City looks for next Biggest Loser


By Sandy Bond

Have you ever had a problem keeping that New Year’s Resolution to tone up and slim down? It’s bitter cold, not to mention icy, outside! There are so many reasons to avoid exercising. Help is just around the corner.
“This is the second year of our rendition of The Biggest Loser,” Aleta Merkel said.
Studies prove that those who exercise with a friend are more likely to stick with it! And a bit of friendly competition might make it a bit more interesting.
Beginning January 3 and each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the next six weeks at 5:30 p.m., for a small token of $5, participants can join their friends at the Family Worship Center for a little camaraderie and friendly competition. The individual who loses the most, proportionately, will take the pot! There are two levels: low intensity or age appropriate, which starts at a two-mile walk in half an hour and progresses to three miles in half an hour. “Insanity,” is not for the faint of heart.
“It is truly insane,” Aleta said.
“Last year participants ranged from age 24 to age 66,” Aleta said, “and the winner was Dana Peterson.”

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