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Fitness Challenge 2010

March 16, 2010

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.’

“I was nearly one of the very last to finish the race. I was wheezing louder than a brass band and my left foot was in a continual cramp. I honestly thought that once I got close enough to the parking lot I might just give up and go to my car. Then I saw them — Heather, Rick, Kari, Christi, Amy, Laura and many more of my fellow Challenge participants (who had finished their race) and Chad and Carlos. They came back for me and a few others!

“They hollered encouraging words and then, to my amazement, they all fell in line and finished my race with me. They did not give up on me or the others trying their best to finish. When we came up over the last hill there were more challengers (Kalyn, Peggy, Ryan) and Nicole at the finish line — screaming their crazy heads off. ‘You can do it, Trina-Latte!’ (That’s the name of a shake that Nicole made up for me.)

“Saturday we were ALL one big TEAM. It didn’t matter what color your shirt was that morning — everyone cheered everyone else on to the finish line. THAT is what God means for us to do ... to lift one another up. I’d say that everyone did a great job of that Saturday morning.

“More than fitness is being ‘taught’ during this challenge, and I bet many of us will come away with great inspiration and renewed belief in ourselves and others.”

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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

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    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

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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:

    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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