Ballard Fitness Fest returns to challenge locals

By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The fourth annual Ballard Fitness Fest will begin February 15 at EDGE Personal Training Studio. The three month long fitness competition will challenge locals to get and stay in shape.

EDGE Personal Training owner, Erik Hroncich, established the competition four years ago to help physically and mentally transform peoples’ lives. In past contests Hroncich says that participants have become “healthier, more confident and gained a better body image.” Last years winner cut his body fat by over 6% and lost 35 lbs.

Participants enter the competition in a bid to loose the most weight during the three month period and have a chance at winning $750 worth of prizes. The first place winner scores a $250 gift certificate to a Ballard business of their choice and three free training sessions at EDGE. To prepare for the competition Hroncich is also offering participants, who are new to EDGE, an introductory training package of 3 personal training sessions, a functional movement screen and fitness program development, for $199 (35% off). Current clients will receive $5 off sessions purchased during the contest at EDGE (max. 5 sessions).

The contest begins February 15 and ends May 24 and is open to all residents who live and work in Ballard and the surrounding neighborhoods. Competitors enter by contacting EDGE ( 2821 NW Market St or phone at 206–782–1505) by or between February 15 and 28 to set up an initial $20( plus tax) fitness assessment. Work out for three months and re-test between May 17th and May 24th. The winner will be announced around June 1st. “It’s an opportunity to get in better shape for the summer and a chance to win some great prizes. What could be cooler than that?” says Hroncich.

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