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Post will follow local 'Biggest Loser' contest

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The competition will be among teams, explains Sports Village owner Peggy Keel, while the television production features competition among individuals. The contest begins Jan. 17 and will end on Feb. 12. 

Participants enlisting in the adventure will be spending the four weeks doing both cardio and strength training to drop pounds and as a bonus, each player will be going on a grocery store tour, nutrition class and will have an opportunity for Vitabot online nutrition.

The Sports Village concept of “Biggest Losers” is designed to not embarrass or call attention to any one person involved in the program.

That’s why, Keel expians, the competition is based on how well teams perform as opposed to individuals. Each participant in the contest will be assigned to a team where the total weight loss is based on the effort of every team member.

Professional trainers at Sports Village are to be involved with each team at least twice each week throughout the four-week period to help teams reach their set weight loss goals.

“We want to motivate people to become active and make it fun for the participants. Our key focus is to change the unhealthy habits as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle for each person in the contest.

“It’s not a fad diet, but rather it’s about learning the proper way to eat and exercise,” Keel said.The cost of the program is $99 for Sports Village members and $199 for non-members.

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