The Biggest Loser is the real winner

Military members maintain physical standards by utilizing the base fitness centers. The 86th Force Support Squadron sponsors the Biggest Loser program to aid military members and their families in physical wellness.

Military members maintain physical standards by utilizing the base fitness centers. The 86th Force Support Squadron sponsors the Biggest Loser program to aid military members and their families in physical wellness. (Courtesy graphic provided by 86th FSS)

The Biggest Loser fitness program begins on Jan 20. The 86th Force Support Squadron sponsors this event to promote good nutrient and physical wellness.

The Biggest Loser fitness program begins on Jan 20. The 86th Force Support Squadron sponsors this event to promote good nutrient and physical wellness. (Courtesy graphic provided by 86th FSS)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Ramstein and Vogelweh fitness centers annual Biggest Loser program is scheduled to begin Jan. 20 at the Southside fitness center on Ramstein.

“The overall goal of our Biggest Loser program is to get people to become active and provide different avenues to explore fitness,” said Summer Whisennand, Ramstein and Vogelweh fitness center program manager.

The KMC fitness centers implemented this fitness program in 2009.

It’s important for the KMC community to be active and make healthy choices, said Whisennand.

Registration began Dec. 16 and ends Jan 12. The fee for each participant is 20 dollars and the first official weigh-in is Jan. 16.

“Throughout 10 weeks, participants will take part in a variety of group fitness classes,” said Whisennand. “Participants will earn points through fitness sessions, weight loss percentages and involvement with health promotion classes.”

Whomever has the most points by April 13 will win a prize for being the biggest loser, said Whisennand. There will be a male and female winner.

The Biggest Loser is open to anyone in good health, military or dependent.

Participants can also go to the Northside fitness center on Ramstein, as well as any of the Vogelweh centers to participate.