Lee County Sheriff's Office employees began the 9th annual LCSO Fitness Challenge this week. This challenge is a voluntary agency-wide 12-week weight loss competition designed to make winners of the "biggest weight losers." Last year, almost 200 LCSO employees participated in the Lee County Sheriff's Office 8th annual "Fitness Challenge."
Challengers weigh in this week and at the finish of the 12-week challenge in April 2013. There is an individual challenge as well as a team challenge. Whoever loses the most weight, based on overall body weight percentage, is the winner. A small prize fund fee was required to enter the challenge so cash prizes could be given to some of the overall team "biggest losers."
The challenge concept of this weight loss contest in nothing new; however, it is modeled after the 9-1-1 Fitness Challenge. The 9-1-1 Challenge (911fitness.com) is on its 15th successful year and is run by retired Miami Police Lieutenant and former bodybuilder Jim Sayih. The results of the challenge are simple; help promote weight loss and a healthier life style to those who serve and protect the public.
The New Balance Store on Trailwinds Drive, The firm of Lusk, Drasites, Tulisano and Smith, and Brad Henry, Regional Director for Take Shape for Life are the generous sponsors who sponsor the fitness challenge.