Three Fat to Fit Challenge Participants Proved to be Big Winners at Losing Weight
SAN DIEGO – November 24, 2010 – VQ ActionCare, creator of mature adult fitness and lifestyle equipment, is proud to announce the three AARP Fat to Fit Community Challenge contestants who have won its benchmark product, the Resistance Chair®. The three winners were very pleased to receive a Resistance Chair for their weight loss efforts.
1st Winner: Ann Maniscalo, 63, from Ocean Springs, Miss., participated in the challenge with her husband, Gary, 67. Combined, the Maniscalos lost approximately 50 pounds during the challenge and hope to lose even more with help from the Resistance Chair.
“I loved being a part of the challenge,” Ann Maniscalo explained “Helping others lose weight was rewarding and winning a Resistance Chair is a great prize.”
2nd Winner: Diane Wetmore, 52, from Charlestown, Ind., lost approximately 40 pounds during the contest also won a Resistance Chair from VQ ActionCare for her performance in the AARP Fat to Fit Community Challenge. She is a consistent contributor to the contest who overcame some obstacles and really enjoyed doing the challenge.
“I was able to reduce some of the medication I was taking and it really liked participating in the Fat to Fit Challenge,” said Wetmore.
3rd Winner: Janice Church, 62, from Louisville, Tenn., has lost over 100 pounds over a sustained period of time. She plans to donate her Resistance Chair to a facility that has helped her lose weight.
“I am donating my chair to an organization that helps seriously ill and obese people change their lifestyle,” said Church. “This organization helped me lose over 100 pounds without drugs, pills, fads, or surgery; just fruits, veggies, whole grains and walking. I am happy to be able to show my gratitude to them whenever I can.”
The AARP Fat to Fit Community Challenge had nearly 18,000 participants, and nearly a ton and a half of surplus pounds was lost. Participants came from all over the U.S., and three of the top weight loss contestants won a Resistance Chair from VQ ActionCare. Other prizes included Gold’s Gym memberships, Carole Carson’s “From Fat to Fit” book, Martina Navratilova’
For more information about the Resistance Chair, visit www.VQActionCare.com or call (877) 368-6800. For more information about the AARP Fat to Fit Community Challenge, visit http://www.aarp.org/
About VQ ActionCare:
Founded in 2004, VQ ActionCare is dedicated to helping mature adults stay active and mobile through high quality products that enable mature adults to get the physical activity they need in order to maintain strength and agility. After two years of research and development, the Resistance Chair® at-home exercise system was born, specifically designed to keep mature adults active so they can enjoy their daily activities by improving strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The VQ ActionCare line of home fitness equipment includes the Resistance Chair®, exercise cycle bikes, shoulder stretching attachments, and instructional DVDs that allow individuals to stay in a safe, seated position for most of the exercises, and employ low-impact resistance bands that are gentle on joints. For more information, visit www.VQActionCare.com or call (877) 368-6800.