People seeking to make a healthy change in their lifestyle have two weeks left in which to apply for the Anytime Fitness Challenge.

The special program is sponsored by the owners of two local Anytime Fitness centers, one in Oro Valley and the other in Marana. Six Explorer readers will be selected to participate, three for each location.

So far, more than 50 applications have been submitted.

“We’re thrilled at the number of people who have responded,” said Mike Urbanski, owner of the Anytime Fitness now preparing to open at 7937 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley. “Their stories are really special.”

Which will make it all the more difficult to select only six people.

“We’ve had a tremendous response so far, some with heart-wrenching stories.  It’s going to be very difficult to choose because we want to help everyone,” said Betsy Morabito, the manager of the newly opened Anytime Fitness center at 12040 N. Thornydale Road in Marana.

Each of the six participants will receive a one-year membership at the participating Anytime Fitness clubs and free personal training during that same 12-month period.

The program also includes 24-hour access to the fitness center and any of the Anytime Fitness centers worldwide, use of Anytime Fitness’s Fitness on Request virtual trainer, and access to, an online journal that allows members to track their eating habits and workouts.

Men and women are invited to apply. For more information and an application form, visit All applications must be received by Nov. 30.

People who would like more information can visit Urbanski’s and Morabito’s Anytime Fitness clubs.

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