Forum features Body for Life winners
The next Our Health Our Community public forum will feature the 2002 Body for Life Grand Champion, Maria Ramos, Tracy Jeffries, left, and Maria Ramos.and First Runner Up, Tracy Jeffries.  The Saturday, March 8 forum is designed to compliment the recent Body for Life Challenge sponsored by Groaners Gym and the Syringa General Hospital fitness challenge. Both are co-sponsors of the free event along with Grangeville Physical Therapy and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.
The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Grangeville Super 8 Motel.  The demonstration will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Groaners Gym, 507 West Main Street.  The presentation and the demonstration are designed for all ages and are open to the public. 

“We’re really excited to host two past winners who will provide us with inspiration and motivation, as well as share their own exercise and nutrition tips,” said Julie Hauger, Groaners Gym.  “Their talk and demonstration is open to anyone who has officially joined our local challenges and for anyone who wants to learn more about healthy living.”

Ramos and Jeffries will demonstrate their strength and cardiovascular programs and talk about their fitness and nutrition regimen.  They will also provide tips on staying motivated and incorporating the program into a busy lifestyle.

Ramos is from Yakima, Washington and Jeffries lives in Pinehurst, Idaho.  Jeffries lost 17 pounds and lowered her cholesterol from 236 to 188.  Both are featured on the Challenge website as 2002 winners. The women are attending the 2008 Body for Life Expo from Feb 29 to March 2 in Columbus, Ohio.

The Body for Life Challenge is a 12 week challenge for men and women that incorporate exercise and healthy nutrition to lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass.  It is based on the principles in the book of the same name. More information is available on 

“The planners are extremely excited at the prospect of having two past winners come to Grangeville to inspire us to achieve our nutrition and exercise goals,” said Gary McEwen, PT, Grangeville Physical Therapy.  “It’s not always easy to remain motivated and inspired to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but these women have certainly done that and will share their advice with us.”

The Our Health Our Community is a series of public forums on health related topics co-sponsored by Groaners Fitness, Grangeville Physical Therapy, Syringa General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.  The lectures are free, open to the public and are held every other month.  For more information call Groaners Gym, 983-7070 or Grangeville Physical Therapy, 982-2241.


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