Weigh Down ends, The Biggest Winner is in

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By Jesse Osbourne

Losers can become big winners early next year in Washington County.

The Weigh Down program has come to an end, but The Biggest Winner aims to offer community members an outlet for weight-loss motivation.
“I was very disappointed with (Weigh Down ending), because I wanted it for myself too. I need some motivation, personally,” Jaclyn Jones, Community Education Director, said.
Between Jones, Fuel Fitness owner Tim Hayes and Laura Peek at the Washington County extension office, a new program was born.
The program begins on Jan. 9 and will end on March 30. Registration will take place on Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Washington County Elementary School gym. Afterwards, participants will have the option to walk in the gym.
According to an informational flyer about the program, educational, nutritional and motivational information will be presented from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. or after everyone has weighed in.
The goal for The Biggest Winner participants  is to lose 10 percent of their current body weight.
At the end of the 12-week program, there will be a final weigh-in at Fuel Fitness on March 30 at 6 p.m. A male and female winner will be announced.
The male and female winners will receive cash, a three-month membership to the gym, free tanning, sauna and a free massage.
The winners will also receive gift certificates for a haircut, manicure and other prizes from local businesses.
For more information about the program, contact Jones at (859) 336-5470, Hayes at (859) 336-5470 or Peek at (859) 336-7741.