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NEWS | Jan. 29, 2019

Everybody wins with the Biggest Loser

By Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 633rd Force Support Squadron fitness staff kicked-off the Biggest Loser competition with an initial weigh-in January 22, 2019 at Shellbank Fitness Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

The Biggest Loser competition is an eight week-long event where teams of two compete against each other with the goal of losing the most weight.

The competition itself consists of an initial weigh-in, weigh-in at the four week mark and a final weigh-in at the eight week mark. At the end of the competition, prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

The fitness staff at Shellbank has hosted the Biggest Loser Competition in the past, but this will be the first time a prize for the top three participants will be offered.

“Participants should expect to gain good nutritional habits, exercise and movement confidence through proper programming, progression and technique, and daily motivation from our fitness staff until they find the intrinsic motivation needed to move forward,” said Tony Arroyo, 633rd Force Support Squadron fitness director. “Results are very motivating and we want to be able to provide the tools for them to see the results.”

 Participants in the Biggest Loser competition only had to pay a small entrance fee which allowed them access to resources such as exercise programming, weekly exercise challenges, and weekly nutrition information classes just to name a few. With the entrance fee being relatively low, many participants saw this as another motivating factor given all the resources they are provided with.

“The competition seems like a budget-friendly way to get training resources,” said Senior Airman Mackenzie, 36 Intelligence Squadron. “With everything offered, I wanted to take advantage of the competition.”[DA1] 

The competition offers resources for participants to improve their health. At the end of this competition, the fitness staff aims to leave its participants better equipped to live a better life then when they began.

“We want to improve our participants’ quality of life, physical resiliency, confidence, readiness and much more by providing good, sound nutritional and movement information as well as motivation,” said Arroyo. “My personal overall goal for the challenge is to have everyone that started, finish the eight-week challenge with a better understanding of what it takes to manage weight in a safe and effective way.”