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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Hawai'i part of 911 fitness contest

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i emergency workers will have a chance to weigh in — literally — on the fifth annual 911 Fitness Challenge, a national competition designed to help 911-system workers pay an emergency-response call to their waistlines.

The contest is sponsored by 911 Fitness in Miami, Fla. and is open to police, fire, emergency dispatch, ambulance, military and other 911-system workers, as well as their spouses.

Teams of three to five people compete to see which team can lose the most fat and gain the most muscle over a 12-week period. The winning team gets a prize of $5,000.

Teams will weigh in between Jan. 10 and 18. Final measurements will be conducted between April 4 and 11.

Eric Okamura, owner of Fit for Life exercise studio, applied to have Hawai'i included as one of five weigh-in station states. He received confirmation just this week, barely in time for the Friday deadline for teams to apply.

The other weigh-in sites are in Florida, Texas, New York and California.

The cost to enter is $61 per person ($49 for the entry plus $12 to ship materials to Hawai'i). Entries are available at Fit for Life, 801 Dillingham Blvd., or online at www.911fitness.com.

For more information, call 535-1550.