2015 Weight Loss Challenge Winners
Treasure Valley Residents Lose Over 6,000 Pounds – and Win Cash!
On June 3rd, 54 Treasure Valley residents walked away a little bit richer – and pounds lighter! Over $20,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top 5 men, top 5 women, top team and 35 others who maintained their weight loss in the St. Luke’s $10,000 Weight Loss Challenge. The top team split the $2,000 team prize; 1st place man and woman each won $2,400; 2nd place man and woman won $1,200; 3rd place man and woman won $800; 4th place won $400; 5th place won $200; and 35 people who participated in the 2014 Challenge and lost weight and kept the weight off each won $303.
“This was the 8th year time we have hosted the Weight Loss Challenge, and the results continue to amaze and inspire us,” Community Wellness Coordinator Lisa Gonser said. “We had 473 people as finalists in the Challenge, and they all had a story to tell about how they have lost weight, improved their health and changed their lives. They lost a total of 6,158 pounds with an average weight loss of 13 pounds. When you put that amount of weight into real life terms, these folks burned off 46,152 Big Macs!”
The region wide Challenge began in January with 1,475 participants from throughout the valley. They received weekly nutrition and fitness e-tips, participated in weekly support and walking groups, and attended over 100 free activities including cooking classes, support groups, zumba classes and nutrition talks.
The St. Luke’s $10,000 Weight Loss Challenge is presented by Ladd Family Pharmacy and is in partnership with FitOne. The next Challenge will kick off in January, 2016.