Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In Times Begin Jan. 11 at the JSU Wellness Center


The Jacksonville State University Wellness Center will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program - Scale Back Alabama. In its 11th year, the program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and lots of healthy habits formed, and the 2017 contest starts this week. 

Adults in teams of two can go online at to register for the free, 8-week program and then go to the JSU Wellness Center in Pete Mathew Coliseum to weigh in at the following times: January 11th, 12th, 17th, and 18th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Friday, January 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All participants must be 18 years of age and older, live or work in Alabama and must weigh in at an official site to be eligible to participate. Those who lose at least 10 pounds will be included in the cash prize drawings on April 5.

At JSU, we know the importance of good health and also realize that our community values healthy tips and encouragement! Dieting is never fun by yourself; Scale Back Alabama offers a fun way to team up with another individual and get healthy. Scale Back Alabama is a collaboration of the Alabama Hospital Association, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. 

For more information, visit Scale Back Alabama at their website or on Facebook. For more information about the weigh-in site, please contact Aubrey Crosson at 256-782-2580.