Battle of the Bulge is Back and Badder than Ever!
Emerald Smoke has beefed up the competition for Round 2 of Battle of the Bulge, featuring Liz Miller vs. Tara Thompson! This time we’ve paired our contestants with their own personal trainers ― Mike Bodziach and Tomas Grinkevicius ― who will tailor the contestants’ workout regimes to their goals and coach them like the prizefighters they never knew they could be.
New to This Round
- During the 60-day competition Liz and Tara will participate in two TEAM challenges that will test their fitness levels and new MMA skills.
- Saturday April 23rd from 2:00-3:00 p.m., the contestants will participate in a nutrition workshop with our resident nutritionist Dr. Gina Sirchio from LG Institute of Health where they will learn the fundamentals of healthy eating. The workshop is FREE and open to the public! Call 312.666.5107 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 312.666.5107 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Meet the Contestants
Weight Loss Goal:
Neighborhood: Humboldt Park
Reason for Competing: “I want to regain the fitness and camaraderie that I had previously experienced through training and boxing. I am excited to learn MMA moves, which are not only a great way to lose weight, but to relieve stress, build strength and master balance and coordination.”
Weight Loss Goal:
Neighborhood: McKinley/Brighton Park
Reason for Competing: “Of course, losing weight is one of the main reasons, but I am also looking forward to the Jiu-Jitsu and MMA classes! I need something exciting to keep me going to the gym and this is it.”
Contest takes place Monday, April 11th to Friday, June 3rd!
Watch our contestants battle for a free 6-month membership (valued at over $600) on the Emerald Smoke Facebook page! Follow Liz and Tara on as they post weekly updates and video confessionals on every grueling detail of the contest. Additionally, you can check out weekly workout and wellness tips from our trainers and nutritionist and register to win Emerald Smoke swag!