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‘Get Fit, Give Back’ campaign encourages community health

By Staff | Oct 27, 2016

LAHAINA – Body in Balance in Lahaina is teaming up with the Maui Food Bank for a new program, “Get Fit, Give Back.” From now through Nov. 30, for every pound of fat lost by community participants, Body in Balance will donate one pound of food to the Maui Food Bank.

“I am so excited for this program,” said Body in Balance owner Amanda Furgiuele. “Here’s how it works: anyone wanting to participate will sign up at the studio and receive an InBody Body Composition Scan. They have 30 days to lose as much body fat as possible, and at the end of the 30 days we will do another InBody Scan. With those calculations, we determine how many pounds of fat were lost, and that’s how many pounds of food I will donate! One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Maui Food Bank.”

The InBody Scan is the hallmark of the program. This state-of-the art, precision body composition analyzer calculates body mass index, pounds of lean muscle, pounds of body fat, body fat percentage and more – all in about 30 seconds. Body in Balance is the only facility in the State of Hawaii to own this remarkable piece of equipment. After each analysis, participants will receive an easy-to-read printout of their data and a full explanation of the results.

“We really want to emphasize that this program is for everyone! You can workout anywhere and with anyone! We don’t care if you want to work with us, at home, with another gym, or a nutritionist – it doesn’t matter. Anyone can participate in this fat-loss challenge,” Furgiuele stated.

“We want the Maui community to actually understand their bodies, how they work, and how beneficial health and fitness programs are for everyone. It’s not just about the scale, and the InBody will help explain that. Plus, we love any opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.”

Participants can register for the challenge anytime through Nov. 30, with body scans taking place 30 days apart or less. The cost is only $20, and all proceeds benefit the Maui Food Bank.

“The money I am collecting will go towards the purchase of food for the food bank,” explained Furgiuele.

“If we lose more pounds of fat than I have dollars, Body in Balance will cover the rest of the cost of food. If we have extra money, I will make a monetary donation to the food bank in addition to our food donation.”

The last day to register is Nov. 30. For more information, visit www.BodyBalanceMaui.com or call (808) 661-1116.