Get Fit In 2013 And 'Drop 5' In 30 Minutes A Day Or Less With FitStudio By Sears

  Get Fit In 2013 And 'Drop 5' In 30 Minutes A Day Or Less With FitStudio By

Fitness Guru Andrea Metcalf Shares How to Shed Five Pounds or More in 30 Days

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Millions of people will
start the New Year with resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. To help
more people achieve their goals, Sears, the No. 1 fitness equipment retailer
in America, announces 'Drop 5,' a free fitness program designed to help anyone
drop five pounds or more in just 30 minutes a day or less. According to the
University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38 percent of New
Year's Resolutions are weight-related, yet only eight percent of people are
successful in achieving their goals.

"The reason so many people fail at their New Year's weight-loss resolutions is
that they take on unrealistic goals," said Andrea Metcalf, celebrity fitness
expert, author of Naked Fitness and FitStudio spokesperson. "I have a lot of
clients who set the bar too high, become overwhelmed and either burn out or
give up. That is why we created an achievable program to drop five pounds and
deliver the desired results."

The 'Drop 5' program consists of cardio in the form of walking or running, and
six 10-minute workouts, including Flat Belly Fire, Hot Hips and Thighs,
Fat-Blasting Burn, Tush Tightener, Upper Body Mission and Total Body Toner –
all to be done on alternating days. Participants will do at least one workout
daily, and can mix and match them to customize their own routine. To achieve
the 5 lb. weight-loss goal, the programsuggests incorporating three cardio
and four workout days.

The basic equipment to participate in the program costs less than many gym
memberships per month and includes:

  oYoga Mat
  o8 lb. Medicine Ball
  oResistance Bands
  oStability Ball
  oTwo 5 lb. Dumbbells

The medicine ball and dumbbell weight can always be increased for those that
are looking for more of a challenge. All of the equipment is available
pre-bundled based on fitness level at

"We know this is the time of year that people are putting fitness first, and
resolving to get in shape," said Hugo Malan, senior vice president and
president, Fitness, Sporting Goods and Toys at Sears Holdings. "The 'Drop 5'
program is designed to be free and accessible to everyone, with variety in
mind so people won't get bored and will achieve their weight-loss goals. As a
leader in the fitness category, we are committed to helping people lead
happier and healthier lives."

For more information on the 'Drop 5" program, or to become a FitStudio member,
visit For the latest Sears fitness news, deals and tips,
"Like" the brand on Facebook and "Follow" it on Twitter.

Members of the Shop Your Way program can join the conversation about Drop 5 on From the Drop 5 page on Shop Your Way, members can add
their own hot products and trends and participate in exclusive sweepstakes.

Before beginning an exercise program, always consult your doctor or qualified
health practitioner and be sure to be tested for or report your current level
of activity, any chest pains, joint problems, medical conditions (such as
diabetes or pregnancy), breathlessness, dizziness, or heart conditions. If you
experience any discomfort or pain during an exercise routine, immediately
cease the activity and seek the assistance of a qualified physician or health
care provider.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the
ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical
and digital formats through Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at Twitter: @searsholdings | Facebook:

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