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Updated: Mar 1, 2018

Dr. Fredrick Peters, founder of The Fitness Doctor (, is presenting a ch

allenge to the people of northeast Ohio...

Lose one million pounds, and he will donate one million dollars to a local Cleveland-based charity.

Ohio has the 19th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" released August 2017. Ohio's adult obesity rate is currently 31.5 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2000 and from 11.3 percent in 1990.

Dr. Peters believes Ohio, specifically Cleveland, can become a role model city for health in our nation. “My goal is to combat the obesity epidemic in northeast Ohio. If I can help others in the process, then it’s a win-win." Dr. Peters is challenging Ohioans to "step up and change their lives". He will personally help individuals attain their weight loss goals at his exercise clinic in Independence. For those who cannot make it to his facility, Dr. Peters will send them an online program and track their progress remotely.

Dr. Peters is putting his money where his mouth is "for each pound lost, I will donate $1 to a local charity, up to one million dollars.”

To get involved, call or email The Fitness Doctor to set up your consultation. Dr. Peters also said that he will also waive his normal $99 consultation fee if you sign up for the program.

“I want to give back to the community. What better way than through improving health and donating to a local charity at the same time.”

The Fitness Doctor’s headquarters is in Independence, OH. The Fitness Doctor mission is to improve health through customized, doctor-prescribed, diet and exercise programs.



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