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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

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People on Facebook who haven’t talked to in a long time, suddenly send me a chat message when I’m online to ask how I’m doing because they saw my name in the paper or a friend told them about it. They share my woes about missing chocolate, and they’re really encouraging!

At first it was embarrassing. Knowing that everyone knew I had joined this challenge was admitting that I hadn’t taken care of myself for a very long time. I didn’t really want to talk about it. Now, I’m showing people at church and at home whenever they come over how easy it is to use EasyClubFit’s Web site and they’re all really impressed with how much I’m learning.

This is such a great experience. I'm getting so much more out of this than losing weight. I’m gaining friends and confidence as well!

— Michelle Monize



My husband is always full of encouraging and supportive words. He, my parents and several of my friends have told me they can already see a difference in my appearance. My daughters (ages 10 and 11) are taking note, and getting on the exercise equipment we have at home. It has been the good kind of hard work that really, in the end, pays off and just makes me feel so much better physically and mentally. I am so glad I chose to participate.

— Joanna Bailey





























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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.

    April 1, 2010 1 Photo

  • Final fitness challenge pounds, percentage lost

    Final fitness challenge pounds, percentage lost:

    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

    March 2, 2010

  • 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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