Florence’s BIGGEST LOSER?
BIGGEST LOSER is a 10 week competition (January 12th to 24th)
sponsored by the United Way of Florence County’s Burn and Learn initiative that
provides fitness training, nutrition, accountability, and other fun activities
to individuals that want to lose weight and/or make healthy lifestyle changes.
Official contest rules and more information can be found on
Registration fee (just $15/week!)
commitment of time and energy for 10 weeks
MEMBERSHIP to McLeod Health & Fitness Center for the duration of your
participation in the contest! (Max. 10 weeks)
training sessions with McLeod Health & Fitness certified personal trainers!
counseling from Kitty Finklea, registered dietitian and nutritionist!
chance to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes!
creation of a healthier and happier YOU while having tons of fun!
LOSER – Weight Loss
The contestant who has the greatest percentage of weight loss at the end of the
10 week competition will be crowned the 2016 Florence’s BIGGEST LOSER in
Weight-Loss and will be awarded $500.00 courtesy of Health Facilities Credit
LOSER – Inches Lost
The contestant who has the greatest percentage of inches lost at the end of the
10 week competition will be crowned the 2016 Florence’s BIGGEST LOSER in Inches-Lost
and will be awarded $500.00 courtesy of Health Facilities Credit Union.
The contestant who shows the most grit and perseverance throughout the 10 week
competition will receive the True Grits Award and will win a shopping spree
courtesy of Belk.
The contestant who collects the most Low-Fat Brownie Points throughout the 10
week competition will receive the Main Ingredient Award and will win a fitness
Registration for Florence’s BIGGEST LOSER starts on December 1st and
ends on either January 5th or when all of the 80 contestant spots
are filled. The competition will officially start the week of January 11th
with a Kick-Off event on January 12th and the official weigh-ins and
measurements on January 13th-14th. Group training with
your assigned BL trainer will start the week of January 17th. The
final measurements will take place on March 22nd-23rd and
the final weigh-in will take place on March 24th. Winners of BIGGEST
LOSER will be announced during a finale event on March 24th.
For the 10 weeks of competition, contestants will be required to weigh-in at
the United Way of Florence County office every Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and
6:00 p.m. Contestants can choose to weigh-in on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. instead for a $10 fee. After Week 4, if a contestant has two weight gains,
they will be disqualified from the competition. Contestants can purchase a “Save-A-Weigh”
to be able to skip a weigh-in for $35. If a contestant misses a weigh-in, they
will be disqualified from the competition.
Events & Activities
Throughout the competition, contestants will be able to attend nutrition
classes, mentoring events, physical challenges, and other events to help
promote a healthy lifestyle. Several of these events will be mandatory for all
contestants, while others will be optional. Contestants are allowed three
absences from the mandatory events.
Are you ready to be a LOSER?