(L to R) Kate Atkinson

‘Biggest Loser’ comes to Copper Point Resort

Copper Point Golf Club and Fitness For Life are trying a decidedly new direction this November.

Copper Point Golf Club and Fitness For Life are trying a decidedly new direction this November as they introduce “The Biggest Loser Copper Point.”

“We thought we’d try something different and see what happens,” said Copper Point general manager Brian Schaal.

Beginning November 1, Copper Point will play host to its very own version of the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser” but with a slightly different format. While weekly weigh-ins and measurements will still be a big part of the program, there won’t be any eliminations as Fitness For Life fitness guru Kate Atkinson said this isn’t the aim of the program.

“(It’s about) working together towards a common goal,” Atkinson said. “It’s sort of a different way motivate people to get fit and get out there.”

For those unfamiliar with the concept, The Biggest Loser is a hit weight-loss TV show whereby contestants are generally split into two teams that attempt to lose the most weight over a period of time.

For Biggest Loser Copper Point, the team aspect will remain and at the end of the 10-week program, prizes will be given out to those who have lost the most weight, both on an individual and a team basis.

“We thought it would be a great way to bring the community together in a different capacity,” Atkinson said.

A large part of the program will be educational. Each week, everyone will be measured and weighed before they start a 60-minute workout led by Atkinson and fellow trainer Chantry Charette. Following the workout, there will be lessons on healthy and lifestyles, taught through mediums such as cooking classes and celebrity guest speakers. Participants will also be provided with a clean eating guide, healthy eating tips, physical activity readiness questionnaire and a sample six day meal plan.

“We’re really trying to push people to gain an education,” Atkinson said. “It’s not just that you’re here for 10 weeks, we’re providing lots of learning tools as far as healthier diet and how to incorporate regular exercise into your lifestyle.”

The program runs every Thursday night from November 1 to January 17 (including a break over the holidays) starting at 5:30 p.m. There are only a few spots left and anyone interested is asked to contact Schaal immediately at 250-342-1777 or at bschaal@copperpointgolf.com.