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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support


— Angie Hill

My husband and I are on the same team with the same goal of winning, and our accountability has been tremendous. We ask each other every day when the other plans to work out, we keep each other accountable with making healthy meals and encouraging each other when we’ve lost weight. We’ve even set rewards for each milestone of weight loss! 

— Sarah Rife

I automatically thought of the daily e-mails that Amber Barney (my sister) and I receive from our dad! I am going to copy and paste one below that he sent us last week. Cade and Maren who are mentioned in the e-mail are Amber’s kids:

“Well good morning girls, hope your day is going well.

Little Maren, Cade and I have been strategizing again. Great things are in store for you both. With us behind you, you can’t lose. You can lose weight, but you can’t lose the contest. I don’t want any misunderstanding here.  

Little Maren says, Go Mommy!!!, Go Aunt Tee Tee!!!, You can do this!!! She is so blasted cute.

Little Cader says, Hey guys you look good in your workout outfits, did your husbands get those for you?, Let’s do this for science!!!!!!!

This week, we want you to tote that bag and tote that whatever. If someone is walking into the gym, offer to carry their gym bag for them. It will add to your workout and they won’t even know you’re doing you a favor instead of them. Sneaky!!!

Thought for the day: There once was a snowman who was big and robust. He stood in the sun one day until there was none. At the end of the day he evaluated his condition as a puddle of water and thought about what he once was.  

Not to imply you are big and robust but you too will be able to look back and see the change. You’re going to do this, I just know it.

Your Mom and I are very proud of you both,

Love ya much


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Fitness Challenge 2010
  • shape-up Shape-Up teams sprint to a close finish

    Eight weeks ago, I walked into the first Community Shape-Up training session and I saw a group that could barely make it through 30 seconds of jumping jacks without looking a little queasy. I was nervous for the 89 participants who signed up for the Kokomo Tribune and Club Fitness 24’s annual weight-loss contest, to say the least.

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  • Final fitness challenge pounds, percentage lost

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    April 1, 2010

  • images_sizedimage_075000449 Participants sprint toward finish line When most of the Community Shape-Up participants walked into Club Fitness 24, they could barely make it through one round of their large-group training sessions. Many of them had never run a city block before.

    March 16, 2010 6 Photos

  • Trina Phillips-Nelson, in her own words: “Many of us braved the weather for Saturday’s 5K race. We ALL finished. I cannot begin to tell you how humbled I am by the actions of my fellow ‘challenge-mates.’

    March 16, 2010

  • Community Shape-Up: Week 4 progress Community Shape-Up: Week 4 progress

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  • images_sizedimage_060232626 Contestants shed 600 pounds in first month Halfway through the Kokomo Tribune and Club Fitness 24’s Community Shape-Up and faces are looking thinner, clothes are becoming baggy and the bodies are becoming leaner.

    March 1, 2010 1 Photo

  • Shape-Up crew showered with support Community Shape-Up contestants share examples of support and encouragement they have received in the first three weeks of the contest.

    February 23, 2010

  • community shape up 1 0223 Shape-Up contestants learn about accountability At the end of Saturday’s Community Shape-Up workout, more than 45 participants lined Club Fitness 24’s speed track in plank position — hovering their bodies several inches above the ground, balancing on their forearms and toes.

    Their mission — hold the position as long as possible. Last one standing wins bragging rights as well as a stronger midsection.

    February 23, 2010 2 Photos

  • Meet the contestants in this year’s challenge:

    February 17, 2010

  • More than 80 set to ‘Shape-Up’ in fitness competition Last month, we sent out a call to the com-munity and chal-lenged the entire city of Kokomo to get a little healthier — and we’re pleased to say that the Tribune and Club Fitness 24 have the opportunity to work with more than 80 community members who accepted the call to be in our first-ever Community Shape-Up.

    February 17, 2010

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