June 5, 2015

911 Fitness Challenge Announces 2015 Contest Winners

Weight Loss & Physical Fitness Contest Sponsored by Puroast® Coffee; Competitors Benefit from Puroast’s Low-Acid Levels, Excited by the Taste

COOPER CITY, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

– Organizers of the 911 Fitness Challenge, the nationwide weight loss transformation contest for 911 personnel, have recently announced the winners of the 2015 competition. Puroast®, the coffee with a uniquely rich, smooth taste, much lower acid and an antioxidant boost, served as the title sponsor of this year’s competition.

Founded 17 years ago by Lt. Jim Sayih, MS, CSCS, the contest runs each year from January to April. It enables 911 personnel -- firefighters, police officers, emergency medical workers, civilians and military members – in three to five person teams to engage in a healthy competition focused on building muscle and losing fat. This year’s more than 6,000 entrants benefitted from Sayih’s expertise as an Inducted member of the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame and the recipient of the President's Council on Physical Fitness Community Leadership Award.

First place winner was Luis Valdes of Pembroke Pines, Florida, a technician with AT&T. Valdes’ team improved 55.22 percent in fat loss and muscle gain combined. Second place was Lisa Ger of Weston, Florida, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Lisa’s team transformed 49.9 percent. Third place winner was Scott Mes of Weston, Florida, a DEA agent. Scott’s team transformed 31.69 percent.

"Even if you’re not competing in a fitness contest the human body is always managing pH levels by buffering acids," said Lt. Jim Sayih, MS, CSCS, the CEO and founder of 911 Fitness Challenge. "To avoid damaging organs, if the body cannot buffer excess acid, it will store the acid in adipose tissue, otherwise known as fat. Many people who struggle with losing fat may have high levels of acid. Puroast is the coffee of choice for participants in the 911 Fitness Challenge because of its low acid design, high anti-oxidant levels and great taste."

“We at Puroast place a high value of the work of America’s 911 personnel and were thrilled to be able to give our support to such a worthwhile program,” said Kerry Sachs, CEO of Puroast®. “Athletes are looking for every edge to reduce acid production and the 911 Fitness Challenge was a great way to give people throughout the country the chance to try Puroast Coffee and learn about its unique qualities as well as our variety of great flavors.”

“I had heard of Puroast before this competition but hadn’t tried it yet,” said Manny Gutierrez of Team 9 Inch Males from Davie, Florida. “I started drinking it because of the low acid level, but it was the great taste that kept me coming back for more.”

Winners of the 911 Fitness Challenge receive $5,000. Contest entry fees are donated to the 22 Shriners Children's hospitals around the nation for research, therapy and equipment for burned and physically challenged children.


About 911 Fitness

The 911 Fitness Challenge is a competition open to 911 personnel including firefighters, police officers, emergency medical workers, civilians and military members interested in building muscle and losing fat. Since its founding in 1996, the program has raised more than $100,000 for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. For more information about the 911 Fitness Challenge visit http://www.911fitness.com or follow @911fitnessTV on Twitter and @emergencyfitness911 on Instagram.

About Puroast

Puroast is the Grower's Coffee™ - coffee with a uniquely rich, smooth taste, much lower acid and an antioxidant boost. Puroast is distributed throughout the United States by major retailers including Kroger, Walmart, Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Hannaford and Whole Foods. Purchase Puroast online at Amazon and http://www.puroast.com. For more information about Puroast visit http://www.Puroast.com, http://www.facebook.com/PuroastCoffee or follow @puroastcoffee and @lowacidcoffee on Twitter and Instagram.

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