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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2008/02/27 - Project Lose-It, a community health and fitness initiative in Beverly Hills and Bel Air succeeds in shedding 620 collective pounds.
The results are in from Project Lose-It, the first free community health and fitness initiative for residents of Beverly Hills and Bel Air with a goal to get healthier, feel better and collectively lose 1,000 pounds during the six-week program. Project Lose-It culminated with a community weigh-in and celebration in Bel Air this week. Despite weeks of rain, hundreds of community residents participated in scheduled activities to get in shape, learn about fitness, and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors.
Program founder and organizer Rabbi Chaim Mentz of Chabad of Bel Air explained, “Our Project Lose-It program was just a little short of achieving the 1,000 pound goal we set. Collectively, our resident participants shed a grand total of 620 pounds as they engaged in activities like community walks, personalized nutritional counseling, yoga and pilates classes and health seminars.
This program brought people together to work on meeting their personal goals. Many have told me they are feeling better about themselves; couples have become closer; and others expressed they are motivated to continue exercising,” he added.
The renowned team of instructors included internationally acclaimed fitness guru and best selling author LaReine Chabut, registered dietician Robyn L. Goldberg, pilates and exercise expert Michelle Cerandos and spiritual and inspirational leader and program founder Rabbi Chaim Mentz of Chabad of Bel Air. Project Lose-It was made possible by founding sponsors including the Rochelle and Richard Maize Foundation, Luxe Hotel and Chabad of Bel Air.
“Project Lose-It has been a terrific opportunity for me to take the time to consider myself and my health and well being,” said participant Ginny Kahn. “Along the way, there have been numerous other benefits like enjoying walks with my husband and daughter. The program motivated us to get out of the house into the fresh air and sometimes rain, but it always felt good doing it,” she added.
“Our health is the greatest gift of all and with out it everything else doesn’t really matter. Rabbi Mentz gave us all a great gift by putting this together and giving us the tools to reach better health,” said Estela Mejia.
Although the Project Lose-It weigh-in is over and the formal program has concluded, public fitness walks in Beverly Hills will continue based on the positive feedback and public enthusiasm. The program will again be offered next January.
More information about the Rochelle and Richard Maize Foundation is available on the web site. Learn about Chabad of Bel Air and the Project Lose-It program from the website.