Rusk ISD students accept "Battle of the weight" challange at local gym
POSTED: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:41pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:37pm
Rusk, TX (KETK) — Obesity in our younger generations is growing out of control. According to the American Association of Psychiatry more than 33 perecnt of adolecents and children in the United States are considered obese. Steve Goode, owner of Beyond Fitness in Rusk, recognized this problem and decided to action by inviting Rusk ISD students to participate in the "Battling the weight" challange. "We got with the superintendent at Rusk ISD and had the students write an essay about why do they want to be a part, why is fitness, why is health such a big deal in their lives." Goode said.
The owners of Beyond Fitness choose the top three essay winners, and invited them to participate in the challenge, for free. "Just like the NBC Tv show the biggest loser, we gear it towards them to where we do team workouts, we do team challanges." Goode said.
Already seeing amazing transformations in the Rusk students, he hopes next year is an even bigger success.
Watch KETK Nicole Vowells video above to see the story about Rusk ISD Students participating the the "Battling the weight" challange.
To learn more about "Beyond Fitness" visit their facebook page.