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Fit Club: 28 Challenge winners announced

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Top Female Challenger Mary Owen Top Female Challenger Mary Owen
Top Male Challenger Chris Casebeer Top Male Challenger Chris Casebeer
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The two winners have been chosen of the Fit Club 28 Day Challenge.

The winners were selected from a pool of nearly 200 WTOC viewers who submitted an application online and participated in weekly boot camps.

On Jan. 7, nearly 200 people showed up to Daffin Park committed to improving their health by taking advantage of free workouts, boot camps and nutrition advice from the experts.

"The amount of people that came out from all over the neighborhood that showed up for that day and all the accessibility," said Fit Club challenger Mary Owen.

Only a select few stuck to the plan in its entirety.

"It does take a little work on yourself to get out and make your self healthy," said Owen. "You can't make someone do it. It is a personal committment to be healthy."

Owen made the commitment to get fit and we are proud to award her top female challenger, as she lost nearly 6 inches off her frame.

"I think it's important just for my own health," said Owen. "I am getting older and I still work full time. I do feel more energy. I think that alone is a committment."

Each weekend, challenger Chris Casebeer was seen pushing himself to the max and his hard work paid off. He lost 13 pounds in 28 days and is the top male challenger. Casebeer said he took the challenge in order to achieve some fitness goals this year.

"I turn 40 last month," said Casebeer. "I have been fluctuating from not in shape, to moderately in shape. I want to do some 5k this year."

The 28 day challenge has come to an end, but experts hope the participants got the tools they need to continue a healthy lifestyle.

"We want to make sure they know even with a half an hour of time, they can get a high intensity workout that is going to improve their cardiovascular endurance and improve their strength," said Fitness One Trainer at Memorial Health Kendall Encinas.

"It is is tiring at the beginning, tiring at the end, but I feel good afterwards," said Casebeer.

"I thought it was great project, especially the TV station doing it for the community, to get people revved up and see how easy it is to do it on your own you don't have to go to a gym," said Owen.

Congratulations to all those who participated. Make sure to watch Mid-Morning Live at 10 a.m. Wednesdayas the winners will be talking about how they transformed their bodies.

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