A fitness booth set-up at Smith Northview Hospital is recruiting people hoping to get healthy and trim for 2011.
This year, the Y's community goal is to lose 10,000 pounds in ten weeks.
Fitness guru's say the key is to teach people how to lose weight the right way so their bodies last a lifetime.
"If you're mindful of your body and how you take care of it, then it should last you a long time," said Shelly Toth, YMCA's fitness director. "It's the only body that you'll ever have."
Team Lean begins in Valdosta Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants have until January 13 to weigh in and be entered into the competition.
Team Lean is sponsored by South Georgia Medical Center, Smith Northview Hospital and Pepsi.