|Published:||Feb 19, 2013 7:02 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 19, 2013 10:55 PM EST|
Fort Myers, FL.- A local pediatrician is challenging you to become the biggest winner.
WINK first brought you the story in January and we have been following the competitors' progress over the last few weeks.
"I guess it's just the inches I've lost, some of the shirts I got were tight when I got it. Now, when I try them on it's almost to big on me," said Andelino Calderon.
Andelino Calderon is an 11-year-old boy on a mission to lose weight and be active.
"I guess it's just to lose weight, but it's just really fun to get outside," said Andelino.
Andelino has dedicated his evenings to the biggest winner challenge put on by Dr. Annette Saint-Pierre MacKoul.
We've been tracking Andelino's progress and we are watching him master parts of his daily workout, things he couldn't do before like jumping rope.
"Andelino has been not only my inspiration, but all of our inspiration. He is the whole reason I started the program. Some kids like him just needed some outlet to get going to encourage them," said Dr. MacKoul.
Dr. MacKoul started the challenege to help kids and adults take control of their health.
"Some kids have more of a goal than others, but the first goal is getting here and doing it, getting involved," said Dr. MacKoul.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an hour a day of physical activity is required for kids and 2 1/2 hours a week is required for adults.
"I've had some kids in the practice that were couch potatoes and for whatever means got to get in control of their health and life and got in shape."
The biggest winner challenge is open to anyone who wants to get involved.
Workouts with a fitness enthusiast are held Monday through Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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