MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

November 20, 2012

Get fit, stay fit over holidays

— Oklahomans are among the most obese in the nation.

This time of year is a challenge for most people to keep from gaining weight because of holiday feasting.

The Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center is conducting a weight loss competition to encourage people to lose — instead of gain — weight over the holidays.

The final day to weigh in for the Holiday Fitness Feast Competition is Wednesday.

Teams of three to five people (all older than 16) may participate.

The center will provide free passes to participants.

The center also will offer special classes.

There will be weekly weigh-ins.

There is a $75 entry fee for each team. The team with the highest percentage of weight loss will win $300.

This is the fifth year for the program.

The competition may be just the thing to motivate someone to get fit and stay fit.

Even if you don’t compete, we encourage you to get up, get out and get moving.

We all need exercise.

Competition

WHAT: Holiday Fitness Feast Competition.

WHEN: Now through New Year’s Day. Weigh-ins through Wednesday.

WHERE: Muskogee Swim & Fitness, 566 N. Sixth St.

WHO: Teams of three to five people, older than 16.

ENTRY FEE: $75 per team.

INFORMATION: (918) 681-4733 or www.muskogeeparks.com.

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