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Gym Restricts Membership To Overweight Clients

Gym Restricts Membership To Overweight Clients

Airdate: 01/02/2013

Believe it or not, 32-year-old Caroline Jhingory, once weighed over 300 pounds. She was so big, she had to wear men's clothes.

Now she's down to 149 pounds from 303 pounds. She’s lost half her body weight already.

Caroline is featured in the new issue of People magazine. She'll also appear on ABC's 20/20 on Friday, January 4th.   

So how'd Caroline do it? 

She does one hour of cardio exercises daily. She has cut out bread, rice and pasta, and she keeps snacks out of the house.

Caroline is just one of People magazine’s weight loss stories to inspire the nation for the new year.

Candice McCain weighed 327 pounds four years ago. Now she's down to 163 pounds and credits Weight-Watchers.

If you think you are too overweight to be seen at the gym, check out this fitness center in Dallas, Texas. It’s a gym where you actually have to be fat to join.

Clients at Downsize Fitness in Dallas, must be at least 50 pounds overweight. 

One member weighed 675 pounds, but in just one month, he lost 24 pounds. All the windows at the gym are opaque so no one can peer to make fun of the members. And inside you won't see any mirrors as you would at a regular gym. 

Chyron Michael Stout, manager of Downsize Fitness said, “By not having mirrors here it draws the focus completely away form the physique and more just on the goals that the you are supposed to have.”

Members get inspiration from trainer Krisanne Hale. She once weighed a whopping 238 pounds, but is now 110 pounds leaner.

Hale still keeps what she calls her fat pants. She keeps them to remember how far she's come. All inspiring true stories to help you stick to America’s number one New Year's resolution: losing weight.

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