The Get Active Challenge Provides Healthy Dose of Fitness Motivation in 2012

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Urban Active Fitness launches seven state campaign to help motivate people in cities named "America's Most Sedentary" to a healthy fitness lifestyle in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The challenge is on not only for fitness but encouraging others along their journey of wellness

There wasn't a dry eye in the the Urban Active Fitness Grandview Club in Columbus, as Rosemary Walton shared how working out at the gym she has lost 100 pounds and considers her life saved.    Walton is one of the participants in "The Get Active Challenge," a year-long community fitness campaign launched by the club.

"My fitness journey was renewed tonight and I am ramped up for the new year!" exclaimed Walton on her personal fitness blog post on the challenge's special blog site

She made the comments following a special kick-off bootcamp--part of a ten city tour to introduce the year-long challenge being led by Urban Active Fitness' top trainer, Josh Bowen.

"This boot camp was off the hook full of energy!" added Walton, "My friend Rachel came to the gym to participate and it was wonderful to have her meet the best family in the world... my gym family. She had a great time too and for me it was a blessing to see her doing the things she was doing because of her past year with breast cancer, surgeries, and chemo. I was excited for her to see where life began for me at Urban Active Grandview."

The Get Active Challenge is open to members and non-members. Participants begin by registering to take the challenge on the web site. Besides getting involved and getting active by working out in whatever ways participants choose, the club asks participants to be willing to post regularly to share with others their progress.

"The challenge is on not only for fitness but encouraging others along their journey of wellness," said Josh Bowen, The Urban Active top trainer and leader of the bootcamps. "We're posting videos from all of our tour stops--like Charlotte on youtube where you can really see and feel the energy."

Recently, Men’s Health Magazine shined the national spotlight on America’s Most Sedentary Cities. Urban Active's corporate hometown of Lexington, Kentucky was named THE most sedentary city in America. Included on the list were many of the other communities the company has club locations--from Ohio to Pennsylvania to Tennessee.

"We decided we have to do something about this. We want to show the world that together we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in the communities that our fitness clubs call home," said Bowen.

The ten city tour continues through January 19, 2012 and includes stops in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnatti, Omaha, Louisville, Lexington, Nashville and Atlanta, but the challenge continues through 2012.

To follow the daily activity on twitter follow @urbanactive. To read the personal blogs posted by challengers go to

It's Free to sign up. Challengers earn points toward Urban Active Club perks like complimentary additional training services and membership upgrades. The more participants workout and share, the more people can win..    There will be winners from each state selected from the active challengers at the end of the year.


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