Starting a weight loss support group at church
Last week I saw a program about a small town, not sure what state but the entire town started a weight loss program and it was hugely successful.
They had all sorts of work out groups and walking groups, the doctors in the town held discussions as well as all sorts of fitness experts and nutritionists held meetings.
Even the restaurants in town were offering special meals for the folks participating and other businesses were offering specials to those who met their goal.
I got to talking with some friends at church and we thought it would be neat to try something like that with our congregation.
I am more of an idea person, not really a leader at all but I still would like to give it a go.
Has anyone ever took on such a thing??
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this up and rolling??
So far I am pretty sure I have good motivator in my friend Greg, who is in the army reserves and a big fitness buff.
He could do the walking team part for those of us who are hopelessly out of shape as well as a stepped up routine for those who are in better shape or desire a more difficult workout.
I am open to any and all opinions.