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      Shed pounds for cash

      Need more motivation to lose weight? A new Urban Active competition may be your answer.

      Need extra motivation to lose weight? You could try competing for $18,000 in cash prizes at any 36 Urban Active locations.

      Urban Active announced a partnership with, an online network which rewards members for improving their health, an opportunity to earn cash for losing weight and meeting personal health goals. During the "Matchup," teams of 5 will compete for the greatest percentage of weight lost over a three-month period. Each participant pays a $60 registration fee and must weigh in at any 36 Urban Active locations.

      Those interested in participating are required to register on, and then visit an Urban Active location to weigh in no later than March 23 and complete their weight loss by June 15. The top 3 teams overall win $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $3,000 for third.

      For an Urban Active location nearest you and more details about earning cash while shedding pounds, visit

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