Welcome to the Biggest Loser - Turlock's 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge.

Biggest Loser Turlock begins a new 12-Week Individuals Challenge on January 7, 2014! You’re making a commitment to lose weight, and we’re looking forward to supporting you along the way. Check in on our blog often for weekly results, mini - challenges, and tips to help you stay on track and lead a healthy lifestyle!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014



Thursday, February 27, 2014


This weeks mini-challenge winners are:

   Gina Mello
   Tiffany Santoro
   David Stepanovich


Wednesday, February 19, 2014


We will have a physical challenge at the weigh in this week.

You will have the opportunity to walk a mile. When you come to weigh in I will let you know where you need to walk or run, once you get to the destination you will grab a slip of paper and then walk or run back. Your name will be entered in a drawing for a pedometer, there will be 3 winners.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


The WINNERS of this weeks mini-challenge are
                  Scott Smith               -3.3%
                  Laura Willey            -3.1%
                  Emmanuel Jenkins   -2.7%

Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Mini-Challenge for this week

You can only participate in this mini-challenge if you weighed in on February 4th. 

The challenge is the top 3 people with the highest weight loss percentage from Feb. 4th til Feb. 11th will win.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Mini-Challenge Winners

The winners for this weeks mini-challenge are:
               Jessica Paine
               Ashley McKay
               Mark Hillerman
Congratulations! You can pick up your prize at Tuesday's weigh-in.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Excuses, Excuses...

One of the biggest hurdles to achieving fitness goals are the excuses that limit us mentally and physically.  In order to overcome these excuses, let's tackle them head on.  During the first weigh-in participants were asked to write down their biggest excuses for falling short of their health and fitness goals.  Some examples of our excuses follow:

Not having enough time to go to the gym.

Work keeps me busy.


Love sweets!!

Telling self, "Oh, I'll do it later."

Stressed out -- eating makes me feel better.

The first step in tackling these factors of life is to identify the problem, and then creatively find a solution that works for you.  After taking a few moments to think about it, our contestants came up with some solutions to their obstacles.

Work out at home; actively play with the kids.

Take 20 minutes during my work day to walk or stretch.

With injuries, take care to control portion sizes and count calories.  Also, find alternative work outs.  Swimming, eliptical, biking and rowing are all no to low impact.  There's a workout for what ails you.

Pre-plan and prep meals and snacks.

Set the alarm clock and just do it!!

Working out also makes me feel better.  I also have more energy when I work out.

Everyone who participated was entered into a drawing for a 7 day pass to Turlock Fitness Club (2705 Geer Road, Turlock).  Our three lucky winners are:

Jody Wyatt
Cristina Garcia
Scott Smith

Please collect your passes at weigh-in!! :)  Congratulations!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MINI-CHALLENGE for this week

The mini-challenge this week is for you to keep a food journal for at least 3 days. Keep track of everything you for at least 3 days and bring our journal with you next Tuesday. Your name will go into a drawing for some helpful weight loss products.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Reminder: Tomorrow's the big day!!

In preparation for tomorrow's kick off of the Biggest Loser Turlock 12 week New Year's Challenge, here are some tips for sticking to it!!  

Tips for setting goals:

  • Write 'em down. Start a food and exercise journal, and be sure to include a list of goals. As you achieve them, be sure to cross them off and add new ones.  Take your journal with you—use your smartphone and download free apps like MyPlate or MyFitnessPal.  These apps already include the nutritional value for TONS of foods.  

  • Make your goals specific. Saying you want to "lose weight" won't keep your hand out of the cookie jar. Make a plan to lose two pounds a week or run a mile without stopping by the end of the month.  Then, find tools you can use to get there—Couch to 5K will help you achieve that mile by the end of the month, and it's a plan for LITERALLY couch potato status to 5K status.

  • Take things one step at a time. Small, incremental goals are easier to meet.  Make them measurable, and let them accumulate over time.  Making small goals helps you focus your immediate attention on something that can be achieved quickly, but when you take a step back at the end of our 12 week challenge, the cumulative effect of your small goals will amaze you!!

  • Focus on overall health. For every weight-loss goal you set (lose 5 pounds, take two inches off your waist), make one for your overall health. Examples include eating fresh food at every meal, lowering your cholesterol, or walking an extra five minutes each day.  These goals are aimed at maintaining healthy behaviors long-term.  When the 12 weeks are over, your new healthy habits will help you maintain your achievement.

  • Plan for setbacks. When changing behavior, slip-ups are inevitable. Identify potential roadblocks—a friend's dinner party—and make a plan for staying motivated when these happen.  At the first weigh-in we will ask you to write your biggest excuse for avoiding working out and eating healthy.  Then, we'll have you identify the solution to that problem.  Let that be your mantra for the 12 weeks.  When you hit your most common roadblock, remember that you have already identified the solution.  

Tips for setting activity goals:

  • Schedule physical activity. Just like you would with any other activity, block out time on your calendar to engage in some sort of exercise.  Check out Jillian Michaels' DVDs.  Most of them are only 20ish minutes, and she absolutely BELIEVES that you can do this!!  So do we!! 

Tips for setting healthy eating goals:

  • Fill up on high-density, low-calorie foods. An easy way is to fill your plate half-full of vegetables, one-quarter full of protein, and one-quarter full of carbohydrates, preferably whole grains. You'll still have a full plate of food, but you'll be filling up on veggies—not french fries or onion rings.  Check out Eat This! Not That!  
Remember to check in regularly with the Biggest Loser Turlock Blog for encouragement, weigh-in results and tools to help you stay on track if you need it!!  

We hope to see you tomorrow, January 7, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.  Bring a friend!  Bring your family!