VAN WERT — Who will be the next people to have a life transformation through Mission Slimpossible? Rob Dorset and Mandy Profit each completed Slimpossible with the help of YMCA Fitness Director and Personal Trainer Julie Schaufelberger. This year’s group style is meant to provide service to more people within the Van Wert community, and as many people as are interested will be accepted into the program.
The Van Wert YMCA will again be offering its New Year’s resolution weight loss program, Mission Slimpossible. This year’s edition, begins on Jan. 7, 2014. The program will be offered to a group of people, each with a goal of losing 20 pounds, instead of the previous one-person focus.
Bootcamp style training will be offered by Julie Schaufelberger. The six-week program will begin on Jan. 7 and conclude Feb. 15. The last day for registration is Jan. 4., and on this day at 9 a.m. their will be an organizational meeting for those participating with weigh-ins and additional program information.
“We are excited to offer this unique program again this year,” said Membership/Marketing director Kristin Lichtensteiger. “With the skills and certification that Julie brings to training, we are sure that each person who joins will reach their goal.”

The cost is $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Training will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During weeks one through three, workouts will be held from 6:00-6:45 a.m. During weeks 4-6, workouts will be increased to one hour from 5:45-6:45 a.m.
Optional workout times will also be offered on Wednesday from 4:15- 5:00 p.m. One additional individual workout will also be required each week. Weekly weigh-ins will keep track of each person’s progress.
Nutritional support will also be offered to help boost weight loss. Training will be circuit style with an emphasis on cardio and strength training.
For additional information or questions, contact Schaufelberger at (419) 238-0443 or