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Looking Good Cottonwood: 14 weeks later, local group says goodbye to 965 pounds

The 67 participants in this year’s Lookin’ Good Cottonwood weight-loss drive lost a collective 965 pounds (Courtesy photo)

The 67 participants in this year’s Lookin’ Good Cottonwood weight-loss drive lost a collective 965 pounds (Courtesy photo)

COTTONWOOD -- The 2016 Lookin' Good Cottonwood weight-loss program saw 67 participants lose a collective total of 965 pounds, said Trevor Faust, fitness center supervisor of the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

The record for overall pounds lost in a season is 1,302 pounds in 14 weeks.

"The goal of the Lookin' Good Cottonwood program isn't about just competing for the prize money but also to support healthy weight (fat) loss through science-based research through application, nutrition, and exercise habits," according to Faust.

This program is about teaching people to focus on sustainability for long-term fat-loss success. At the Cottonwood Recreation Center we realize change starts with education. The more you know, the easier it will be to fit this information into a lifestyle, this is where success lies."

The winners:

Male Category

Grand prize winner of $1,000 is John Ashworth who lost 16.44 percent of his total body weight, equaling to 30.8 pounds lost. Ashworth formerly worked for a Sheriff's Office on the east coast and said he realized he needed to return to the exercise routine he used as an officer.

The second-place winner ($500) was Michael Gilboy, who lost 16.17 percent of his total body weight equaling to 36 pounds.

And the 3rd place male finisher ($200) was Sean Boykin. Sean lost 13.32 percent of his total body weight equaling to 30.8 pounds.

Women's category

The grand prize women's winner of $1,000 is Brandi Boykin who lost 18.88 percent of her total body weight equaling to 29.6 pounds.

In second place was ($500) Teresa Parks, who lost 17.22 percent of her total body weight equaling to 47.4 pounds lost

The 3rd place finisher was ($200) Crisi Clark who lost 12.59 percent of her total body weight equaling to 28.4 pounds.

Group Category

Group prize winner Chunky Monkey ($1,000) - Brandi Boykin, Sean Boykin, Teresa Parks, Windy Whitley, Debbie Dale. Total weight loss: 134.6 pounds.

2nd place group prize - W.A.R. ($500) -- Crisi Clark, Edgar Lucas, Kamla Delahel, Dusty Bowers, Clark Boyce. Total pounds loss: 91 pounds.

Group 3rd place prize - Team VV Fair ($200) -- Junie Rezzonico, Bre Rezzonico , Coleen Gilboy , Michael Gilboy, Beth Canedy. Total weight loss: 71.2 pounds.

Faust says, "We look forward to another year of LGC in January 2017. It's not just a workout, it's a lifestyle".

Sponsors who have made the program possible include Verde Valley Medical Center (Northern Arizona Health Care), County Bank, and Yavapai County Health Department.

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