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Participants shed more than 520 pounds at SXU’s “Biggest Loser” weight loss competition

More than 70 people participated

Chicago (April 25, 2011) Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Athletic Center held a Biggest Loser Fitness Competition from January 31 through April 15. More than 70 participants signed up and completed the challenge and lost a combined total of 527 pounds. Participants did their initial and final weigh-ins at the Shannon Center and tracked their weight online each week. Weekly emails were sent out with nutrition and fitness tips and additional resources were provided on SXU’s Biggest Loser website.

Congratulations to all of the participants who completed the challenge as well as the top three Biggest Losers! The Fitness Challenge was sponsored by Jimmy Johns, who provided weekly prizes for the participants as well as prizes for the top three Biggest Losers.

SXU student Brian Robin, of Conroe, Texas, came in first place, losing 14.78 percent of his body weight and won $200 and a $50 Jimmy John’s gift card. Shannon Center member Rita Glass, of Chicago, came in second place, losing 12.5 percent of her body weight and won $150 and a $25 Jimmy John’s gift card. Shannon Center member Tracy Glass, of Chicago, came in third place, losing 11.70 percent of her body weight and won $100 and a $10 Jimmy John’s gift card.

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