Mission "Slim" Possible Weight Loss Competition to Begin in January
Riverton City will begin Mission “Slim” Possible, an individual weight loss competition on Jan. 2. The competition, which began in 2010, brings people together to compete in a friendly way as they seek to live healthier lifestyles.
“The program has been a great way for people to get committed to their health and fitness goals,” said Kevin Willett, recreation coordinator with Riverton City. “Everyone that has finished the program has lost weight. It’s great to see people feel better about themselves.”
Beginning with an individual weigh in on Jan. 2, the program continues through Feb. 28. Participants are responsible for their own fitness and nutrition programs but are weighed-in weekly as part of the competition. It’s common for couples or groups of friends to participate in fitness or diet programs together, even though those are not offered through the competition. Individuals 18 years old and older are eligible to participate, as well as those 17 years old or younger who provide a doctor’s note.
“We want anyone who is looking to improve their health in the new year to participate,” said Willett. “This is a great way to hold yourself accountable to any new year’s resolutions you set in the areas of health and fitness.”
The program has seen much success over the years. Last year, the top four participants lost 113.7 pounds collectively. At the end of the day, however, the goal is to get people to take active steps to improve their health, regardless of where they are at currently. Those who generally find the most success succeed in changing daily habits.
Weekly prizes are given out for the largest percentage of body weight lost. Overall winners at the end of the program are given cash prizes, with the amount being determined by the number of participants in the program. Winners are selected from the categories of most overall weight lost, body fat percentage, best female, and best male.
All who participate will receive a free two-week membership to both Anytime Fitness in Riverton and Riverton’s Fit Body Bootcamp, as well as entry into the Riverton Half Marathon and 4Life 5K in March. Cost is $30 per participant. Those interested in participating, including anyone interested from neighboring communities, can sign up at rivertoncity.com/register.