The “In It To THIN It” program has completed it’s third season, with 27 successful participants well on their way to new path of wellness. The personal empowerment/anti-obesity program was a 10 month journey that started with 100 high school students representing eight local schools.
The 27 successful participants met all requirements including attendance, grades and citizenship during the the season.
Under the direction of Heritage Life-fit fitness director George Mangum, M.A., students worked with trainers, plus attended monthly rallies, in-school training, field trips and other activities.
Each student that recorded a weight loss during a month received a $25 stipend with the ultimate winners receiving $1,500 and a $500 scholarship to Victor Valley College. This year’s winners were Matthew Bagley of Oak Hills High School and Maritza Ramirez of Silverado High school.
The program was started in 2013 by Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group and Victorville Motors to provide students with the tools necessary to make better decisions about their nutrition and fitness.
The 2014-15 sponsors are Victorville Motors, “It’s a Gas to Go to Class,” Soutwest Gas, Macy’s, Pacific Horizon, Assistance League of the Victor Valley and RB Enterprises.
To begin a personalized path to wellness and be a Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group member call (760) 245-4747.