Are You the Biggest Loser?
February 29, 2008
Valley West Community Hospital and the Fox Valley Family YMCA present The Biggest Loser Competition for those ready to make positive and healthy lifestyle changes, improve eating and exercise habits, and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart-related problems.
Beginning in March and lasting through June, The Biggest Loser is a 14-week guided exercise and nutrition program for participants to learn how to make positive lifestyle changes in eating and exercise habits.
Valley West is providing education and support through bi-weekly programs that cover topics like portion size, recipe modification, general nutrition, label reading, and behavior modification. All programs are facilitated by Valley West Registered Dietitians, Community Wellness Nurses and Licensed Counselors.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA helps participants make lasting changes through their program Life Changes 101; the six-week class meets twice a week and teaches participants how to incorporate simple cardio and strength training into their daily routines.
Those interested in participating can sign up as a team or individually, and the program finale and winner announcements will be held at the Valley West Community Hospital Health & Safety Carnival.
For more information or to sign up for The Biggest Loser Competition, contact the Fox Valley Family YMCA at 630.552.4100 or 815.786.9998, or visit www.foxvalleyymca.org. The cost is $25 for YMCA members, and $50 for non-members. Participants are eligible for membership to the Fox Valley Family YMCA for the duration of the program for an additional fee.