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Are YOU up for taking the Geek Fit Challenge?

TAKE THE GEEK FIT CHALLENGE!

Whenever the seasons start changing from winter to spring, I start thinking about what I’m going to be wearing as the weather gets warmer. Since I’ll no longer be able to hide my considerable girth under layers of clothing, I always resolve to shed a few pounds so I don’t look like I’m smuggling a beach ball under my Green Lantern tee shirt. Of course, finding the motivation to lose weight is always a challenge. Since it never hurts to have some friends to help you out, I asked female pro-wrestler – and Chicago resident - Lisa Marie Varon to act as my trainer. After she graciously agreed to put me through my paces, we both thought, why not put the challenge out to other geeks and nerds in Chicago? So to that effect, we present to you the GEEK FIT CHALLENGE!

Lisa Marie Varon AKA "Tara" (Photo: TNA Impact)

Here’s how Lisa puts it:

Hello everyone! I’m Lisa Marie Varon, but you may know me as “Tara” on SpikeTV’s TNA Impact Wrestling, or formerly as WWE DivaVictoria.” When Elliott asked if I would help him get “geek fit” I thought it was a great idea! I’m a fan of geeky things myself, especially video games, and the idea of living a fit lifestyle is a real passion of mine.  And, as a former Professional Fitness Competitor; former Nationally Recognized Personal Trainer; former Medical Industry Professional; and 7 Time World Champion Professional Wrestler, who better to lead the GEEK FIT CHALLENGE?

The thing that I want you all to know is that there are many ways to be “fit.” You don’t have to be buff like a pro-wrestler, or have six-pack abs to be fit. Everyone is different and there are lots of ways you can feel “fit” and happy with yourself.

Elliott and I are looking for a ‘few good geeks’ who want to get into ‘geek fit’ shape! Over the next 3 months we’ll be working out together and getting active. I’ll even be sharing tips for things you can do to enjoy all the geeky-fun things you like while living a healthy lifestyle.

To be a part of the Geekfit Challenge you must:

  • Live in the Chicago area (group meetings will be held in a Chicago facility)
  • Be approved by your physician to undergo an exercise regimen
  • Be willing to complete the full program (3 months)
  • Be ready and willing to keep a diary of your progress and share it with Geek To Me readers.

At the end of the 3 months, we’ll be awarding a prize to the one who’s made the most progress, but everyone is sure to be a winner!

We’re looking for 3 guys and 3 gals to take the challenge. Do you think you’re up for it? If so, drop us a line at geekfitchallenge@gmail.com!

UPDATE: The deadline to submit yourself as a candidate is Monday, March 5th, 2011.

You can also follow Lisa on Twitter!