Luci Hagaman put together the Egg Harbor Township Recreational Department’s Walk off the Pounds program using techniques from exercise videos and incorporated her own tweaks.
Cathy Braun, foreground, has lost about 12 pounds using the Walk off the Pounds program. Hagaman, who lost 125 pounds mainly by walking, developed the program the behest of Wanda Schafer, assistant to Recreation Director Bob Lincoln. Braun has completed four cycles of the class and said she is hooked. ‘Oh god, I sweat like crazy,’ she said. ‘I leave here and I’m in a really good state of mind, and it’s been helping.’