Our 2015 Spring Meltdown wrapped up on Friday, May 1 with a wonderful party and our Top-3 contestants taking home a combined $450! Most importantly though, we lost a total of 305 pounds in the 13 week contest!
The Spring Meltdown is a 13-week program that provides contestants the opportunity to lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Participants are given complete eating plans for each week to follow that include a full grocery list. Plans also included dining out meals so our group was never without options, even when traveling. Contestants jumped up on the scale the beginning of each week and their weight was used to calculate their total percentage of weight lost.
A quick example:
A 200 pound person loses 2 pounds in week 1, they are down 1.0% for that week. If that same 200 pound person loses 30 pounds in the contest, they have lost a total of 15.0% for the contest.
This year our Top-3 contestants were Merry, Scott, and Sheila who together lost a total of 110 pounds! Sheila finished in 3rd place with a total loss of 14.71% and took home $75. Her husband Scott worked all contest long and finished in 2nd place with an impressive 18.25% of total weight lost. For his efforts, Scott added $125 to his wallet and 38 pounds off his waist!
Merry completed an impressive feat by winning a second contest in a row! Our 2014 Fall Fitness Frenzy winner lost 19.67% in the Spring Meltdown, 1.66% more than she lost in the fall! With her total loss of 43.4 pounds this spring, Merry has now lost 88.2 pounds total since she started with Live Oak Fitness in August!
In addition to the performance of our Top-3, 8 contestants lost 10% or more of their body weight during the contest. On average, each contestant lost 15 pounds and the top performers averaged almost 20 pounds lost per person.
A new feature to this year’s contest was the addition of monthly body composition checks. Each participant had their Body Mass Index (BMI) check, total fat tissue, total muscle tissue, and visceral fat monitored. Participants saw 4 to 6 point drops in BMI over the course of the contest, 5 to 10% drops in total body fat, 2 to 6% increases in muscle mass, and as much as 8 point drops in visceral fat!
Live Oak Fitness is excited to offer the weight loss and fitness contests twice a year. Our next contest, the Fall Fitness Frenzy, will begin on Monday, August 17. Keep an eye out for more details on the Frenzy this summer!