Welcome to 2022 Biggest Chooser. Team sizes are still reduced to a maximum of 10 which makes this the equivalent of small group personal training at a great price value. (Same price as last year). We want to keep you safe and have the best training experience coming back and being at the gym again. We have also reduced the challenge time to 10 weeks but there is no change in the content of the challenge, there are still 10 workout sessions but we have added the initial and final weigh-ins to the first and last workout.
If you need any further reasons for losing a few pounds and getting more active here are a few:
Improves brain function – you think faster, learn more easily and remember more. Why? Aerobic exercise promotes the creation of new brain cells (neurogenesis) which then also protects against diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s
Makes you feel happier and improves self-esteem. Did you know that obesity is associated with a significantly increased risk of depression and other mental- illnesses. People with obesity have a 30% higher risk of mental issues than their normal-weight counterparts. It is suggested that hormonal changes in obesity may trigger mental illness in people with a genetic predisposition. If you want a faster boost to your mood, add in some daily activity. Cardio exercise promotes the release of endorphins – chemicals that make us happy and reduce pain. Exercise also lowers cortisol levels to help us de-stress and minimize fat storage.
Protects your heart – losing just 5% of your body weight has a big impact on your risk of heart disease. Cardio-vascular exercise, such as running or cycling most days has been clinically proven to lower cholesterol (particularly LDL or bad cholesterol), lower blood pressure, and lower blood glucose levels. Your heart is the body’s most important muscle and needs to exercise too!
Boosts energy – daily activities get easier as you lose those extra pounds.
Breathe easier – Shedding those extra pounds makes breathing easier because weight loss improves blood oxygen transfer efficiency to tissue and muscle cells. So, after losing a few pounds you should start noticing yourself panting less.
Reduces cravings – Studies show that strenuous exercise (workouts like High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), Bootcamp, or a demanding run, could help you eat less.
Boosts immunity – Research shows that moderate exercise can strengthen the immune system. This means fewer and less severe respiratory infections. Carrying around extra body fat stresses the immune system by stimulating a chronic inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation increases your risk of lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but may also lower your defenses against viruses like the common cold.
Saves money – A 2017 study analyzed the added lifetime cost of being overweight or being obese in America. They looked at direct medical costs, productivity losses, and total associated costs for patients at age 20 and 50. Researchers concluded that overweight and obese people experienced significantly higher costs and productivity losses than normal-weight people at both ages.
To get clearer skin – Regular exercise helps fight Acne breakouts. When you get your blood pumping with regular exercise the increased circulation transports more nutrients and oxygen to the skin with increased transport of waste products away from the skin.
To sleep better – Studies show that losing weight can improve sleep quality. This includes reducing the occurrence of common complaints like sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, restlessness, and frequent waking. While overall weight loss helped, it was a reduction in belly fat that made the biggest difference.
To protect your joints – Did you know that losing just one pound reduces pressure on your knees by four pounds. Another study shows that losing 11 pounds decreases a woman’s risk of osteoarthritis by 50%, so if you struggle with joint pain, potential relief is one of the most rewarding reasons to lose weight. Excess fat storage triggers a pro-inflammatory response in our bodies. This response can cause joint pain, so reducing this inflammation through weight loss may help reduce joint pain.
To cut cancer risk – Last but not least reducing your risk of cancer is one of the most serious reasons to lose weight. According to the American cancer society, it is estimated that being overweight or obese, is responsible for about 8% of annual cancer cases in the US. Excess body weight increases an individual’s risk for breast, colon, rectal, uterine, esophageal, kidney, and pancreatic cancer.
Sign up for The Biggest Chooser Challenge starts on Wednesday, December 1st and for members, there is a $25 early bird discount giving a cost of $129. The regular cost will be $154 for members and $179 for non-members from Wednesday, December 1st to Wednesday, December 15th get your early-bird price. From Thursday, December 16th until Wednesday, January 5th at 9 am it will be the regular price.
Sign up early as spots are limited. The challenge starts on Friday, January 7th with the “Launch Party” which will include meeting your trainer
Register online at GraniteFallsClub.com or call 919 562 8895.