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Bridgeport community members teaming-up to slim-down

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Bridgeport community members are teaming–up in an effort to slim–down.

Nearly 100 people from throughout the community are participating in Bridgeport's 'Team Fitness Challenge'.

Teams of four are competing with each other to win the highest total 'fitness points'.

Team members can earn points by logging exercise miles on a pedometer, losing weight, and participating in special events like group fitness classes or running races.

Prairie Winds Community Center Activities Director Darren Emerick says community members really like the different elements.

"I think they were enthused by the opportunity to participate in teams and in these other events," says Emerick.  "They all turn up for the 5–k's.  They turn up for dodge ball tournaments.  All kinds of crazy stuff which I think is very important for a healthy lifestyle beyond just the weight loss part."

Emerick says this is the second year Bridgeport has hosted the Team Fitness Challenge and they hope to keep it going for years to come.

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