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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Once again, the largest loser was the winner

JCC Largest Loser Trainers Mindy Welker, at left, and Marc Plano, right, congratulate Ryan Tutolo, who won the 8-week Largest Loser competition at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven. Tutolo of Seymour, won a 1 year JCC membership after losing a total of 45.4 lbs, 23.3 percent of his total body weight. He initially had hoped to lose 30 lbs.

"A lot can happen in 8 weeks…. I still walk by mirrors and have to do a double-take to make sure I’m the guy staring back at me. I am forever grateful to the JCC for putting on such a great program that has made a difference in my life," Tutolo said in a prepared statement.
Following the basic concept of the ABC’s reality TV show, "Biggest Loser," the JCC’s Largest Loser contest has three teams of 10 participants each, competing against each other to lose the highest percentage of weight. Top JCC trainers and instructors lead teams in workout sessions, using all areas of the JCC fitness department. There were three special fitness competitions on alternating Sundays, four nutrition counseling group workshops with JCC Registered Dietitian, Maura Harrigan, to promote healthy and safe weight loss, and weekly weigh-ins.
To find out how you can become part of the next Largest Loser competition call (203) 387-2522 ex. 265.

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