In brief

Commit to Fit back for another year

GENESEE COUNTY — The Commit to Fit! New Year, New You! Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is an eight week individual challenge that focuses on celebrating healthy living and community unity in the New Year.

Each year, many of us make a New Year’s resolution about our personal health that can be difficult to keep, but in 2013 Commit to Fit! will work to change that.

For this year, signing up for the New Year New You Challenge will help residents make their New Year’s resolutions come true.

Whether you want to simply monitor your weight after the holidays or choose to make a healthy weightloss goal, this challenge will motivate you to become a healthier individual! Commit to Fit! is asking you to join the community today by registering online at Participants who regularly log on and monitor their weight throughout the eight-week challenge will qualify for chances at a number of challenge incentive & prize raffles based on participation and goal achievement, including:

• $25 weekly cash prize drawings for individuals who simply register and enter a weight at the beginning and end of the challenge.

• Weekly drawings for Dunham’s Sports gift cards, subscriptions to Clean Eating magazine, and customized pedometers for participants who monitor and enter their weight online each week at • $500 in additional cash prize drawings for participants who lose three or more pounds during the challenge.

Registration for the New Year, New You! Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is now open for all residents who live or work in Genesee County. Please visit to sign up and e-mail with any questions.

For any individual who would like assistance recording their weight and registering online, an open “Weigh-In” is available at the Greater Flint Health Coalition on each Tuesday and Thursday during the challenge from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The address is 519 S. Saginaw St., 3rd Floor, Suite 306, Commerce Center, Flint.— G.G.

Genesys offers weight loss program for women only

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is offering a 12- week weight loss program exclusively for women. Renew, the name of the program, is personally customized for each woman participating.

The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with help and support that will guide women on a successful path to a lifetime of health and wellness. Personalized wellness coaching; continuous support and encouragement; education on nutrition, emotional eating, food choices, body image, obstacles to attaining goals; and daily exercise classes are part of the Renew package. Wellness coaches emphasize small lifestyle changes and reachable goals.

Fitness classes include beginner level aerobics, water fitness, beginning Zumba, “From Couch to 5K walking,” and personal and resistance training. Classes are tailored to all fitness levels.

To learn more about Renew, call Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7846.

Prior registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Classes are forming now.

Genesys Athletic Club is located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center — Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township (off I-75 at Holly Road). — G.G.

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