Northern Michigan has a new weight loss group! Yesterday hundreds celebrated their unified efforts to lose weight and improve their health at the Thinner Winner Finale Party at Bay Urban Fitness.
The total weight loss, inches this year was 1,277 lbs and 1,500 inches.
Owner of the Bay Athletic Club Trina Gray said the program is all about commitment and being healthy and happy.
“People who are healthier are happier. Research shows that, our experience of a decade in this community show us that healthy people are happy. They raise happier kids; they work in happier work places. So a competition like this is really more about grabbing hands with other people in the community, doing something good for yourself and celebrating health,” she explained.
Thinner Winner participant, Cindy Straley said the teamwork helped her regain confidence while losing unhealthy weight.
“I think a person who would want to participate in this that would want to just generally improve their overall health. And the great thing about thinner winner is that there is so much camaraderie and teamwork. The spirit here is amazing and tremendous amount of energy at the bay athletic club. The trainers are prepared, the sports staff is amazing and clearly you can see by the celebration tonight that the ultimate goal to just feel better is a really, really good payoff,” Straley said.
The team that won the $1,000 dollars in cash for having the highest percentage of weight loss and inches lost was Drop a Ton.