Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Opelika SportsPlex is starting a new initiative that will help their members achieve their fitness goals. Choose to Lose is a spin-off of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” and it will feature two 6-person teams competing for the champion title.
Each participant will complete a fitness assessment at the beginning and end of the challenge to track their progress. The assessments will include a body composition analysis, a grip test and a squat test. Each team will be assigned a personal trainer to guide and motivate them throughout the competition.
The competition will last six weeks. Each week, the two teams will meet with their trainers and attend a group fitness class. A registered dietitian will meet with each team member at the beginning of the challenge and will check up with them halfway through the competition to see how they are doing and to offer encouragement.
“We wanted to start a program that had a holistic approach to wellness,” said Adult Activity Coordinator Valeri White. “We’re excited to be partners in their journey to better physical, mental and emotional health.”
The teams and trainers will be revealed on March 5 and the competition will begin on March 9. The competition ends and the winner will be announced on April 16.
For more information on the competition, visit www.opelikasportsplex.com. The venue is located at 1001 Andrews Road.