ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Area YMCA kicked off its "Team Lean" competition Thursday.
Teams of two to five members compete to lose the highest percentage of weight during the competition.
The 12-week event is designed to inspire participants to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
"It's very important for long-term now," Chief Operating Officer Mary Ganzel said. "Initially, people say 'well, what can I do in 12 weeks?' We hope you start to set some good behavior patterns that you can take with you beyond that 12-week program."
The top three teams and top three individuals will win cash prizes.