Valpo Seeks ‘Biggest Winner’ Win Prizes as you Lose Weight

By: Valpo Parks Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Now that we’re all wearing our holiday happiness around our waists, Fit City Valparaiso is offering motivation to help us stick to our healthy New Year’s resolutions! The “Biggest Winner” contest challenges us to improve our lifestyles with better eating and more exercise – as measured in pounds. Teams compete to see which can lose the highest percentage of weight and body fat. Victory is sweet with prizes and bragging rights included.

“The competition is a great way to cheer each other on to make this year healthier than the last. Let 2010 be the year you get fit,” said Megan Owens, Recreation Program Services Coordinator. The friendly competition begins in January and concludes when the winning team is named in May. Registration is just $20 per person and teams can include up to four people. Participants are encouraged to attend monthly educational sessions and work out on their own schedules.

The Biggest Winner program kicks off with the initial weigh in and educational session on Tuesday, January 12. It concludes with a wellness fair on May 11. Participants who complete the full 5 month challenge receive a goodie bag and are eligible for the overall prizes.

To learn more about the Biggest Winner program or to register your own team, please call the Valparaiso Parks Department at 219-462-5144. Registration is available until January 11. Since 2007, more than 200 people have succeeded in improving their lifestyle with the help of Valparaiso Parks programs.

Fit City Valparaiso was created in 2005 to encourage Valparaiso residents to be fit and active while spending time with family and friends in a variety of community-based activities. For more information, please visit and click on the Fit City link.