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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

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I would also be crazy to not mention the amazing teammates I have as well. We are constantly e-mailing, Facebooking, and setting up workouts with each other to maintain accountability. We have grown close as friends that will hopefully continue after this competition. Although this was my choice to join in this competition, I have discovered the support of many around me and that is what I am truly thankful for!

— Kalyn “Steve” Smith



My sister, Amy, checks my status on line on a daily basis and is constantly sending me encouraging e-mails!

— Jill Conaway



My husband went to the store yesterday and only bought healthy food like fruits and veggies and turkey meat. My girls watch what I eat and will say Mom you can't eat that because it is not healthy.

— Stacy Bentley



We haven't lived down here for too long and I’m an “at-home” right now, so my support group (aside from the Blue team!) is pretty much my family. My husband AND my kids have been amazing. Paul has pitched in any time that I've run out of steam or been too sore to move! Whether it's running interference with the kids or making dinner for me (he even measures/weighs everything out!). He is constantly telling me how proud he is of me for the commitment I have made and the results I am getting (I catch him checking me out far more frequently now — I love it!).

The kids have seen the changes that I've been making to my eating and are starting to make their own small changes. My teen daughter is now making sure she eats at least three servings of veggies a day (fruit was never a problem) and my 7-year-old son is “working out” every evening during his TV time.

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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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