During the five months, each participant will work with a local gym or fitness studio, getting advice on exercise, nutrition and health. They’ll weigh in on the 10th of the month, with a progress report in the following issue of PGN (or track their progress at epgn.com).
It’s a win-win: They lose weight and get healthier, the community benefits.
This week, participants weighed in and got started.
CEO, Soapbox Solutions
Starting weight: 267
105 S. 12th St.
Trainer: Gavin McKay
Program: two 10-week fitness bootcamps, full fitness assessment and nutrition coaching, meeting weekly; three to four additional workouts weekly
Administrative manager, Woody's and Voyeur
Starting weight: 339
12th Street Gym
204 S. 12th St.
Trainer: Noe Espinosa
Program: two training sessions per week, with full fitness evaluation, medical evaluation by Bouari Clinic physician and nutrition coaching; additional workouts weekly
Director of advertising and marketing, PGN
Starting weight: 268
Move Forward Fitness
1616 Walnut St., Suite 702
Trainer: Jared Carter
Program: two personal training sessions per week, fitness assessment and nutrition education; four additional workouts weekly
Executive director, Philly Pride Presents
Starting weight: 264
Optimal Sports Health Clubs
325 Bainbridge St.; 601 Walnut St.
Trainer: Jo-Ellen Marks
Program: one personal training session per week, with initial Polar Body Age fitness assessment and ongoing medical assessment from the Rossi Center; will meet biweekly with health-nutrition coach Colleen DeCesare; at least three additional workouts weekly