UPDATE: South Orange health & fitness challenge

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange is once again leading the charge for a healthier year ahead with sponsorship of SOFit16, the second South Orange Health and Fitness Challenge.

SOFit16 invites community residents to participate in a four-month event that promotes and supports healthy living.  There are no sporting competitions involved.  Participants will devise their own fitness and wellness program with the support of motivational classes, programs and activities to be offered throughout the duration of the event. Weigh-ins will take place on the second Thursday of the month, beginning Jan. 21. The final weigh-in will be May 19. Weigh-ins are optional but required for participation in weight-loss awards with winners determined based on the percentage of body weight loss.

Participants must be 18 years old. Registration can be done in person at the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs at the Baird, 5 Mead St., or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/southorange. The registration deadline is Jan. 16. Enrollment is limited to 150 individuals and registration is charged.

If you need help with your New Year’s resolution, register today and join your friends and neighbors in a shared effort to get healthier and SO FIT in 2016!