Winners of the Body Sculpt of New York's Six Weeks To Fitness Challenge - [Click to Enlarge]
Brooklyn, NY (BlackNews.com) -- In the midst of a growing obesity epidemic, where two thirds of the adult population and 19% of adolescents are overweight or obese, Fitness Expert, Motivational Speaker and President of Body Sculpt of New York, Inc., Vincent Ferguson, created the "Six Weeks to Fitness Challenge." The Challenge, conducted at Boys & Girls H.S. in Brooklyn, from October 17th through November 28th engaged over 252 adults in a variety of exercise classes, including bootcamp, body conditioning and Zumba, along with expert nutrition advice by Certified Nutritionist, Orvel Douglas.
Each participant in the Challenge reported significant losses in weight and body fat percentage. The top 5 participants lost over 100 pounds of body weight and over 25% body fat. The winners were awarded prizes of $1,000, $500, $250 and Spa packages for 4th and 5th place winners.
. "I wanted to show people that losing weight and body fat is easy and can be done in a relatively short amount of time once you know the proper steps to take", states Ferguson. In addition to the exercise classes, each participant was given a copy of Mr. Ferguson's latest book "Six Weeks to A Six Pack, Vol. 2". The book illustrates a 10 step process to losing weight and body fat in six weeks.
The Six Weeks to Fitness Challenge is only one of many programs created by Mr. Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson is also the creator of the popular Children's Sports & Fitness Expo, which engages over 3,000 children in more than 25 sports activities, nutrition clinics and health screenings - free of charge; the "Walk-A-Thon for Children's Health" and his "Six Weeks to Fitness Programs. Mr. Ferguson is also very much in demand as a Speaker and spends his time conducting workshops and seminars on health throughout New York City.
"The rate of obesity in the U.S. is of great concern to me, especially in the African American community where obesity and other chronic diseases are more prevalent," states Ferguson, who is eagerly seeking additional opportunities to spread his message on health.
Body Sculpt of New York Inc. is a not-for-profit health and fitness organization whose mission is to educate parents and children about obesity and offer healthy alternatives in fitness and nutrition. The organization has partnered with the Brooklyn Nets Basketball team to create "Brooklyn Fit", a program that encourages children to eat healthy and exercise. The program is currently touring throughout all of Brooklyn.
For more information on Vincent Ferguson or to schedule an interview, please visit www.bodysculpt.org or www.sixweeks.com. Mr. Ferguson can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 523-7379.