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Biggest Loser Contestants Share Nutrition Advice

March 12, 2019

Along with getting in regular physical activity, nutrition plays a huge role in your overall health. Food is the main source of fuel for your body and you need to be mindful of what exactly you are consuming and what effects it can have on you. Once you figure out the right nutrition habits for your body, you can not only lose weight, but also live a longer, happier and healthier life. read more

Biggest Loser: Why Glutes?

March 12, 2019

To begin, let us make sure that we are on the same page. Glute is the couth slang for the largest muscle in the body the gluteus maximus. I specifically said glutes to incorporate the gluteus medius and minimus as well. Aesthetics aside, why should you spend time specifically training and developing your gluteal complex? I would offer that strong glutes will improve your quality of life! read more

Florence's Biggest Loser Week 7 Results

March 8, 2019

Contestants in the 2019 Florence's Biggest Loser finished off Week Seven of the program with 655 pounds lost and over $2,025 raised in Fan-Favorite votes for those in need in Florence County! read more

Current Open Job Positions

March 5, 2019

We are currently hiring for a Campaign & Donor Relations Director. A full description of the job can be found below or by clicking on the Job Openings tab under the About Us menu. read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Share Fitness Advice

March 5, 2019

If you are looking to become healthier, fitness needs to be one of your main focuses. The American Heart Association currently recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity for adults and 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity for kids. read more

Biggest Loser: Contestants Kick It With FMU

March 5, 2019

Soccer balls were flying on the practice fields at Francis Marion University on Saturday as part of the first fitness event for the United Way of Florence County’s 2019 Florence’s Biggest Loser program. read more

Florence's Biggest Loser Week 6 Results

March 4, 2019

Contestants in the 2019 Florence's Biggest Loser finished off Week Six of the program with 600 pounds lost and over $1,720 raised in Fan-Favorite votes for those in need in Florence County! read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Helping Each Other Lose

February 27, 2019

A workout buddy, or even a whole workout team, can be a great way to not only keep yourself motivated, but also accountable for your healthy goals. For example, if you told your friend you would meet them at the gym after work, you are far less likely to skip that workout because you do not want to leave your friend alone. If your co-worker is your workout buddy, you two can keep each other accountable with un-healthy lunches or snacking while you are at work. Having a spouse or a family member with similar healthy goals can also be a great resource for a workout buddy because they will help keep you consistently accountable. read more

Biggest Loser: Scale Back the Scale

February 25, 2019

You most likely have heard by now how helpful it can be to have health-related goals for yourself as you start on a healthy journey. If you do have these goals, you should also have some method, or several methods, for tracking your progress towards your goals. For most individuals, the go-to progress tracker is a scale to measure their weight. While a scale can be a simple and easy progress tool to utilize, it should not be the only tracking method that you use. Your weight can increase, decrease and fluctuate at any time or for any number of reasons and if you are only relying on that number to gauge your progress, you may become discouraged when it is not decreasing as much as you believe it should. read more

Florence's Biggest Loser Week 5 Results

February 25, 2019

Contestants in the 2019 Florence's Biggest Loser finished off Week Five of the program with 576 pounds lost, 160.5 inches lost, and over $1,520 raised in Fan-Favorite votes for those in need in Florence County! read more