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City of Henderson Issues Lighten Up Challenge

December 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson is hosting its third annual Lighten Up Henderson weight loss challenge from January 13 to April 4, 2014. The citywide program is open to anyone at least 14 years of age who lives, works, learns and plays in Henderson. Participation is free.

From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 13-17, participants may visit the following recreation centers to sign up and weigh in: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.; Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.; Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.; Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Sign up and weigh in at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on those dates.

Those accepting the Lighten Up challenge can work out anywhere they wish, including at the city’s recreation center fitness rooms. Fitness room memberships are available for $15 per month for unlimited access, with a buy three months get one month free offer valid through January 31.

Throughout the 12-week challenge, individuals may optionally provide weight loss updates to stay on track and to win incentive prizes. During the final week of the challenge from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, March 31-April 4, participants are invited back to the recreation centers for a final weigh in to see how much weight they have lost.

Prizes will be awarded to the most “lightened up” participants in each age and gender bracket. A celebration for all participants will be held on April 10 at Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.

“In January of each year, most people find themselves making New Year’s resolutions to start exercising or to lose weight. But some people’s best intentions get derailed because they don’t have the support they need to turn exercise into an important part of their daily routines,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “The Lighten Up Henderson challenge is designed to encourage and support individuals in their efforts to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.”

For additional information, call (702) 267-4070 or visit us at cityofhenderson.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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