By Tony Rose

Get Fit Lake Chelan Fall Session Starts September 19 & 20. Please Register online at the link below.

Fall Photo Lake ChelanWith nutrition being a big focus this Fall, we will be cooking our way to a healthier. Life. Several cooking classes will be provided along with great tips on how to eat and keep the pounds off during the holidays.

GET FIT! LAKE CHELAN is a community partnership between founder Ben Higgins, Chelan Realty, and Lake Chelan Community Hospital (LCCH), with many additional partners committed to making a healthier Lake Chelan Valley.

Almost 200 people participated in the free spring 2012 challenge, which included workshops, fitness activities and screenings at LCCH. The70 people who came to LCCH for their exit screenings lost a total of 642 pounds and 160 inches around their waists. Lab results of GET FITTERS! who lost pounds most often showed improvements in their cholesterol and blood sugar counts. Fifty GET FITTERS! qualified for sports bags by losing 5% of their weight or body fat.

Spring 2012 Winners in the two individual male categories were Gary Miller and Rocky Libby. Women winners were Beth Bettis and Christy Libby. The winning team included Laura Folsum, Annette Lenz, Ruth Edna Keys and Ruth Crowe.

The fall session of GET FIT! Lake Chelan begins September 19. In addition to free fitness and nutrition workshops by LCCh providers and community partners, GET FIT! will offer a series of healthy cooking classes by local restaurants and chefs. In addition, several local restaurants will offer GET FIT! healthy options on their menus. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Fall 2012 challenge participants will be judged on percentage of weight lost only this session. Please register online!

Thank you to our prize sponsors: Chelan Home Center: Lake Chelan Floor Covering & Design, Lake Chelan Clinic and Columbia Valley Community Health.