Friday, June 5, 2009

Fitness Pays off for Gold’s Gym Winners

Few contests lavish prizes upon people who lose, or celebrate defeated players for excelling at the art of trying. But at Gold’s Gym in Howard Beach Thursday, every participant in the 12-week Body Transformation competition proved a success story. For three months, a diverse group of men and women, who varied in age and fitness level, pledged to themselves — and their personal trainers — they would endure a rigorous, often excruciating, fitness and diet regimen in an effort to build endurance, strength and the tools needed to sustain a healthful lifestyle. ‘The contest brings a lot of excitement to the gym,’ said Justine Orr, manager of Gold’s Gym. ‘No one loses because everyone gets in shape.’...

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