Scaleback Alabama Kicks Off January 22

Scaleback Alabama Kicks Off January 22


Jacksonville State University will once again be participating with hundreds of other organizations in a statewide weight-loss program called “Scale Back Alabama.”  The 10-week program is designed to capitalize on those New Year’s resolutions and create a fun atmosphere for weight loss and physical activity.  We’re asking employees interested in losing weight to form teams of four individuals (including a captain) and to sign up during the week of Jan. 22 - 25. 

The goal of the contest is to get each individual on a team to lose one pound per week for a total of 10 pounds during the contest.  For every individual who completes the 10-week contest and loses at least 10 pounds, his/her name will be placed in a drawing for one of 50 statewide prizes of $100 each.  For the team that maintains all of its original team members throughout the contest with each team member losing at least 10 pounds, the team name will be placed in a drawing for one of three grand prizes (first team drawn will win $1,000 each, second team drawn, $500 per team member, and the third team drawn will win $250 per team member).  In addition, for everyone who loses at least one pound and makes time to weigh out, they will be placed in a drawing for one of five participation prizes of $50 each. Prize winners will be announced on April 26 in Montgomery and will later be posted on  Last year, four JSU employees won $500 each when their team was drawn for the second grand prize. Maybe you will be the next winner!!

Maybe you’ve thought about eating healthier, but just needed that extra push; well here’s your chance.  To participate, come to JSU WELLNESS CENTER in Pete Mathews Coliseum on one of the following days:

TUESDAY (Jan 22) and THURSDAY (Jan 24) from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (Jan 23) and FRIDAY (Jan 25) from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Your team can sign up and have its first official weigh-in. Individual beginning and ending weights will be kept (confidentially) on each participant, as well as the weight of each team.

Health Tips and exercise will be offered weekly during the 10 week program:

WEDNESDAY’s from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. @ Pete Mathews coliseum

For more information on our university’s efforts, contact Gina Mabrey; or ext. 5114.              

For information on the statewide contest, along with weight-loss tips and other resources, go to