Thursday, April 2, 2015

FL Dept. of Health in Franklin Co. announces winners of Fitness Challenge


The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County has announced the winners of their first ever 12 Week Fitness Challenge. The challenge was implemented by local health officials to help create permanent healthy lifestyle changes amongst the residents of Franklin County.  The program started on January 7 and ended April 1, and saw a total of 38 participants over the course of the challenge.

“Congratulations to all of the 38 participants for being a part of the Florida Department of Health in Franklin County first, but surely not the last fitness challenge”, said Alma Pugh, Human Services Program Specialist, Closing the Gap Program with the Florida Department of Health in Franklin/Gulf County.

To track their progress health officials held frequent weigh-ins at both the health clinics in Apalachicola and Carrabelle.  The winners of the challenge were determined by their percentage of weight lost.

Taking first place was Tydron Wynn with a loss of 13.59% body weight, coming in second was Jon Schneiderman with a recorded loss of 11.15%, and the third place winner was Karey Lehnert with a total loss of 10.85% in body weight.

In the very near future photos of the winners and participants will be featured in the Florida Department of Health in Franklin County's Wellness Newsletter, The Mayor's Blog, Oyster Radio and the Apalachicola Times.