Fitness Challenge: $500 drawing!

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2014-05-10 06:17:47 -0500
Started 2014-04-29 11:58:24 -0500

If you're still on the fence about joining our 45-Day Fitness Challenge, we're excited to announce that all participants in the challenge will be entered in a drawing to win a $500 gift card!

There are only a couple of days left to sign up and we hope to have many of you join us and personal trainer Michael Banks for 45 days beginning on May 1st.

Here's what you'll receive as part of your participation:
• 2 live webinars with Michael Banks, personal trainer
• A weekly eating plan designed by one of the industry's leading chefs
• A Body by Banks Workout DVD
• Ongoing support and encouragement here on DC from your fellow participants as well as from Michael

Typically the charge for this program would be $14.95. But for all those who sign up before the program launches on May 1st, you'll get all this for only $5!

To sign up and get your DVD and weekly eating plan, please call 1-855-265-7864 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service agents. You can reach them between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm ET Monday – Friday, and between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm ET on Saturdays.

No purchase is necessary to qualify. Official rules can be found here:

20 replies

lindajpc 2014-05-06 12:38:43 -0500 Report

Was so excited to get started but still no DVD or diet plan? Starting to fade. I have been at a stand still in my weight loss for 3 months, was hoping this would jump start me again. Feeling disappointed right now.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-05-06 12:58:10 -0500 Report

Are you saying that you haven't received them yet? Or that you're not happy with them?

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-04-30 00:55:31 -0500 Report

How much commission do you receive, John Crowley, for this marketing exercise?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-04-30 10:01:20 -0500 Report

I'm a full-time employee of Alliance Health. So promoting this site is my job. We're trying to do something innovative here with a fitness challenge. I promise you neither Michael or Alliance Health is doing this challenge to make a lot of money. It's only $5 per person.

We're just trying to meet a need we hear from members of the community. We're trying to do something that can help inspire and motivate people who want to make healthy changes in their lives. This is our first test ever of something like this and we're trying to do all we can to see if this kind of program will really help folks.

Truly, I'm happy to be completely open with you about the program. If you have other questions, I'd be happy to answer them. But let me assure you, there's no ulterior motive going on here.

jean m
jean m 2014-04-29 19:01:02 -0500 Report

sorry not not spend 5 dollars when i can do it for free

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-04-30 10:07:12 -0500 Report

I totally understand being frugal. And if this doesn't seem like something that will work for you, I get it.

We are hoping that for those who need a little extra motivation to get moving and eating healthy, that this can provide that boost. We would have loved to do this for free. But there are some actual hard costs involved. We hope you can understand that side too.

All the best.

theladyiscrazy 2014-04-29 18:31:19 -0500 Report

1. Does the chef take into account any food allergies?
2. Does the workout part take into account any physical limitations?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-04-30 10:05:21 -0500 Report

So there's no way to do a personalized eating plan for each participant. However, there will be easy substitutions to swap out items that you can't eat.

As for physical limitations, the exercises are designed for people just getting started with an exercise program. There are 18 different exercise routines, so you can simply find those that work for you and take advantage of those.

dagger1234 2014-04-29 14:41:03 -0500 Report

I'm not gonna spend 5$ for something I can do for free. For you girls/ladies..there is an iPhone app and I'm pretty sure an android app that is called "popsugar fitness" that is free and you can customize your work outs etc

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-04-30 10:18:30 -0500 Report

You are absolutely right that there are some great apps out there. If those work for you, great! But there are also those who can use the extra inspiration and motivation of a program like this. And we've worked really hard to keep the costs as low as possible.

Thanks for your input.

LadyJ910 2014-04-29 13:18:11 -0500 Report

What time is the webinar on the 1st? Where / How do I go to see /participate?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2014-04-29 14:44:05 -0500 Report

We'll be sending a link to the email address that you provided when you registered. That should be going out this evening.

The webinar will take place on Thursday at 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT).

LadyJ910 2014-04-29 15:44:08 -0500 Report

8-) Thanks that helps. I have to go into town to the library to use their wife so it was kinda important to me that I had a clue as to when to be there.
Thanks and God Bless