Swansea, MA, December 3, 2010 – Total Fitness Clubs today announced the results from their 2010 Fall Fitness Challenge, a 10-week health & fitness competition. Overall results included a combined 4-club weight loss of 784 pounds, an average of over 20lbs per person. This is the 8th Fitness Challenge Total Fitness Clubs has offered and participating members, both men and women, have lost an average of 14% body weight, 30-50 pounds (healthy and maintained).

Four Fitness Challenge Teams consisted of 37 club members from Bristol Total Fitness, Swansea Total Fitness, Seekonk Total Fitness and Dartmouth Total Fitness. Teams competed against each other to shed pounds and body fat with the help of personal trainers/coaches. Fitness Challenge scores were based on a combination of performance and participation: gym attendance, food journal entries, group exercise class attendance, weight loss % and team challenge attendance.

“We are proud of all the accomplishments of all the Winners and participants – everyone involved achieved meaningful weight loss and increased health benefits.” said Walter Medeiros, Personal Training Director, Total Fitness Clubs. “Our Fitness Challenge is more than just a weight loss competition. It’s an opportunity for our members to achieve health & fitness goals, inspiring themselves and others.”

Participants started the Challenge with an Initial timed one mile during the first week of the challenge which was compared to the one mile timed during the last week of the Challenge which showed participants improved their times by an average of 24%. Other Team Challenges included: kickball, volleyball, boot camp class held at Colt State Park, 5km road race.

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***Fall Fitness Challenge Winners***

• First place team: the Blue Team (Swansea Total Fitness)
• Individual first place: Jessica Andrade, Green Team (Dartmouth Total Fitness)
• Individual second place: Annie Vieira, Black Team (Seekonk Total Fitness)
• Individual third place: Mary-Jo Medeiros, Blue Team (Swansea Total Fitness)

Visit www.TotalFitnessClubs.com/WeightLossChallenge to learn more about the next Fitness Challenge that starts January 23, 2011.

About Total Fitness:
Total Fitness Clubs is a private, employee-owned fitness company headquartered in Swansea, MA. TFC has created a network that offers one low price for access to four local health clubs in Bristol, RI, Swansea, MA, Seekonk, MA and Dartmouth, MA. TFC warmly welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of shape, size or ability. TFC’s philosophy of “Total Fitness” incorporates weight training, cardiovascular health, nutritional health, rehabilitation, stress management and mindfulness through yoga and Pilates. To learn more visit www.TotalFitnessClubs.com.

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