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Biggest loser wins

Shayal Devi
Friday, August 29, 2014

A 12-WEEK program challenging Outrigger on the Lagoon staff members to lose weight resulted in an engineering administrator walking away $1000 richer.

Jane Turaga was crowned the winner after losing 18kilograms during the weight loss and fitness campaign.

She said she joined the program not for the money but for a complete life change.

Her initial weight was 102.25kg and her new weight is 84.25kg, culminating in an 18 per cent reduction in her body fat.

A statement by the resort said the program started after staff members from Sigatoka Hospital carried out physical check-ups, including a blood sugar test, blood pressure, weight, height test and a Body Mass Index calculation.

"A total of 50 staff enrolled in the program which ran for 12 weeks and rewarded participants with $5 for every kilo lost while the individual with the highest percentage of weight loss for any week received $100," the statement said.

"The resort's activities attendant Sepesa Leweniqila, a certified physical trainer, put together a different workout program every month with a weigh-in held every Monday to determine the winners for the week."

A total of 163 kilograms was shed by the 50 staff members.








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