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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

(Continued)



— Rich Boruff



Through the first few weeks of this challenge, I have been supported and encouraged by many people ... those I see every day and those that just saw my name in the paper. My mother is doing this challenge with me and we have motivated each other through the whole process. We have completely changed our habits and are enjoying every minute. Others have encouraging me to stick with it and talk about how hard it will be to continue after the competition is over. Even though it will be hard, I have a feeling I am going to be motivated to stick with it for the long haul!!   

— Amy Clifford



My boss at work stops me and asks me how I’m doing and tells me he’s behind me a 100 percent. My co-workers encourage me and help me avoid temptation.

— Angela Hutchins



One of the ways my husband, Dick, supported me was by coming to the Couples Only BODYPUMP Night. He said it kicked his butt, and he has an even better appreciation of how hard we are working these eight weeks to get a jump start on a lifetime of change and proper nutrition and shaping and toning our bodies. He is really glad I am doing it and behind me all the way — so I may as well get a good booty for him to view from back there. :-)

— Joyce Webber



It’s been so nice to have Rick and I both doing this together. Our two kids have been our biggest support. Hattie is always encouraging us with her kind words, or teasing us at times too. “Weigh in” is all she will say with a big smile. Cameron, he is all about our pie graph and our percentages every time we log our food. He has to be right there by our side, and tells everyone if we have a straight, happy or sad face. It’s been good for us all!

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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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