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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

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I have great teammates. They know the struggle, they feel the soreness and they push together. They don’t leave anyone behind.

— Cynthia Yazdani



My mom and dad bought me new work out clothes and made sure that we had healthier versions of food for our Super Bowl get-together.

My grandparents left me an enthusiastic voicemail letting me know that they are cheering for me.

My brothers have been checking on me at least once a week to see how things are going and offering their support.

I have the very best friends and co-workers that continually text/call/email to tell me how much they care about me and that they are confident in my abilities. They always ask me how group training went.

They offer advice, encouragement and they make sure I know that they think what I’m doing is awesome.

I also have a very brave cousin joining me for the Saturday March 6 workout!

The 7 p.m. group is fantastic. I look forward to seeing them three days a week because they are great cheerleaders and just a wonderful group of people.

Carlos, Chad, Erin and everyone at the gym always have words of encouragement and make sure that we push ourselves.

— Dana Morehead



My wife, Bri, and I are working on this challenge together. I met my wife at this gym while I was training with Chad. She has been my rock during this challenge. My diet has always been my problem! I love fast food! She has helped me stick to my calories everyday. My father gave me a book — eat this, not that — so I have to thank him to for his support! That book sure has opened my eyes. Thanks to the staff that is kicking my butt and my teammates for pushing each other. We are early risers!

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Fitness Challenge 2010
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  • 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.

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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:

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  • 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.

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