It’s official – Jeff Alban is the biggest loser in Cayman.
And it’s a title he’s proud of.
Mr. Alban is the winner of Sports Supply’s Biggest Loser weight-loss competition, a 10-week contest that saw around 150 participants vying to shed the most pounds.
He lost 37 pounds and won a CI$1,000 gift certificate for Sports Supply.
Mr. Alban and second-place winner Jason Moir joined the programme together.
‘Jason and I challenged one another,’ said Mr. Alban. ‘I was overweight and needed to lose a few pounds.’
Both Mr. Moir and Mr. Alban went running together and to the gym. Mr. Moir also found his own calorie-burning exercise.
‘I skipped a lot of rope,’ he said with a laugh.
When asked how they lost nearly 40 pounds each, both men responded that the primary change was in exercise.
‘We did cut out alcohol, though,’ said Mr. Alban.
Store manager Ryan Lennox explained that the winner was determined by calculating the average weight loss of each participant based on their starting and finishing weight.
The programme is a fantastic way of encouraging islanders to get fit, he added. ‘We started this programme for fun, to give people a reason to lose weight in the community.
‘We wanted to see how much weight the island could lose together.’
The incentives are the prizes – second place and third place also win Sports Supply gift certificates, to the value of $500 and $250 respectively – and the knowledge that you’ve improved your health.
Sports Supply is hoping to hold two competitions a year to continue encouraging Cayman residents to get into shape.
‘We’ve been in touch with some larger companies who want to get their employees involved as part of an incentive to get them into shape,’ said Ales Cevela, Acting Group Store Manager.
The more people that can get involved, the better, added Mr. Lennox.
To find out more information about upcoming competitions, call 949-7621.