Gymnasium on the Summit Athletic Membership River Street location, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Picture courtesy of Summit Athletic Membership, St. George Information
CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Providing prizes for the largest losers, in addition to wholesome life-style steering for all members, Summit Athletic Membership is bringing again their 30-day “Final Weight Loss Problem.”
“Weight reduction and well being isn’t ever actually a vacation spot,” health director Megan Dutson stated. “It’s a journey, and the Final Weight Loss Problem simply provides folks a spot to start out.”
The problem features a free month of membership at Summit Athletic Club and entry to all kinds of facilities.
Online registration is now open to all Washington County residents. Beginning weigh-ins shall be held March 16-17, adopted by a kickoff social gathering the following night.
Contributors are grouped into three divisions: people age 18-59, people age 60 and over and groups of 5. Money prizes shall be awarded to the primary, second and third-place winners in every division.
For present Summit members, there isn’t any value to enter. Nonmembers pay a $25 registration payment that shall be refunded if the participant succeeds in shedding 5% or extra of their physique weight in the course of the problem. Summit Zone useful coaching and digital coaching are included, plus a complimentary T-shirt and lanyard.
Obligatory weigh-ins are scheduled for each Wednesday. Winners shall be introduced and prizes awarded on April 15.
“Our whole employees appears to be like ahead to it,” Dutson stated. “Pleasure is contagious, and folks get enthusiastic about shifting and feeling good.”
Summit offers the instruments to set members on the trail to more healthy residing. On the kickoff social gathering, private trainers shall be accessible for questions and to exhibit the way to use the health club gear. Group health lessons are a useful useful resource to construct a way of neighborhood and discover motivation. Dietary steering can also be accessible.
“We attempt to assist them plan for achievement,” common supervisor Cally Peterson stated. “We assist them arrange their targets and work out what their final aim is.”
Ultimately, Peterson stated the problem is about way more than making a gift of money. She hopes members will discover the motivation to step out of their consolation zone and take a look at one thing new. Many individuals have the will to affix a health club and drop extra pounds, however they typically don’t know the place to start or what they need to be doing.
“Finally, we wish everybody to be a winner – to start out someplace, to have a plan and achieve success with their plan,” she stated. “Hopefully, they wish to get wholesome and keep wholesome and hold coming even when the problem is over.”
That is the sixth yr that Summit has supplied the Final Weight Loss Problem. On the finish of the 2019 occasion, they refunded registration charges to 85% of members who reached the load loss aim.
Peterson stated it’s extremely gratifying to attach with members from earlier challenges who’ve turn out to be Summit members and continued to observe a wholesome life-style.
“I see them in right here on a regular basis, and so they look superb,” she stated. “They only caught to it, caught with it and it modified their life.”
Individuals are way more seemingly to achieve their health journey in the event that they get pleasure from figuring out, Dutson stated. Summit provides members the chance to determine what retains them motivated, whether or not it’s operating, lifting weights or grooving at dance health lessons.
“It’s a terrific place to come back mess around and see what you get pleasure from, decide that up as a behavior and make that behavior a way of life so that you just’re feeling good and more healthy general,” she stated. “That’s what we attempt to create for the neighborhood.”
At present, that neighborhood is greater than 15,000 members robust. Summit has three places – River Street, Bluff Avenue and Sundown Boulevard – and can quickly break floor on a fourth on the west aspect of St. George. Member providers embody private coaching, tanning, a complement and smoothie bar, little one care, pickleball, tennis, indoor and outside swimming swimming pools, scorching tubs and greater than 180 weekly health lessons.
The membership affords one thing for everyone, Peterson stated. Whether or not they’re trying to drop extra pounds, prepare for a particular health aim or just turn out to be extra lively and meet new folks, they’ll discover it at Summit.
“Simply are available our doorways and see for your self, and hopefully you’ll wish to be a part of our Summit household,” she stated.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George Information.
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