Created: Sep 19, 2016 09:00 AM
Participants of this year's Thinner Winner Contest gathered at Victoria Park for the launch on Saturday.
Team members were weighed and measured as they prepared to embark on the six-week journey to better health.
The challenge, now in its fourth year and sponsored by The Royal Gazette, is put on by The Athletic Club and those taking part will have complete access to The Athletic Club fitness centre, classes and spa during the programme.
As an extra to the food guides provided, nutritional express sessions will be held weekly, including group discussions on nutrition, menus and improved eating plans.
Special workouts will take place on Thursdays at 6pm in Victoria Park and will include Chisl'd, MetaHIIT, Strong by Zumba and Turbo Kick. Not strictly for Thinner Winner participants, these sessions are open to the community.
At the end of the six weeks, the team that loses the greatest percentage of weight and inches will win $2,000.
Weighed and measured: vital statistics are recorded
Fit club: Participants get ready for 6 weeks of training at the Thinner Winner Kick Off Ceremony at Victoria Park (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Keeping grounded: Athletic Club personal trainer Jenny Dilar
Feeling focused: Participants get ready for 6 weeks of training at the Thinner Winner Kick Off Ceremony at Victoria Park (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Here to help you: Athletic Club employees
Finding motivation: Athletic Club employees ready to assist at the Thinner Winner Kick Off Ceremony at Victoria Park (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Your chance to cash in: Cassandra Simmons motivates the participants by promoting the winning cheque
Words of encouragement: above, Sylvan Richards, Minister of Social Development and Sport, speaks words of motivation
Raring to go: Thinner Winner participants at Victoria Park get ready for six weeks of training. Above right, toning muscles was all part of the preparation towards a more healthy life
Helpful tips: Athletic Club personal trainer Albert Woolridge
Limbering up: left, Team Security Associate Warriors Keitha Binns stretches her muscles
Wayne's world: Wayne Scott, Minister of Education