UW Extension offers team fitness, nutrition competition

            Individuals can form teams and compete against others across the country in the national extension program FitEx to improve fitness and nutrition.

Teams of four to eight ages 5 and up can register free on the FitEx website. Registration at www.fit-ex.org beginsMarch 26.

The team environment and online tracking helps participants achieve goals throughout the April 1-May 27 competition, said Laura Balis, University of Wyoming Extension nutrition and food safety educator.

Teams can set goals and track daily minutes of activities and intake of fruits and vegetables, said Balis. Weekly newsletters, feedback, competition for motivation and prizes for winning teams are part of the program.

Those wanting more information can go to the website or contact Balis at 307-332-2363 or at lbalis@uwyo.edu.