Fresh Start Fitness Press Release


March 2, 2012




‘Big Vinny’ Mack of Country Duo Trailer Choir and NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ To Serve as Keynote Speaker


Three-Hour Fitness Seminar & Training Session Open to the Public for only $10 Per Person, with Children Admitted Free


Thirty VIP Tickets Including Post-Event Dinner With Big Vinny Available for $35 Per Person


ANTIOCH, TENN. – Lakeshore Christian Church and Hether Crawford Fitness today announced FRESH START FITNESS 2012, an event taking place Saturday, March 17, 2012, from   2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The second annual fitness-themed fair, which takes place at Lakeshore Christian Church’s Antioch campus (5434 Bell Forge Lane East, Antioch, Tenn.), will promote the importance of healthy living, while providing tools and information to aid participants in achieving positive, life-affirming change in 2012.

“We first started the ‘Fresh Start Fitness’ initiative in 2011,” remarked Hether Crawford, training professional and proprietor of Hether Crawford Fitness. “Seeing people respond to the message and work to improve their health is beyond gratifying. We look forward to growing the event this year and helping even more people on their journeys.”

The FRESH START FITNESS 2012 itinerary includes a kickoff party, followed by discussions and demonstrations on nutrition and clean eating, plus a boot camp led by Big Vinny Mack of country music duoTrailer Choir and of NBC’s smash hit “The Biggest Loser.” Mack will also serve as keynote speaker for the day, discussing his weight struggles and road to healthy living. In addition to speaking and leading attendees in a group fitness class, the popular celebrity will host a meet-and-greet.

“I’m excited to participate in the ‘Fresh Start Fitness 2012’ day,” offered Big Vinny, who has shed more than 200 pounds since February 2011. “It was an incredible honor to be chosen as a contestant on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ and to now be able to take what I learned and what I live on a daily basis and share that with others is the biggest blessing of all.”

Tickets for the three-hour afternoon session are priced at only $10 per person in advance, or $12 at the door on event day. Children are admitted free, and child care will be offered free for non-attending children. (Please note that space is limited in the child care area, with babies accepted first, then preschoolers.)  Tickets may be purchased online at or in the “Special Events” section, and by calling (615) 400-0355. All major credit cards are accepted for pre-purchase ($10 each), including Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Cash will be accepted for tickets purchased at the door ($12 each).

A select number of VIP packages are available for only $35 per person and include one-on-one time with Big Vinny, as well as a post-event dinner with the celebrity. VIP packages are limited to no more than 30 participants and may also be purchased at, and (615) 400-0355.

“We are thrilled to host Hether’s ‘Fresh Start Fitness’ event again this year,” said Randy Cordell, Senior Pastor of Lakeshore Christian Church. “The mind-body-soul connection is undeniable. To see our friends and community grow stronger not only in their spiritual well-being, but also in their physical well-being is incredibly uplifting.”

In addition to FRESH START FITNESS 2012, Lakeshore Church will host the Lakeshore 5K on Saturday, May 26, 2012 (8:00 AM on the Lakeshore campus). Registration is $25 per runner, now through Thursday, May 24, and proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. To register, visit and search “Lakeshore 5K” or visit


About Hether Crawford Fitness

Established in 2010, Hether Crawford Fitness is led by fitness enthusiast and ACE-certified personal trainer Hether Crawford. Crawford leads daily classes Monday through Thursday, plus special Saturday classes one time per month. Classes include Cardio Kickboxing/Core, Zumba®, Power Yoga, Boot Camp, Cross-Training and more. Learn more at Connect with Hether on Facebook ( and Twitter (@hethermc).


About Big Vinny Mack

With more than 200 pounds to lose, Vinny signed on as a cast member of the nit NBC series “The Biggest Loser” in April 2011. After being on the show for 4 months, Vinny surprised even himself as he managed to shed 44% of his body weight, falling from 426 pounds to 242 pounds in less than 6 months. Now, Vinny is setting out to help others know that if there is something they want, they just have to GO GET IT! No more excuses! After Vinny tells his inspirational story of struggle and hardships, and overcoming what seemed impossible, there will not be one ounce of doubt left in the minds and hearts of his audience that they can do it too.


About Lakeshore Christian Church

Lakeshore Christian Church has served the Antioch, Tenn., community since 1974, and is led by Senior Pastor Randy Cordell. Services are offered two times each Sunday, at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. In current message series “WHY?,” events surrounding the Passion of the Christ are explored, addressing questions such as, Why did they torture Him?, Why did the Father forsake Him? Why is the cross so essential to the Christian Faith? Learn more about Lakeshore Christian Church at, and Like Lakeshore




For Hether Crawford Fitness:

Hether Crawford    615-400-0355

For Big Vinny Mack:

Vincent Hickerson   931-306-9413

For Lakeshore Christian Church:

Randy Cordell          615-731-1912 


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