The Public Is Invited to the Kick-Off of the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge

Spring Hill, Florida (January 10, 2017) – The public is invited to the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge this coming Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center at the Quarry, 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard in Brooksville. The public is invited to come to the kick-off and register and secure their starting weight for the 10 week challenge. If you are not already on a team, you will be able to join one at this time.

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Fitness professionals will be on hand providing resources and advice. The event will feature lots of music, yoga, Zumba, Chi Kung demos, healthy snacks and refreshments, a health questionnaire, body composition reports, and education galore.

The public is invited to join in all the fun!

The Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge is a grass roots effort for the community to come together and form teams of 10 who commit to lose 10 pounds each over a 10 week period for an entry fee of only $10 each. The proceeds will be used to fund this event. The goal is to have 1,000 community members engaged in improving their health and to have some fun along the way. Lots of prizes, recognition and awards. Form your own team or join one being formed at the event. Almost 70 teams have already been formed.

The Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge will be held this Saturday through Saturday, March 25. The final weigh-in is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, March 29.

The prize package includes:

·         Most creative name for a team – all 10 members of the team receive a $25 gift card

·         Most weight loss by a team – all members of the team receive a $50 gift card

·         Second place – all members of the team receive a $25 gift card

·         Third place – all members of the team receive a $10 gift card

·         Person losing the most weight will receive a $500 gift card. This must be verified by the team captain.

In addition, medals, trophies, and t-shirts will be handed out to the winning teams and individuals at the celebration party scheduled for April 8, 2017.

For more information on the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Great-Hernando-Weight-Loss-Challenge-340558442988454/.  Like our page and receive frequent updates on what to expect at the kick-off event plus health information articles, recipes, videos, and tips.

For more information on this event contact Desiree Fratianni at 352-540-3835 or email DFratianni@CityofBrooksville.us.

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