GNC Employees Lose More than 700 Pounds by Participating in the First Annual GNC Total Lean Corporate Challenge

June 26, 2013 – When GNC Holdings, Inc. challenged its corporate employees in March to transform their eating, exercise and lifestyle habits for long-term healthy weight management via GNC’s new Total Lean Corporate Challenge, 146 team members took the challenge – and lost a total of more than 700 pounds in the 12-week health and fitness contest.

The Total Lean Corporate Challenge is the employee version of GNC’s Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, which gives consumers a practical way to take control of their health by offering weekly weight-loss management tools, Total Lean products, and a chance to win cash prizes along the way.

The Total Lean Challenge is a great introduction to GNC’s Lifestyle Diet approach to weight loss, Total Lean. Total Lean is a Total Diet Solution line of products for use throughout the day, including clinically proven Lean Shake 25, which provides more protein to feed lean muscles; Total Lean CLA, which supplies 1,000 mg of CLA, a naturally occurring fatty acid that helps enhance your diet, support metabolism and maintain lean muscle; and Total Lean Waterex, a caffeine-free formula that is scientifically designed to help maintain and support water balance.

Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager for GNC, said, “Our GNC Team Members are great brand ambassadors for GNC’s ‘Respect Yourself’ message, which drives to the essence of what is the most powerful result when you make the choice to take care of your health and celebrate your own success in health, fitness and overall wellness. We are excited to take the Total Lean Challenge to other organizations to help with rising healthcare costs and improve corporate morale and image.”

Winners of the Total Lean Corporate Challenge are:


1st Place: Celina Petronzi, Beaver, PA
2nd Place: Tracey Geyer-Price, Bethel Park, PA
3rd Place: Sara Scalise, Monaca, PA


1st Place: Russell Wynn, Mauldin, SC
2nd Place: Michael Manley, Pittsburgh, PA
3rd Place: Mark Kuehl, Upper St. Clair, PA