ELMHURST – Fleet Feet Sports in Elmhurst is determined to help residents lose a ton of weight, literally.
The running store wants to help people in the area lose a total of 2,000 pounds during its 12-week "Ton of Fun Nutrition Program and Weight Loss Challenge."
During the 12 weeks starting Jan. 2, participants will have access to coaches, nutrition clinics, group workouts, weekly newsletters and prize incentives for weight loss. Each week, Fleet Feet will record each participant's weight loss after a private weigh-in, and prizes will be given for different weight loss milestones.
The program is a personal challenge and a group competition as Fleet Feet Sports Elmhurst will compete against the Bloomington location to see which community can lose the greatest percentage of weight. The winning store will get bragging rights and a trophy.
The entire program costs $50 per person, but participants have the opportunity to earn their money back. People who lose 25 percent of their body weight by the eighth week will receive a $25 gift card to Fleet Feet and those who lose 5 percent by the final weigh-in will get another $25 gift card to the store.
An online chat will be held Thursday to answer questions. To register or for more information visit www.fleetfeetelmhurst.com or call 630-559-3338.
An in-store information session will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 28 at 124 E. Schiller St.