The historic Longview Mansion in Lee’s Summit will be the site of a public kickoff event for a metro area-wide weight loss challenge worth up to $2,000 in grand prize money for the eventual winner.
But, why Longview Mansion?
“We were looking for a mansion-type of environment,” said Corey Phillips, founder and president of Trilogy Sports and Fitness, the event’s organizer. “A lot of the weight loss competitions on television always kick it off in a big environment. We looked at several different mansions, but we saw that Longview Mansion was a real historic place that a lot of people may or may not know about. When we visited, it had a real inviting environment that we were looking for to host the kickoff.”
Trilogy’s “No More Weight” weight loss challenge will kickoff at 7 p.m. Sept. 9at Longview Mansion. They have partnered with the likes of former Kansas City Chief Gary Stills, former Denver Bronco Tod Devoe, and others in the community to bring the weight loss challenge to bear.
“We started looking at weight loss and the body more closely,” said Phillips, a master personal trainer at Trilogy Sports and Fitness. “We really didn’t understand the toxicity of it. We just want to get folks awareness up about the real underlying effect behind fat in the body. We put about 15 folks together and just wanted to give back to the community and start a program that would be really affordable, and really help you move toward weight loss.”
Phillips added the company is offering a ‘very, very sweet deal’ for contestants to participate in a lifestyle change through weight loss and a healthy nutritional intake makeover.
The contest winner will receive $2,000 grand prize and all contestants will receive free personal training, free meals through 119th Street Diner in Kansas (along with four other area restaurants), free 30-day gym membership, free assessments by Complete Nutrition, and a free 30-day supply of a thermogenic FDA weight loss beverage by Wess Allen, a guest speaker at the kickoff celebration.
The event will also include a photo shoot for the 25-35 challengers expected to take part.
“What we are doing is we’re taking out all of the guess work (for losing weight),” Phillips said. “In fact, our goal for everyone who joins the weight loss competition is a minimum of 20 pounds over the course of 30 days. We have some huge things in place that’s going to help the process.
“For some of these individuals, this is a huge move. It’s a huge move for them to get themselves geared towards something that they have probably never done. We wanted it to be a celebration.”