WellnessFirst is halfway through it’s 12-week Community Weight Loss Challenge and seeing great results. The challenge started on March 3rd, and includes required initial, mid-point and final weigh-ins. A total of 203 participants are in the challenge, with a beginning total group weight of 41,963 pounds. So far, after 143 mid-point weigh-ins, the group is down almost 600 pounds! Although it is a weight loss challenge, the primary focus of the challenge was really about how to implement a healthy lifestyle and to provide tools to help them along the way. The 12-weeks is packed with wellness education opportunities, free fitness classes throughout the community, and mini wellness challenges with incentives. Additional weigh-in times are also provided to help with accountability. Cash prizes will be awarded at the end for 1st and 2nd place for greatest percentage of weight lost. The support from various businesses and organizations in our community has been wonderful, which has helped with the success of the challenge.