Winners are ready to lose big at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

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Winners are ready to lose big at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Four weight loss seekers earn scholarships to Destination Boot Camp

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2015) – More than one hundred weight loss seekers responded when the SPRI Products “Better Every Day” Destination Boot Camp scholarship challenge was announced online. Each submitted an emotional five minute video detailing their struggles with weight gain and the reasons they would benefit from attending the destination transformation program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

Based on their videos, four have been awarded SPRI scholarships to attend a boot camp session:

  • Rickeeta Coakley, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Adrienne Ramirez, Del Rio, TX
  • Corey Seiulli, Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Jillian Hansen, Lehi, UT

The scholarship winners will spend six days at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s Destination Boot Camp learning a science-based approach to weight loss that emphasizes mindset. They will leave with tools to continue a successful lifestyle transformation at home either on their own or with online support from a transformation coach and their Destination Boot Camp group in Level 2 of the program.

Hansen, a mother of three, was the first to attend boot camp and choked back tears as she explained the impact it had on her. “I feel completely changed,” she said. “I need to do this for my children and now that I have my mind right, I’m confident that I can become healthy and complete my transformation journey.”

Hansen started boot camp weighing 204 pounds and has a goal weight of 135 pounds. She and the other scholarship winners will document their experiences and efforts to transform on multiple social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter at AnschutzWell.

Destination Boot Camp was started in October of 2014 by Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director for both the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and ABC-TV’s “Extreme Weight Loss”. Wyatt is co-author of the book “State of Slim” and teaches the State of Slim principles in her weight loss programs which empower weight loss seekers to create their own state of slim no matter where they live.

“We are pleased to help our four motivated scholarship winners attend Dr. Wyatt’s amazing Destination Boot Camp program,” said Jon Graff, SPRI’s director of marketing. “We are looking forward to sharing their stories of triumph and success on social media along the way.”

Additional SPRI “Better Every Day” Destination Boot Camp scholarship contests may be announced in the future. Weight loss seekers are encouraged to check the website for more information about the scholarships and upcoming University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center boot camp sessions. The first eight boot camps were a sell-out success.

About SPRI Products:

SPRI Products is a spin-off of the Sports Performance Rehabilitative Institute and pioneered the rubber resistance training category. Today, SPRI is the leading manufacturer and distributor of rubber resistance products and is the most recognized accessory brand in commercial fitness. In the U.S. alone, over 2 million people use a SPRI branded product in professional health and fitness facilities every day.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center:

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado and nationwide. Our vision is a world empowered by wellness. Follow us at AnschutzWell on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and patient care facility located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world where wellness is the norm.

About the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Faculty at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the University of Colorado School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The School is located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, part of the University of Colorado Denver. For additional news and information, please visit the School of Medicine’s newsroom.

“Extreme Weight Loss,” “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp” and “Destination Boot Camp” are each a trademark of 3 Ball Entertainment LLC and are used under license. All rights reserved.