On Monday May 7, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released a report that estimates 42 percent of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. The report also predicts that the proportion of Americans, who are severely obese, meaning more than 100 pounds overweight, will reach 11 percent, about double the current weight. One of the authors Eric Finkelstein said that efforts aimed at helping people lose weight has so far proven relatively ineffective. In conjunction, just last week HBO released a new four-part documentary called The Weight of the Nationwhich focuses on the obesity epidemic.

 One of our clients, Downsize Fitness (, a gym specifically designed for overweight and obese individuals provides a welcoming environment that eliminates the self-conscious and alienating atmosphere felt in most conventional gyms. With two locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, and a Dallas gym opening in mid-summer, the gym is exclusively eligible to members who have 50 pounds or more to lose. Downsize Fitness is committed to reversing the country’s obesity epidemic by providing long-term weight loss strategies that focus on sustainable wellness. The staff works closely with members in a team-inspired environment to alter their lifestyles, nutritional habits, and fitness routine.


 Check out the Downsize Fitness Facebook page and see some amazing member testimonials and weight loss progress.

 HBO’s four-part series premiered last week and can be viewed here.

Stephanie Reay