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CAMP ZAMA, Japan — The Yano Fitness Center is looking to find the biggest loser on Camp Zama. The biggest loser of weight, that is.

Based on the reality television series of the same name, the Biggest Loser competition will have participants working to lose weight while developing a healthier lifestyle over a 12-week period.

Participants’ progress will be tracked with weigh-ins every Sunday, said Joseph Kumzak, Yano Fitness Center fitness coordinator. After each weigh-in, an exercise session or other form of training will be held.

Every other week, some sort of physical challenge similar to the ones seen on the show will be held, and competitors will have a chance to win prizes.

The overall winner will be the competitor who has lost the most weight at the end of the 12 weeks.

“The whole point of the competition is an emphasis on lifestyle change,” Kumzak said. “The biggest prize at the end is the weight lost and the lifelong changes that are made.”

Before the competition begins, a series of workshops focusing on nutrition and exercise will be held Tuesday and Nov. 9, 14 and 17 at Army Community Services.

The competition portion is open to any Department of Defense identification card holder interested in shedding some unwanted pounds. Participants must register before Nov. 14 at either the Yano Fitness Center front desk or by calling DSN 263-4042.

The first official weigh-in will be Nov. 15; weigh-ins will continue until Feb. 7.

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