Over the past three years, Regis employees have collectively lost hundreds of pounds by participating in our Biggest Loser contests.
This summer, we finished our fifth season. Four teams competed, and the winning team lost 5% of its initial body weight. The contest was started from an employee suggestion and supports an ongoing wellness initiative.
Here’s why the contest works so well for our employees:
Our staff loves this contest and regularly requests it. With five rounds underway, here are our tips on how to do it with your group:
We do not eliminate any teams throughout the contest. There are initial weigh in and final weigh in ceremonies that everyone must attend and the contest coordinator witnesses. Teams weigh in on their own schedule during the middle weeks to make it easiest for everyone.
At the final weigh in, the team with the greatest percentage lost wins the cash prize and immortal team recognition on our Biggest Loser plaque hung up in the company lunch room.
Ultimately, everyone wins because people feel healthier and have bonded with new coworkers over the competition. We encourage you to try it. Feel free to reach out to our contest coordinator, Kristine Biederer, with any questions.