AV Weight Loss Challenge: See The Plan/Organize One For Your City

Apple Valley: The goal of the Town of Apple Valley Mayor’s Weight Loss Challenge is to provide a fun and friendly competition to encourage citizens to lose weight, while establishing healthy eating and fitness habits. Under the umbrella of Healthy Apple Valley, and with the support of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, and Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, the program will include monthly weigh-ins as well as optional classes on nutrition and healthy weight loss, and opportunities to “Walk with the Mayor.”

The Challenge kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. , in the Town Hall Conference Center.

Follow the “Get Tickets” link to register. Deadline for registration is January 10th.

Eligibility:
– Must be a resident of, or work in, Apple Valley
– Must be 18 years of age or older by January 9, 2019

Rules:
Participants certify they are physically able to undertake a weight loss effort. Individual weight loss results vary and participation in the Challenge does not guarantee weight loss. Factors such as diet and genetic makeup, overall health, or physiological differences may influence weight loss. Please consult with your physician before beginning any new nutrition or exercise program.

Weigh-ins will be conducted at Town Hall. The initial weigh-in and Challenge kick-off will take place on Jan. 9, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m and on Jan. 10, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

The final weigh-in and completion of the Challenge will take place on May 1. Participants must weigh in by Jan. 23 to participate. In addition to the initial weigh-in, participants are encouraged to attend monthly weigh-ins in February, March and April and will be awarded an extra percentage point to their total weight loss calculation for each weigh-in. The first and last weigh-ins will be supervised by staff members from St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Hospital. Others will be conducted by various Town staff and volunteers. A schedule will be provided with both morning and evening weigh-in times each month as well as alternate options only during the three work days prior to the scheduled weigh-ins dates. Verify your ability to meet the scheduled weigh-ins prior to registration. Failure to meet this minimum requirement will disqualify you from the challenge.

Participants cannot have had weight loss surgery since August 1, 2018. No entrant shall use any artificial or inappropriate means of weight loss or alteration in body composition in order to win the Challenge including but not limited to liposuction, weight loss surgery or other similar procedures.

Participants are encouraged to lose weight in a healthy and fair manner. Please, no diet pills, laxatives, colonics, or diuretics unless prescribed for a medical condition.
Winners will be determined based on percentage loss of starting body weight. Example Calculation:
1. Beginning weight— ending weight = pounds lost
2. (pounds lost/beginning weight) X 100 = percentage weight lost.

 

Apple Valley Mayor, Larry Cusack.

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