New Haven Residents Can Get Paid to Lose Weight in Fitness Challenge

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Personal Trainer and owner of BALANCE fitness studio for women challenges Ct Residents to be the Biggest Loser in Weight Loss Competition

It's like CT's own version of The Biggest Loser TV Show

Personal Trainer and owner of BALANCE fitness studio for women, knows a how to motivate people to lose weight. Sometimes motivating a client can take create means says Ibrahim who lost nearly 80lbs after her first pregnancy. Sometimes it's an illness like high blood pressure or diabetes, or fitting into your wedding dress and sometimes it's money.

The Connecticut Fitness Challenge (CFC) is a12 week weight loss between Saturday January 10, 2009 and Saturday April 4, 2008, for the residence of New Haven County to LOSE FAT and GAIN a healthy lifestyle. The Team of 3 people with the greatest percentage of weight loss and has the most compelling lifestyle transformation questionnaire will WIN $3,000 to split between team mates. "It's like CT's own version of The Biggest Loser TV Show" says Ibrahim who runs New Haven's Only Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp for women.

This challenge hopes to help CT residence develop healthy eating and exercises lifestyle changes that will not just get them to lose weight but decrease their chances of developing diabetes and other diseases. By requiring participants to see a health or fitness professional, it will get them to talk to their doctor about how their weight effects their health. And it also serves as a tangible reward for hard work and benefits research to fight and better treat diabetes. This is a not for profit effort by BALANCE fitness studio in which all the proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association.

Weight and Diabetes are two epidemic that's directly linked to lifestyle choices. The prevalence of obesity among adults in Connecticut is 21.2% according to the CDC. That rates jumps by almost 5 points in New Haven County, where 25% of all adults are overweight or obese. In addition, according to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease.

New Haven County residents are encouraged to take this opportunity to sign up on the website or come into BALANCE fitness studio for women in New Haven to sign up and weigh in.

For information: or Phone: (203) 624-9999

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