Transformation Nation: Triad Weight Loss Program

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Transformation Nation is a nationwide 16-week weight loss program sparked by the Dr. Oz Show that began on January 28, 2012. The local program, dubbed “Transformation Nation Triad,”  (TNT), was part of a national collaboration between the Dr. Oz show and Weight Watchers, along with local partners including 19 Triad area YMCA’s, Novant Health and WXII News 12. Participants with 10, 20, 30+ pounds to lose received free weekly workouts with YMCA personal trainers and wellness coaches, weekly weigh-ins, daily exercise plans, and nutrition counseling and resources provided by Novant Health.

2,000 Triad Locals Dropped The Pounds!

Locals camped out overnight at Triad YMCA’s to be first in line to register for the program, which had spots for 2,000 participants. Two thousand more were placed on waiting lists for the program. Transformation Nation Triad was instantly in demand! WXII News 12 documented progress of the program in the Triad and featured weekly weigh-ins by anchors Austin Caviness and Mary Beth Brown, who lost a total of 85 and 84 pounds, respectively, on the program. Overall, more than 16,531 pounds were lost by Triad participants during the the six-month period, two of which were featured on the Dr. Oz Show episode last week about the Transformation Nation program which aired nationally!

See Their Stories On Television

The video below was aired during the Dr. Oz Show May 23, 2012 and WXII News 12 aired a half-hour show May 24th, 2012, sharing the weight loss secrets and success stories of North Carolina Triad weight loss participants in the TNT program.

Tell Us About Your Experience

We would love to hear from those of you who participated. You made the Triad proud! How much did you lose? What worked for you? What new tips did you learn that are helping you maintain your healthier lifestyle?

Will Transformation Nation Triad Return in the Future?

Sound like a great experience that you would like to take part in? Well, you’ve got to speak up! Contact The Y, Novant Health and WXII to let them know (and see if you can get added to that waiting list) you think this should be an annual event for our community.

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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