Albany Area YMCA kicks off 'Team Lean' competition

Albany Area YMCA kicks off 'Team Lean' competition
Albany Area YMCA Chief Operating Officer Mary Ganzel
Albany Area YMCA Chief Operating Officer Mary Ganzel

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.

It costs $75 per person to enter.