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Body Makeover Program Enhances Fitness, Wellness and Lives

Posted by Living Well Team on Aug 9, 2017 4:01:08 PM

Team-amy.jpgWe’re eagerly awaiting a roster of participants for our new season of Body Makeover (BMO), which begins on Monday, August 28. The spots have been filling up on all teams, but there’s still room for those interested in taking advantage of the life-changing program. If you’d like to make a change for your health, this 12-week program may be just right for you.

Want to lose inches and pounds?
In BMO season one, 16 participants achieved a total weight loss of 179 pounds and more than 195 inches. The super successful first season brought 31 people into season two of the program. They lost a total of 314.5 pounds and more than 274 inches. In season three, 24 people ranging in age from 17 to 66 lost a total of 232.4 pounds and an amazing 369.3 inches. Our fourth and most recent group had 26 participants from 26 to 80. They lost 338.2 pounds and dropped 415.35 inches!

What to live healthier?
While most enter the program having weight loss and inches as primary goals, all participants reap the benefits of living life with a healthier focus. In season four, all participants saw an average improvement of 3.94 percent in blood pressure, and their BMI dropped by 6.56 percent, their body fat by 8.55 percent and their fasting blood glucose by 4.9 percent. These are big changes that have a significant effect on the body’s ability to function. And a happier, healthier body improves quality of life all around.

What’s it like?
Team-david--rower.jpgHere’s what one of our participants had to say about the Body makeover experience:

“LifeFit and BMO have given me back my health. One year ago, I was barely able to walk from the handicapped parking spot to the door to the Beaufort Memorial Medical & Administrative Center. I couldn’t walk up stairs or walk back and forth to the hospital. On April 1, 2017, I completed a 10K. I am stronger and healthier than I have been in more than 20 years. I am doing things I could not do at 40.

“I have been able to get off insulin, and my diabetes, my cholesterol and most of my blood pressure medications. I lost weight and gained muscle. I am trimmer and have a more toned body. I look better and I feel better. I have 10 times the energy, and now with my time off, I enjoy traveling, with activities such as hiking, swimming and snorkeling.

“I now appreciate what a gift good health is. There is no magic pill, no waving of a wand. With the proper guidance and support you can have your health back. The team at LifeFit will tell you that I did the work, but I could not have done it without their training, education and encouragement. They taught be about strengthening and cardio exercise, how to work hard without getting injured, along with how to eat a clean, healthy diet. Body Makeover has been worth every bit of work and money I put into it. When you consider the alternative, the cost, time and effort are a real bargain.

“We are lucky to have such a talented and educated group here at LifeFit. The Body Makeover program makes LifeFit the best, not only in Beaufort, but also in our entire region.”

LifeFit Body Makeover begins August 28; the cost is $600 (or three monthly payments of $225). For more details or to register for the next session, call LifeFit at 843-522-5635.

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