For the third year in a row, the Sedalia Democrat is challenging the community to get a little healthier with the third annual Get Fit Challenge presented by Bodyworks Day Spa.

The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle in Sedalia and surrounding communities by offering unique opportunities and spreading the word of all things healthy in the area.

The challenge will kick off with the Get Fit Health Expo hosted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the MEC Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. It is free and open to the public, even if visitors don’t plan to sign up for the challenge. The expo will feature information about exercise and facilities in the area, and health care and nutrition options such as chiropractors, physical therapy and nutritionists. In addition to vendors, there will be presentations every hour. The expo will also include initial weigh-ins for competing teams.

In 2020, the Democrat will offer one 12-week challenge. The final weigh-in will be Saturday, April 11. There will be a total of $2,000 in cash prizes to the top five teams based on the percentage of overall team weight loss.

The cost is $40 per team of two to enter the challenge. Participants are required to find their own teammate and are encouraged to weigh in together at the expo.

Contestants must be at least 16 years old to participate. The Democrat suggests that all participants consult with their health care professional before starting any weight-loss routine.

To register for the Get Fit Challenge 2020, visit For more information, visit, call 660-530-4519 or email

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  • Occurred Saturday, January 18th, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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