8th-annual “Long Beach Losers” Weight-Loss Challenge Begins August 20

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8th-annual “Long Beach Losers” 12-week Team Weight-Loss Challenge is set to begin. The First weigh-in is Wed., Aug. 20 in front of the Belmont Athletic Club on 2nd St. Fan page: www.facebook.com/LongBeachLosers.

Last year’s jackpot exceeded $40,000 and is split between the winning teams and individuals with the greatest percentage of weight loss. More than 500 people entered the contest last year. Winners generally lose 20-30% of their body weight during the 12-week contest.

How does it work?

  • Each team member must weigh in each Wed. from 7-8:30 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Weigh-ins are private. Location: on the sidewalk in front of the Belmont Athletic Club, 4918 E 2nd St., Belmont Shore, 90803 (across from Jamba Juice). MAP and pay $5 (cash only) per week to remain in the competition. You do NOT have to weigh-in with your teammates.
  • For every pound (or any fraction thereof) gained, as of the previous week’s weigh-in, the person must pay $2 (i.e. if you gained 1.2 lbs. since the last weigh-in, you’ll owe $4).
  • If your weight stays the same from week to week, you’ll owe $2/week. The purpose of the contest is to lose, not stay the same. So, be sure to lose at least a 1/2 pound each week.
  • Cash prizes are distributed at the end of the competition to the top teams and individual losers based on percentages. (Except for 20% of all funds received that will go to the nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) who administers this contest, all fees collected from team members are distributed to the winning teams and individuals in the end.)

An alternate initial weigh-in will be Sat., Aug. 23, 11 a.m. til noon at The Belmont or on any Wed. during the contest.

Register online at www.LongBeachLosers.com.

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