The Biggest Loser
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An exciting, national wellness initiative is launching across the country on February 15th and our community is invited to join the MOVEment! Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital's annual Weight Loss Challenge is partnering with the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce to bring you the Biggest Loser Community Challenge. NBC and The Biggest Loser are launching The Biggest Loser Community Challenge for 2016. Teams of four are invited to join this eight-week, online health & wellness community challenge. The challenge is for people of all fitness levels and is designed to get the community moving, eating better and having fun!

You can sign up for the Biggest Loser Challenge online through January 31st, or sign-up at the event kick-off on Monday, January 25th at Saint Thomas Stones River Cafeteria anytime from 5pm to 6pm. Weigh-ins are optional, but will give you additional opportunities for cash and prizes. Although the Biggest Loser Challenge focuses on healthy changes, good eating habits, and getting fit, NBC is awarding 10,000 prizes at random just for participating in the challenge, not for losing weight, while Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital will be providing a local cash prize for the Cannon County team that loses the highest weight loss percentage overall. So, whether you just want to get healthier or lose those extra pounds, there are great prize opportunities for everyone.

"We are proud to partner with NBC, the Biggest Loser, and our local Chamber of Commerce for this healthy community-wide event," said Shan Burklow - Director of Marketing for Saint Thomas Stones River and Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospitals, "After three years of hosting the Weight Loss Challenge, we are looking forward to continuing our mission of a healthier Cannon County as we work with our local Chamber of Commerce to add additional prizes to recognize the team that loses the most weight together. This is a fun and healthy way to get active and fit for 2016, and we encourage anyone to start a team and join the challenge. Be sure to weigh-in at the Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital Cafeteria on January 25th or with your designated team captain through January 31st to be eligible for the weight loss portion of this event."

"Businesses are encouraged to register teams of employees to represent their company in the challenge, along with anyone in the community that would like to start a team," said Carolyn Motley - Executive Director of the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce, "For only $100 for a team of four ($25 per person), this exciting wellness opportunity is an affordable and fun way to kick start the new year for all of us looking to get fit and have a healthier year. A portion of all proceeds help to support the Chamber of Commerce, and we are grateful to the community and local businesses for participating. Anyone with questions is welcome to call the Chamber anytime. We are here to help."

Past contestants of The Biggest Loser will guide teams through eight weekly challenges. Challengers will also receive weekly motivation and nutrition tips from trainer, Dolvett Quince. Participants will earn points for each minute of activity they engage in, as well as additional points for completing weekly tasks and logging additional challenge activities designed to improve nutrition and overall wellness. Prize drawings will be made each week, with over 10,000 prizes to be won across the country!

More information, online registration and key dates can be found online at


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