Area High School Students In Last Leg of “In It To THIN It” Program


By Staff Reports

(Victorville) – Fifty local area high school students remain in the “In It To THIN It” program with only one month remaining.  The students are from across the high desert including Apple Valley High School, Granite Hills High School, Excelsior, Serrano High School, Victor Valley High School, Silverado High School, Hesperia High School and Oak Hills High School.  The students have been participating in the “In It To THIN It” program since October 2014 and are nearing the end of their weight loss journey resulting in a whole new lifestyle of activity and healthy eating habits.  The “In It To THIN It” program provides local area high school students with the tools necessary to make better decisions about their nutrition and fitness via weekly training sessions, a monthly rally, in-school training, field trips and other activities.

“We are ending our third year of the “In It To THIN It” youth personal empowerment program soon and the final field trip challenge is the Ropes Course Trip to Lodestone in Big Bear on Saturday, April 11 (7am-3pm).  We are looking forwarding to ending the year with a “BAM” and hoping to add more area high schools next year along with Victor Valley Community College.” – George Mangum, M.A., Fitness Director of Heritage LifeFit.

 “In It To THIN It” runs from October to April. In 2013-14, the students lost more than 2,000 pounds! Winners of this years’ challenge will be awarded their prizes at the “It’s a Gas” grand finale on May 17, 2015 at the High Desert Events Center.

The 2014-15 sponsors are Victorville Motors, “It’s a Gas”, Southwest Gas, Macy’s, Pacific Horizon, Assistance League of the Victor Valley and RB Enterprises.

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