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Local gym, boutique to offer prizes in weight loss contest

Published 9:10pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Anytime Fitness and Little Black Dress are teaming up for a competition that will help participants get healthy in the process.

The LBD Fitness Challenge will kick off Monday, Jan. 13 and end April 4.

Stephanie Smith, owner of Little Black Dress, said she, Shawna Wheeles Haynie and Elizabeth Roberts of Anytime Fitness came up with the idea of the first-time competition.

“We have more than 15 teams of three women each signed up. At the end, the team that loses the most body mass will win a prize,” Smith said. “They will get spa packages, and they will get to come to Little Black Dress and pick any dress they want in the store for free.”

But Smith said the competition will not just be about competing to win -– it will provide many different avenues for exercising.

“We’ve got a lot of excited women, and I think it’s going to be fun for them to have a support group. We’re going to be working with them,” Smith said. “Everybody can do it on there own or participate in the programs, such as the Zumba classes we’ll do. But we will be there as a support group for what works for them. If it’s not working for them, we’ll find something that will work for them.”

The program is for adults, but children ages 14-17 can participate with parental consent.

The registration fee is $10.

Participants do not have to be a member of Anytime Fitness to participate, but there is currently a discount to join for $14 a month until Jan. 9.

An informative meeting about challenge rules and questions will be Thursday at Anytime Fitness at 6 p.m., but there will also be a makeup meeting Monday.

For more information, contact Little Black Dress at 256-234-9099, or visit Little Black Dress or Anytime Fitness on Facebook.r