New fitness studio heading up fitness and weight loss challenge


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Amherstburg’s newest fitness studio is looking for a handful of local men and women who want to lose weight, eat healthier and drastically change their lives for the better.

Fitness Anywhere will be holding a six-month fitness and weight loss challenge open to Amherstburg residents who are at least 30 lbs. overweight. Potential participants will be interviewed at the studio, with a handful being selected to go through with the challenge. According to Fitness Anywhere owner Katherine Judson, each individual will have their own personalized program to follow.

“Everything we do is very customized,” said Judson. “So when someone walks in the door we don’t have a cookie-cutter program. We customize it based on what that individual needs.”

Judson said there will be no age requirement for the challenge, as a young person who is struggling with health and weight loss needs the program just as badly as a senior citizen. Those selected will be given nutrition plans and required to attend two personal training sessions and one group class per week, offered to participants at a 50 per cent discount.

Obesity is a continuously growing problem in Canada, with rates roughly doubling between 1981 and 2009. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, around one in four Canadian adults and one in 10 Canadian children are obese.

“Obesity is huge, and it’s more nutritional based than exercise based, I would think,” said Judson. “A lot of people are eating processed foods and pre-packed foods. Things that are quick, things that are filled with chemicals.”

Although there are many fad diets and quick fixes thought to combat obesity, Judson said she does not recommend anything “gimmicky” and thinks it is more effective to lose weight through a routine of exercise and proper nutrition.

“Our goal is not to diet and not to do anything extreme,” said Judson. “We’re hoping to teach people a new lifestyle, and that doesn’t happen overnight. For most, change can take up to six months.”

Participants’ progress throughout the six months will be monitored and made available to the public through Facebook, as well as through monthly updates in the River Town Times. Those interested in getting involved can contact Fitness Anywhere at (226) 347-0240.

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