Hundreds of people have joined the ranks of "Rob's Big Losers" to actively pursue a healthier lifestyle. This month the program is coming to the Hendersonville area.
Rob Dempsey, morning show host at HIS Radio 89.3/91.3, and WLOS ABC 13 are partnering with Park Ridge Health and the Lelia Patterson Center to recruit participants in the area for a 12-week lifestyle overhaul.
The program – which will kick off on April 21 – involves nutrition and exercise education, weekly group activities, weekly group meetings, exercise boot camps, food journaling and blog writing. Participants and their families will receive a free 12-week membership to the Lelia Patterson Center fitness facility and free wellness coaching throughout the program.
"I am beyond grateful to see Rob's Big Losers expand to Hendersonville," Dempsey said in a news release. "According to the North Carolina CDC, 64.9 percent of our population is overweight, and another 27.8 percent is obese. Combined, that's nearly 93 percent of the population of North Carolina. This opportunity will help people find hope as they develop the tools they need to gain a healthy lifestyle."
In 2005, Dempsey saw an opportunity to create something bigger than one man's quest to be smaller. He contacted his friends at the YMCA to talk about building a promotion around his personal goal. The result was the birth of Rob's Big Losers. Listeners who wanted to gain a healthy lifestyle joined Rob on a 12-week journey to learn proper nutrition and exercise. Today, the program is thriving and has helped more than 250 people and their families take steps toward a healthy lifestyle.