Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hundreds participated in the inaugural event, aimed at getting residents fit and building community.
After three months, roughly 17 events and countless hours spent in fitness centers across Oak Creek, participants of the inaugural Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge gathered Saturday to see the results of their labor. The final tally: 899 pounds lost since the time about 140 people weighed in at the beginning of the challenge in November. For the first attempt at an initiative aiming not only to get residents fit, but also build community, Mayor Steve Scaffidi said it was an overwhelming success. "It was a great wrap-up to what I thought was a fantastic three months," Scaffidi said after an awards ceremony at Wheaton Franciscan. "Nine hundred pounds is a lot of weight to lose during a time of year that people don't normally do a lot of things…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A workout scheduled Saturday at East Middle School gives residents an opportunity to burn calories, learn about local exercise facilities.
A "Flash Fitness" event will be held Saturday at East Middle School as part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge. The event, which begins at 3 p.m., gives each participant 15 minutes of unique fitness regimens, for a two-hour workout designed to burn calories and ramp up weight loss. Nova Gyms Fitness Center, Jazzercise, Innovative Fitness, Zumba Mike, South Shore YMCA, 9Round and CrossFit are all hosting classes. The businesses will also have tables with products and information. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of whether they signed up for the challenge. Click here for more information about Saturday's event, and view the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge Facebook page for continuing updates. Mayor Steve Scaffidi's initiative …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A one-hour walk around the track will be held Saturday morning at Oak Creek High School as part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge.
As part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge, another "flash fitness" event will be held Saturday morning at Oak Creek High School. The Santa Shuffle will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on the high school track. Just like the Turkey Day walk on Thanksgiving, participants will walk around the track for an hour. This time, people are encouraged to wear a silly Christmas hat and bring a hat or mittens to donate to the Salvation Army. About 150 people attended the Turkey Day walk. Anyone is welcome to join in, regardless of whether they are participating in the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge. The challenge started Nov. 10 with 465 people attending a kick-off event at the high school. Organizers are tracking how much weight participants can …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Friends of the Oak Creek Library group is seeking materials — books, CDs, DVDs, magazines — on fitness, dieting and exercise as part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge.
In conjunction with the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge, the Friends of the Oak Creek Library is seeking materials related to fitness, dieting and exercise. The Friends group is collecting hardcover and softcover books, CDs, DVDs and magazines on those topics. Donations can be dropped off at the Oak Creek Public Library and marked "friends." The group will sell the items at a Weight Loss Challenge session held in January.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Zumba class and a holiday eating workshop will be held in the next few days as part of the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge.
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi's Weight Loss Challenge rolls on this month with two events in the next few days. Fresh and Clean Zumbathon will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at East Middle School, 9330 S. Shepard Ave. The 90-minute Zumba classes will feature "Zumba Mike" Krajewski. The fee is a donation of personal care products to help the needy and homeless. Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, 10101 S. 27th St., inside the St. Joseph Heritage Room. A registered dietitian will hold a cooking demonstration to teach participants how to make healthy substitutions for some of their favorite holiday recipes. More information on both events can be found here. The Mayor's…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Want to get some exercise in before your Thanksgiving feast? Head to Oak Creek High School Thursday morning.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Before devouring your Thanksgiving meal Thursday, you can get some preemptive exercise in at Oak Creek High School. As part of his Weight Loss Challenge, Mayor Steve Scaffidi will host a one-hour walk around the high school track at 8 a.m. Thursday. Scaffidi said anyone is welcome to join, regardless of whether they signed up for the challenge. The initiative started Nov. 10 with 465 people attending a kick-off event at the high school. Organizers are tracking how much weight participants can collectively lose before the challenge ends Feb. 10.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mayor Steve Scaffidi is pledging to lose 20 pounds and is recruiting other community members and organizations to join him in getting fit.
Mayor Steve Scaffidi's Weight Loss Challenge officially gets under way Saturday morning at Oak Creek High School. Scaffidi is pledging to lose 20 pounds and is recruiting as many others as he can to see how much weight they can collectively lose. The challenge lasts until Feb. 10. At the event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, people will register and hear from nutrition experts, health and medical practitioners, see fitness demonstrations and get information from organizations involved. Many Oak Creek businesses, gyms and organizations are participating in the initiative. Stay up-to-date on the challenge through the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge Facebook page.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi has set a personal goal of losing 20 pounds and is recruiting others in the community to get fit as well.
A familiar name is leading a charge to get the Oak Creek community fit and losing weight. Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi is driving the Mayor's Weight Loss Challenge, which officially kicks off in November but has already created a buzz with many businesses, organizations and residents jumping on board. Scaffidi is never shy about putting himself out there, and the same applies to this. The mayor has personally pledged to lose 20 pounds and will update his weight regularly on the Weight Loss Challenge Facebook page. "I used to be lighter," he said. "As you get older, the weight creeps up. "My progress is front and center. I look at it as, I have to lose the weight. If I don't I set a horrible example. It's going to be me losing the weight …