Weigh in to slim down

Published on Wed, Mar 27, 2013
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Sometimes in order to win you have to lose, and with Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2’s newest program, you’ll have to lose big.

The Biggest Loser Birch Bay will begin on April 1. This eight-week challenge is designed to get participants motivated to meet their fitness goals for spring and summer activities.

“We wanted to help people meet the fitness goals they’d set for themselves,” director Heidi Holmes said. “We thought it might be a great way to get people to come in and use all the programs we offer and help them get healthier while they work as a team.”

Teams can range in size from two to eight and will work together to keep each other motivated throughout the program. Each week they will weigh in and record their results (weigh-ins are confidential). At the end, the team that has lost the most weight will win a monetary prize.

“We let the participants choose their particular diet or weight loss program, but we have programs they can participate in as well,” Holmes said. Representatives from Take Shape and Weight Watchers will be present at the first weigh-in to provide information.

There is a $5 fee to join, and registration ends on Saturday, March 30. This program is for adults only.

“We’re excited to see people get excited about exercising and healthy lifestyles,” Holmes said.

For more information or to sign up, visit nwparkandrec.org or call 360/656-6416.