thinnerThe Thinner Winners Challenge is a community weight loss effort, introduced by Nikki Look of Massage Bar Harbor and Steve Teegarden of The Pines in early 2013.

Both Look and Teagarden successfully lost weight through sustained lifestyle changes. Wanting to community members striving for a healthier lifestyle the support and resources to help them achieve their goals, they initiated the Thinner Winners Challenge. .

This 12-week weight loss challenge resulted in a collective loss of 1013 pounds. Through weekly meetings, participants found camaraderie while enjoying an exercise session, speakers sharing tips on living a healthy lifestyle, and weigh-ins.

The Thinner Winner is the team member who loses the highest percent of body weight during the challenge. The 2013 Thinner Winner, Kenny Giger, lost 60 lbs or 22% of his body weight. By the end of the challenge, Kenny was walking up to 14 miles a day. Kenny’s story is especially heartwarming when you learn he has a prosthetic leg. (Click here to read more about Kenny’s story in the Bangor Daily News.) Kenny was awarded a prize package valued at $1,500 in cash and goods donated by area businesses.

Look and Teagarden plan hold Thinner Winners again beginning in January 2014. Click here to follow Thinner Winners on Facebook.

The WHRL says Hats Off to Nikki Look and Steve Teagarden for bringing such an inspiring wellness program to the community.