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Local wellness coach searches for Garfield County’s ‘Biggest Loser’

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado – An area resident launched a 12 week non-profit course in early October that offers tips on nutrition and exercise, along with the flair of competition.

Charla Farris is a personal wellness coach who runs the Weight Loss Challenge, which is a non-profit organization. The program creates awareness to help fight the battle of obesity by educating people about a better overall lifestyle. The goal is for people to feel good and look great and maintain a healthier lifestyle. The cost to join the 12-week nutrition program is only $35 for the 12-week program and $25 of each fee collected will be paid out in cash and prizes to the top-three winners.

Specific rules will be in place to keep everyone consistent. Fail to weigh-in? Pay a $5 fee, as well as a $1 fee per pound gained. These fees will be added to the cash payout. Farris says, “People swarm to our classes because they love the accountability and it really helps them to stay on track. They totally enjoy the fun atmosphere, the people, the short discussion and the online site with weekly topics shared at each class.”

Participants can use any weight-loss program they’d like, whether it be Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers or a customized plan. They will work with each person to find what works best for them or if they need guidance, they can help.

All participants will weigh-in each week, and the three with the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the program will split the monies collected. It is based on percentage, which makes it an equal competition for men and women.

“Our goal is to encourage people to lose weight and inches and get healthy by eating a healthy level of protein and calories each day and teaches the benefits of good nutrition and exercise,” Farris said.

The Garfield County Weight Loss Challenge began Wednesday, Oct. 6.

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