Category Archives: Active Living

Mar 19, 2015

Press release from Weigh and Win

Have you started taking advantage of this fantastic FREE program yet? Longmont’s easy-to-use, convenient kiosk is located at the library!

Weigh and Win Begins Fifth Year with

60,000 Participants and 66 Kiosk Locations throughout Colorado 

47 Percent of Participants with Two or More Weigh-ins have Achieved a 5 Percent Weight Improvement

DENVER, March 18, 2015 ­­– Weigh and Win launches its fifth successful year as Colorado’s premier digital health and wellness program. Since inception in 2011, the only free, community platform that pays participants to lose weight has seen great successes, enrolling 60,000 participants and partnering with 66 community kiosk hosts throughout Colorado. In total, Coloradans have shed 178,000 pounds and earned more than $300,000 in cash rewards. Weigh and Win is primarily funded byKaiser Permanente.

Last year alone, 15,000 Coloradans enrolled in the program and 13 new kiosks were installed across the state.

“When we launched Weigh and Win more than four years ago, we hoped to inspire and motivate Coloradans to live healthier lifestyles. Today, the program has reached tens of thousands of individuals all across our state,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, vice president of government, external relations, and research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “We couldn’t be more excited about the tremendous success of Weigh and Win and we look forward to what’s ahead.”

Weigh and Win is offered for free to all Colorado residents 18 and older and provides tailored health coaching via text message and email. Participants receive fitness and nutrition plans, a weekly grocery list and unlimited access to health coaches over the phone or email. Cash incentives are provided for those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater, as well as other prizes for those who begin the program with a healthy BMI.

Progress is tracked through quarterly weigh-ins at community kiosks. The kiosk measures weight, BMI, and takes a full-lengthphotograph – providing a visual progress report of participant weight improvement.

“Not only did I lose weight, I increased my fitness level and created healthy eating habits I plan on maintaining for the rest of my life,” said Weigh and Win participant John Bullers. “Weigh and Win kept me motivated by sending helpful emails and rewarding me for my efforts. I’m not sure I could have made it without their help.”

The average weight improvement for a successful Weigh and Win participant after one year in the program is 17.7 pounds or an 8 percent weight loss. Recent research suggests that even a weight loss of 3-5 percent produces meaningful health benefits, such as reducing risk for Type 2 Diabetes and the need for cholesterol and heart medications. To date, 47 percent of participants with two or more weigh-ins, who have been involved in the program for six months or more, have achieved a 5 percent weight improvement and 60 percent of participants from the same population have achieved a 3 percent improvement.

“We are excited to launch several major enhancements to the Weigh and Win platform in 2015,” said Todd McGuire, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of the program. “We are currently testing a new smart phone app that will allow our participants to access their personalized meal and exercise plans, via their phone, as well as provide location-based meal recommendations, triggered by simply walking into a restaurant. Participants will also have one-touch access to be connected to a live Health Coach for on-the-spot support.”

In addition, Weigh and Win is currently beta testing a Spanish module that will provide daily nutrition and exercise coaching via SMS Spanish text message, as well as the Weigh and Win kiosk experience in Spanish.

In December 2014, Weigh and Win awarded grants to eight kiosk partners. Recipients included Boulder Valley School District, City of Arvada, Clinica Family Health Services, Elizabeth School District, Lake County Public Health Agency, North Colorado Health Alliance/Sunrise Community Health, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Craig and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Steamboat Springs. The grants were funded by Kaiser Permanente and matched by the aforementioned partners.

The success of the program has also improved the financial health of Colorado communities. For every $1 invested into the program, $3.42 is saved in reduced health care costs, according to an independent analysis done by a Ph.D. researcher at Colorado State University.

The first annual Weigh and Win Conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Boettcher Mansion in Golden, Colorado.

New participants can enroll online at or at any of the 66 kiosks located throughout Colorado. See herefor a full list of kiosk locations.


Mar 4, 2015

Sign up for St. Patty’s Day 2015 Challenge at CrossFit Longmont and support LiveWell Longmont!


St. Patty’s Day is coming! Who can resist? Whether reveling in generations-old luck of the Irish or feeling festively Irish at heart, come St. Patty’s Day you’ll probably find yourself sporting a whole lot of green. Fun and playful traditions mark what began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, from corned beef and green beer to river dancing, and parades. This year, enhance the celebrations. Earn them through challenge as rewarding as it is rigorous…sign up for the St. Patty’s Day 2015 Challenge at CrossFit Longmont! You’ll feel great, and you’ll support US, too!

Thanks to Silver Creek Leadership Academy student Jack Poole, and to CrossFit Longmont, who teamed up to make this special event happen in support of a worthwhile cause…LiveWell Longmont! Started in founder Greg Glassman’s garage, CrossFit routines consist of  varied movements at high intensity intervals for a specific period of time.  Each workout is known as a WOD (workout of the day), and typically incorporates strength-building equipment like kettlebells, tires, ropes, and a whole host of toys that combine fun and exertion. The St. Patty’s Day 2015 Challenge will be a CrossFit event of up to four WODS and one bonus WOD announced CrossFit Style the day of the event. Medals will be awarded to the top three placers, male and female, for each Division: RX and Open (scaled).

Whether you’re a seasoned CrossFit competitor or a pure beginner, you’ll find a fit at this event. CrossFit Longmont’s philosophy is “Elite fitness for everyone.” Coaching staff take pride in scaling workouts to allow both veterans and novices the opportunity to safely and responsibly complete the same workout, adapting load, movement, and intensity. For the curious, here’s a chance to try something new; for the experienced and confident, an opportunity to compete and celebrate progress. For all participants, another step toward fabulous fitness…and for us, support in continuing our work creating a community where the healthy choice is the easy choice!

When: March 14th
Where:  CrossFit Longmont: 1401 Ken Pratt Suite #2, Longmont
Cost: $25
Time: 8 am (athlete check-in)/9 am (event start)
For more details and to register, click here.

*Bonus: If Saturday’s event leaves you pumped for more (and it probably will), CrossFit Longmont has a super special offer! Anyone who signs up in March of April can take advantage of a whopping 50% discount off the down payment (amounting to $100- $250). Just mention LiveWell Longmont. For more info, email [email protected]

Feb 24, 2015

Happy Heart Health Month!

Happy Heart Health Month

Lub-dub, lub-dub. Hear that beat? It’s your heart talking to you, and it’s telling you how special and worthy you are.

During the month of February, individuals see the heart as the symbol for love. February is also American Heart Month, a time to show yourself some love. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S.! It is also the leading cause of disability, preventing individuals from working and also enjoying fun activities. Some good news? Heart disease can often be prevented through proactive healthy choices and by managing conditions.

You can control a number of risk factors for cardiovascular disease…just remember to take things one step at a time. Too much too fast, and you could actually be causing excess strain on the organ you’re working to help, or find your changes are difficult to sustain. Risk factors for CVD you can positively influence include:

  • Diet
  • Physical activity
  • Tobacco use
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes

Try out the strategies below to better your heart health. Many of them can easily become lifelong habits!

Work with your health care team. Get a checkup at least once each year, even if you feel healthy. A doctor, nurse, or other health care professional can check for conditions that put you at risk for CVD.

Monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure can often show no symptoms, so be sure to have it checked on a regular basis. You can check your blood pressure at home, at a pharmacy, or at a doctor’s office. Find more information at CDC’s High Blood Pressure Web site.

Get your cholesterol checked. Your health care team should test your cholesterol levels at least once every 5 years. Talk with your health care professional about this simple blood test. You can find out more from CDC’s High Cholesterol Web site.

Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid CVD and its complications.

Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for CVD. Check out CDC’s Assessing Your Weight Web site.

Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The Surgeon General recommends that adults should engage in moderate-intensity activity for at least 150 minutes per week.

Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for CVD. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, quit as soon as possible. Your health care team can suggest ways to help you quit. For more information about tobacco use and quitting see

Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can increase your blood pressure. Men should stick to no more than two drinks per day, and women to no more than one. For more information, visit CDC’s Alcohol and Public Health Web site.


Jan 22, 2015

Yoga for a Healthy Heart

It’s hard to believe, it’s early February! Not just because time flies, leaving us wondering where the holidays went, but also because our typically crazy Colorado weather has us feeling like it’s spring! Nevertheless, in a mere week and a bit, February will be here, and our thoughts will turn to the lub-dub of our beating hearts. Foremost, because we want you to be our Valentine; but right up there, we’ll be celebrating American Heart Month, a time when lots of important attention is placed on heart health, and ways to keep heart disease, America’s leading cause of death, at bay. We’re getting a jump start on celebrating healthy hearts, reprising tips from Longmont yoga instructor (and new mom) Julia McGarey, shared for our newsletter last year:

We all know a healthy diet and regular exercise are key to maintaining heart health. It’s worth being mindful, too, of the negative impact chronic stress can have on the best of nutrition and training regimens. In an article for Yoga Journal, Dean Ornish, MD, says stress can cause plaque to build up in coronary arteries. It also causes those arteries to constrict, increasing risk of clots and heart attacks.

Luckily, there are lots of ways we can proactively manage stress in our lives, and highly enjoyable ones that simultaneously boost fitness at that. Yoga, for example, which incorporates a strong focus on breathing and meditation, is designed to bring about increased physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Studies show yoga practice can lower blood pressure, improve lung capacity, improve respiratory function, circulation and mood, and boost muscle tone. Yoga further encourages community, relieving causes of stress like loneliness and depression rooted in feelings of isolation.

“I’ve seen a range of visible health benefits with my students,” says Julia McGarey, a yoga instructor at The Family Garden in Longmont and founder of Alouatta Yoga in Boulder. “I’ve had students who turned to yoga to manage severe back pain, prenatal students who attended three yoga classes a week and experienced a problem-free pregnancy, and kids whose parents brought them to yoga because it was the only thing that seemed to help with their digestive problems. I’ve seen increased strength, flexibility, and balance in many students. I’ve seen high school and middle school students develop better posture and more confidence. Obviously yoga isn’t the only factor; if you’re looking for it to cure all of your health problems in the first session, you will probably be disappointed. The effects of yoga build up over time and they are different for every person, but I believe that if you ask someone who has practiced yoga consistently for several months, he or she will have a unique story of how yoga has helped build health.”

There are various styles of yoga for all abilities, and classes geared for all ages. Some of the most wondrous growth McGarey recounts has come from toddler yoga. “In toddler yoga we have a routine. The grown-ups in the room are always modeling. One particular little boy was captivated early on by the breathing ball at the end of class. It drew him in; it’s amazing to see kids as young as 19 months old taking deep breaths with total awareness! That boy is now 21 months old, and he is with us the whole time. He comes and sits on his mat, participates in all of our songs, and tries out all the poses. His mom told me that they use a breathing ball at home when he gets upset, and it really helps him calm down. What a powerful tool to have by age two!”

Longmont is home to numerous great yoga resources, including The Family Garden, Full Circle Yoga, and Longmont Parks & Rec. McGarey recommends putting in a little research to find your best fit. For beginners, she advises choosing a studio that offers classes specifically geared to newbies. “All levels classes can be okay, but they often assume some experience with yoga. I would avoid taking a power or hot yoga class if it’s your first ever experience, especially if you feel at all nervous or intimidated. I think it’s best to ease into those classes. If you don’t know which class to choose, check out teacher bios. Choose someone you feel like you would connect with and take a class or two from them.”

One great benefit from participating in a yoga class, you’ll learn takeaway strategies to manage stress on your own. For instance, McGarey recommends daily breath work to promote relaxation. Find what works best for you… and check out LiveWell Loot for a bonus free trial!

Jan 2, 2015

New Year, New You: SMART Starts and Giveaway


Happy 2015, Longmont! Here’s to fresh starts, renewed drive, and a chance to reflect on meaningful, sustainable ways to make healthy lifestyle changes, or to keep the momentum going. New Year’s resolutions represent an opportunity to identify what is most important to us in the long-term, and to care for ourselves by prioritizing healthy progress. Looking back on the past year, celebrate your successes, but don’t let falling short of what you had hoped to accomplish get you down. Instead, turn the results to good use. How can you use your experiences to create new goals for a new year? 

Making lifestyle changes can be challenging. Whether you are trying to maintain your weight through tempting celebrations, are focused on making (and sticking to) healthy New Year’s resolutions, or are simply trying to kick a bad habit or two, there are always bumps in the road. Many people find having a goal in mind helps maintain focus; something to work toward motivates them to stay on track, and provides a measure of how well they are doing. Here, some tips for effective goal setting. Just trying is success when it comes to making progress. Here, some helpful tips to get you going. Remember, everyday is a chance to make healthy choices!
Pinpoint your ultimate goal. Be realistic and specific.
Make your goals known to others. This will help you commit and your friends and family will help hold you accountable.
Work out a road map to achieve your goal. Set a starting point, and build slowly at a pace that feels right for you. Set a reasonable time frame.
Break down your ultimate goal into small, specific and achievable mini-goals. You are more likely to reach your ultimate goal if you break it down into small, short-term goals. Short-term goals are specific daily actions or behaviors that lead you to your ultimate goal.
Monitor your progress regularly. Make your mini-goals measurable. Decide how you are going to monitor your progress and record it daily. Examples are pictures of yourself, a progress journal, etc.
Include a healthy reward in your goal-setting process. Plan for how you will benefit, and reward yourself, if you meet this goal.
Adapt your goals to fit changing circumstances. Be prepared to handle life’s interruptions. Don’t berate yourself or give up if you fall short. If your goal seems beyond you, set your sights a little lower, readjust your mini-goals and stay motivated.
Make it a S.M.A.R.T. goal. This will help make your goal be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Got some goals in mind? Share one of your healthy goals on our LWL Facebook page  (or email us at [email protected]) by  noon on the 31st to be entered in a drawing for a free gift basket of great gluten-free products from Ancient Harvest! Each share will be entered in our drawing. Include #HealthyLongmont on your post or in the subject line. The winner will be selected that afternoon!
Dec 12, 2014

Fun Ways to Play, Whatever the Weather!

So maybe the weather outside is frightful. While dreary weather may make you want to hole up inside, it’s also a recipe for cabin fever. Don’t let the cold keep you from your healthy goals, like holding out your weight this holiday season! There are many ways to be active throughout winter months whatever the weather. We’re lucky to live in a beautiful community that possesses so many wonderful opportunities to bask in the outdoors. Skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, and more…take your pick!
Here are some other ways to have fun and keep active this winter:
*Walking knows no limits. When the weather is bad you can walk inside at places like a mall. Don’t forget to take the stairs at every opportunity.
Master the art of multitasking. Sneak in activity throughout your day at work and home. Take walking breaks, stretch, and find ways to be active while completing your daily tasks. Download some FREE apps, such as Hot5 or 7-Minute Workout, to find a plethora of quick and effective workouts you can do anywhere in just minutes.
Next time it snows, be sure to let the inner child in you out to play.Get outside and build a snowman, make snow angels, and build a snow fort.
Make a chilly day a little warmer by taking a trip to your local Recreation Center. Go swimming, rock climbing, or try a fun fitness class.
Take a stroll and visit Longmont’s art galleries. On the 2nd Friday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m.,  Downtown Longmont joins galleries and art organizations with gallery openings, promotions, and activities taking place throughout the district.
Nov 25, 2014

Healthy Employees are Happy Employees: article by Kathy Stevens

“A healthy workplace benefits both businesses and their employees,” writes Kathy Stevens, Business Director of Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, in an article for the Winter 2014-2015 issue of Longmont Magazine. “The Longmont Chamber of Commerce has embraced worksite wellness by participating in wellness programming from many sources.”

In her article, Stevens explains that, as a non-profit, finding programs to promote healthy choices, active living, and physical safety that don’t cost a bundle is a priority. She goes on to share a sampling of helpful resources that go a long way in supporting healthy goals and making a meaningful impact. These include Healthy Hours, held at the Chamber and put on in partnership with LiveWell Longmont; Pinnacol Assurance, which partners with the Chamber to offer a workers’ compensation safety group program to members; and LiveWell Longmont’s worksite wellness seasonal media package, a free, customizable resouce that the Chamber has taken full advantage of.

To see so many local businesses recognizing the benefits and importance of workplace wellness in the way the Chamber does highlights the vibrant present and promising future of our town. We at LiveWell Longmont are so thankful to be partnering with the Chamber and other committed partners supporting a healthy and happy community. Please check out Kathy’s article in the Winter issue of Longmont Magazine, which you can find freely available at recreation centers and numerous other sites throughout Longmont. Thank you, Kathy and co, for your amazing enthusiasm and partnership!

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Longmont Chamber supports the Healthy Food Drive put on by the LiveWell Longmont Coalition each year!

Nov 3, 2014

Community Spotlight: Louise Hughes

We’ve had such a positive response to Louise Hughes’ profile feature in our November e-news, we had to share it on our blog, too! We can see why this segment made such an impact…Louise is so inspiring, energizing, and simply wonderful! It’s such a pleasure to share her story and remarkable outlook. Enjoy! 🙂

                     Louiuse 2
Wife, mother of five, and grandmother to 17 beloved grandchildren, Firestone resident Louise Hughes is also one of the most refreshing, positive, and delightful people you may ever have opportunity to meet. Speaking with her, it’s impossible not to be buoyed up by her enthusiasm and gratitude for life and all it offers, or her resilient, positive energy. She is a true role model, inspiring others in achieving big goals through steadfast commitment and sensible choices that build a healthy lifestyle. THANK YOU, Louise, for sharing your journey with us!
LWL: Louise, you’ve experienced great success in working toward and maintaining your weight loss and healthy living goals. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished so far and continue to strive for! What first motivated you to get started?
Louise: My inspiration first came back in 2006, when my husband and I took a trip to Hawaii and wanted to ride the helicopter. There was a weight limit. I knew I was overweight, but avoided scales because I didn’t really want to know the extent. We went to the health club, and I weighed 286 pounds. That was the moment I realized my weight was holding me back from doing things I wanted to do. I have a goal of taking another trip to Hawaii one day…and riding that helicopter!
LWL: Once that moment on the scales hit you, you immediately took action steps. You had some hurdles, but ultimately found a course of action that works for you, sustainable for the long haul. Can you share what the process of discovery has been like?
Louise: I came home and started tracking food and watching calories. For awhile I became an exercise fanatic; I went to the gym everyday for 2 hours a day. I lost 70 pounds, but then I started having back issues–I stopped exercising, and weight started coming back on. Later I had back surgery, and a new lease on life. But, I had lingering spine issues. I knew I needed to find a new way to be healthy. I could not rely on exercise only, and I needed more balance in my approach. I needed a healthy lifestyle that incorporated changes on different levels.
In the spring of 2013 I went to the doctor, who advised me to lose weight. I started Sue Heikkinen’s class, Healthy Connections through Kaiser, on May 29, 2013. It’s an 8-week long class. At the beginning, Sue guided us in setting manageable goals. I lost 20 pounds, meeting my initial goal. Since then, in the last year and a half, I’ve steadily and sensibly lost weight. It’s not fast, and it’s not a diet–that’s what I love. It’s a lifestyle. I feel so much more energetic. I still have some weight to lose, but I know what I’m doing now. I think I have inspired a few others in the class, too, which feels great. At almost 60, I fear I’ve cheated myself out of a few things having been overweight so long, but I am enjoying life so immensely now.
LWL: Your joy is infectious! What are some of the activities and daily routines that you find fit you best, and do you have any special advice for others seeking to find what works for them?
Louise: Because of back issues, I’ve taken up bike riding–that’s my thing. I love the fact that there are safe and scenic bike paths out here that we can use to stay out of traffic. I don’t need to go longer, I just need to intensify. I go for about an hour and feel satisfied. I go at least 5 days a week. Everyone has a limitation. I’ve learned to work with my limitations and improve. My advice: find what you enjoy and do it consistently.
LWL: You are so motivated. What keeps you motivated best?
Louise: My family, and being able to share with them. There are so many things I couldn’t do before that I now love to do with them.
LWL: You mentioned you have had some challenges along the way. What was that like, and how have you coped?
Louise: There have been challenging times. There was a period where I had whooping cough, then a cruise with my husband, and many other things come up, for example. However, I was able to maintain. And now I have confidence, knowing that I am capable of maintaining even in the face of adversity. What could have been a downer became a success. The positive mindset that comes from that is key to facing challenges when they come up.
LWL: What are some things you do to help prioritizing healthy eating and active living?
Louise: My husband tells me I can’t go a day without a honey crisp apple and a cup of grapes. I love getting acquainted with good food. Starting to chart my food was so helpful for me. It gave me accountability. I also have my own garden. We love eating our own tomatoes, with a little balsamic vinegar. We also have all kinds of squash, through fall and winter.
I do love a good slice of carrot cake on occasion. On the first class with Sue, she told us, “This is not a diet. You should be able to eat anything and everything in moderation.” That’s what I love. It’s so rewarding for me to know that I can just be normal, while doing what I need to do for me.
From Louise’s Kitchen:
Chicken salad
  • 2 12.5-ounce cans white chicken, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 stalks of chopped celery
  • 2 dashes of celery salt
  • 2 medium honey crisp apples, chopped with skin on
  • 2 cups of grapes
Toss all ingredients together. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
*Yields 13 1/2-cup servings at 74 calories each.

 We’d love to share YOUR successes! Send your stories and photos our way, so we can celebrate with you, and highlight in our newsletter, or here on our blog!

Oct 20, 2014

Healthy Holidays: Sign up for our media package!



Don’t let holiday hurdles keep you from holiday fun when it comes to sticking to your healthy habits and goals: sign your business or organization up for our Worksite Wellness Media Package and join a team committed to helping you health yourself, and having a great time in the process. We want to help add FUN and FUEL to your wellness programs and plans, for FREE!

We’re continuously working on building and compiling helpful resources and opportunities to motivate one another as a community. Supports we offer include: customizable media templates centered on healthy eating and active living; articles for your use in newsletters, email blasts, and other publications; access to a private Facebook page connecting employees city-wide for sharing motivation and info; healthy tips and strategies; participation in fun, healthy challenges (like our holiday holdout, offering supports and incentives to maintain a healthy weight amid a land of tempations) and chances to win cool schwag throughout the year from local vendors; promotional materials and the opportunity to participate in the annual LiveWell Longmont Healthy Food Drive, a chance to promote your organization and win fun prizes while supporting our community; and more! We’re always evolving in our quest to meet YOUR needs. For more info, please contact Erika, at [email protected].

Oct 20, 2014

Healthy Holidays: Weigh and Win’s Challenge helps you maintain!


Have you taken advantage of the convenient Weigh and Win kiosk at Longmont Public Library? With the holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to start! On average, a person will gain 1-2 pounds every holiday season that they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! Let’s work together to stick to our health goals this holiday season and maintain our weight instead of gaining. Join the Weigh and Win Healthy Holiday Challenge and if you maintain your weight this holiday season, you’ll receive a $15 Amazon gift card!


1. Visit and you’ll find the Healthy Holiday Challenge under the ‘Challenges’ tab. Log-in to your Weigh and Win account (or sign-up for free) to join the challenge.

2. Visit a Weigh and Win kiosk and complete your pre-holiday weigh-in any time between November 19-26, 2014. Weigh and Win will provide weekly tips to help you maintain your weight during the holidays!

3. Complete your post-holiday weigh-in any time between January 1 – 8, 2015. If your weight is within 1 pound of your pre-holiday weight you will earn a $15 Amazon gift card!

Weigh and Win is a free program that encourages you to eat better and move more – and will reward you for doing so! Sign-up to receive daily, personalized health coaching by email or text message, track your progress through quarterly weigh-ins and earn cash rewards for weight improvement. For more information, visit