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Award-winning TV series coming to Winnipeg, bringing education and inspiration

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The award-winning television series X-Weighted, known for portraying inspirational stories of individuals and families transforming their lives through healthy eating, mental fitness, and exercise, is launching the ground breaking initiative X-Weighted Connect across Canada. The tour comes to Winnipeg on:

Saturday, April 14 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute – 173 Talbot Ave.

Tickets $99.95 (plus ticket fee and tax)

Purchase tickets online at

http://www.xweighted.ca/x-weighted-connect-tour-2012

**Net proceeds will benefit local charities**

The day-long event presents a powerful program designed to help individuals create their own personal blueprint for success. Participants will learn to identify and navigate around habits currently preventing them from achieving and maintaining a healthy and sustainable weight. Interact, get inspired, have fun and be entertained at the following breakout sessions:

  • Doctor on Call with Dr. David Macklin
  • Food Fight with Dr. David Macklin and Paul Plakas
  • Connecting the Dots with Steffany Hanlen
  • Get a Move-On with Paul Plakas

At the end of the day, the Paul Plakas Bootcamp will get the adrenaline pumping. A personal trainer for 19 years, Paul Plakas will put the participants’ mettle to the test with a butt-kicking workout. For those who have watched him do his stuff on TV, what is shown is just a small sample of the actual workout done in person. Training with Plakas is an unforgettable experience – and a first time for Winnipeggers! All fitness levels welcome!

X-Weighted Connect was developed in response to constant requests from fans wanting to experience the journey they saw on the hit television series X-Weighted. This innovative event will allow thousands of Canadians to interact with the same team of experts, bringing the show to life in their community and encouraging them to join the healthy lifestyle movement. Through X-Weighted Connect, participants become the celebrity personality in their own personal weight loss journey.

"X-Weighted Connect is a chance to learn while you have fun! I am looking forward to seeing people get excited about being healthier and learning what they can do to achieve success!”says Paul Plakas, expert health and fitness trainer featured on X-Weighted.

Participants will also meet X-Weighted’s Dr. David Macklin, one of Canada’s leading physicians with expertise in the field of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Macklin says, “X-Weighted Connect will help people learn WHY they overeat and then provide strategies to manage successful weight loss. We don’t put people on diets anymore, rather, we help them identify and overcome their obstacles.”

Performance Coach Steffany Hanlen will help guide the shift in participants’ perspectives. Her insights are gained over 25 years of supporting athletes to W.I.N. Fans can join her on their Champions Journey and learn how even the smallest change in their choices can have a huge impact on their level of success. Says Hanlen, “We encourage people to discover how to get from where they are to where they want to be by uncovering the real reason WHY they want to be healthy, well, and fit.”

X-Weighted Connectis created by Anaïd Productions (X-Weighted, The Quon Dynasty, Family Restaurant, The Rig, Taking It Off), an award-winning film and television production company with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver. Established in 1993, Anaïd has a reputation for consistently producing award-winning, dynamic, real-life and dramatic television. Lauded as one of the top 100 most influential production companies in the world by RealScreen Magazine, Anaïd's work has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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