Fitness & Wellness

Biggest Loser Program

View 2014 Biggest Loser Flyer (pdf)

Program Overview

The goal of our Biggest Loser Program is not just to help people lose weight, but to encourage participants to start to develop lifelong habits that will lead to healthier and happier lives. We will educate each individual on the importance of good exercise, nutrition and leading a balanced lifestyle.

This 12-week program includes monthly weigh-ins where we record your weight, body fat percentage and also have participants complete muscular and cardiovascular endurance fitness tests.

Participants receive points for improvements in their fitness levels as well as working out at the CRC, attending group fitness or instructional classes, attending wellness workshops on exercise and nutrition topics, playing Intramural Sports, completing a diet record of what they eat, or even attending an Outdoor Adventure trip.

There are three different competitions: student, faculty/staff/CRC member, and a partner competition. Note: This program is not open to the general public!

Spring 2014 Weigh-In Dates

  • Wed., Jan. 29, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Wed., Feb. 26, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed., March 26, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tues., April 22, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Note: all weigh-ins will be held inside the Campus Recreation Meeting Room (located across from racquetball courts). If you are unable to make the scheduled weigh-ins on the dates/times listed above, you may set up alternate times to complete your weigh-ins. You just need to contact Diana Davis a few days before each weigh in to set up an alternate time!

Educational Wellness Workshops

Spring 2014 Workshops will all be held in the meeting room at the CRC.
  • Wed., April 2, 5:30 p.m. - "Cardio Training" by Jenna Nickerson
  • Thurs., April 10, 5:30 p.m. - Marybeth Moriarty
  • Wed., April 16, 5:30 p.m. - Staying Active at Work" by Jenna Nickerson

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Useful Materials

Biggest Loser Monthly Newsletters

Biggest Loser Prizes / 2014 Competitions

Fitbits ($100 value) or VISA gift cards will go to the top point finishers for our student, partner and faculty/staff/CRC member competitions. Prize amounts are listed below:

Student Competition

  • 1st Place: Fitbit One
  • 2nd Place: $50
  • 3rd Place: $25
Partner Competition
  • 1st Place: Two Fitbit Ones
Faculty/Staff/CRC Member Competition
  • 1st Place: Fitbit One
  • 2nd Place: $50
  • 3rd Place: $25

Note: All participants who finish the entire 12-week program will receive 2 free personal training sessions at the CRC!

Registration Information

To register for the spring 2014 program please collect a packet from the Campus Recreation Center Welcome Desk or Riverview Fitness Center. The cost is $25 for students and $35 for staff/faculty/members no matter what competition you are entering. Please register by the first weigh (Wed., Jan. 29th), and be sure to sign up for a weigh in/assessment time with the staff.

For more information on this program, please contact Diana Davis at Diana_Davis@uml.edu or 978-934-6475.