Lose Weight, Win Prizes by Joining FIT Family Challenge

To celebrate our 15th anniversary three years ago, Lexington Family Magazine hosted a Fit Family Challenge of our own.

We followed four families on their fitness journey, and met a few health goals ourselves around the office.

Now the challenge is back, but bigger and better.

This year we have partnered with Coca-Cola and Charlotte Parent to be a part of their fifth annual Fit Family Challenge.

This healthy lifestyle program has been a huge success in several other states, and we’re thrilled to bring it to the Bluegrass for 2016.

Here are some reasons why you should be excited:

1.) Big prizes. Past Grand Prizes include a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando! Other prizes include gift cards, tickets, access to local attractions and more.

2.) Free classes. We’re teaming up with local community partners, such as the YMCA of Central Kentucky, to offer free fitness classes for Fit Family Challenge participants.

3.) Easy tracking. The online tracker tool keeps a log of your activity and keeps you entered for all those great prizes.

Earn points by making healthy choices and exercising. Those points become your contest entries – so the more active you are, the more chances you have to win!

4.) Family-Centered Fun. By creating a family profile for your online account, you can keep all family members accountable.

Exercising and cooking together can become quality-family time if you stick to the goals you set.

We will be selecting two Spotlight Families to follow during the eight-week challenge, which will begin this spring.

Each family will be assigned a personal trainer, nutritionist and life coach. We will document their journey with stories in the magazine and on-line.

Offering free classes, weekly fitness newsletters and big prizes are all part of our ultimate goal – creating a healthy community.

“Fitness has always been something that we have stressed in our 18 years at Lexington Family Magazine,” Editor John Lynch said.

“We’re delighted that the entire community can now participate in improving the health and fitness of all the families in the Bluegrass.”

To sign up for the Fit Family Challenge, visit: www.myfitfamilychallenge.com/registration.php.

You can also sign up in person at our Summer Camps & Activities Fair on Saturday, April 9 at Lexington Christian Academy.

To nominate your family to be a Spotlight Family, or just for more info, visit this website:

www.myfitfamilychallenge.com/faq.php or call Lexington Family magazine at (859) 223-1765.