The race is on to find the 'biggest loser' at CU*Answers.
Some 46 staffers have signed up for the CU*Lose Weight Challenge, a 12-week weight loss contest, where the top three participants who lose the highest percentage of body weight can win prizes of $1,500, $750, and $250 respectively.
While motivating employees to make healthier choices, the challenge was also created to serve as a relationship building exercise. In addition to in addition to the prize money put up by the company for the winners, there is also a team-based contest running concurrently. Teams can earn points by participating in mini-challenges, individual cardio or weight training sessions, or even running/walking a local 5K race.
The teams will win weekly prizes based on point total, and compete to win the pot of registration money put up by all participants totaling $1,150.
The competition marks the first event launched by the CUSO's newly formed Healthy Workplace Committee.