Caption: ?Outrigger Biggest Winner Team .Photo:SUPPLIED.

An initiative of the Outrigger on the Lagoon . Fiji?s executive team saw management staff embarking on a fitness and wellness regimen that culminated in a $1000 award for The Biggest Winner.

?The 12 week program began on January 14 after staff from the Sigatoka Hospital carried out physical check-ups which included a blood sugar test, blood pressure, weight and height test and a BMI calculation as well as providing dietary advice.

?A total of 35 management staff enrolled in the program which ran for 12 weeks and rewarded participants with $5 for every kilo lost while the individual with the highest percentage of weight loss for any week received $100.

?The resort?s Activities Attendant Sepesa Leweniqila, a certified physical trainer, put together a different workout program every month with a weigh-in held every Monday to determine the winners for the week.

?At a recent awards function, Ms. Tepola Natadra, Executive Housekeeper was named the Biggest Winner and received the first prize of $1000.

?Teploa said she had not joined the program for the money but for a complete life change. She said it had not only made a difference to her life but also to her children?s.

Outrigger Biggest Winner_Tepola Natadra

?? Outrigger Biggest Winner_Tepola Natadra

Tepola?s initial weight was 96 kg and she lost a total of 14.45kg ?taking her new weight to 81.55kg, a reduction in her body fat of ?15 per cent.

??Third place went to Apikali Matakisalia (Salon Manager) who ?received a buffet dinner for two and second place to Aliti Delailoa ?(F&B Outlet Manager) who won a night?s accommodation and breakfast for two plus a one hour spa treatment.

Collectively the 35 managers lost a total of 182.6 kilograms during the program.


Outrigger on the Lagoon . Fiji?s General Manager Peter Hopgood said that the most gratifying result of the initiative was the decision by a number of managers to continue the program after its conclusion and increase their fitness levels even further.

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