Latest News – March 31

“Soon-To-Bes” Take on “Weapons of Mass Reduction”

Last Thursday night, 108 Lake County residents made a commitment to their health by signing up for Get The Lead Out (GTLO). Sponsored by the Lake County Public Health Agency, GTLO is a fun, competitive 12 week program, promoting healthy eating, fitness and weight loss.

Big crowd for the Kick Off event for Get The Lead Out in Leadville. Time to shed those winter pounds! Sixteen teams and 15 individuals are taking on the challenge for the 3rd Annual GTLO.

Big crowds for the Kick Off event for the 3rd Annual Get The Lead Out. Time to shed those winter pounds! 16 teams & 15 individuals are taking on the challenge.

At the March 27 official Kick Off event, 16 teams and 15 individuals took on the challenge and weighed in, and recorded other health statistics, allowing them to track their progress throughout the competition.

Lee Trujillo (left) and Tamara Moses (right) welcome attendees at the Kick-Off event for the 3rd Annual Get The Lead Out.

Lee Trujillo (left) and Tamara Moses (right) welcome attendees at the Kick-Off event for the 3rd Annual Get The Lead Out.

The GTLO Kick Off event included information from local health and fitness-related agencies and businesses including Lake County Public Health Agency, West Central Mental Health, Leadville Nutrition/Herbalife, Rocky Mountain Family Practice, Lake County Recreation Department, St. Vincent Hospital, The Daring Chocolate Company, Simple Movements, LiveWell/Build A Generation, and Friends of the Fish Hatchery.

Sherry Randall owner of Cookies with Altitude offers a taste of the new smoothies she is offering at her Harrison Avenue café.

Sherry Randall owner of Cookies with Altitude offers a taste of the new smoothies she is offering at her Harrison Avenue café.

In addition, local eateries had a chance to prepare and share nutritious, delicious food options for participants. Owner of Cookies With Altitudes, Sherry Randall was on hand supplying samples of the new smoothies her Harrison Avenue café is offering. Also included were healthful treats from Subway, High Mountain Pies, and Safeway.

This is the third year for the health and fitness program which will span from March 27 thru June 26, 2014. Participants could enter as a group or individual. And it’s usually the team names that inspire the fun; this year is no different.

Putting the fun in the Kick-Off event for the 3rd Annual Get The Lead Out are from left to right: Colleen Nielsen, RN, Director, Lake County Public Health Agency; Jane Heins, RN, BSN, Lake County Public Health Agency; and Jackie Littlepage, BS, CP-FS, Director of Environmental Health/Health Inspector.

Putting the fun in the Kick-Off event for the 3rd Annual Get The Lead Out are from left to right: Colleen Nielsen, RN, Director, Lake County Public Health Agency; Jane Heins, RN, BSN, Lake County Public Health Agency; and Jackie Littlepage, BS, CP-FS, Director of Environmental Health/Health Inspector.

So, who’s your favorite team for this year? Weapons of Mass Reduction; an engaged couple calling themselves, The Soon-To-Bes; Public Health decided on Lee’s Angels (since Lee Trujillo is the only guy); Shed the Lead; Withering-A-Weigh, the Build A Generation teamchoose The BAG Ladies;  Lighten Up and the Miss-Fits, to name a few.

Lynn Fischer with Simple Movements signs up participants for a variety of classes she offers.

Lynn Fischer with Simple Movements signs up participants for a variety of classes she offers.

Registration is closed, but you can keep up on the competitors progress and success, as well as tips on how you can improve your own health and fitness on their Facebook Page.  

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