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Winners of Kia Ora Biggest Loser Contest 2010

                                The results are in! 
  Kia Ora Fitness crowned the newest Tri-Cities Biggest Loser on March 27th!

Ramiro Reyna of Kennewick lost 50 pounds – 20% of his total bodyweight – during the 10-week contest, and won the grand prize indoor infrared sauna from Desert Oasis Pool & Spa in Richland.

More than 32-hundred pounds have been lost in the Tri-Cities Biggest Loser contest since it started in 2008. Karl Christensen, owner of Kia Ora Fitness in Kennewick, said contestants lost more than 800 pounds in this most recent contest.

Other prizes such as major makeovers from Aladdin's Salon were awarded to contestants like top female finisher Addie Noel of Pasco, who reduced her body fat by 9 percent, and first runner up Bill Wedberg of Richland, who lost 60 pounds.

Sandra Samoray of Kennewick was awarded a Wii Fit Bundle from Budget Car Sales for the effort she put forth attending education session and events during the Biggest Loser challenge. She lost 23 pounds and reduced her total body weight by 15%.

The contestants said their weight loss was a result of the combination of consistent exercise, eating nutritious food and cutting back on meal portions.

 2010 events  

 Weekly update #1 - January 15, 2010
Weekly update # 2 - January 22, 2010   

Weekly update # 4 - February 5, 2010 

Weekly update #5 - February 12, 2010 - Train Like an Olympian!

Weekly Update #6 - February 18 2010 - Go for the Gold Saturday!

Weekly Update # 7 - February 26 2010 - Living Healthy

Weekly Update #8 - March 5 2010 - Challenging Old Limits!

Weekly Update #9 - March 12 2010 - Spring Forward!

Weekly Update #10 - March 19 2010 - One week to go!

Weekly Update#11 - March 26 2010 - The results are in!

Weekly Update #12 - March 31 2010 - Congratulations to our winners!

Prizes & Incentives

  • Infrared 2-person indoor home sauna from Desert Oasis Pool & Spa, now in Richland.
  • Finalists win major makeovers from Aladdin's Salon, now in Kennewick.
  • Weekly prize drawing winners receive haircuts from Aladdin's Salon.
  • Biggest Loser Contest Passport winner will be awarded a Wii Fit Bundle from Budget Car Sales in Richland. Passport points are earned by weighing in each week; correctly answering "health quiz" questions; completing extra credit physical challenges; purchasing products & services from contest sponsors; attending team workouts and educational session events. 


"Before" photos of contestants are posted at Kelly Ellis Photography. See your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers! 

Click Here to see "before/after" pictures from last seasons finalists. 
Click here to see KNDU's coverage of last seasons winner.