Slimdown Challenge

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COLUMBIA - The first official weigh-in for the Columbia Slimdown Challenge began Monday morning with Coach Haith, Coach Pinkel, and MU Athletics Director Mike Alden.

The Columbia Slimdown Challenge is a 12-week weight loss challenge open to the community of Columbia at no cost, starting next Tuesday, May 1. Teams of four to six friends, family or coworkers will compete to lose the highest percentage of weight-loss and great prizes until the August 1.

Sixty-seven employers have committed to engaging their employee population and community members to participate in the challenge including the city, MU, Hy-Vee, and Columbia Public Schools.

Weigh-in locations include Hearnes Center, all three Hy-Vee store locations, the ARC, Wilson's Fitness, and the MUHC campus.