Te entrance foyer of the Uniontown Area YMCA was buzzing with pleasure.
Friends, household and YMCA members got here out to assist the 2014 Shape-Up Challenge contestants for the competitors’s grand finale, the place the ultimate numbers have been revealed.
After thirteen weeks of enjoyable group workout routines, grueling one-on-one classes, volleyball matches and maintaining a healthy diet, the winner of the problem was revealed.
Weighing in at 228.H kilos, contestant Frank Schreck was topped the winner of the 2014 Shape-Up Challenge.
“I don’t need to be that man ever once more,” Schreck stated as he seemed on the photograph that was taken firstly of the ,competitors. “I don’t care to see that picture once more. That’s the outdated Frank.”
He began out the competitors weighing 300 mass. He lost nearly seventy two weight in thirteen weeks, which translated right into a 23.ninety six % lack of his unique physique weight — probably the most of all of the contestants.
“I labored arduous for this,” Schreck mentioned, as he tried to carry again tears. “We all did. We did an important job.”
As the winner of the competitors, Schreck obtained a one-yr membership to the Uniontown Area YMCA, a Fitbit package deal together with a scale, a $one hundred Dicks Sporting Goods reward card, a $one hundred Home Warehouse reward card, and a $a hundred Sheetz reward card.
The Y, Uniontown Hospital. Home Warehouse, Second Opinion Insurance and MonGeneral Hospital have been sponsors for the grand prize.
Phil Michael was shut behind Schreck, and took the second place spot.
As Michael stepped on the dimensions for the final time, it revealed that he lost 21.33 % of his unique physique weight. He dropped from a beginning weight of 361 weight to 284 weight
He obtained a six-month membership to the Uniontown Area YMCA, a $a hundred Footlocker present card, a $50 Rizz’s reward card and a $a hundred Subway reward card. The Y, Rizz’s, Beltone and Highlands Hospital have been sponsors for the second place prize.
Weighing in at 207 mass, Chantla Colon got here in third place. Colon began out the competitors weighing 236 kilos. She lost 12.24 p.c of her authentic physique weight.
Colon acquired a 3-month membership to the Uniontown Area YMCA, a $a hundred Dunhams reward card, and a $50 Rizz’s reward card. The sponsors for the prize are the YMCA, Rizz’s and Dr. Reichenbecker.
Weighing in at 149 mass, Sherry Rockwell got here in fourth place. Rockwell began out the competitors weighing 167 weight. She lost 10.18 % of her unique physique weight.
She acquired a $a hundred Visa reward card. The sponsor of the prize was First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County.
Weighing in at 275 mass, Ray Blosel got here in fifth place. Blosel began out the competitors weighing 300 weight. He lost H.33 p.c of his authentic physique weight.
He obtained a $50 reward card for Adrian’s Market and a $50 Medicine Stop reward card.
The sponsors for the prize had been the Buy Local Network and the Medicine Stop Pharmacy.
Weighing in at 253 weight, Fay Cohill got here in sixth place.
Cohill began out the competitors weighing 270 kilos. She lost S.A p.c of her unique physique weight.
She obtained an Adrian’s Market provisions basked and a $50 Medicine Stop present card. The sponsors for the prize had been Buy Local Network and Medicine Stop Pharmacy.
To the shock of everybody, Schreck and Michael gave their YMCA memberships away to Cohill and Colon.
“There’s a lady out this, that I noticed work very laborious too – that’s you miss Fay,” Schreck mentioned.
Shreck gave his one-12 months membership to Cohill and Michael gave his six-month membership to Colon.
“I can’t imagine the blokes did this for me,” Cohill stated. “They instructed my sister and swore her to secrecy. I saved saying, ‘Lord, I don’t need to cease. I need to preserve coming.’ It’s simply superior what these guys did for me. That’s household. God is simply good.”
Herald-Standard Publisher Bob Pinarski thanked the Y for its involvement within the Shape-Up Challenge.
“I don’t suppose there’s one other facility in southwestern Pennsylvania that would have completed this,” he stated. “I suppose you guys had been capable of accomplish what you had been in a position to accomplish as a result the Y and as a result the good workers.”
Matt Howrylak, wellness director and private coach for the YMCA, admitted that he was apprehensive in regards to the mission when it was first offered 5 months in the past.
“I was apprehensive in regards to the course of, I was apprehensive concerning the consequence, truthfully one in all my largest issues was how receptive our contestants could be to the method,” he mentioned. “It didn’t take me very long to appreciate that we have now a outstanding group of individuals this. These individuals are tremendously sturdy and have drastically exceeded my expectations.”
He mentioned the contestants have all endured thirteen weeks of “great bodily and psychological stress,” however within the course of, all of them grew to become stronger and more healthy individuals.
He added that being within the public eye has been fairly an expertise, however thanks the Herald-Standard for giving him the chance to point out what the Y has to supply.
“We are greater than a health middle. We are a corporation this to enhance individuals’s lives,” Howrylak mentioned. “Our final objective as well being and health professionals is to encourage as many individuals as potential to develop into extra energetic and to steer more healthy lives. And I really imagine we’ve accomplished that with the Shape-Up Challenge.”
Personal coach Dustyn Pastors was up subsequent to the rostrum to present his ideas concerning the previous thirteen weeks.
“Over the previous thirteen weeks I’ve had the chance to be taught an awesome deal about these individuals,” he mentioned. “These are a few of the most compassionate and pushed folks I’ve ever met. The dedication they confirmed is kind of exceptional as effectively.”
He too, like Howrylak, didn’t know what to anticipate at first.
“I had my justifiable share of hesitations, considerations,” he mentioned. “But I will say each single one in all you has far surpassed what I might have anticipated. You guys are all successful at shedding, and I couldn’t be extra proud. Stay centered, and maintain at it.”