Branson CoxHealth Fitness Center 101 Day Weight Loss Challenge winners Dan Baker and Teresa Melton will be starting this summer off with shopping sprees and massages as well as a combined 58 pounds lighter.
Baker, who dropped 12.1 percent of his body fat since early February, lost a total of 41 pounds to win the men’s division of the 101 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Melton shed 6.9 percent of her body fat and 17.4 pounds to earn the top spot in the female division.
A total of 60 people signed up for the challenge this past winter.
Chris Thaller, CoxHealth Fitness Center Manager, explained the annual contest is based on overall body fat loss. Thaller said that the challenge, which is in its second year, is designed to help improve health and wellness in the Branson community.
“I think this brings out the competitiveness in people and there is camaraderie in the group setting and there is accountability in the group setting,” Thaller said. “Usually people are a lot more likely to succeed if they are with a group.”
During the 101 Day challenge, participants had the chance to access the Branson CoxHealth Fitness Center, personal trainers and the opportunity to participate in unlimited boot camp classes each week.
The 101 Day Weight Loss Challenge was sponsored by Tanger Outlets Branson, My 100.1 KOMC, Silver Dollar City and Branson Bank. Baker and Melton each received $250 Tanger Outlets Branson shopping sprees, massages and one-year fitness center memberships.
Located on the upper level of the Branson RecPlex, CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson is a spacious 7,500 square feet. A health and fitness center membership also allows access to all of the inside facilities at the RecPlex; additional fees may apply to outside facilities and some classes. For more information about CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson, call 417-348-0060 or visit CoxBranson.com and click on “Fitness Center.”