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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

(Continued)



— Rick and Karon Johnson



My family is being very supportive and encouraging!

— Libby DeMaio



I just want to day I have the best support group at home. It’s my boyfriend he tells me how proud he is of me every week. That I am working really hard and he can see the results. I'm glad I have him on my side.

— Miranda Lynch



My husband is doing a great job of working flex hours to accommodate when I can/need to go in to work out. He has also taken on the task of getting all five kids ready in the mornings and to their various schools/babysitters when I have to go in to work out at 5:30 a.m.! He has been fantastic through this. He lends support by telling me how proud he is of me, and he also is picking up some work around the house since I’m gone more than usual. My kids see me doing push ups and sit ups in the living room and tell me how good I am at them — whether I am or not!

My mom lives in Montana, and she sends me encouraging e-mails, text messages, and calls whenever she gets a chance. She’s supporting from afar. :)

Many people from my church and circle of friends have also either just joined Club Fitness 24 or those who are already members have been really good to tell me when they’re going in to see if we can work out together. Greg and Chantel Sullivan have been really good about this as well. My coworkers at Maconaquah save the articles and tell me how amazing the dedication all of us have for it is. It’s crazy the amount of support I’ve gotten! It’s exactly what I needed.

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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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