Be Your Best this Summer: Team finds energy loses inches

Participants in Panorama Recreation, PNR program lose inches and pounds with fitness program

The pounds are piling up for the Be Your Best this Summer crew. The eight participants amassed a group loss of 86.8 pounds in the 12-week program put on by Panorama Recreation Centre and the Peninsula News Review. The top loss is 18.4 pounds.

Debbie Taylor  completed her first 10 kilometre race in April. She’s enjoying Increased energy levels and finds her body is craving healthy foods now.

“That was extraordinary to do that [race]. I’d never done one before,” Taylor said. “The Be Your Best program is one of the best thing that’s happened to me. I was on the verge of a few health problems … I just didn’t have the energy to get active.”

Now she can’t help but want to get out doing something every day.

Taylor works out with fellow

participants Shauna Johnson Monique Huber, Melanie Kerr, Christy Day, Jennifer Verscheure, Colleen Baines and Michael Hall twice a week on top of maintaining an new healthy lifestyle.

They’ve dropped in total 43 inches when measuring arms, legs, chest, waist and hips. The top loss is a whopping 10.5 inches.

“I wasn’t expecting that I was going to do that well. I knew I was doing good and I could feel extra energy, but the pounds and the inches I was shocked … it was a bonus,” Taylor said.

The program wraps up in late June.

“We’ve already decided some of

us are going to stay in touch and

continue to go and exercise as a group,” she said. “I have learned about myself that I need motivation, so I’ve put in place that there are other people who are going to do it and we’re going to do it together.”


More Be Your Best stories

Health a lifestyle to hand down

Connecting with good habits on Facebook

Introducing Be Your Best

Just Posted

Local school districts gear up for the new back to school season

Seismic upgrades, inclusion and student safety are priorities

Camosun’s continuing education site a quick hit

Hundreds of courses available to launch new career opportunities

Peninsula firefighters spend the summer in intensive training

No rest for personnel as they improve high tower, role-plays and marina fire fighting skills

VIDEO: RCMP officer killed in the line of duty remembered ‘through the laughter of children’

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

B.C. police watchdog investigating high-speed crash in Victoria

Police watchdog called in after dramatic early morning crash at Bay and Douglas intersection

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read