TDC Winner: Lance Merrien

We just wrapped up our third TakeDown Challenge, and the results are staggering. Altogether, the participants lost a total of 512 pounds (...and counting!). The challenge is a nutrition initiative, but includes a fitness component as well to focus on healthy habits and implementing a healthier lifestyle for long term health and weight loss. This go-around, we had our first male winner, losing 23 pounds of fat, 8.8% of his body fat percentage, and gaining 3 pounds of lean muscle mass was Lance Merrien. 

Word of Wisdom from the 2016 Fall TDC Winner: 

"I signed up for the TakeDown Challenge because I was tired of my clothes not fitting and feeling so lethargic all of the time. I really just needed a boost to get me going. Thanks to the amazing group of people at Encompass Fitness Studio and the support of all of the participants, everything became an entire lifestyle transformation.

The meals and recipes were delicious, and I never felt deprived. I loved that the program didn't restrict anything. Now, I have tons of energy, and I am considering doing a Spartan race next spring."

Lance's #1 Fitness Tip:

Stick with it. I got discouraged that I had no results after week one. It's definitely a commitment, but habits can be made in 4-5 weeks so what seems so hard at first isn't even a second thought by the end. The best part was really the change in me, both physically and emotionally. Once my energy started to come back during the program I started enjoying the classes more, pushing myself harder, and loving it all. Yay Burpees!!  (editor's note: Lance really did write that. No editing here.) 

  Lance Merrien, collecting his winning prize from Encompass CEO Brady Johnson.  Lance won a month of Small Group Personal Training, and a care package from Rodan and Fields, and has graciously decided to donate both prizes to a greater cause. Read below to see how you can contribute, or be the 'winner' of his prize. 

Lance Merrien, collecting his winning prize from Encompass CEO Brady Johnson.  Lance won a month of Small Group Personal Training, and a care package from Rodan and Fields, and has graciously decided to donate both prizes to a greater cause. Read below to see how you can contribute, or be the 'winner' of his prize. 

Health for Haiti

"The Challenge alone already has me well on my way to achieving my goals, so I wanted to do something that would give back, and help another person to achieve their goals as well. I have decided to auction off my winnings and donate the proceeds to the victims of the Haiti Hurricane. My church is really involved with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, and I saw this as another opportunity to help." - Lance Merrien, Fall 2016 TDC Winner

To learn more about how you can bid on Lance's prizes, valued at over $500.00, contact Lance at haitiauction@outlook.com