BATAVIA — It’s a sense of accomplishment.
Losing weight and getting healthy can make a person feel better — and when you’re doing it with a friend, it can even be fun.
Weigh-ins for the second-annual Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge 2017 will commence on Saturday. People can enter the event as individuals or in two-person teams.
“It’s the motivation and the challenge itself,” said event chairman Tony Scalia. “Some people do it for the money and some people do it because it’s a contest. They like the structure of it. We give them support and it makes them accountable .. and it’s fun.”
The contest takes place over 75 days, with Monday as the final day to register. The first place winner will win $1,000, with $500 and $250 for second and third places respectively.
Participants will receive weekly support, with meal plans, fitness, and health and wellness programs available.
Each registrant must secure weight loss sponsorship fees from family, friends or the workplace, totaling a minimum of $2.50 per pound lost. The contest’s sponsored by the Batavia Lions Club, with all money raised benefitting the local community.
Weigh-ins will take place all day Saturday at Next Level Fitness Center on 85 Main St. in Batavia. They’ll also be available April 16 and 17 by appointment.
Participants must pay a $40 registration fee per person. They can register online at DailyNewsTickets.com or by calling (585) 455-7514.
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