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Sisters bond over workouts, weight loss

by on March 30, 2014 1:58 AM

According to Denise Shildt, of Indiana, it’s good to have friends to workout with.

That’s why her and her sister, Darlene Anbrine, do their daily workouts with each other.

They’re a part of uPtown Fitness’ Biggest Loser Contest, with participating members working towards losing weight together on two separate teams.

The sisters, Shildt said, have lost almost 20 pounds together since they started working out regularly in January.

Shildt is 55 years old and Anbrine is 56.

“Working out together is motivation,” she said. “It helps you to challenge yourself.”

Denise teaches classes at uPtown Fitness and has been teaching high- and low-impact classes for 26 years.

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