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Announcing the 2014 Live Healthy Iowa Dream Team

Team selected through application and voting to share Live Healthy Iowa experience

AMES, Iowa - Dec. 9, 2013 - Five Iowans have won a spot on Live Healthy Iowa's Dream Team sponsored by Subway to share their journey throughout the upcoming 2014 10 Week Wellness Challenge. The winners were chosen by their friends, family and Live Healthy Iowa fans showing their support and casting their vote to push the winners into the top five among 10 finalists. The entire state can follow and cheer on the Dream Team by joining them in the 10 Week Wellness Challenge.

Introducing the 2014 Dream Team: Joe Calvert of Des Moines is a U.S. Marine wanting to conquer his own goals while helping his teammates and fellow Iowans conquer theirs. Larry Toothman of Cedar Rapids has dropped 90 pounds and is no longer insulin dependent. He wants to reach his ultimate weight loss goal, increase his fitness level and share his story. Robin Norfleet of West Branch wants to start running again so she can join her three songs in a 5K next spring. Shawnna Stiver of Des Moines wants to be a voice for women who have ever looked critically at their bodies so they can draw inspiration from her journey toward accepting our bodies and a healthy lifestyle. Stacey Snyder of Tripoli is a principal who wants to be a healthy role model for her elementary students and learn to cook healthy meals for her active family.

The Dream Team will share their struggles, strategies and successes via Facebook, Twitter, Live Healthy Iowa's Wordpress blog and participant challenge emails. Team members will be provided with additional challenge resources such as support from team captain Shawn Johnson of Johnson's Elite Training, pre and post health assessments, nutrition education, physical activity education, gym membership and a waived challenge fee.

Live Healthy Iowa's 10 Week Wellness Challenge encourages Iowans to track activity minutes and/or weight loss with a team of 2-10 friends, family or co-workers. Registration for the challenge opens Dec. 16th and the challenge kicks off on Jan. 27th. For more information about the Dream Team and the 10 Week Wellness, please visit

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About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state's growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2013, more than 252,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit

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