for military families.

The couple, who have four grown sons, knows a thing or two about living BE FIT. Bell has served in the Army for 31 years, deploying seven times, and is assigned to the Pentagon. Lisa Bell works as an instructor at the Fort McNair fitness center.

“We have to always be ready, physically fit, mentally focused and be a part of the team,” Bell said. “That’s why health, wellness and being resilient are so important today as military members.”

As the Exchange’s BE FIT spokescouple, the Bells share tips on nutrition, grocery shopping at the commissary and exercise via videos for Exchange social media, TVs in the BE FIT section at Exchange stores and Their tips for healthier living can be found in the Department of Defense retailer’s weekly sales flyers as well.

“It’s all about taking care of people and empowering people to be healthy,” Bell said.

The Exchange makes providing resources for a healthy lifestyle a priority, including carrying name-brand exercise equipment and workout gear at its main stores and offering better-for-you choices at its Express stores and restaurants.

“The Exchange is thrilled to have examples like Lisa and Sgt. Major Bell to emulate the BE FIT lifestyle for service members and their families,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Their tips for better choices will help the military community stay ready and resilient.”

To learn more about the Bells, Exchange shoppers can follow the Exchange’s social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook/shopmyexchange), Twitter (@shopmyexchange), Instragram (@shopmexchange) and Pinterest (

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