Two Young Sisters Sick Of Being Fat Start Weight Loss Club Inspired By ‘The Biggest Loser’

These are two young girls who are starting out young and also setting a healthy trend for the rest of their lives! Alyssa, 8, and Makayla Esparza, 9, from San Antonio, Texas, said they were inspired to get fit after watching an episode of the TV show The Biggest Loser which this season featured kids their own age.

They are self-confessed video game addicts which makes for a very unhealthy lifestyle amongst many young kids. So in an effort to reform their lives, as well as many in their neighborhood they decided to start their own weight loss club, and advertised on Craigslist to get members in their local area. They wanted to challenge themselves for 90 days to get off the couch and get moving!

Makayla and Alyssa

So far the program is free to join, but kids have to have parental permission to participate. These two young fitness gurus in the making have recognized that getting fit and active takes a team effort. They understand the need for support and motivation and hope that the club they start will also benefit them.

Alyssa currently weighs 91 pounds and hopes to get that down to at least 71 lbs. During their meetings, they talk about healthier ways to eat and live their lives. They also get to have some fun while staying fit. “We play dance central, we walk our dogs and we ride our bikes,” said Makayla. “If I can just help one person that’s overweight, and they can keep on doing this, that would be super great.”

The advertisement they posted on Craigslist reads: ‘We do not eat as healthy as we should and we don’t go outside to play as often as we should. The result of that is we are overweight kids. We want to change this for ourselves and other kids just like us.’

Their program starts this month and will run for 90 days.

Alyssa and Makayla play soccer

What a dynamic duo! We applaud you two young ladies for recognizing their needs to be healthier trends and habits among young people. And while these two school girls may not have a lot of money or resources, they are using what they have to make a difference in their own lives, as well as the lives of others in their community! See what they had to say to their local news station when they heard about the girls’ story, CLICK HERE
If you had the chance to change something drastic in your life, inspired by these two young girls, what would it be? How would you achieve it?

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