UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Run/Walk/Crawl 5K
$25 through 9/21/2012; $30 after 9/21/2012
Rain or Shine – no refunds will be given; registrations accepted on race day.
Start and finish in front of Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply (2620 SW 6th St.). The course is sanctioned by U.S.A. Track & Field, and is designed to let you take in the fall scenery surrounding Hummer Sports Park.
Awards will be given to runners based on overall performance. The top three male and the top three female runners will receive $200, $150, and $100 respectively. A Master’s Award of $150 will be presented to the top male and the top female runner 40 years of age or older.
Pick up a registration form at Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply (2620 SW 6th St.) or register online at www.gfts5k.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - GET FIT Finale
Holiday Inn Holidome (605 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS)
After 6-months of hard work, it's time to celebrate success. Join us for a night of fun and inspiration beginning at 6:30 with cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres.
Emceed by Jamie Stack, a local radio personality with an evening request and dedication show and a new show on AM 580 called Kansas Live!, the night will kick of with
a presentation from Sherry Johnston, from NBC's Biggest Loser, season 9. She will discuss the behind-the-scenes drama of the Biggest Loser.
Then, the moment we've all been waiting for, the contest winners will be announced in the following categories:
- Top Female Contestant
- Top Male Contestant
- Top Overall Team
- Top Overall Trainer
Contestants are evaluated by 1) % weight loss; 2) % inches lost; 3) Improvement in cholesterol, lipids, blood sugar readings, and blood pressure; 4) discontinuation
of medications related to obesity.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Reserve a seat today by calling 785-235-9700 or online at gftsfinale.eventbrite.com.
ABOUT GET FIT TOPEKA STYLE:
In March 2012, a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index listed Topeka as number 8 in their top 10 most obese metro areas. In April 2012, the Kansas Health Institute released health rankings for all the counties in the state. Shawnee County ranked 65 out of 100 with 33% of its residents obese. Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply launched GET FIT TOPEKA STYLE in March 2012 in an effort to raise awareness of these statistics and to work to reverse them.
Get Fit Topeka Style taps into the resources that already exist in Topeka and Shawnee County - gym facilities, personal trainers, doctors, nurses, dieticians, chefs, grocery stores, psychologists, and more - to create a 6-month competition as a means to encourage 20 individuals, and the entire community, to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
2012 Contestants Are:
Leyna Barnes; Derrick Baxter; Hope Baxter; Brian Calhoon; Rhonda Gales; Linda Henson; Shelly Lowery; Stephanie Lynn; Raylene Quaney; Jacqueline Rogers; Tim Rogers; Suzette Smith; Angela Shelton; Kelli Stegeman; Lloyd Swartz; Jennifer Tauer; Samantha Teed; Kari Thetford; Wendy Willoughby; and Nathan Wood.
Follow the progress of GET FIT TOPEKA STYLE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GetFitTopekaStyle or on Twitter @GetFitTopekaKS.
Get Fit Topeka Style is made possible thanks to these sponsors:
Tallgrass General Vascular and Bariatric Surgery
Thank you to Brenda Holliday and Rachelle Garland for providing weigh-ins and measurements for our contestants!
Center for Manual Medicine
Thank you to Seth Harrison, Dr. James Keen (chiropractor), and Dan Stiers (personal trainer - firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Dan Stiers utilizes circuit training, bands and balls, and body weights to create a variety of workout combinations that can be done anywhere. Dan trains clients at the Center for Manual Medicine.
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Thanks to HyVee for providing water and fruit to all of the community workouts. Also, thank you, to Amber Groeling, certified dietitian, for coordinating shopping sessions with the contestants and cooking classes with Chef Alli for our contestants.
Stormont Vail Health Care
GreatLife Golf and Fitness
15 locations, 1 membership - unlimited golf, unlimited fitness. Thank you to GreatLife for providing the trainers, gym facilities, and memberships for contestants!
Sujikan Training Systems
works to make super heroes out of his clients. In addition to personal training, he leads Sujikan sessions and other group classes at Berkshire. Sujikan combines martial arts, yoga, pilates, plyometrics, and weight training to enhance strength, aerobic and muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
Physique Finder - Hilary Cromwell trains at the Topeka YWCA and Pilates Performance & Rehab. She works to breakdown moves and improve form and strategy while working to reduce pain or discomfort. She also incorporates health coaching to help overcome any mental boundaries.
Courtney & Amaury Collado (email@example.com) train at the Topeka YWCA and Pilates Performance and Rehab. They’re training philosophy incorporates stability, endurance, strength, and power. They utilize training that does not require the use of machines and can be done anywhere.
CrossFit Topeka -
leads CrossFit classes at the Topeka YWCA. CrossFit utilizes short, intense workout combinations to help individuals achieve optimum physical health and wellness.
St. Francis Health Center
Thank you to Mary Beth Haney, a clinical dietitian, for helping contestants learn how to develop better eating habits!
Tara Higgins Photography
Thank you to Chef Alli Winter for leading cooking classes to help contestants learn how to cook healthy meals! Chef Alli offers private and public cooking classes. Check her website for more details.
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