Losers are winners in contest

The search is on to find the biggest loser in Cayman.

And the lucky loser stands to win big.

It’s all part of a weight-loss contest being sponsored by Sports Supply in Galleria Plaza.

The person to shed the highest percentage of weight in two and a half months will claim the grand prize of a $1,000 shopping spree at the store. Second prize is a $500 gift certificate and third prize a $250 gift certificate.

‘A lot of people want to lose weight. We thought, let’s give them a little push to get them motivated,’ said Ales Cevela, acting group manager for Sports Supply and Divers Supply.

‘Even if you don’t win, you’ve done something for your health and it’s just going to make you feel better.’

The contest kicked off 15 March, and people have until Saturday to sign up. The final weigh-in on 15 June will determine who will gain the title of biggest loser.

So far, 80 people have entered but Ryan Lennox, sales professional at Sports Supply, expects that number to more than double during this Saturday’s official kick-off. Throughout the day, contestants can sign up and weigh-in, and local trainers and nutritionists will be on hand for free consultations.

Mr. Lennox said the goal is to provide encouragement to those who have put exercise on the backburner or have fallen off the fitness wagon.

‘By now, people have forgotten their New Year’s resolutions and we wanted to remind them in a fun way,’ he said. ‘I’m joining in as well – I need motivation.’

The contest is open to everyone, and no purchase is required.

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