THE launch is tonight, but it's still not clear how many teams will sign up for this year's Biggest Winner, Ultimate Thinner weight loss challenge.
Jayne Black from LJ Hooker Taree, who is co-ordinating the Taree end of the challenge (organised by Fitness 2428 in Forster) said enquiries haven't been too forthcoming but the hope is that locals will today put their health first, get their team of four together and come along to the launch at 6pm and register.
Last year, 23 teams took part and lost about 1.5 tonne of weight combined.
Jayne would like to better the participation to about 30 teams this year.
Coming into the warmer months, the challenge isn't just about weight loss, but giving people the motivation to focus on living a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Many of the participants from last year reported feeling much better within themselves as a result of focusing on their health and fitness, and this extended into all aspects of their lives.
The launch tonight includes the initial weigh-in and participants will also receive an information pack and hear about some of the exciting events happening over the 12-week challenge.
Those attending are required to pay an $80 entry fee, with $10 from that going into the charity prize pool.
The challenge runs for 12 weeks and sees teams of four working to lose the highest percentage of weight - not necessarily the most weight.
Weigh-ins take place each Friday at the LJ Hooker auction room between 8am and 9am or 5pm and 6pm.
As part of the charity fundraising, small fines apply to those who miss weigh-ins or gain weight.
The top three teams from the Manning and Great Lakes will be given prize money that they can give to the charity of their choice.
"If health is a goal for you and you need to lose a couple of kilos, this could be the motivator to keep you on track," said Jayne.
The main goal is to give people the opportunity to achieve their weight loss goals in a fun and challenging way.
For more information, or if you would like to take part, contact Jayne Black at LJ Hooker Taree by phoning 6552 1133 or email email@example.com
You can also follow the LJ Hooker Taree and Fitness 2428 Facebook pages.