Making healthy lifestyle changes, with the added bonus of losing centimetres from the waist line, is the goal set for participants in WFR’s annual Healthiest Winner challenge.
This year saw 290 eager people, from Perth to Meekatharra, sign up for the eight week challenge. Each participant received ongoing guidance, support and information on how to take a long term approach to their weight loss.
The competition began with a health assessment to set a baseline before they set sail on their healthy lifestyle voyage. Support was provided throughout the event by onsite Exercise Physiologists, and each person received daily recipes, health and exercise tips along the way.
Each company that participated in the challenge had an individual 'Healthiest Winner' who lost the most percentage of body weight over 8 weeks. At Barrick Gold’s Plutonic site, a total of 99kg was lost by all participants, with the biggest individual loss being 13.4kg. The challenge has enabled all people involved to realise that weight loss is not just about diet, but about making better lifestyle choices to increase their long-term health and wellbeing, in a way that is sustainable for life.
See below for testimonials from Healthiest Winner participants…
“The program has been an eye opener for me on what I was consuming on a daily basis and going forward I am going to continue to monitor and improve my food selections to reduce fat and KJ intake and at the same time look at increasing my daily exercise.” Mining Department – Barrick Plutonic
“I really enjoyed the Healthiest Winner competition. The camaraderie developed with other participants, plus the competitive side of things, made my motivation much easier to find and harness. The encouragement and positive comments I received made the hard work all worthwhile and having to buy a new wardrobe is another plus! I feel fitter, healthier, and happier than I have in a long time. Thank you Alicia and Worksite Fitness!”
SCM – Newmont Subiaco
Another hilarious testimonial from the winner at Tronox Cooljarloo can be read by clicking the download link below.
Companies can participate in the Healthiest Winner Challenge at any time. If you are interested in taking up the challenge, please contact us.