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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

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It would be so much harder without them standing by me. I am very fortunate!

— Rachael Szymchack



My support comes from my parents that I see usually once a week, they have noticed and tell me that they are proud of me. The second comes from my husband, Gene, he gave me a necklace that he knew would not fit me and the charm on it states, “commitment” and then each week we notice that the chain is getting smaller! He has other charms that he will give me as my neck shrinks. The following are the charms that are to come: “live, achieve, hope, kindness and faith.” Friends have seen the pictures in the Tribune and have e-mailed, or called to give me encouragement.

— Lisa DeLeon



My family and my boyfriend have rocked throughout this process. Just like last time! They are very supportive and even like my new healthy recipes.

— Heather Meiring



When the Community Shape-Up Challenge started, I provided the family a brief explanation of what it was and that I would be participating in it. Once the articles started showing up in the paper about the Community Shape-Up Challenge, listing who was involved and how it would play out, I received a lot of questions and several positive comments from family and friends that were interested in what was going on and how I was dealing with the challenges I was facing. There is good pressure applied on me from family and friends knowing about the challenge so to hold me accountable for what goes in my mouth and continue to visit the gym between team workouts. Several of our family functions take place around a meal. Each time a function takes place, the person overseeing the meal will inquire what I need to eat to maintain faithful to my new eating habits. My mom has expressed many time how pleased she is and proud that I am attempting this in an effort to improve my health through eating healthier and daily exercise.

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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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