Fiji Time: 11:50 PM on Sunday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Body find in the city
  2. #CapeTown7s: Fiji faces England in quarters
  3. Torture bind
  4. Future stars
  5. Suspended teacher remains unpaid
  6. Churches discuss cross dressing
  7. Police detain drunk drivers
  8. Human rights in Fiji face challenges
  9. Family loses home in fire
  10. Amnesty publication offers no 'remedy'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  2. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  5. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  7. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  8. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. The 'Beast' reborn Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Fiji deports US citizen Tuesday (06 Dec)