East Tenn. family flying to Calif. for fit family challenge

11:14 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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An East Tennessee family has been working out for months as a team, and all of that hard work could pay off this weekend.

The Grey-Garner family from Jefferson City is a finalist in the Boys and Girls Club Triple Play Fit Family Challenge.

Since October they have competed against more than 200 families from across the country. As a family they had to work out, play, eat, and learn new things.

Now, the three are in the top five, and will head to Los Angeles for a final showdown on Saturday.

The family says they have learned a lot throughout the whole process.

"The way the program is started, you took small steps so you weren't so overwhelmed. So we just kept building on the small steps, so it is a lifestyle now. We automatically drink water now, or we go to the gym as a family, so it's not like you are doing everything alone; there is a support system you build as you do it," said Nichole Garner.

The competition on Saturday will consist of a quiz, work-outs and a family skit.

The Boys and Girls Club's hope was to encourage families to spend time together while getting fit in the process.

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