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Thank you for your interest in the “Shape Up Showdown”.  It’s our version of the Biggest Loser©. Its important to know that we will NOT be voting anyone off the show. Please read everything very carefully before determining that this 90 day program is for you.  If you decide to apply and you are accepted, then it is a full commitment up to 5 days a week for 12 weeks. We want to help you improve your health and well being and we will give you the tools to do so but you MUST be committed to doing your part.  We want to help you change your life for the better.  We obviously can’t accept everyone for the show, but if you are NOT accepted, we still want to help you as well. We would love to have you participate at home. Send us a before and after picture, and follow an exercise plan of your choosing.  We will lay the ground work, it’s just up to you to do the job.  And always remember, this is about making a lifestyle change.  What you continue to do after this program is over is what’s really going to make a difference.

The Mid-South Public Access Defibrillation Program has launched a Heart-Healthy Initiative called “Project Heart-Beat”.  PHB has teamed up with WMC-TV Ch 5, Memphis Judo Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness Kickboxing, ViSalus, LifeSigns/The Prevention Group, ProActive Heart and Vascular, and American Medical Response to help you take control of your eating habits, exercise and to encourage you to make healthier lifestyle choices.  There are several forms on here that you MUST print off, fill out and bring with you to the Casting Call.  Please have all forms already filled out before you arrive. 

CASTING CALL for contestants for the “SHAPE UP SHOWDOWN” will be on SUNDAY OCTOBER 13TH from 2-5pm at MEMPHIS JUDO JIU-JITSU.  7859 U.S. Hwy. 64 (Stage Rd.) Suite 102.  Directly across the street from Serra Chevrolet between Kate Bond Rd. and Germantown Parkway.  South Side of Hwy. 64Auditions will end at 5pm however anyone still in line at 5pm will be permitted to apply. 

The following criteria is to be met for participation in the Shape Up Showdown.

You must be 18 years old or older.

Those selected will work out together as a group and must be at the gym at 5:45 am.  Workouts will start promptly at 6am and you will be released by 7am.

Contestants will follow a meal plan that includes ViSalus nutritional shakes and vitamins.  The meal plan will be explained to those chosen.  We will give you a journal to log your meals. 

It is preferred that you do not have joint problems.  If you do, we still want to help you, however the rigorous exercises that will be performed requires strong joints.

You must consent to being filmed for television.  WMC-TV will be following your progress for the course of 12 weeks.

You must pass a medical screening that will be given to you at no charge.  However LifeSigns will bill your insurance company.  In the event of a medical emergency and ambulance transport is necessary, AMR will bill your insurance but there will be no out of pocket cost to you. 

A workout calendar will be provided to you for the entire 12 weeks.  We will adjust workout schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

The program officially starts on Saturday Nov. 2 and the last workout will be on Thursday Jan. 30, 2014.

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