Biggest Loser Challenge Winter 2018

Thinking about a winter weight loss program? Not sure where to begin?

Let Clark College's Fitness Center help you with its 8-week "Biggest Loser" Challenge during winter quarter. Lose weight in a safe way. Receive positive encouragement from certified personal trainers and teammates. Win big, see real results, and have fun!

How the Program Works.

Each BLC participant is assigned a team, led by a certified Clark College personal trainer coach. Each team meets twice a week for a one-hour session during the quarter, though you are more than welcome to attend another team session to get additional workouts and meet other trainers.

During the challenge, you can take advantage of pre- and post-challenge fitness testing with state-of-the-art body composition technologies, health and wellness coaching, and personalized fitness plans. 

Team and individual prizes will be awarded at the end of the competition for the highest percentage of fat mass loss and percentage of lean mass gained. The winning team and individual will also be recognized in the Independent and Clark 24/7.

Who Can Participate? 

Current and past Clark College students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate. Applicants with 15 or more pounds to lose are encouraged to apply. Participants must commit two (2) hours or more per week to exercise AND meet for weekly team training sessions.


Timeline & Place

The 8-week challenge begins with orientations the week of January 15 and workouts will end the week of March 12.  At the orientation you will meet your teammates and trainer, as well as have your initial BODPOD test. Team training sessions take place twice per week based on your availability submitted with your application. All training sessions occur in the O'Connell Sports Complex, requiring a membership that is included in the challenge participation fee.


Past Success

The 2016 Biggest Loser Challenge individual winner, Jean Roniger, lost 17.8 pounds of fat and increased his muscle mass by 15 pounds.   

The winning team, captained by Clark College alumni Judith Willis, lost an amazing total of 52.7 pounds of fat and packed on 28.2 pounds of muscle.


What to Expect

The Biggest Loser program gives you the knowledge to achieve real success fitness goals. It aims to improve your quality of life. While only an 8-week program, the benefits will provide the environment to last a lifetime.



Apply Now! Registration for the Healthy Penguin Nation Biggest Loser Challenge closes Monday, January 15, 2018.

You can submit the online application or you can complete an application at the Thompson Fitness Center front desk or office in the O'Connell Sports Complex between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Selection, Notification & Fee

Selected participants will be notified by email no later than Monday, January 15. Participants will meet with their team coach that week during orientations. More instructions will follow via email.

During that first week each participant must pay the $50 participation fee at the cashier's office, sign a waiver, complete a health history questionnaire, and conduct the pre-challenge Body Composition Fitness Testing.

The $50 participation fee includes use of the Thompson Fitness Center at Clark College, two body composition fitness tests, a personalized fitness coaching, and 16 or more group sessions with a certified personal trainer. This is a normally a $300 value!

For more information, contact the fitness center office at 360-992-2185 or visit the Thompson Fitness Center web page. Make the Most by Losing the Most!!