Ridgewood, Fair Lawn Residents Lose 907 Pounds in Joint Weight-Loss Challenge

Residents exceeding the goal of the 12-week challenge.

The following was submitted to Patch by Valley Hospital.

The Fair Lawn and Ridgewood Weight-Loss Challenge event recently concluded with resounding success.

Fair Lawn and Ridgewood residents took up the challenge to lose 500 pounds in 12 weeks and they surpassed the goal with a total loss of 907 pounds. 

Back in March, the Mayors Wellness Campaign, the Fair Lawn Health Department, the Ridgewood Health Department, Retro Fitness of Fair Lawn, the Ridgewood YMCA and The Valley Hospital issued town-wide challenges to help make Ridgewood and Fair Lawn healthier. Residents of both towns were encouraged to sign up to help reach the goal of losing 500 pounds.

Throughout the challenge, participants took part in bi-weekly weigh-ins, health and nutrition lectures, and fitness classes.

“The goal of the challenge was to help residents become more aware of their health, and to encourage them to make a change towards healthier lifestyles,” said Danielle Cinnante, a health educator with Valley’s Department of Community Health and Community Benefit.

“We like to emphasize that this was not about dieting, it was about learning to live a healthy lifestyle and supporting each other while doing it!”

Shown in the photo above: GwennHauck, Ridgewood Councilwoman; Dawn Cetrulo, Ridgewood Supervisor of Health; Carol Wagner, Fair Lawn/Ridgewood Health Officer; Paul Aronsohn, Mayor of Ridgewood; John Cosgrove, Mayor of Fair Lawn; Colette Cummings, Director, Department of Community Health and Community Benefit, The Valley Hospital; and Danielle Cinnante, Health Educator, Department of Community Health and Community Benefit, The Valley Hospital.
Macko D June 24, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Great effort!
Alfreddie June 29, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Congratulations all! Great accomplishment!! Will it be done again? When, where and how can people join the next round?


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