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About Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first competition in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! Scale Back Alabama is designed to address the state’s challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

For the second year, the Auburn and Opelika areas are joining together to bring you 10 weeks of great events to encourage your success! Please see the events schedule and details below. Be sure to check back each week for more details or any changes that may arise due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. A printable version of the schedule is available here! To view the 2016 incentives and prizes click here!

This year, support the Food Bank of East Alabama as you drop those pounds and conquer a challenge within the challenge! How it works: at the end of the 10 weeks, tally up how many pounds you have lost. From there, please consider donating the equivalent to your weight loss or more in nonperishable food items! Simply bring the items with you to the weigh-out site and drop them in the food bins!

2016 Dates

  • Kick-Off: January 8
  • Weigh-In Week: January 25-31
  • Weigh-Out Week: April 11-17
  • Final Event: April 29

A special thank you to the area sponsors: City of Auburn Parks and Recreation, City of Opelika Parks and Recreation, East Alabama Medical Center, EAMC Parish Nurses, Auburn University Healthy Tigers, Opelika Main Street, AO Tourism, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Opelika Chamber of Commerce.

Dates and Events:

Local Weigh-In Sites in the Lee County area:

City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Weigh-in Sites:Boykin Community Center400 Boykin StreetMonday and Friday, January 25 and January 297 a.m.-9 a.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m.Dean Road Recreation Center307 South Dean RoadMonday-Friday, January 25-298 a.m.-5 p.m.Frank Brown Recreation Center(Check-in at the Fitness Center)235 Opelika RoadMonday-Thursday, January 25-28: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.Friday, January 29: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, January 30: 8 a.m.-NoonSunday, January 31: 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.Harris Senior Center425 Perry StreetMonday-Friday, January 25-299 a.m.-4 p.m.For additional information and updates please visit http://scalebackalabama.com/sites/

2016 Scale Back Alabama – Lee County Events:Feb. 6 @ 10:30 a.m.  Zumba at the Opelika SportsPlexDate: Saturday, February 6Time: 10:30 a.m.Location: Opelika Sportsplex, 1001 Andrews Road, OpelikaJoin your favorite Zumba instructors from the Auburn/Opelika area for a FREE Zumba class! Never tried Zumba before? Now is your chance to get in on the action and Zumba your way to a healthier lifestyle! Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Every one of all ages is welcome! Please wear tennis shoes, appropriate exercise attire and bring a water bottle.Feb. 13 @ 9 -10:30 a.m.: Zumba at Boykin Community Center

Zumbathon in celebration of Scale Back’s 10th Anniversary Date: Saturday, February 13Time: 9 -10:30 a.m.Location: Boykin Community Center, 400 Boykin Street, AuburnJoin your favorite Zumba instructors from the Auburn/Opelika area for a FREE Zumba class! Never tried Zumba before? Now is your chance to get in on the action and Zumba your way to a healthier lifestyle! Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. Every one of all ages is welcome! Feel free to drop in at any time! Please wear tennis shoes, appropriate exercise attire and bring a water bottle.

Walk with a Doc: Date: Tuesday, February 16 (Rain date: Thursday, February 18)Time: Walks will start every hour on the hour starting at 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.Location: Walks will start and end at the hospital main lobby, East Alabama Medical Center Fitness Trail, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, OpelikaJoin doctors and other healthcare professionals from EAMC in the hospital main lobby for a few words about the benefits of physical activity, and then walk with the group on a refreshing, rejuvenating one mile walk around the EAMC Fitness Trail. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Feel free to bring friends, family and loved ones and walk as long as you like. For more information, please call (334) 528-6806.

Guided Grocery Store Tours led by Dietitians from the East Alabama Medical Center Date: Saturday, February 27Time: Tours start at 10:00, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:15 a.m.Location: Publix – The Shoppes at Cary Creek, 2900 East University Drive, AuburnDietitians from the Lee County Area will be on site to lead tours throughout the grocery store on Saturday, February 27. The tours will teach participants how to choose healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, but also demonstrate how to properly read food and nutrition labels, and provide suggestions for more nutritious substitutions in recipes that can be found throughout the store.

Family Fun and Fitness Day Date: Sunday, February 28Time: 2 – 4 p.m.Location: Frank Brown Recreation Center, 235 Opelika Road, AuburnFrank Brown Recreation Center invites the community to enjoy a FREE play day that focuses on family and fitness. Activities will include: Basketball, Racquetball, Ping-Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey, Zumba with Alison (16 +) and Line Dance Fun with Dana (all ages) both classes @ 3-4 p.m. Learn how to Nay-Nay, Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, Footloose, and more! Athletic clothing and shoes are recommended. For more information, please call (334) 501-2962.

March 5: Grocery Store Tour at the Tiger Town Kroger in Opelika Guided Grocery Store Tours led by Dietitians from the East Alabama Medical CenterDate: Saturday, March 5Time: Tours start at 10:00, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:15 a.m.Location: Tiger Town Kroger – 2460 Enterprise Drive, OpelikaDietitians from the Lee County Area will be on site to lead tours throughout the grocery store on Saturday, March 5. The tours will teach participants how to choose healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, but also demonstrate how to properly read food and nutrition labels, and provide suggestions for more nutritious substitutions in recipes that can be found throughout the store.

March 6 @ 2-4 p.m.: Family Fitness Fun Day at the Covington Rec. CenterDate: Sunday, March 6Time: 2-4 p.m.Location: Covington Recreation Center, 213 Carver Avenue, OpelikaMarch 24 @ 5:15-6:15 p.m.: Walk with a PharmacistDate: Thursday, March 24Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Come join us for a walk around downtown Auburn with Dr. Dave Brackett, Clinical Director and Pharmacist for the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center. He will be available to walk and address any questions you may have about medications. The walk will begin in the front of Samford Hall on the sidewalk near the Auburn University sign. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled. Contact Tammy Hollis at hollite@auburn.edu for additional information.

March 30 @ TBA: Walk with Mayor HamCelebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with Mayor HamDate: Wednesday, March 30Time: TBALocation: TBA

April 7: Hands on Nutrition: How to take control of your health through home grown produceDate: Thursday, April 7Time: 5:30- 7 p.m.Location: Harris Center, 425 Perry Street, AuburnCome hear Josh and Beth Hornsby from Hornsby Farms discuss how to get started with growing your own vegetables, how to use them in cooking and the health benefits of growing your own produce. A representative from an area restaurant will do a cooking demonstration using some locally grown produce. Tia Gonzalez, Manager of the AU Medicinal Gardens on campus will also talk about how to grow herbs, how to incorporate them into cooking and the health benefits of using herbs.

For more information or specific details about the Scale Back Alabama Lee County events, please Follow and Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/scalebackleeco , follow our Pinterest account:www.pinterest.com/scalebackleecou/or contact Alison Hall, City of Auburn Parks and Recreation, at 334.501.2940 or ahall@auburnalabama.org.

Scale Back Alabama AppIn celebration of our 10th anniversary, Scale Back Alabama is coming to your Android and Apple mobile devices. The FREE app features continuous tracking of your weight, activity, and goals – even after the Scale Back Alabama competition is over. Work toward a new, healthier lifestyle with the help of the Scale Back Alabama app, available in your Google Play and Apple Store.

April 11-17: Official Weigh-Out week

Weigh out sites:

Boykin: Monday- Friday, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Dean Road Recreation Center: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Frank Brown: Monday-Thursday, April 11-14: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, April 15: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, April 16: 8 a.m.-Noon; Sunday, April 17: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Harris Center: 11, 12, 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, April 29: Announcement of State and Local winners!

 

If you need a little extra incentive to lose weight, never fear…we have PRIZES!  Team and individual prizes will be awarded statewide at the end of the 10 weeks from Scale Back Alabama.

Teams of two are required for entry into state prizes, but individuals are welcome to enter and compete for local awards. Registration is free and open to those 18 years of age or older who live or work in Alabama.

Teams who lose 10 pounds per member during the contest will be entered into a statewide drawing for cash prizes. Individuals who lose 10 pounds will also be eligible for statewide prizes regardless of whether their teammate reaches the 10-pound goal. The first three teams drawn will receive $1,000 per team member, the second three will get $500 per team member, and the third three will get $250 per team member. Forty individuals will also receive a prize of $100.Those in the Auburn-Opelika area will also have the chance to receive locally-sponsored prizes. For every event attended, participants’ names will be entered into the drawing. The more events attended, the more chances participants will have to win!

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