Area Residents Shed Pounds, Inches at Holloway Center
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 [1:27 PM]
LWC senior William Gates Jr. leads a "Flab2Fab" session
in July at
the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Almost three dozen area
residents shed a lot of weight and inches this summer at the
Lindsey Wilson College Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness
The 34 area residents were part of the "Flab2Fab" Fitness
Challenge, an eight-week program that motivated people to develop
healthier lifestyles. Developed by LWC senior William Gates Jr.,
"Flab2Fab" included 34 participants who as a group lost a total of
370 pounds and 232 inches from May 21 to July 26 while working out
at the Holloway Health & Wellness Center.
"Flab2Fab" was modeled on the popular TV reality show
Biggest Loser. It included weekly weigh-ins,
accountability partners, one-on-one attention, nutrition advice and
Participants were pleased with the results.
"I can see and feel a big difference," said Amy Thompson-Wells
of Columbia, an LWC employee who participated in the event.
Added Marilyn Radford of Columbia: "This is exactly what I
needed to kick myself into gear."
Gates, who was an LWC recreation, tourism and sports management
intern this summer, said the purpose of "Flab2Fab" was to establish
"This program has been about providing the tools to build a
solid foundation for healthier lifestyles," he said. "The changes
in attitudes, energy levels and physical appearances are so
More than 67 percent of Adair County's adult population is
either overweight or obese, according to 2099 statistics from EpoDunk.com.
That's why "Flab2Fab" was such a significant program, according to
Holloway & Wellness Center Director Joel Peterson.
"This is a great accomplishment for Adair County -- I am
thrilled with the effort of the participants, as well as with
William Gates," Peterson said.
Gates also organized the "Couch-2-5K" event, held on July 23.
Aimed to give people of all fitness levels motivation to stay
active over the summer, the 5K race attracted 21 participants, 12
of whom participated in their first 5K.
Peterson is hopeful that the success of both programs will
affect the Holloway Health & Wellness Center and Columbia-Adair
"These participants have taken hold of many of the lifestyle
changes necessary not only to lose weight but keep it off,"
Peterson said. "We do hope to run more 'changing lifestyle'
programs in the future."
Click here to learn more about the Holloway
Health & Wellness Center.