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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

(Continued)



— Kristin Candelaria





I have to tell you that workout on Saturday was the toughest one yet. My chest, shoulders and arms are still sore!! But ... I went home and asked my husband if we have a bar bell set around the house, and when I found out we didn’t I said I’d like to get one!

My husband is not a man of many words but he has really been supporting me by helping out around the house more so I can have time to go to the gym and when I don’t want to go he encourages me to go. “It’s only for eight weeks,” he says. I get e-mails from a co-worker who works out at the gym already (not part of the challenge) who I really didn’t communicate with much before I started seeing her at the gym. And my sister-in-law says I’m “famous” every time my name is in the list of participants.

This has been a great experience so far and we aren't even half-way through it!! I feel stronger already!

— Carol Savage



I think Kristin already e-mailed an example of what our dad has been doing. He’s a riot! My husband has been awesome as well. I work 8-5 M-F, so our schedules are tight anyway, but he’s been a trooper. I have a 5-year-old, 3-year-old and 7-month-old, and he has supported me by taking over things that I usually do at home with the kids (dinner preparation, feeding the baby, “diaper duty,” laundry, dishes, etc.). He has made it possible for me to work out at the gym six days a week without complaint. It’s been an adjustment for all of us, and without his help and support, I couldn’t do it. He has been the best daddy and husband I could ever ask for!

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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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