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Monday, September 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Registration deadline nears for Pierce County Biggest Winner Couples weight-loss challenge

Find a friend, shed some pounds and win some prizes during the 2013 Pierce County Biggest Winner Couples weight-loss competition.

March 5 is the deadline to register for the 12-week program, which runs March 10 to June 1. To register, call 1-800-485-0205 and be sure to mention the name of your weight-loss partner.

Friends, co-workers and spouses are encouraged to enter the competition, which begins with weigh ins March 6-9 at participating YMCA and MultiCare locations. The competition ends with weigh outs June 2-5, and the top 15 teams with the greatest percentage of weight lost will be recognized during an awards ceremony June 8 at the Roman Meal Sound To Narrows race in Tacoma. (To maintain healthy limits, weight loss of more than 12 percent will not be counted.)

The top-five teams receive a year of YMCA memberships, a year of Registered Dietitian services and iPad Minis.

The next five teams receive six-month YMCA memberships, six months of Registered Dietitian services and iPods.

The next five teams receive three-month YMCA memberships, three months of Registered Dietitian services and FitBits.

Along the way, participants receive help and encouragement, including:
· Weekly web-based nutrition classes with a MultiCare Registered Dietitian.
· Fitness tips from YMCA Health and Well-being staff members.
· Healthful cooking tips and recipes.
· Roman Meal Sound to Narrows Entry for the 5K or 12K walk/run (a $35 value).
· Exclusive discounts and promotions on local events and nutrition counseling and screenings.

Pierce County Biggest Winner Couples is sponsored by the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living in partnership with the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, along with Healthy Communities of Pierce County. Companies with 10 or more teams signed up for Pierce County Biggest Winner receive a complimentary Healthy@WorkShop taught by a MultiCare Registered Dietitian and provided by the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living’s Healthy@Work Corporate Wellness Program.

Call 253-403-1503 for more information.