Dartmouth, MA, April 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Total Fitness Clubs (TFC) announced today the winners and results from their Free Winter Fitness Challenge held at their Dartmouth, MA location Dartmouth Total Fitness (DTF). The 10-week Challenge ran from January 13 – March 21 with 75 participants who lost a combined 690 pounds and the average weight loss for individuals was 9.2 pounds.
The Challenge was available for free to the Dartmouth Community for ages 18+ and all fitness levels. The overall goal was to help participants kick start, and reach, their New Year’s health & fitness goals, such as weight loss, and to develop a habit of lifelong daily activity.
Successful results for participants were attributed to the combination of accountability, support, motivation and healthy competition.
Participants were required to weigh-in every Monday as missed weigh-ins resulted in two pound penalties.
Personal Trainer Stacia Abdow provided weekly weight loss tips to support a healthy life style. Topics included hydration, portion control, planning meals, and getting into a fitness routine.
Weekly Group Training sessions with a Personal Trainer.
Participants were encouraged to try out the wide variety of Group Exercise Classes DTF offers, which the participants were encouraged to utilize such as Spinning, Group Power, Pilates, and Boot Camps.
At the commencement of the Challenge, participants were asked what they enjoyed most about the Fitness Challenge responses included:
“Being accountable to someone else”
“Workouts with my Personal Trainer”
“Coming to the gym and working out more often with people who had the same goal”
“The group support, Fit Tips and recipes”
“Meeting new people and sharing the journey”
“This was a great thing to pass on to my family. I am an example to them to be healthy and live an active lifestyle.”
“Seeing the weekly results of all my fellow Challengers… it was inspiring to see other’s impressive results”
“We are proud of all the accomplishments of all the Winners and participants,” said Dave Parker, Manager, Dartmouth Total Fitness. “We advocate for slow, steady, and maintainable weight loss. A crash diet cannot support you through 10 weeks. There are always events, holidays, and life to contend with. We hope to instill some long term healthy habits in our Challengers.”
1st Place - Ryan Perry from South Dartmouth, MA
68 lbs 23.9% weight loss and won a 1-Year Gym Membership and bragging rights
2nd Place - Barry Demello from Fairhaven, MA
34 lbs 14.7% weight loss and won a 3-Month Gym Membership
3rd Place - Colby Klein from Fall River, MA
22.2 Lbs 13.6 % weight loss and won a 1-Month Gym Membership
“When we asked Challenge Participants on whether or not to have another Free Fitness Challenge, DTF received an overwhelming, ‘yes!’ While the Fitness Challenge may be over for now, Participants have continued adding new exercise classes and workout routines to their repertoire,” said Cat Johansen, Assistant Manager, Dartmouth Total Fitness.
To learn more about current and upcoming Fitness Challenges visit www.TotalFitnessClubs.com.
About Total Fitness:
Total Fitness Clubs is a private, employee-owned fitness company headquartered in Swansea, MA. TFC has created a network of gyms that offers one low price for access to four local health clubs in Bristol, RI, Swansea, MA, Seekonk, MA and Dartmouth, MA. TFC warmly welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of shape, size or ability. TFC’s philosophy of “Total Fitness” incorporates weight training, cardiovascular health, nutritional health, rehabilitation, stress management and mindfulness through yoga and Pilates. To learn more visit www.TotalFitnessClubs.com.