Is weight loss your goal in the new year? Get fit and win prizes with Scale Back Alabama

Posted 12/20/17

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first competition in 2007, Alabamians have …

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Is weight loss your goal in the new year? Get fit and win prizes with Scale Back Alabama

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Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first competition in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds!

Scale Back Alabama is designed to address the state’s challenge with obesity. However, organizers caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

Overview

Scale Back Alabama participants must:

•Be at least 18 years of age

•Live or work in Alabama

•Be on a team of two individuals (no more, no less!)

•Register online or visit an official weigh-in site.

How to Sign Up

Step 1 – Register yourself and your team member on our website or using the Scale Back Alabama mobile app. You have to provide information for both team members before you can submit the registration. There is no cost to participate in the competition or to register.

Step 2 – Print the registration confirmation and take it with you to the weigh-in site during weigh-in week (Jan. 22-28) for the coordinator to fill in your beginning weight.

Step 3 – Print these Guidelines For Participation and review them to ensure you know what to do.

Step 4 – If you’re weighing in at your company, church, etc., check with your local coordinator for the days and times to weigh in. If you need to weigh in at a public site, visit Weigh-In Sites in mid-January to find a site near you. Sites will have different weigh-in times and days, but all weigh-ins have to be done between January 22 and 28. No exceptions.

Step 5 – Start getting healthy. Beginning in February, you will receive confirmation of your participation, along with your first health tips in a series of weekly health tips.

Important SBA dates for 2018

Online Pre-Registration Open now! Visit scalebackalabama.com

Jan. 9 – Kick-Off Event

Jan. 22-28 – Weigh-In Week

April 2-8 – Weigh-Out Week

April 17 - Final Event and Cash Prize Drawings

Scale Back Alabama App

The Scale Back Alabama app, available for both Android and Apple mobile devices, makes participating in Scale Back Alabama more convenient than ever. The free app features continuous tracking of your weight, activity, and goals – even when the Scale Back Alabama competition is over.

Work toward a new, healthier lifestyle with the help of the Scale Back Alabama app, available in your Google Play and Apple Store. Be sure to continue using the app even after the program is over. The app requires Android 4.1 and up or iOS 8.0 or later. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as all Android devices.

Prizes

Team Prizes

•To be eligible for team prizes, each team member must lose at least 10 pounds during the 9-week competition, as recorded by a coordinator at an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site.

•Winning teams are determined by a random drawing from all eligible teams.

•The first three teams drawn win $1,000 per team member, or a total of $2,000 for the entire team.

•The second three teams drawn win $500 per team member, or a total of $1,000 for the entire team.

•The final three teams drawn win $250 per team member, or a total of $500 for the entire team.

Individual Prizes

•All individuals who lose at least 10 pounds, as recorded by a coordinator at an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site, are eligible for an individual prize, regardless of their team’s achievement. However, individuals that are drawn for a team prize are not eligible to win the individual prizes.

•From the pool of eligible participants, 40 individuals drawn win one of 40 achievement prizes of $100 per person.

•The individual prize drawings are conducted following the April 17 webcast announcing team prizes and are posted on the Scale Back Alabama website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the webcast