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Extreme Weight Loss Challenge Guidelines

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Contestants must be 18 years old to compete. The fee to participate is a $25 donation to Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Augie's Quest that will be paid at Super Fitness during the first weigh-in on October 22, 2013 at Super Fitness on Alexis Road.


September and October are Sign-Up Months. Contestants can sign up until 8pm, October 22, 2013. This is the first Official Weigh-In Party at Super Fitness on Telegraph and Alexis Road. Extreme Weight Loss Challenge will go from October 22, 2013, the first official weigh-in, until the finale the week of May 20, 2014. The exact date of the finale will be announced after January 1, 2014.

See the general schedule (2013/2014) for weigh-ins and event dates. Weigh-ins for January, February, March, April and May are mandatory. Contestants must weigh-in before the gyms close on the first Monday of each month. Any contestant that misses a mandatory event or weigh in after January 1, 2014, is automatically eliminated.


Optional workouts will be offered at least one day a month, two times a day; one in the morning and one in the evening to accommodate varying schedules. This is a good time to talk with a trainer about your weight loss plan, discuss menu ideas with other contestants and size up the competition. Anyone attending optional events like this will get extra credit toward their upcoming elimination weigh in.

Mandatory Events

To get everyone moving and motivated, we will have one mandatory event each month. Dates for these challenges are to be announced and we will make all efforts to be sure we accommodate all schedules. These events will air live or at a later date on 13ABC and 13abc.com.


All players that weight in, and pay the $25 donation to Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Augie's Quest are considered contestants. All contestants are invited to workout events in November and December. There is no penalty for missing them, but extra credit for attending them. After January 1, 2014, weight-ins and the monthly group challenge is mandatory. Anyone not attending will fall below the yellow line. Contestants below the yellow line they can still continue with the weigh-ins group workouts and group activities but are not in the running for the title of Extreme Weight Loss Champion. The only exception is the wild card. (see below)

Wild Card

Any contestant below the yellow line that continues to go to weigh-ins and monthly workouts is eligible to be chosen as the wild card. Super Fitness and 13ABC Staff will choose this contestant based on their percentage of weight lost, attendance since the beginning of the competition and desire. The wild card will be brought back into the competition in April and has a chance to win all of the prizes and even claim the title as Extreme Weight Loss Champion.

Extra Credit

Extra credit is a great way to get you motivated to get off the couch and be a part of the extreme experience. Past contestants will tell you that they lost more weight when they came to the activities we have planned for you. Plus, they have a lot of fun connecting and getting to know our trainers and host. We support and encourage each other on the 13ABC Facebook page and encourage you to do the same thing.

One point is given for each event you attend and will be tracked by Super Fitness trainers. So if you go to a workout or other event, make sure your name is included on the extra credit list. This point turns into one percentage point added to your total weight loss at the next elimination weigh in. Extra credit points start over each month.

Final Challenge

The top five contestants will be in the finale.
1st place will receive 2.5 percent toward their weight loss
2nd place will receive 2.0 percent toward their weight loss
3rd place will receive 1.5 percent toward their weight loss
4th place will receive 1.0 percent toward their weight loss
5th place will receive 0.5 percent toward their weight loss
All contestants can participate in the final challenge, but only the final 5 will receive extra credit.


***DISCLAIMER: We, Super Fitness, WTVG 13 ABC and Extreme Weight Loss Challenge  recommend the supervision of a physician and/or medical professional before changing or modifying your diet and exercise plan. Extreme Weight Loss Challenge and its sponsors do not endorse any particular diet or weight loss program. Any information we provide is for your information only. You may choose any weight reduction program under supervision of your physician and/or medical professional.

By participating in the Extreme Weight Loss Challenge you are agreeing to all of the contest rules and regulations.  Participation in the contest indicates your understanding of those rules and regulations. All participants must release from liability and hold harmless Super Fitness, WTVG 13 ABC, and all participating sponsors, of any liability.