Meltdown Challenge drops weight

Red Deer got a little lighter recently, and now some students will get the chance to become fitter.

Red Deer got a little lighter recently, and now some students will get the chance to become fitter.

As part of an effort across Fit Body Boot Camp fitness franchises in North America, Red Deer’s One-to-1 Fitness hosted the 1,000-pound Meltdown Challenge from January to February. The more than 50 registrants in the initiative surpassed the goal of collectively losing 1,000 pounds, losing 1,437 in total.

The project also raised approximately $2,500 from registration fees, money that, through a partnership with Red Deer’s Connected Fitness Solutions, went towards the purchase of fitness equipment for the Innisfail Middle School.

This was the first time the challenge was run, with the hope that it can become an annual occurrence.