YMCA, Fast Fitness team up for fitness challenge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 May 2016 at 12:00 am

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MEDINA – Fast Fitness and the Orleans County YMCA joined forces for a 12-week “Boot Camp Challenge” that was completed by 50 people. The challenge also raised $350 for the Y’s “Strong Communities” scholarship program to make the Y affordable for families.

The photo shows Kim Lockwood, left, owner of Fast Fitness with Mike Eaton and Shauna Parkinson of the Y.

Eaton had the idea for the Y and Fast Fitness to partner on the Boot Camp Challenge.

“The turnout for this challenge was very impressive,” Eaton said. “Bringing two gyms together and watching the progress made by everyone shows how much this community is committed. It was truly a joy to work with everyone and I look forward to more challenges.”

The Y and Fast Fitness plan to offer the challenge again in late summer or early fall, said Parkinson, the Y executive director.

“Enhancing the health and wellness of our community is our mission,” Parkinson said. “It was incredible the we were able to collaborate with Fast Fitness to provide an exceptional program, developed by Mike Eaton, that improved the lives of over 50 people.”

The Boot Camp Challenge was open to members and nonmembers of both facilities, and classes were held at both sites.  Utilizing the resources of both the Y and Fast Fitness, Eaton developed a comprehensive and challenging program that engaged over 50 people, Parkinson said.

“A testament to Mike’s leadership and success as a fitness instructor,  hundreds of pounds were lost and the quality of participants lives were improved through their participation in the program,” she said. “Both organizations benefited from the collaboration, Fast Fitness had several people participating in a program and getting exposure to new programs and services in the women’s-only facility. The same was true for the Y and a donation was given to the Y to benefit our scholarship assistance program.”

Jocelyn Beach won the challenge by losing the most weight.

“It was great for two organizations to come together to support the health and wellness of our community,” Lockwood said.