September 25th Winner Announcement!

It’s been two long weeks since the June 19th $10,000 Team Challenge ended, and we’re excited to finally announce our winners! We’ve got three great teams with great stories to share, who are all taking home some cold hard cash for their winning ways!

We won’t delay any longer! The winners are…

Show Me the Money – 3rd place/$3,000 Winners!

Show Me the MoneyPercent Weight Lost: 13.44%
Total Pounds Lost: 171 pounds

Team Show Me the Money got started when teammate Nikki H saw an advertisement for the Team Challenge in a Living Social email. She shared it with her co-worker, and after researching it decided it was something they really wanted to do. Nikki’s coworker Lindsey pulled together her parents and her fiance to create their team….committed to their weight loss, AND to winning the prize! Lindsey is a bride-to-be, so the incentive to look better AND have some extra cash for the big day was a big one!

They made it clear from the start they were in it to win it, naming their team “Show Me the Money!” but winning the cash also meant losing the weight, and that they did! The team was in constant contact, reminding each other to stay positive even if their weekly weigh-in wasn’t what they expected. Being super competitive, the leaderboards also helped to  keep them constantly motivated, checking to see where their weekly weigh-ins placed them and making sure they stayed in the top!

In the end it paid off. Together the team lost over 170 pounds, and they’re taking home the $3,000 prize to put towards the big day!

Great job, team Show Me the Money!

50 Shades of Fit – 2nd place/$5,000 Winners!

50 Shades of FitPercent Weight Lost: 16.05%
Total Pounds Lost:  208 pounds

“1,000%!” That’s how Team 50 Shades of Fit responded when we asked if they would recommend the Team Challenge to their friends, family or colleagues!

After losing a combined total of 208 pounds and taking home the $5,000 team prize, they’ll be walking examples of how teamwork and accountability really when it comes to weight loss! “The thought of failing our team kept us going…we all wanted to lose weight and the money motivated us to do so!”

When this team of family and friends initially got together, their plan was to lose weight and start a new, healthier lifestyle. Not only are they walking away with that and the $5,000, but they are also feeling amazing about learning to choose foods that are good for their bodies, and become role models for their children! Win-win-win!

One thing they are most proud of is doing this together as a team. They got together several times for family functions and get togethers, they were in constant contact otherwise, and even had mini-contests between one another for most workouts, highest water intake, going soda and/or alcohol-free. The group now says they have “a unique bond that few have.

Congratulations team 50 Shades of Fit! You did it!

“Something Nerdy” – 1st place /$10,000 Winners!

Something NerdyPercent Weight Lost: 16.59%
Total Pounds Lost: 193.6 pounds

This group of co-workers from a forensics crime lab took on twice the challenge, teaming up for a competition within their workplace as well as for the HealthyWage Team Challenge.

This competitive group found that the team aspect of the challenge kept them on track through the whole challenge. “Everyone was excited and optimistic about the challenge, so no one wanted to disappoint…We had a great team that understood that we were only as strong as our weakest link, none of us wanted to be that person.

The competitive edge paid off for this team! As co-workers they were able to go for walks together during their lunch breaks, and they made a pact with one another that if anyone didn’t lose at least 10% of their weight, they would have to pay each teammate back for their enrollment fee! This was serious business!

And it didn’t stop there! Several members of the team also joined the Summer Jackpot and added a HealthyWager to encourage themselves to lose more and keep it off (plus, win more CASH for the same weight loss! Smart!).

We asked what they enjoyed most about the Team Challenge and their response says it all, “The day we hit #1 on the leaderboards! We were doing everything we could to eat healthy and be active, but there were a couple teams that were a head of us for a while. Once we hit #1 we got a whole new wave of energy and encouragement and never looked back!”

Here’s to team “Something Nerdy,” congratulations!

Ribbon Prizes

We also had eleven winners when it came to individual ribbon prize winners! These prizes are awarded to the top 4 (or more in the case of a tie) individuals achieving the most ribbons who are not already on a winning team. Congratulations to all our high achievers below, taking home $45.45 each!*

Caleb B.
from team Lose to Win
Steven S.
from team Fat Killers
Crystal B.
from team Truffle Shuffle
Becky R.
from team Weighless Women
Travis B.
from team Truffle Shuffle
Carole B.
from team Sweet and Sassy
Christopher K.
from team Truffle Shuffle
Lisa B.
from team Lose to Win
Michelle R.
from team Team Hunny Buns
Nancy S.
from team Diminishing Divas
Thomas T.
from team Hips Ahoy

* Ribbon winners will receive an email notification about your prize by Tuesday 9/29 that contains a link to redeem.

Congratulations to all our teams and participants for a spectacular challenge!