Got a few pounds to lose? Wait, don’t we all? If you’re ready to make a commitment to weight loss this year, then St. Luke’s and the team that brought you the FitOne 5K have a challenge for you.
The year-round program is designed to help you lose weight, get active, and stay healthy. When you sign up, you’ll receive a 2-week “jump start” plan, complete with meals, recipes, and shopping lists. You’ll also receive weekly e-tips related to meal planning, emotional health, activity, exercise and nutrition classes, and the opportunity to connect with other participants in the Challenge. Plus, you can win some cash. That’s a pretty good motivator, right?
This is a “Biggest Loser” style competition. The top five men and women who achieve the highest percentage of weight loss win some spending money. First place is $2,400. Second place winners take home $1,200. For third place, you’ll receive $800. Fourth place finishers get $400, and those coming in fifth place will gain $200.
There are additional prizes for those who participated last year and kept their weight off, as well as teams, and special perseverance prizes. You’ll earn points every time you attend a monthly weigh-in, participate in a class or workout session, and more.
The Challenge runs from January 11 to June 5, just in time for shorts weather. The Official Kick-Off Party takes place on January 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the lobby of St. Luke’s Meridian, located at 520 S. Eagle Rd. If you can’t attend, you can still weigh in and register by January 24. Click on this link to see a list of alternative weigh-in sites.
All who register for the Challenge will also receive a discounted registration for this year’s FitOne 5K, scheduled for September 20 in Boise.