Westlake challenges residents to 'weigh down'

The city of Westlake, the Cleveland Clinic, St. John West Shore Hospital and Crocker Park have joined forces to sponsor the first citywide weight loss challenge, “Westlake Weighs Down.” Designed around the popular TV show “The Biggest Loser,” the 13 week program will track the participant's percentage of weight loss against others in the competition. 

The program will run from Feb. 1 – May 2, 2010. The competition will have several divisions consisting of males, females, corporations and local celebrities. Throughout the competition, a variety of events will take place including a health fair, presentations by doctors and dietitians and weekly exercise classes. Healthy recipes and other interesting tidbits will be shared with the participants throughout the duration of the program.

“Our goal in establishing this initiative is to motivate you and create an atmosphere that promotes a balanced lifestyle change. Daily exercise and intelligent nutrition decisions will lead to a healthier, happier you,” said Mayor Dennis Clough. For more information, please contact Bob DeMinico or Anne Mitchell at the Westlake Recreation Center, 440-808-5700. 

Jaclyn Volosin is the Public Relations Assistant for the City of Westlake. 

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 9:39 AM, 12.04.2009