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Happy Holidays from Fit Club

December 6th, 2009 by Louis

13532_349883845322_898655322_9698961_6410950_nHard to believe it’s almost Christmas and that we’ve only got 4 more Fit Club days left of this year’s launch at Haut Gap Middle School.  It’s really been quite the incredible journey out there.  We’ve had our troubles out oh John’s Island as well, but it’s hard to put into words how many amazing things have happened.  Kids who wouldn’t even look-up are now walking through the hallways of Haut Gap with their heads held high.  Kids who wouldn’t talk are now giving presentations in front of their peers.  Or how about this one, parents of our kids are also losing weight.  They are following the same program we preach day in and day out with their kids, and they are transforming themselves.

So much going on.  Let me quickly recap all of the excitement.  So far this Fit Club, we’ve done a sleepover on Sullivan’s Island and then participated in a fun run, we’ve been bowling, swimming, skating, and had a personal training session, worked out with the Wando Football team and the College of Charleston Men’s and Women’s Basketball team, had some one on one training with the Porter-Gaud Varsity Volleyball team, and had guest instructors including yoga, karate, and soccer.  It’s been incredible watching their transformations.  We’ve got kids losing 10, 15, and 20 plus pounds, and their mile times have improved by 5, 10, and even 15 minutes in some cases.

The list of improvements can go on and on.  Of course, a big THANK YOU goes out to our volunteers.  We also would like to say thank you to the Piggly Wiggly.  This past weekend we met up at the Pig on Saturday morning with several volunteers and nutritionist, and had our store tour with the John’s Island Fit Club kids and parents.  20 plus kids and parents learned that it’s all possible.  The low fat, high fiber diet on budget, and we can do it!

To see pictures posted on Facebook click here, here and here!!

Enjoy and until next time,


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