The search for War On Weight challengers begins

| 01/07/2013

lose weight.gif(CNS): The Cayman Heart Fund is now seeking contestants for the 6th annual War on Weight challenge. Ten selected applicants will have the opportunity to transform themselves into healthy individuals and battle the bulge in hopes of becoming this year’s WOW winner. The War on Weight (WOW) program educates participants on diet and fitness instilling the disciplines to maintain a balanced and healthy wellbeing after program completion. Many past “WOW-ers” continue to maintain their results and have a significant influence on family and friends to follow a healthier new regime.

For sixteen weeks beginning mid-August and ending just in time for the holidays, participants will dedicate themselves to obtaining optimal results under the supervision of health and fitness professionals andthrough the program's five components.

Fitness: Six hours mandatory programme, which will include a wide range of group instruction and activities, as well as access to a fitness centre.

Nutrition: A customized meal plan and consultations with a licensed dietician.

Medical: Health screening, blood testing and monitoring by physicians and accompanying supporters.

Psychology: Group counseling sessions provided by a certified therapist.

Education: Informative seminars and workshops.

In addition, participants will also commit to our community portion called “Pay it Forward”.  Contestants represent WOW in media appearances, expos, and fundraisers to help promote the contest, as well as assist with charity and community efforts.

Cayman Heart Fund chairman, David Dinner, said the competition is designed for those who really have a heartfelt desire to make a change and lead a healthier lifestyle.

“For sixteen weeks challengers have access to a wide range of expert advisors all dedicated to helping them achieve smart lifelong goals," he said. "Getting involved in our competition is the kick-start many people need to make the change to a healthier lifestyle. Since 2008, the WOW competition has increased the awareness and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly to decrease Cayman’s growing obesity problem.”

Funded by the Cayman Heart Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease in the Cayman Islands, War on Weight has helped over fifty contestants lose over 1,500 pounds and learn the essentials to a permanent healthy lifestyle since its launch in 2008.

For more information about the War on Weight challenge and to apply for 2013 War on Weight visit and follow us on Facebook. Deadline for applications is Saturday, 3 August.

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  1. Living healthy says:

    I took part in this program a few years back and it was the best thing I could have done for myself and my family. 

    My family and friends were supportive and participated in a lot of the activties and being a part of a group gave me the accountability I needed to stay on track.

    The essential practices to living healthy made this expereience priceless.   

    If you want to make a change and need a helping hand, you should really consider applying for this program.  It changed my life and could change yours.