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By Andi Bourne

Changing Habitats and Using Technology Helps this Year's Biggest Losers


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

2016 Optimal Fitness's Biggest Loser Challenge winners (L-R): First place Susan Bracha and third place Jeromy Stevenson with owner of Optimal Fitness Terryl Bartlett. Not pictured: Second place winner Noreen Shamanski.

SEELEY LAKE - The Biggest Loser Challenge at Optimal Fitness in Seeley Lake returned for its fourth year. This year Seeley Lake resident Susan Bracha walked away with the first place, $500 cash prize, while Noreen Shamanski took second and Jeromy Stevenson placed third in the challenge.

Participants weighed in at Optimal Fitness before Jan. 31 and returned 12 weeks later for their final weigh-in. The winner was determined by percent of weight lost, not total pounds.

This year 26 people entered the challenge and 10 people returned for their final weigh-in. Of those who returned, the total w...

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