1 p.m., Sept. 2)
Latest Biggest Loser achieves her own Freedom 55 goal
By Fred Sherwin
Debbie Wilkes signed up for the latest Biggest Loser weight
loss program at 180° Fitness, she was stuck in an unending
cycle of dieting and diets that saw her loss weight and
then gain it right back.
Wilkes dropped more than 50 lbs in three months
to win Biggest Loser XIII at the 180°
Fitness Centre in Canotek Park. Photo provided
needed a kick in the pants to loss the weight and keep
it off and the Biggest Loser program provided me with
the kick in the pants I needed with a combination of exercise,
nutrition and a proper mindset," says Wilkes, who
ended up losing just over 50 lbs in 12 weeks. "I
tell everyone that this is my own Freedom 55."
55 years of age, Wilkes has been on just about every diet
imaginable. She even tried Weight Watchers with modest
success, but the weight eventually came back.
would meet my objective and lose the weight, but then
I would lose momentum and gain it back," says Wilkes,
who had seen several posts about the Biggest Loser program
through friends who had been through it.
of my Facebook friends had posted something and I guess
it was just time. Something clicked and so I called up
Adrian and I liked what I heard so I signed up."
Biggest Loser program brings together 18-20 people who
share the common goal of losing weight and becoming healthier
through exercise, nutrition and mindset.
really liked the holistic approach Delorey takes to weight
loss especially the focus on changing a person's mindset
to believe permanent weight loss and a healthier lifestyle
could diet until the cows come hone, but I couldn't keep
it off," admits Wilkes. "Adrian gives you tips,
thoughts and ideas that make sense and empower you to
take control of your mental and physical well-being."
program's group environment is also very positive with
members encouraging each other as they go along. As a
group they managed to lose over 640 lbs in three months.
was awesome. Everyone in the group was very supportive.
I was in the morning class and the trainers were all excellent.
Each day we did something different which changed things
up and kept things interesting and fun. I would highly
recommend it to anybody looking to literally change their
the winner of Biggest Loser XIII, Wilkes received a one
year membership to 180° Fitness and she's already
looking forward to taking the centre's Game Changer Program.
Her goal is to lose another 50-70 lbs.
is already taking registrants for Biggest Loser XIV which
will begin on Sept. 19. Anyone interested in taking the
program should book a consultation at www.180fitness.checkappointments.com.
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