Last year

Get Fit Challenge, Round Two — Make a healthy choice

After the successful debut of the Get Fit Challenge last year, round two of the fitness competition is set to begin.

After the successful debut of the Get Fit Challenge last year, round two of the fitness competition is set to begin.

The Nelson Star is looking for individuals wanting to achieve the goal of greater health through fitness as it partners with five Nelson gyms. These centres will offer six weeks of free training at their gym for each selected candidate as part of an overall effort.

“We had such overwhelming interest last year as we debuted this fitness challenge that we wanted to offer more people a chance to participate,” said Star publisher Karen Bennett.

Last year’s challenge saw five participants selected from 50 applications and winner Keith Page lost an impressive 21 lbs with the help of Ali Popoff at Power By You.

Popoff said a lot can be achieved in six weeks if someone is committed to his or her goal.

“It all depends on the person,” she said. “In six weeks, someone could expect to see six to 10 pounds of weight loss, about two pounds per week, or six to 10 inches loss spread over the whole body.”

Popoff and Cody Abbey’s Power By You along with Kirsty Holt at Kootenai Pilates are returning as host gyms. Also on board this year are Kootenay Christian Martial Arts, Wild Woods Yoga & Wellness, and Bambu Hot Yoga.

Participants are asked to set their own personal goals and they can extend beyond weight loss. Simply increasing strength or finding more energy for their day was something last year’s challengers set as objectives.

While working out at the gym takes centre stage with a commitment of three to five days a week, participants are also encouraged to adopt new habits on their own, such as eating healthier food or walking to work, to help support their goals.

“We hope people will really challenge themselves with the goals they set,” Bennett said. “This is a great time of year to start new habits that will help you stay in shape all year round.”

The Star will follow participants’ progress and let readers know how the Get Fit Challenge is impacting their lives.

The winner will be chosen based on largest per cent body fat loss and will receive a pass to the facility in which they trained.

Anyone interested in participating in the Get Fit Challenge can enter at the nelsonstar.com under the contest tab in the top right hand corner.

Tell us your name, age, fitness goals for the challenge and why you want to get fit. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 13.

 

 

Just Posted

Slocan Valley added to communities on flooding evac alert

Kootenay Lake is expected to reach flooding level in Nelson by Friday

Police searching for Nelson man

Brent Mickelson hasn’t been heard from since February

UPDATED: Hwy 3 west of Creston remains closed due to mudslide

A detour is available on the Kootenay Lake Ferry, but commuters could see wait times

Local police recognized for work

Eight officers were honoured for removing impaired drivers

Group wants Argenta Johnsons Landing face protected

Carolyn Schramm and Gary Diers are among residents opposed to logging plans

VIDEO: Grand Forks shores up defences as floodwaters rise to peak levels

Canadian Forces, volunteers working to protect low-lying areas

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Wellington Dukes pull off epic upset of Wenatchee at RBC Cup

The Dukes are off to the championship game after downing the Wild 2-1 Saturday at Prospera Centre.

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

Searchers for Vancouver Island father turn focus to Cowichan River

Cowichan SAR joined by many other SAR groups, volunteers now determined to find missing man

Vacationers urged to check for stowaway bats that could carry deadly disease

‘White-nose syndrome’ has killed millions of bats in North America, but hasn’t arrived in B.C. yet

Are B.C.’s gas prices enough to keep you from travelling May long weekend?

Gas prices in B.C. ranging from 125 cents per litre to more than 150 cents

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

Windsor sparkled on a warm spring day as tens of thousands of people jammed its quaint roads

Most Read