Gaithersburg, Maryland-based DeLeon & Stang has reported losses—to the waistlines of 19 team members who completed a six-week Corporate Fit Challenge in November.

Grouped in four teams under the direction of Gene Sherman from NXS Fitness, the employees participated in nutrition counseling and exercise, collectively losing more than 40 pounds and 21.5 inches.

“We were delighted to have this opportunity to work together and commit to not only our own health but overall health of our company,” said DeLeon & Stang Partner Jeanie Price. “It was a great experience to share with my colleagues.”

A nationally recognized wellness program, the Corporate Fit Challenge includes coaching sessions, success journals, nutrition plans and on-site and off-site group workouts. It was created by Bay Athletic Club owner Trina Gray, IDEA Program Director of the Year finalist in 2009.

For more information on the program, visit the Facebook page