The Logan County Extension Service has kicked off its fourth season of “Lose It! Logan County,” a weight loss and exercise initiative for the whole community. If you are interested in losing weight and becoming more physically fit, then this program is for you.
This is a six week program that will focus on exercise, nutrition and weight loss using the P90X exercise curriculum and the Weight the Reality Series nutrition and weight loss curriculum. Registration is just $15 and classes will meet at the extension office off the Bypass on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 4th.
It is not to late to join, said Rachel Hance, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. She, along with Gary Michael Templeman, 4-H/Youth Development Extension Agent for Logan County are facilitating the program and are very excited to be offering this opportunity to Logan County once again.
“According to statistics, Kentucky ranks high in the nation for obesity,” said Templeman, adding that the extension service is here to better the community and through this program they are trying to teach people about nutrition and living a healthier lifestyle. “We want to change people’s attitudes for the long-term and help them to make behavior changes.”
Hance said you will get out of it what you put into it. She is very excited about this year’s program because of the implementation of the P90X curriculum. “I don’t think any of the other extension services is offering the P90X curriculum,” said Hance.
In years past, the program focused on nutrition, this year they wanted to add something different and felt with the popularity of the P90X exercise curriculum, people would jump on board to better health.
Both Templeman and Hance say they want to help kick-start people into thinking differently about eating right and exercising. This program is short and will get people though the winter months. They both say they are not trying to compete with the local gyms, just trying to help offer a lower cost opportunity to give people a chance to change their habits towards being healthier.
Winter is a difficult time to be outdoors exercising, said Templeman. This will allow for people to come inside and work out. When they finish the program, then they can go join one of the fitness facilities in the community and continue to work towards their goals if they choose.
“We want to work together for a healthier Logan County,” said Templeman.
People are welcome of all ages to participate. There will be a nutrition assistant available to help get you started eating right. And if the benefit of becoming a healthier you isn’t enough incentive, the program will offer a grand prize for the highest percentage of weight loss within the six weeks.
If you are interested in joining the “Lose It! Logan County” program through the extension service, please call 726-6323.