Get Lean and Get Some Green! Over $3,500 in cash prizes
March 01, 2011 1:00 AM
Weight Loss Contest 2011
Over $3,500 in Cash and Prizes!
Click here to download the registration form.
Call Health Education at 909-335-4131 or email Dr. Ernie Medina, Jr. at email@example.com if you have questions.
Who is eligible: ANYONE, whether they are a BMG patient or not, is eligible to participate in this contest. Invite your family and friends to join you for support.
Participants may win in one of two categories: the percentage of weight lost or the pounds (lbs) of fat lost. Male and female winners in each category will be decided by the highest percentage of weight lost, or the most pounds (lbs) of fat lost between March 1 and May 31, 2011.
The percentage of weight lost will be measured using this formula:
Baseline Weight (lbs) – Ending Weight (lbs)
___________________________________ X 100
Baseline Weight (lbs)
Body fat pounds lost will be measured using BMG’s Tanita Bioelectrical Impedance scales. Participants may also choose to have their body fat % measured by calipers, performed by Dr. Medina. However, pre & post values must be obtained using the same method (i.e. you cannot use the Tanita scale for your baseline and calipers for your ending). An option can be to use the “average” body fat % reading between the Tanita scale and calipers, for both baseline and ending readings.
Orientation meeting & initial weigh-in meetings. The week before the start of the contest, you can attend one of the meetings listed below to register, weigh-in and get more info. No RSVP is needed to attend. Pick one of the following listed below:
- Sun., Feb. 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Redlands, 340 Cajon, Conf. Rm. A
- Tue., Feb. 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Yucaipa, 33758 Yucaipa Blvd., front entrance area
- Wed. Feb. 23, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Banning, Specialty building, 6109 W. Ramsey
- Thu., Feb. 24, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Redlands, 340 Cajon, Conf. Rm. A
- If you cannot attend one of the above meetings, you may weigh-in at the Health Education Office located at 434 Cajon St, Redlands, Suite 104. Available Monday - Friday: 8:20 AM - 4:45 PM beginning on February 21, 2011.
A total of two (2) measurements must be done to qualify for the prizes: Baseline/beginning weight (the earliest you can come in and get measured starts February 20 at the orientation meeting and Ending weight (no later than June 4 or tentatively Sun., June 5, time TBA). While most may want to start at the beginning of the contest for maximum time to lose the fat weight, one can enter at any time, however, there are NO REFUNDS on entry fee once you enter.
If you are unable to get the required measurements done in the appropriate time, it is YOUR responsibility to notify Dr. Medina of this and make other arrangements. Failure to do so could jeopardize your ability to win the prizes!
OPTIONAL monthly measurements are recommended. The male and female who complete these measurements will have the chance to win a $50 gift-card at the end of the contest. These measurements will be done in the last week of every month from 12 pm – 5 pm. You may set up an appointment, or just walk-in.
Special dates and times will be made available for testing outside of regular office hours. Please contact Dr. Medina for more details.
While BMG Health Ed will be happy to assist you in your weight-loss goals (see “Support” below), it is up to the participant to choose their own method and to get clearance from their primary care provider before starting the weight-loss regimen.
Lite Weighs is a BMG pre-approved method consisting of a very low calorie diet under the supervision of a physician.
Prizes & Fees
The fee to join is $25.00 if you are connected to Beaver Medical Group or Epic Management in some way – patient, employee, staff, etc. It is $35.00 if you are not connected to BMG/EPIC in any way.
On June 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm we will have an award reception at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Riverside, where we will present the grand prizes to the winners as well as raffle prizes to all those who participated in the program and attended the dinner. The cost to attend the award dinner is $5.00 for participants of the program, and $8.00 for guests (the remainder of the cost will be subsidized by the Get Lean Contest fees). RSVP forms will be sent out towards the end of this contest.
The male and female who lose the highest % of original weight will each receive $500. Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd place ($400) and 3rd place ($300).
The male and female who lose the most pounds of fat will each receive $300. Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd place ($200) and 3rd place ($100).
Participants can only win ONE prize. Those who do not win in either of the above 2 categories will be eligible for cool prizes to be raffled at the awards dinner.
The male and female who complete the optional monthly measurements will have the chance to win to win a $50 gift-card at the end of the contest.
If you need help in losing excess body fat for this contest, you are more than welcome to contact the Beaver Medical Group’s Health Education Dept. at 909-335-4131 and speak with our staff and find out what will best fit your needs. We have both group classes and individual consults with our registered dietitians, nutritionists, and Dr. Medina. No referral is needed, and there is no charge or co-pay for any of our classes or private appointments!
If you are interested in the Lite Weighs Program, you will need to contact them directly at 909-793-11006. A referral may be needed for their services and there are costs associated with their programs and food.
You are more than welcome to participate in other weight loss programs in the community or commercially available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Medina for a consult.
If you’re on Facebook, join our group there for virtual support. Search for group name, “BMG Get Lean Contest”.
We have an e-mail group list that we encourage you to join for the latest info and updates. Please send a blank e-mail to:BMGGetLeanfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Medina at 909-335-4131!
Good luck to all contestants!