Millions of people make a resolution to get in shape after New Years. However, getting in shape, revamping a diet and spending more quality family time, requires a level of commitment especially over the holidays. Persistence and determination are two perfect words to describe the Austin family, one of five Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) families who have earned their way to the 3rd Annual Triple Play Fit Family Challenge finale.
The "Final Five" prepare to head to Los Angeles, Calif., where they will meet BGCA alum and three-time Track & Field Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, to face off against each other at the Fit Family Challenge finale event on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The Fit Family Challenge launched in October 2012 with more than 200 participating families throughout the U.S. The Final Five were selected for their increased physical activity by participating in at least five days of physical activity, making meal adjustments such as drinking more water or incorporating healthy salads into meals, and spending more quality time as a family by playing board games or hosting family themed nights.
The Final Five will put their training to use during the Fit Family Challenge Finale where they will be required to navigate through a challenging obstacle course, participate in a family talent show and compete in a quiz show around healthy food choices. All five families will receive gift bags and an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to compete in the finals. One winning family will receive an all-expense paid family vacation to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as gift baskets with prizes to help them continue with their fitness goals.
Learn more about the program at www.bgca.org/tripleplay.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives.
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