Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Fitness Win-Win Result for All

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Fitness Win-Win Result for All

Article excerpt

SOME 13 weeks ago The Observer combined with Yaralla Fitness Centre and six local businesses and six community members for a 12-week healthier lifestyle challenge called Take a Load Off. The stakes were high with the contestant who lost a minimum of 10kg and highest percentage loss from their starting weight, winning a Cardio Tech treadmill, donated by Sportspower.

A combined total of 101kg has been shed for the betterment of each contestant and the eventual winner was Marie Brackett, who lost a whopping 13kg or 18.84% of her starting weight.

Marie was pushed to this result by Michael Walz, who lost 14kg (18.66%). Now Michael's result is interesting given at the start of the campaign some peer heckling "how can he lose any weight".

Now the results have raised the question are you carrying a bit extra? In Michael's case and current working lifestyle maybe the one extra business trip away cost him a win, however, I am sure Michael would agree it was a win for him in how he changed part of his lifestyle. …

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