The Body-for-LIFE program is 365 days per year and you may start on any day. The round dates are simply date ranges that separate the year into four rounds so that it is easier for the judges to narrow the judging periods. That being said, you may choose your start date to be whatever date with which you are most comfortable. Regardless of your start date, your challenge must last exactly 12 weeks -- no longer, no shorter --in order to be considered an official participant in the Body-for-LIFE Challenge. Hope this helps!
~Brittany, The BFL Team
Thanks for clarifying that point Brittany. I always wondered how cut and dry the start and end dates were for the quarters and the year.
Happy to help, WPBill!
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