Bad food choices and little to no exercise plan will eventually catch up to you. Obesity. Blood pressure issues. It's time to make a change. OSF St Mary Medical Center, The Knox Co YMCA, and galesburg.info invite you to join Commit2Fit. It's a free, 8-week fitness challenge with prizes and incentives. In the past few years, hundreds of men and women have set realistic goals and made lifestyle changes they could maintain long after the challenge was over. You'll receive expert guidance and motivation from OSF and YMCA staff members.

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

2 Grand Prize Winner - One Male and One Female:
$300 Cash
1-Year Adult Membership to the Knox
Co YMCA ($500 value)

2 Second Place Winners - One Male and One Female:
$150 Cash
6-Month Adult Membership to the Knox Co YMCA

2 Third Place Winners - One Male and One Female:
$50 Cash
3-Month Membership to the Knox Co YMCA

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

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,
and galesburg.info are ineligible to participate.

Weigh-In:
Location: Knox Co YMCA - 1324 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Thursday, January 14th 4pm-7pm
Friday, January 15th 6am-8am

Participants must present their ID at weigh-in. They will be given a Commit2Fit Button with a colored sticker on it designating a "team" to which they will be assigned to participate on social media with team challenges, encouragement, etc. Participants will also receive a gift bag provided by OSF St Mary Medical Center with general information and tools to help them with their weight loss.

"Try the Y" pass. Stop by customer service at the Y and pick up your one-week "Try the Y" pass. Be sure to tell them you are a Commit2Fit participant. See the Knox County YMCA for details.

"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.

Weekly Challenges: Carrie Bernett, OSF Marketing Coordinator, will post a weekly team challenge on the Commit2Fit Facebook page. The challenge will also be posted here on galesburg.info. If you complete the challenge that week, simply comment on facebook. The team with the most teammates completing the challenge will win a prize. Prizes will be awarded at the Ceremony of Winners event in March.

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.

Comments or concerns about Commit2Fit, contact us.

Important Dates:

Weigh-In:
Location: Knox Co YMCA
Thursday, January 14th 4pm-7pm
Friday, January 15th 6am-8am

Weigh-Out:
Location: Knox Co YMCA
Thursday, March 10th Noon-7pm
Friday, March 11th from 6am-Noon

Ceremony of Winners
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at OSF St. Mary Medical Center on Tuesday, March 15th at 6pm. Light snacks will be provided.

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 - Healthy Recipes
Knox Co YMCA

American Heart Assoc

American Stroke Assoc

Helpful Sites Suggested by Commit2Fit Participants

mapmywalk.com
mapmywalk - app
Becky R

loseit.com
Becky R

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

caloriecount.about.com
"Good website for tracking." Jenny

sparkpeople.com
"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
galesburginfo@listeneremail.net
to your "contacts" or "safe senders list"