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Daily Herald Fittest Loser Challenge – Still Time for Team Sign Ups!

There is still time to sign up for the Chicago area’s 5th annual Daily Herald Fittest Loser At Work Challenge. The At Work Challenge gives individuals the opportunity to work together on a team of co-workers to get fit. The challenge is sponsored by Assurance and is open to teams of five from any type of company or workplace. Teams compete against other teams in the friendly 12-week competition that runs  from February to May. The winning team will receive a $2,000 donation to the charity of its choice, as well as individual prizes. Since the scores are reported only as a team, a sense of accountability to your teammates helps keep motivation high. The team scoring also offers a bit of privacy  no individual weights are ever published. For the 2016 Fittest Loser At Work Challenge, 295 people in 57 teams of co-workers from across the suburbs participated.

Think you and your co-workers are up for the healthy challenge? For details or to sign up a team of five, visit Deadline to register a team is Friday, Jan. 20.

The application period has ended for the individual Fittest Loser Challenge, now in its 9th year. This year the Daily Herald is focusing the challenge on military veterans. Veterans from all military branches were invited to apply and the Daily Herald is now in the process of choosing the 2017 contestants.

New this year – the Detecto® Bluetooth iConnectTM scale will be the official scale for the both Fittest Loser Challenges. Contestants will receive a scale from Detecto Home that they can connect to their smart phones. On their phones, they can track their stats and progress with the scale’s 8-in-1 analysis: Body Fat, Body Water, Body Muscle, Body Bone Mass, Daily calorie intake, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Athlete mode. They can also share this information via social media or email with their doctors, Push Fitness trainers, other contestants, family and friends. The iConnectTM scale and APP make staying on track easy with all of your info in the palm of your hand. Set a weight goal and the APP will let you know how close you are to achieving your goal every time you step on the scale.

We will be following the progress of the team and individual contestants from February through May, posting updates about their fitness journeys as they exercise and learn healthier eating habits. So be sure to keep checking in with us here on the Detecto blog to see how they are doing. Also, feel free to do your own weight loss/fitness challenge along with them! It’s a great way to start off the new year, with a new outlook on your personal health! Of course, the Daily Herald will be featuring spotlights on the Fittest Loser Challenge throughout the 12-week program as well.

Check out our post of the 2016 Fittest Loser Challenge Finale Event from last May: