“Lettuce Be Fit” Challenge helping Lansing residents be healthy

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – From a scavenger hunt along the trails of the Fenner Nature Center to the group fitness classes, today’s kick off encouraged people “to lose weight and to get healthy and to learn about nutrition,” Lettuce Live Well President Kelly Zielinski said.

Kelly Zielinski is the President of Lettuce Live Well, and says in the second year of the program they’re doing well.

“We have over 450,000 miles logged, over 13,000 pounds lost and we are trucking,” Zielinski said. “We’re moving on.”

“I’m starting to try to get back on my health,” participant Rose Davis said. “I’ve lost 30 pounds last year participating with them in the Mayor’s program.”

“We’re gonna sprint to the chair. It’s just a regular sprint.”

Volunteer instructor Chris Michels is here to motivate the community.

“A healthy community tends to be a happy community,” Michels said. “I think there a lot of resources that are available to people that they don’t even know about.”

“A healthy lifestyle is extremely important,” participant Allison Shiflet said. “I’m a nurse and my husband is a personal trainer.”

Allison Shiflet likes to show examples of healthy living for her children, this time playing twister while learning about nutrition.

Whether it’s kids learning to be healthy, or adults getting back in shape, Michels says life is better when everyone is together.

“When people are you know working together, having fun, playing together, being healthy together, you know life’s just better,” Michels said.

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