GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Mayors of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hudsonville, and Wyoming are teaming up with Grand Valley Health Plan to challenge West Michigan to get healthier in 2012. Mayors George Heartwell, James Buck, Don Van Doeselaar, and Jack Poll will provide more details on the "Bringin' Healthy Back" challenge at the Beckwith Family Health Center this morning from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Beckwith is located at 2680 Leonard NE in Grand Rapids.
Grand Valley Health Plan will offer free weigh-ins and access to all of their health and fitness classes, health coaching services, and other informative and supportive tools to challenge participants. Those successful in losing 12 pounds or more during 2012 will have the opportunity to win over $11,000 in prizes.
This is the third year Grand Valley Health Plan has offered the challenge with 664 members losing an average of 12.9 pounds in 2010.