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Forsyth County offering fitness challenge to residents

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s government is hoping to help residents get in shape during 2016.

From Jan. 19 to Feb. 19, the parks and recreation department will hold its second annual fitness challenge, Get Fit Forsyth.

Nicole Morgan, recreation supervisor for south Forsyth, noted that the program is “a fitness challenge … not a weight-loss challenge.”

“There are some people who don’t need to lose weight, so we’re going to do it based on participation and activity level,” she said.

The program will award prizes to the man and woman who have the most participation points.

“You can earn [points] by working out at home, working out at one of our recreation centers or taking one of our fitness classes,” Morgan said. “Based on those points, that’s how we’re determining our winners, and they have to come to a weigh-in and weigh-out to be eligible for the prizes.”

Participants will be given a pass that will allow them to use county cardio-weight rooms, fitness classes, walking tracks and basketball gyms.

Registration is open until Jan. 19, when weigh-ins will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. at the rec centers in Central, Fowler and Old Atlanta parks.

The program is open to those 18 and older. Registration is $25 for county residents and $30 for non-county. For more information, call (770) 205-4646.