THE Kilos for Kids fitness and weight loss challenge has been a very successful initiative with over $10,000 raised for the Katherine Hospital’s Maternity Ward.
The eight contestants who participated in the 12-week challenge which was lead by personal trainer Glen Hussey of Motorv8 Industries, are, in total, 85kgs lighter and over 350cm smaller in total body measurements.
Their lifestyles have had a major overhaul with improved fitness, smaller waistlines and overall improved health.
The contestants were put through their paces with free two training sessions each week over a 12-week period.
Their training included gym and pool sessions, bike rides around town, hill runs at Knotts Crossing, and stair climbs at the Hot Springs, plus many other various activities.
$10,150.30 was handed over to the Katherine Hospital on Monday.
Glen Hussey, Natalie Brown and Bec Beaumont who organised the event, and assisted by Ali Batchler and Casey Bishop, were extremely happy with the results achieved, both from the contestants personal lifestyle improvements and also the money raised for the Katherine Hospital Maternity Ward.
The contestants - Shannon Dohl, Jessica Charles, Sharon Jennings, Melanie Whelan, Leah Niehus, Kristen McKechnie, Jodie Locke and Natalie Brown - raised over $5,885 through donations from the public and local businesses.
These donations were given based on the contestants loss of kilos or centimetres.
And extra $850 was donated from Sportspower Katherine based on the total number of kilos lost by the contestants, totalling 85kgs.
They also donated exercise shirts to the contestants that were utilised throughout the challenge.
Club 23 donated more than $3,400 to the great cause by handing over the door takings and entrance fees to ride the mechanical bull at the final event, held at Club 23 at the beginning of June.
The club had paid for the mechanical bull to travel down to Katherine just for this special event.
Participants and organisers would like to send a big thank you to the other businesses that supported our cause through the donation of prizes.
“This initiative would not have been possible without the support from our sponsors, so thank you very much for your support throughout the program,” Ms Beaumont said.