FIT 4 Series
FIT 4 Series
The mission of the Fit 4 Series is to improve the overall health of the state. It is a fact that Mississippi leads the nation in obesity and poor health factors; this is unacceptable! With the success of programs like Fit 4 Change and Fit 4 Teaching, we have seen the Mississippi legislators and teachers lead the way by losing over 29,000 pounds. This is what is helping pull Mississippi out of the number one spot in the nation for obesity. We want the participants to lead by example through their commitment to a healthier Mississippi. Through the leadership of legislators, teachers, students, and parents MS will be inspired throughout the state to also live healthier lives.
Coupled with poor health statistics, Mississippi also has one of the lowest per capita household incomes in the United States. Unfortunately, the cost of health and fitness programs can be out of reach for many residents. Therefore, another goal of Fit 4 is to reach residents that would otherwise not be able to afford and experience the benefits of the PLS fitness programs.
The PLS Fit 4 programs are twelve weeks of training, consisting of intense boot camp style classes that meet four times each week. The classes are different each day but always include strenuous and grueling workouts. Activities include speed, power, reaction, agility, and quickness drills, along with cardiovascular and strength training. These activities comprise the PLS signature ultimate full-body workout. The twelve week program concludes with a 5k run.
With any health program, there is always the resistance among some participants as they begin to incorporate a healthier lifestyle. Moreover, some individuals may hesitate to make such a commitment because of other obligations. However, once the initial hurdle is conquered, all participants will feel the excitement and pride that accompanies each day of living a new, healthy lifestyle. For twelve weeks each year, Mississippi lawmakers challenge each other and the state to fight obesity. They lost 1,401 pounds in the first year, 3,043 pounds the second year and in years 2012 and 2013 lost a record breaking 3504 lbs and 3315 lbs! Fortunately, each year participants are on course to break all weight loss percentage records. Fit 4 Teaching has had over 250 local teachers lose over 3100 lbs and the participants with Fit 4 the Coast broke all records by any Fit 4 series to date.
Victory Sports Foundation and PLS have taken a great, first step toward conquering obesity. With the requested partnership, we will be getting a step closer to conquering obesity in Mississippi and improving the overall health of residents.
Individuals who experience PLS Fit 4 programs are exposed to a healthier lifestyle change and a positive impact that goes beyond the twelve weeks of training. Most participants continue to focus on a healthy, active lifestyle. Multiple participants continue to train with PLS throughout the year and encourage others to join as well. Participants build a close relationship with other team members and continue to support each other. The PLS family receives daily emails, phone calls, text messages, social media posts, etc. from participants thanking everyone for positively impacting and changing lives of residents one day at a time. The following are a few quotes from the many testimonials we receive from each program “I will be the next 100 lb club member” Beth W, 136 lbs lost, “There is no doubt this program and the relationships I have gained while training have not only added years to my life, but have added to the quality of those years” Michael G, 112 lbs lost, “The good Lord has put you here to coach, to train, and to inspire others. This is your ministry, and no one does it better!”, Bucky S, 123 lbs lost.
- We have seen over 1000 deserving people sponsored into the Fit 4 programs. The participants have lost over 29,000 lbs.
- Mississippi was the first state to implement an organized legislative and teacher fitness challenge.
- Fit 4 Change 2010 program generated approximately 3 million of earned media coverage and the 2011, 2012 and 2013 programs earned 4.3 million statewide and across the country. In 2014 and 2015 the media coverage has continued.
- Most participants saw a decrease in their required medications and many were taken off all medications entirely.
- We now have 12 people inducted into our 100 lb club and all participated in these programs.
- The Paul Lacoste Sports Fit 4 Teaching program has been nominated for the White House Champions of Change Award to be selected by the President
- Paul Lacoste Day- Presented by the State Legislature on March 31st.
- Paul Lacoste Sports and The Fit 4 Series has been featured in a recent edition of Men’s Health Magazine.
- Paul Lacoste Sports is currently working with PBS on a documentary that will be shown nationally.
- Paul Lacoste was recently nominated for the Magnolia Award for his dedication to nutritional education in the state of Mississippi.
Fit 4 Series
The PLS Fit 4 programs are eight to twelve weeks of training, consisting of intense boot camp style classes that meet four times each week. The classes are different each day but always include strenuous and grueling workouts. Activities include speed, power, reaction, agility, and quickness drills, along with cardiovascular and strength training. These activities comprise the PLS signature ultimate full-body workout. The twelve week program concludes with a 5k run.
Plus I feel so much better physically and about myself. Paul’s motivation techniques and variety of exercises keep me from becoming bored. The trainers are great. You open the doors and I’ll be there. Many Thanks
“Since I have been participating in PLS, I have not only improved my overall fitness, but at 44 years of age, I am literally in the best shape of my life! Believe me, since I was about 14 years old (and overweight) I have consistently been exercising. I have tried just about every fitness program I could find, read countless books and magazines, worked out to videos, DVD’s and television shows, the list goes on and on! Honestly, I have achieved the greatest results, physically and mentally, from PLS. It has truly been a blessing in my life! Not only have I have met so many wonderful people but have become friends with my Teammates. PLS has been so motivating for me, I have started playing golf and even ran my first 5K!”
“My ‘individual’ motivation was an effort to free myself from heartbreak and sadness. The change that took place was a new-found JOY in physical accomplishments, teamwork and learning to persevere. For me, 1 2 3…Next Level was not a metaphor, it brought a TRUE change to my life. I consider myself fortunate indeed to become a part of the Lacoste magic.”
“while having the energy to deal with whatever life throws my way. I love having a team of coaches that pushes me harder than I have ever pushed myself and also having teammates that are always there to lift you up and make you want to better yourself. These two aspects of PLS make his training superior to the rest. I can honestly say that training with PLS has changed my life for the better”
Fit 4 Change and Fit 4 Preaching are twelve weeks long and meet during our Winter/Spring 12 Week Training.
Fit 4 Teaching, Fit 4 Medicine, and Fit 4 Jackson are eight weeks long and starts a month into our Summer or Fall 12 Week Training.
Find more information about dates, times, and locations for the 12 Week Training Programs here »