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ShapeUp ShowDown: Winner of fitness challenge announced

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Michael had lost the most weight out of all the contestants in the first weigh in: 12 pounds! Michael had lost the most weight out of all the contestants in the first weigh in: 12 pounds!
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(WMC-TV) – Michael Malone is the first ShapeUp ShowDown Champion by losing the most weight and body mass out of the ten challengers.

The 90-day weight loss challenge began back in November with the contestants' first group workout.

They were put through the rigors of fitness boxing, kickboxing, circuit training, and any other fat burning exercise the trainers could think of them doing.

That's not to mention the help they all got with healthy eating.

Michael was no stranger to working out on his own. He was well into a successful weight loss regimen, when Mother Nature almost destroyed his home in May 2012.

"Unfortunately, our house got hit by lightening and burned to the ground," he said. "I was having to live through drive-thru and fast food restaurants and ended up gaining it all back, plus more. It was stressful."

Michael had lost the most weight out of all the contestants in the first weigh in: 12 pounds!

He had lost almost four times as much weight on his own, until his home burned to the ground.

The 54-year-old husband and father went back to focusing on fitness by hitting it hard in the gym with support from the ShapeUp ShowDown crew. He's working toward medical, as well as physical, benefits.

In a previous interview Michael said, "I don't wanna do the yo-yo thing anymore. And I wanna be on a change that's a lasting change."

Michael lost a total of 43 pounds during the challenge and his body mass went from 35 to 30.

Congratulations to Michael on winning the first ShapeUp ShowDown!

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