The nine week southern Riverina Lifestyle Challenge is now past the half way mark and so far the contestants have lost over a combined 50kg.November 22, 2012 4:14am
A version of the popular Biggest Loser initiative, the aim is to set southern Riverina residents on a path to a healthier lifestyle.
The participants, being called weight loss warriors, include Jerilderie residents Kevin A’Vard and Michelle Hack.
From Finley, there is mother daughter duo Janette and Adrianna Morris, Kathrine Spence and Ashley Haynes.
Debbie Nichols, Lyn O’Riordan and Andrea O’Neill are the Berrigan residents taking part.
Each week contestants are weighed in and at the end of the nine week program, the person who has made the biggest change in their lifestyle wins $500 to donate back to a local charity.
The combined weight loss in this first five week shows the healthy lifestyle message is sinking in.
The challenge is a joint initiative of the Southern Riverina News and local personal trainer Kat Rochford.
Weight lost to date: Andrea O’Neill - 9.7kg
Kevin A’Vard - 8.4kg
Michelle Hack - 7.4kg
Kathrine Spence - 5.8kg
Lyn O’Riordon - 5.4kg
Debbie Nichols - 4.7kg
Janette Morris - 3.6kg
Adrianna Morris - 3.2kg
Ash Haynes - 2.9kg
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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