Welcome to Commit2Fit 2015
In 2014, over 180 people made the commitment to live healthier lives by registering for the FREE Commit2Fit program. In 8 short weeks, the participants lost over 1,000 pounds. OSF St. Mary Medical Center, The Knox County YMCA, and galesburg.info are inviting the community to participate again this year.

Shed pounds. Eat right. Live healthier. Whether you're building on your goals from last year or you're just beginning your journey, the Commit2Fit community will keep you motivated. Register now.

Registration deadline is February 13, 2015 at midnight.

Weigh-In Dates:
February 19, 2015 4:30pm-7pm
February 20, 2015 6am-8:30am

Knox County YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
1324 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg, IL

* Please bring your photo ID with you.
* You will have a before picture taken when you weigh-in.
* Must be 18 years old to participate.

The first 200 participants to register and weigh-in will receive a gift bag. Including a one-week "Try the Y" pass that also includes a FREE one hour Wellness Coaching Session. See the Knox County YMCA for details.

The Contest
The male and female Commit2Fit participants to experience the highest percentage of body weight lost will each win the following:

$500 Cash
One Year Single Knox County YMCA Membership
$50 Hy-Vee Gift Card

Must be 18 years or older to participate.

Employees of OSF St Mary Medical Center, OSF Prompt Care, OSF Galesburg Clinic, the Knox County YMCA,
Hy-Vee, and galesburg.info are ineligible to participate.

In the event of a tie in either category, a name will be randomly drawn from the tied participants.

Comments or concerns about Commit2Fit, contact us.

Important Dates:

Thursday, April 16th 4:30pm-7pm
Friday, April 17th 6am-8:30am

Knox County YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
1324 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg, IL

Ceremony of Winners
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at OSF St. Mary Medical Center on Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm. Light snacks will be provided.

There are websites that are very helpful in tracking: www.myfitnesspal.com and www.sparkpeople.com. You do not have to do these websites on a smart phone, you can do them straight from the computer.

Join us on Facebook
The Commit2Fit facebook page proved to be a great place for participants to connect. Please join if you haven't. You are encouraged to share exercise plans, recipes, helpful websites, and most importantly, your success.

Also, watch the facebook page for weekly challenges and updates from Carrie Bernett, OSF Marketing Coordinator.

The Knox County YMCA will also be posting information regarding group fitness classes and additional fitness information.

Hy-Vee Dietitians, Stephanie Djuric and Katrina Howard, will also be sharing helpful tips, information, and recipes. They are ready to help you look at what you're eating and make suggestions on how how you can make healthier changes.

"Before" pictures will be during weigh-in. If you would like a copy of your "before" photo, please contact us. Past participants mentioned putting their photos on their refrigerators as great reminders.

Comments or concerns about Commit2Fit, contact us.




Commit2Fit Challenges

Helpful Tools
Adult BMI Calculator

Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Target Heart Rate

Helpful Sites
OSF St. Mary Medical Ctr
OSF - Weight Management
OSF - Fitness
Knox Co YMCA

American Heart Assoc

American Stroke Assoc

Helpful Sites Suggested by Commit2Fit Participants

"Makes journaling your food and exercise super fun and easy!" Kari

"Good website for tracking." Jenny

"Lots of good recipes, ideas, and tracking helpers. Just like Weight Watchers, but free!" Keisa

Helpful Hints
Be sure to never miss an email, add
to your "contacts" or "safe senders list"