Cameron seeks students, faculty, staff for “Aggie Biggest Loser”

Cameron University’s Office of Student Services is seeking participants for the “Aggie Biggest Loser” competition, a fitness and weight-loss program designed to promote healthy living. Cameron students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for the program. Ten participants will be selected – five students and five faculty/staff members. Applications will be available starting August 18 in the Student Wellness Center and the Fitness Center. All completed applications must be returned to the Student Wellness Center by Friday, August 27.

“Cameron University is committed to helping students, faculty and staff maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle,” says Deanice Shegog, who is coordinating the program. “During the ‘Aggie Biggest Loser’ initiative, we’ll work closely with 10 individuals with the goal of improving their overall health and wellness over the course of the program and who will no doubt inspire others on campus.”

Applicants must be at least 75 pounds overweight and demonstrate a commitment to improving their fitness level. Once selected for the program, participants will be cleared for participation by the Student Wellness Center medical provider and will be matched with an accountability partner from Cameron’s Department of Health and Physical Education.

Tom Webb, coach of the Cameron women’s basketball team, and Michelle Warner, CU athletic trainer, will develop workout programs for participants. Cameron staff members Nate Todd and Lendi Gourley will supervise the participants and their accountability partners to ensure the program is effective.

Participants will be announced during the Aggie Health Fair on September 2. The program will continue through early December. The student and faculty/staff member who lose the most weight will receive a significant prize package.

For more information about “Aggie Biggest Loser,” contact Deanice Shegog in the Student Wellness Center at 580-581-6725.

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August 12, 2010

PR# 10-151