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Sign Up For Local Biggest Loser Contest At StarFit In Kennewick 7am-7pm On Thursday

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Have you put on some extra pounds and want some incentive to take them off? 

There is a contest starting Thursday in the Tri-Cities on January 15th and it's modeled after the popular TV show, the Biggest Loser.

The local contest is being run by Vibrant Lifestyles Diet Center and StarFit Fitness Club.

People can stop by StarFit on North Colorado Street in Kennewick from 7 o'clock in the morning until 7 o'clock at night to sign up for the 10 week contest.

It is free to sign up.  On Thursday contestants will be weighed, measured and have a picture taken.

There are free nutritional consultations available for anyone interested in signing up.

The Owner of Vibrant Lifestyles Diet Center Mary Van de Graaf said it is hard for people to lose weight.  She said, "A lot of people have other issues besides the food and that's why it's hard to lose weight.  We've become like a personal friend.  They come in, we shut the door, they drop their world there, then when they leave it's off their shoulders so it's not always about food."

Last year the winner lost 55 pounds.  Prizes include a big screen TV and other gifts.

The general manager of StarFit is buying a brand new digital scale for the contest.

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