Lose Weight, Win Prizes By Joining FIT Family Challenge

Lexington Family Magazine’s 2016 Fit Family Challenge is ready to kick off and we want you to join us on becoming a happier and healthier city. We’ve been working with fitness partners to provide you with free classes, great prizes and more.

Curious about the challenge? Here are the basics:

What is it?

The Fit Family Challenge is an eight-week health initiative that runs from May 1-June 26. The challenge encourages families to eat healthy, exercise and focus on personal wellness.

Once you sign up, you will receive weekly e-newsletters from us with tips from our expert panel of personal trainers, a life coach and a nutritionist.

We have selected two Spotlight Families and will document their progress in the magazine and online throughout the eight weeks.

How do I join?

Starting April 1, the first 100 families to register are automatically entered to win prizes such as:

3-month YMCA membership

• Fitbit activity tracker

• Red River Gorge Zipline tickets

Sign up online at www.myfitfamilychallenge.com.

We will also be participating in several events around town so you can sign up in-person:

• Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lexington Family Magazine’s Summer Camps & Activities Fair. Lexington Christian Academy, 450 W. Reynolds Road.

Register at the Camp Fair and you’ll be entered to win awesome prizes. The Fair is free to attend.

Sunday, April 25, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5K. Coldstream Park, 1801 Newtown Pike. Visit our table to play fun fitness games, sign up for the challenge and enter to win prizes. Info: www.kafb.org

Sunday, May 1, 4-6 p.m. at The Great Cake Race 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Keeneland Race Course, Keene Barn.

Event includes inflatables, entertainment and children’s activities. Running in the race is not required to attend, but participants will get 100 bonus points toward winning Fit Family prizes.

Info: www.sweetblessingscakes.org

What does it cost?

Nothing. The Fit Family Challenge is totally free for participants. When you register, you will create an online account where you log your healthy activities to earn points. You don’t owe us a thing – in fact, you could win prizes from us!

Why should I join?

Did we mention the prizes? We will have Fitbits, gift cards, fresh produce from local farms, restaurant certificates, and more for winners every week.

You also have the chance to win a grand prize. Last year the grand prize was a trip for four to Universal Studios in Orlando. The more points you earn, the more chances you have to win.

Our fitness partners will provide free classes to Challenge participants. We will have free exercise classes available every week, and you earn bonus points by attending.

We will send a calendar of classes in those e-newsletters so you will know where to find them. You will also get support and encouragement to put your family on a healthier path.

Visit www.myfitfamilychallenge.com for more info, or contact us at 223-1765 or info@lexingtonfamily.com